We’re coming down the home stretch to Christmas, but there’s still lots to do.
Making Spirits Bright
Through Jan. 1
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum has its annual Making Spirits Bright exhibit open, with displays both indoors and out. Take your time and soak it all in.
Christmas at Glensheen
Duluth’s most famous mansion is decorated to the hilt and available for viewing through several different tours.
Bentleyville Tour of Lights
Over 4 million lights across a 20-acre park in Duluth. It doesn’t get much more holiday than this. Bonus: Free admission.
A Victorian Guided House Tour
How did the Ramseys celebrate Christmas? This is the time to find out at the Alexander Ramsey House. And hey—your tour includes cookies baked in the home’s wood-fired stove.
Outdoor skating, live music, holiday vendors, movie nights, seasonal lights—all at Loring Park.
Christmas Traditions House Tour
Dec. 20-22, Dec. 24
On this holiday tour, discover holiday celebrations of the past through the stories of those who lived and worked on Summit Avenue, including excerpts from Hill family letters and journals and rare historic photographs of the neighborhood.
Christmas Saturdays for Families
Bring the kids to the James J. Hill House for arts and crafts and the fun of exploring a grand old mansion.
Hometown for the Holidays
Visit festive downtown Stillwater, have tea at the Historic Lowell Inn, and participate in Caroling Tours on the BierCycle (tour is family-friendly).
Victorian Christmas Carols
Tour the James J. Hill House and enjoy a concert of traditional Christmas music by costumed singers, and partake of free refreshments.
What else is happening in our state? Be sure to check out the 10 p.m. Tuesday night WCCO newscasts, where you can learn more in the weekly segment, Finding Minnesota.