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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.


Santa's Arrival Ceremony
Thursday, November 8 5:30-7 PM
Nickelodeon Universe®

Photos with Santa
November 8-December 24

Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience
November 12-December 24

The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign
November 16-December 24
Multiple Locations

Pet Night with Santa
November 18, December 2, and December 9 7:30-9:30 PM
The Santa Experience

Holidays at FlyOver America
November 19-January 1
FlyOver America

Walk to End Hunger
Thursday, November 22 7-10 AM

Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas
Saturday, November 24 9 AM-9 PM

Holiday Music Festival
November 25-December 26

KSTP's Stuff the Sleigh
Monday, November 26 4:30-7 PM
Macy's Court

Catholic Charities' Giving Tree
December 8-22
Macy's Court

Toddler Tuesday: Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
Tuesday, December 11 10 AM-12 PM

KS95 for Kids Radiothon
Friday, December 14 5:30 AM-6 PM
Sears Court

KS95 "Clouds" Choir for a Cause
Friday, December 14 6-7 PM

Salvation Army Celebrity Bell Ringer Day
Friday, December 21 9 AM-9 PM


Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
November 6-January 6

Triple Espresso
Park Square Theater, Saint Paul
November 9-January 13

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Ames Center, Burnsville
November 10

Silent Night
Ordway Center, St. Paul
November 10-18

A Christmas Carol
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
November 13-December 29

Gingerbread Wonderland
Norway House, Minneapolis
November 17-January 6

Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol
Ordway Center, St. Paul
November 17-18

Hip Hop Nutcracker
Ordway Center, St. Paul
November 20-21

Donny and Marie Holiday Tour
Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake
November 23

Loring Park, Minneapolis
November 23-December 23

The Christmas Album Live
State Theatre, Minneapolis
November 28

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration
Union Depot, Saint Paul
November 30

The Great Russian Nutcracker
Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis
November 30-December 1

European Christmas Market
Union Depot, Saint Paul
November 30-December 2, December 7-9

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Holiday Flower Show
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, St. Paul
December 1-January 6

Julmarknad Christmas Market
American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
December 1-2

Continental Ballet Company Nutcracker
Bloomington Center for the Arts
December 1-2, December 8-9

Elf the Musical
Ordway Theater, Saint Paul
December 5-8

Rock & Roll Christmas Show
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
December 5-9, December 12-16

Glogg Tours
American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
December 6, 18, 27; January 10

Nordic Julemarket
Utepils Brewing, Minneapolis
December 7-9

Mannheim Steamroller
State Theatre, Minneapolis
December 14

A Ceremony of Carols
Bloomington Center for the Arts
December 14-15

The Blenders
Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis
December 14-16

Nutcracker Fantasy
State Theatre, Minneapolis
December 14-23

Medalist Concert Band - Sounds of the Season
Schneider Theater, Bloomington
December 16

Jingle Bell Jazz
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
December 17

A Three Tenors Christmas
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
December 20-22

An Andy and Bing Christmas
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
December 26-31

Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas
Ames Center, Burnsville
December 27

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul
December 29

Louie Anderson Live - New Year's 2018
Ames Center, Burnsville
December 31