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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.


Holiday Rewards
November 4 - December 24

Nickelodeon Universe: Winter Break
November 11 - January 1

Salvation Army Red Kettles
November 14 - December 24

Festival of Trees
November 16-January 4

The Santa Experience
November 19-December 24

Holiday Art Fair
November 19-20

Wishlist Wonderland with Nintendo Switch
November 19-December 27

Santa's Arrival Ceremony
November 22, 6-8 P.M.

Candy Cane Institute
November 25-December 24

Black Friday
November 25

Who Brought the Humbug?
November 27, 1-4 P.M.

Pet Photos with Santa
The Santa Experience
November 27, December 4, December 18, 7-9 P.M.

Toddler Tuesdays: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
November 29, 11 A.M.-12 P.M.

Star Tribune Cookie Contest Event
December 1, 11 A.M.-2 P.M.

Scuba Claus
SEA LIFE at Mall of America
Sundays and Fridays from December 2-23, 11 A.M.-1 P.M.

KOOL 108 Live Broadcasts with Lee Valsvik
December 2, December 9, December 16, December 23, 9 A.M.-2 P.M.

Holiday Music Festival
December 5-23

Merry in the Making: Candles and Mocktails
Lululemon Experiential Store
December 7, 6-8 P.M.

Create Your Own Wreath
Corazon Clothing @ Community Commons
December 7, 6:30-8:30 P.M.

Make Your Own Etched Wine Glass
Corazon Clothing @ Community Commons
December 9, 5:30-7:30 P.M.

Coffee and Photos with The Grinch
December 8, 10 A.M.-2 P.M.

KS95 for Kids Radiothon
December 9, 5:30 A.M.-6 P.M.

10th Annual KS95 for Kids "Clouds" Choir for a Cause
December 9, 6-6:30 P.M.

Toddler Tuesdays: Storytime with Santa
December 13, 11 A.M.-12 P.M.

Catholic Charities Giving Tree
Macy's Court
December 17-18

Holiday Workshop
West Market Square
December 17-18

Jingle Bell Rock & Ride
Nickelodeon Universe
December 17, 6-8 P.M.

Toddler Tuesdays: Feliz Navidad Fiesta
December 20, 11 A.M.-12 P.M.


How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
November 8-January 8

The Best Christmas Show in Three Years
Brave New Workshop, Minneapolis
November 11-January 28

A Christmas Carol
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
November 12-December 31

Secrets of the Season
American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
November 12-January 8

Winter Lights
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
November 17-January 1

Mannheim Steamroller
Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake
November 18

Spirit of Winter: Festival of Lights
The Winery at Sovereign Estate, Waconia
November 18-December 30

Gingerbread Wonderland
Norway House, Minneapolis
November 22-January 8

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

European Christmas Market
Union Depot, Saint Paul
November 25-December 18

Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis
November 25-26

A Three Tenors Christmas
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
November 25-27

Loring Park, Minneapolis
November 25-December 18

Baby Shark Live!: The Christmas Show
State Theatre, Minneapolis
November 30

Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet
Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis
December 2-3

Nordic Julemarket
Utepils Brewing, Minneapolis
December 2-4

Holiday Flower Show
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, St. Paul
December 3-January 8

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration
Union Depot, Saint Paul
December 3

Handel's Messiah
Ames Center, Burnsville
December 4

Rock & Roll Christmas Show
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
December 7-11

Gifts in the Gallery
Bloomington Center for the Arts
December 7-21

A Minnesota Nutcracker
Ames Center, Burnsville
December 9-11

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
Union Depot, Saint Paul
December 12

Tonic Sol-fa
Ames Center, Burnsville
December 13

Christmas With A Whole Lot Of Soul
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
December 14

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

Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy
State Theatre, Minneapolis
December 16-23

Christmas with Cantus: Into the Light
Ordway Center, St. Paul
December 16

This Shining Night
Bloomington Center for the Arts
December 16-17

Medalist Concert Band - Sounds of the Season
Bloomington Center for the Arts
December 18

Celtic Holiday Hooey
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
December 18-20

Christmas on the Prairie
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
December 21-23

Holidays with Bing
Bloomington Center for the Arts
December 22-31

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul
December 23

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