We’re coming down the home stretch, but there’s still plenty to do.

Men’s Night Out
Dec. 15
It seems like there are always ladies’ nights out, but here’s a nice twist: guys, get help with your holiday shopping.

Making Spirits Bright
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum features a lavish display in the Great Hall and the nearby grounds, as well as the traditional (and gorgeous) poinsettia tree. The weekend features live music on Dec. 20-21.

St. Paul
A Victorian Christmas at the Ramsey House
Dec. 17-21
How did the Ramseys celebrate Christmas? This is the time to find out. And hey—your tour includes cookies baked in the home’s wood-fired stove.

Live at the Levee
Dec. 20
Gather at Winona’s Levee Park for live music, kids’ activities, food and arts.

Holiday Lights Trolley Tour
Dec. 20-21
Take a leisurely tour of festively lighted homes in historic Winona, aboard the historic Trester Trolley. Reservations recommended.

Santa Fly-In
Dec. 20
Santa’s flying into the Fargo Air Museum! Bring the kids to see him arrive and visit with him.

Holidazzle Village
Dec. 20-21 (market open daily)
Not a parade any longer, Holidazzle has been reimagined as a holiday village, complete with food, live music, and a holiday carousel. This weekend: glass-blowing demonstrations and dog-sledding exhibitions, as well as ice skating on Nicollet Mall.

St. Paul
Hill House Holidays
Dec. 20-21
Costumed actors portray servants at the lavish James J. Hill House, giving living history tours from both “upstairs/downstairs” perspectives. The house alone is well worth a visit, but when you add in holiday ambience, you’ve got an extra special tour.

Glensheen Holidays
Dec. 20-21
Enjoy a tour of the gorgeous Glensheen estate, all decked out in the holidays in a manner befitting such a grand mansion.

Santa’s Train Shop
Dec. 20-21
Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance at the Jackson Street Roundhouse, which is decorated for the season. Take a ride on the Christmas Train, enjoy live music and jugglers, work on crafts, and partake of free refreshments.

Victorian Christmas Carolss
Dec. 20-21
Experience the ambiance of the fully decorated James J. Hill House while enjoying period music and stories. Reservations recommended.

What else is happening in our state? Be sure to check out the 10 p.m. Sunday night WCCO newscasts, where you can learn more in the weekly segment, Finding Minnesota.