Check out the most bizarre christmas traditions from around the world!
Irma Rombauer, author of The Joy Of Cooking, was an accomplished home baker. Make her Pecan or Angel slices for your holiday cookie swap or your Christmas dessert table.
It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is exactly one week away. With the holidays come plenty of Christmas lights and candles as well as extra use out of that chimney for winter fires. With all that comes an increased risk for fire hazards in your home.
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It’s something that’s become an annual holiday tradition for many Minnesotan families. Santaland at Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis is spreading the holiday cheer once again this year.
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It’s time to start thinking about the next holiday, Christmas. This year, think food when it comes to gift giving. Dara dug into this a bit and shares her Top 5 Local Gift Shopping Destinations!
It was one of those most pleasant emails, an invite to a holiday coffee party from a friend—always a welcome thing to pop up in my inbox. But after the details of the invitation was this message: “Please feel free to bring a friend, but not any hostess gifts. Instead, please consider bringing a manual can opener. Need an explanation? It’s hard to open the can of green beans you got at the food shelf if you don’t have a can opener, and equally hard to use your electric can opener if your power’s been turned off.”
We know you’re looking for the easiest and smartest ways to shop as we get closer to Christmas. This week, we are getting to the bottom of some of your holiday shopping questions. Gift cards are perfect for the tough people to shop for on your holiday list, but you should watch out for hidden fees.
Tuesday is the day for a Minnesota man who has set his sights on a world record with a holiday twist. Jim Brickson, captain of the Albert Lea Salvation Army, plans to be bell-ringing for no less than 80 consecutive hours at the Northbridge Mall in Albert Lea.
One way to entertain the whole family for less is through taking advantage of Minnesota’s thriving theater scene. Inside Paradise Community Theater in Faribault, Minn., actors and crew work tirelessly to bring this empty restored movie theater to life.
Holiday time is upon us yet again, and before the stress weighs you down, it’s a good idea to have a plan in place to help ensure that you’ll make it through the season with a smile.
From shipping your luggage to taking public transportation to the airport, we’ve assembled a few of our favorite tips for saving money on holiday travel. You don’t have to waste your whole holiday budget on getting home this year!
Alright, Singletons, it’s time to stop moping around feeling sorry for yourself for being single during the holidays. We have five reasons to celebrate your solo status!
Just as the charity was announcing a downturn in donations, the mysterious “St. Grand” is once again leaving generous donations in the Salvation Army’s red kettles. A donation of $1,000 — in the form of a bundle of 10 $100 bills — showed up in a red kettle in Roseville on Black Friday.
Former Minnesota Orchestra conductor Eiji Oue is returning to conduct the orchestra’s locked-out musicians in a pair of holiday concerts. Oue will conduct the musicians on Dec. 14 and 15 in the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium.
Anyone interested in seeing how reindeer behave this time of year can get a peek, anytime of the day. Animal Planet has set up a “Reindeer Cam” at Como Park Zoo. The camera is up and running 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Delayed at the airport during your travels? Check out this guide on where to eat, drink and shop at America’s 10 most delayed airports.
If you were to listen to the headlines, “Nature threatens holiday happiness,” you wouldn’t be crazy to think no one will be getting home for the holidays.
Imagine having to dress up an almost five-million-square foot space for the holidays! The daunting task is a reality for Brett Baudette, design manager at MOA. He says they “kick in to holiday gear” in mid-September, contracting out to about 100 workers who normally build inside the stores. “It’s a team of construction workers,” Baudette said. “It’s kind of a fun change for them.” They’ll spend $250,000 on new decorations and labor, with most of the work executed in the middle of the night.
The clock is ticking to get your home ready for visitors over the holidays. And if you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner this week, you may have spent some time over the weekend clearing out cluttered areas and cleaning up.
You’ve slept off the turkey, you’re not interested in battling crowds on Black Friday, but you have free time and possibly family and friends to entertain. What is there to do this weekend? Plenty. Here is just a sampling of events taking place around the state in the days after Thanksgiving.
A local cookie business not only provides delicious cookies to its patrons, it offers life lessons and job skills to those in need. The Cookie Cart gives jobs to teenagers 15 to 18 years old, providing them with lasting and meaningful work, plus life and leadership skills through experience and training in an urban nonprofit bakery.
For the first time in a long time, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same day – Thursday, Nov. 28. The new holiday is being called “Thanksgivukkah.” Like most big holidays, this new one means lots of time will be spent in the kitchen. Tracy Truesdell is Jewish, but her husband isn’t. So, their family is used to getting creative when celebrating with their boys.