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  • Mall of America and Twin Cities Holiday Events

The holiday season in Bloomington and the Twin Cities involves more than just shopping. Spend time with family and friends as you enjoy the sights and sounds of the season at some of these winter events.


Salvation Army Red Kettles
November 10-December 23

Toys for Tots
November 14-December 18

Festival of Trees
November 15-January 3

The Santa Experience
November 18-December 24

Holiday Art Fair
November 18-19

Candy Cane Lane Truck
November 19

Santa's Arrival Ceremony
November 21

Black Friday Weekend Events
November 24-26

Pet Night with Santa
November 26, December 3, December 10, December 17

Holiday Music Festival
December 4-23

KS95 for Kids Clouds Choir for a Cause
December 8


How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
November 7-January 7

A Motown Christmas
Ames Center, Burnsville
November 10

A Christmas Carol
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
November 11-December 30

Once Upon a Mansion
American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
November 11-January 7

Artist Holiday Pop-Up
Nine Mile Brewing, Bloomington
November 12

Winter Lights
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
November 16-December 31

Spirit of Winter: Festival of Lights
The Winery at Sovereign Estate, Waconia
November 17-December 30

Magic of Lights
Viking Lakes, Eagan
November 17-December 31

GLOW Holiday Festival
CHS Field, Saint Paul
November 23-January 1

Hip Hop Nutcracker
State Theatre, Minneapolis
November 24

‘Twas the Night Before… by Cirque du Soleil
Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis
November 24-December 3

Gingerbread Wonderland
Norway House, Minneapolis
November 24-January 7

European Christmas Market
Union Depot, Saint Paul
November 24-December 17

A Three Tenors Christmas
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
November 24-27

Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul
November 25

Rock & Roll Xmas Spectacular
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
November 29-December 10

Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet
Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis
November 30-December 2

Nordic Julemarket
Utepils Brewing, Minneapolis
December 1-3

Continental Ballet: The Nutcracker
Bloomington Center for the Arts
December 1-10

North Pole Express
Union Depot, Saint Paul
December 1-3 and 7-10

Holiday Flower Show
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, St. Paul
December 2-January 7

Holiday Tree Lighting and Movie Night
Union Depot, Saint Paul
December 2

Barenaked Ladies: Hometown Holidays
Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake
December 7

A Minnesota Nutcracker
Ames Center, Burnsville
December 8-10

Celtic Woman Christmas Symphony
Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake
December 9

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
Union Depot, Saint Paul
December 10

Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience
Ames Center, Burnsville
December 11

Christmas With A Whole Lot Of Soul
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
December 13

Handel's Messiah
Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, and Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul
December 14-17

Bloomington Chorale - A Season of Joy
Bloomington Center for the Arts
December 15-16

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis
December 15

North Country Christmas, featuring Kat Perkins
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
December 15-17

Medalist Concert Band - Sounds of the Season
Bloomington Center for the Arts
December 17

An Andy & Bing Christmas
Ames Center, Burnsville
December 17

Some Enchanted Evening
Bloomington Center for the Arts
December 20-31

Christmas on the Prairie
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
December 21-23

Christmas with Cantus: Three Tales of Christmas
Ordway Center, St. Paul
December 22

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul
December 30

MOA Christmas Rotunda

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