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Latest Minnesota Holiday Season
The Holidazzle Village is back open Tuesday after a water main break closed the village on Monday. But that’s not the only fix they’ve had to make since opening a few weeks ago. The Holidazzle Village is drawing crowds of people into downtown Minneapolis, according to Leah Wong from the Minneapolis Downtown Council. “Weekend attendance is amazing and we’re seeing a nice flow throughout the week as well,” Wong said.
For the 34th year, the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus will be performing this holiday season. This year’s show, called “Joyful and Triumphant,” will be performed at the Ted Mann Concert Hall on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus. They will perform this Friday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will be a festive place for travelers this holiday season. Various musicians will perform at Terminal 1, the Lindbergh Terminal, in December. Performers include jazz pianist Laura Caviani, the Minnesota Dance Theater performing pieces from “The Nutcracker,” the Painted Harmony Chorale Ensemble and the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony.
The University of Minnesota is inviting everyone out to see its high-tech holiday light display. The College of Science and Engineering students designed the show on the Civil Engineering Building Plaza.
There’s a two-word reason man’s best friend loves Thanksgiving. Table scraps. But there are some things that dog owners shouldn’t slip their pets.
I visited Bachman’s farmhouse on Tuesday to learn about the Poinsettia, the most popular holiday plant in North America.
Starting Saturday, one of the classic holiday attractions of Minneapolis will be open to the public. Santaland is located on the eight floor of Macy’s downtown store. Denise Cattoor is vice president store manager. “This is the 52nd year of Santaland, and we’re very excited to have this tradition for all of our customers here in the Twin Cities,” Cattoor said.
Regardless of how your 2013 was, everyone gets a fresh start on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. For many, they mark this new beginning with a resolution. Much like the first day of school, looking at your goals for the year can be daunting.
It’s no secret that many Minnesotans love Lefse. It’s a traditional soft, Norwegian flatbread made out of flour, potatoes, sour cream and sometimes lard. While it’s a holiday tradition Jamie Yuccas has tried before, she never experienced how to make it until now.
Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout December, he’s getting his inspirations from The Strip Club near downtown St. Paul. This week’s selection may be the most wonderful think to imbibe during “the most wonderful time of the year.”
It’s Christmas week, and all week the WCCO Morning Show is looking at holiday food traditions from around the world. For Christmas Eve, Natalie Nyhus was saying “Joyeux Noël.” The expostulation was in honor of the French, who have a dessert tradition that fashions a cake to look like a yule log. They call it “bûche de Noël.”
Imagine stringing up 58,000 Christmas lights on your house. Now imagine doing it with Parkinson’s disease. That’s what one local man does every Christmas, and with all the lights comes a powerful message. Mike Justak was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2004, and in 2010 he started doing a full Christmas light display with the help of neighbors.
It’s the last weekend for Christmas shopping, and all week long, the WCCO Morning Show team is giving you a look at all sorts of ideas. Well, at least the ones that are on our wish lists. Here is a list of everything our morning team suggests you add to your shopping plans.
The Holiday Train arrived in Cottage Grove Saturday with a very special mission. For the 15th year, a Canadian Pacific train has rolled into town to help raise money for the Friends in Need Food Shelf. And the evening’s events culminated in a concert by superstar Sheryl Crow, who brought a touch of California warmth to the cold Midwest. The Friends in Need Food Shelf expects to serve 38,000 people this year.