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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.

MALL OF AMERICA® HOLIDAY EVENTS

The Santa Experience
November 2-December 24
The Santa Experience

Santa's Arrival Ceremony
Thursday, November 7 6-7 PM
Nickelodeon Universe®

Photos with Santa
November 7-December 24
Atrium

Meet the Maker: Taste of the Holidays
Wednesday, November 13 5-8 PM
Fourpost

Salvation Army Red Kettles
November 14-December 24, excluding Sundays
Mall Entrances

Pet Night with Santa
November 17, November 24, December 8
The Santa Experience

Holidays at FlyOver America
November 21-January 2
FlyOver America

Rock the Red Kettle
November 22-23
Rotunda

Walk to End Hunger
Thursday, November 28 7-10 AM
Rotunda

Black Friday Musical Performances
Friday, November 29
Rotunda

Pinky Swear Letter Writing Lounge and Gingerbread Village
November 29-December 9
Macy's Court

Holiday Music Festival
December 1-26
Rotunda

Breakfast with the Elves
December 7 and 14, 8:30-9:30 AM
Backyardigans Swing-Along, Nickelodeon Universe

Holiday for Heroes
December 8
Nickelodeon Universe® and North Garden

Catholic Charities' Giving Tree
December 10-23
Macy's Court

KS95 for Kids Radiothon
Friday, December 13 5:30 AM-6 PM
Sears Court

KS95 "Clouds" Choir for a Cause
Friday, December 13 6-7 PM
Rotunda

Skate the Star
December 14-February 2
North Entrance

Toddler Tuesday: Nick Jr. Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 18 10 AM-12 PM
Rotunda

Salvation Army Celebrity Bell Ringer Day
Friday, December 20 9 AM-9 PM
Rotunda

TWIN CITIES HOLIDAY EVENTS

Nature Arts and Crafts Fair
Richardson Nature Center, Bloomington
November 2

Minneapolis Holiday Boutique
U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
November 8-10

A Christmas Carol
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
November 12-December 29

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake
November 15

Time Tested, Tradition Approved
American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
November 16-January 12

The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks! Tour
State Theatre, Minneapolis
November 15

Winter Lights
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
November 22-January 5

Gingerbread Wonderland
Norway House, Minneapolis
November 23-January 5

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Ames Center, Burnsville
November 26-27

Holidazzle
Loring Park, Minneapolis
November 29-December 22

Keri Noble - A Very Special Christmas
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
November 29-30

A Three Tenors Christmas
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
November 30-December 3

Continental Ballet Company Nutcracker
Bloomington Center for the Arts
November 30-December 1, December 7-8

CeeLo Green Holiday Hits Tour
Ames Center, Burnsville
December 3

A Drag Queen Christmas
Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis
December 3

Rock & Roll Christmas Show
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
December 4-15

Gifts in the Gallery
Bloomington Center for the Arts
December 4-18

Michael Londra's Celtic Yuletide
Ames Center, Burnsville
December 5

Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour
Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake
December 6

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration
Union Depot, Saint Paul
December 6

The Great Russian Nutcracker
Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis
December 6-7

The New Standards Holiday Show
State Theatre, Minneapolis
December 6-7

Nordic Julemarket
Utepils Brewing, Minneapolis
December 6-8

European Christmas Market
Union Depot, Saint Paul
December 6-22

Jim Brickman: A Christmas Celebration
Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis
December 7

Martina McBride: The Joy of Christmas
Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake
December 7

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Holiday Flower Show
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, St. Paul
December 7-January 6

Jingle Ball
Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul
December 9

Wynonna & The Big Noise Rockin' Roots Christmas
Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake
December 12

The Blenders Holiday Soul Tour
Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis
December 12-15

The Tenors: Wonder of Christmas Tour
Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake
December 13

Bloomington Chorale Home for the Holidays
Bloomington Center for the Arts
December 13-14

A Minnesota Nutcracker
Ames Center, Burnsville
December 13-15

Nutcracker Fantasy
State Theatre, Minneapolis
December 13-23

Medalist Concert Band - Sounds of the Season
Bloomington Center for the Arts
December 15

Christmas on the Prairie
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
December 17-18

Sounds of Blackness: The Night Before Christmas
Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis
December 18-19

A Kat Perkins Christmas
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
December 19-21

Christmas with Cantus
Ordway Center, St. Paul
December 20

A Magical Medora Christmas
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center, Bloomington
December 20

Rhythmic Circus: Holiday Shuffle
Ames Center, Burnsville
December 21

An Andy and Bing Christmas
Ames Center, Burnsville
December 22

Sara Evans at Christmas
Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake
December 22

Celtic Holiday Hooey
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
December 22-23

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul
December 28