By Kim Johnson

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Whether you want to celebrate the colder weather, Christmas or Veteran’s Day, there are several ways to do so this weekend in the Twin Cities.

State Of Minnesota Vets Day Program

It is a time to celebrate and honor all veterans who have served this country with bravery.

The official State of Minnesota Veterans Day Program is Friday at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights. Veterans and their families are encouraged to attend.

The morning will feature a free community breakfast at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

10th Annual Global Chili Cook-Off

As the temperatures dip cooler this weekend, warm up with a bowl of chili.

The Midtown Global Market is holding its 10th annual Global Chili Cook-Off on Saturday.
For a $5 donation, you can sample 12 chili recipes prepared by vendors from around the Market.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite!

Santa Arrives At MOA

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Old St. Nick will arrive Thursday night in grand holiday style outside the north entrance with his reindeer and elves. This year, enjoy a holiday carnival filled with special circus performers, a hot chocolate bar, children’s activities and treats.

You can get your photo with Santa in Sears Court Now through Christmas Eve.

6th Annual Charlie Awards

Finally, this Sunday help celebrate the Twin Cities restaurant scene at the 6th annual Charlie Awards at the Pantages Theater.

Stay for the after-party featuring appetizers prepared by Minneapolis culinary schools. Tickets are $35.




Kim Johnson