Twin Cities Christmas
winterTwin Cities Christmas 2012 Concerts, Plays, Crafts Fairs

Christmas PlaysEbenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and more
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, Pantages Theatre (Dec 19-22, $28+)
Bathrobe Drama Christmas, Patsy Miller Studio Theatre, Northwestern College, Roseville (Dec 11-14)
Christmas Carol, Guthrie Theater (Nov 13-Dec 29, $41+) -- here's the ad
Christmas Carol, Jefferson High School, Bloomington (Dec 13-16, $10)
Christmas Carol - live version of the radio show, Mounds Theatre, St. Paul (Dec 2-18, $15)
Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol, New Century Theatre, 615 Hennepin Av, Minneapolis (Nov 23-Dec 31 $23+)
Elf the Broadway Musical, Ordway (Dec 5-30, $29+)
Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Hill Murray School Theatre, Maplewood (Dec 6-16)

Christmas Ballet - The NutcrackerNutcracker
The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy, Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Av, Mpls (Dec 14-24, $48+)
Nutcracker, Ballet Minnesota, O'Shaughnessy, St. Catherine University (Dec 12-16, $30+)
Nutcracker, Out On A Limb Dance Company, Rosedale Center (Dec 3, 10, 17, 5:30-7:00pm, free)
Nutcracker, Rochester Dance Company, Mayo Civic Center, Rochester (Dec 8-9, $17+)
Nutcracker, Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Allegro Dance, 
Mayo Civic Center, Rochester (Dec 15, 2 & 7:30pm, $20+)
Nutcracker, Twin Cities Ballet, Burnsville Performing Arts Center (Dec 7-9, $16+)
Nutcracker According to Mother Goose, Zenon Dance, Cowles Center (Dec 8-9 10am & 1pm, $19+)
Russian Nutcracker, Moscow Ballet, Orpheum Theatre (Dec 7-8, $33)

Christmas Concerts - Classical
Hamline Acappella Choir Christmas Concert, Hamline Church, 1514 Englewood, St. Paul (Dec 2, 4pm, free)
Handel's Messiah, Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus, Burnsville Arts Center (Dec 2, 2pm & 7pm, $16)
Handel's Messiah, MN Chorale & SPCO musicians, Central Lutheran Church, 333 S 12th St, Minneapolis (Dec 20-21, 7:30pm, $15+)
Ode to Joy, Locked Out Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra, Ted Mann Concert Hall, UofM (Dec 15-16, $20+)
St. Catherine Candlelight Concert, Choir & String Orchestra, Our Lady of Victory Chapel, St. Catherine U. (Dec 8, 8pm, free)
St. Olaf Christmas Festival, Skoglund Center Auditorium, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN (Nov 29-Dec 2)
St. Thomas Christmas, Minneapolis Convention Center (Dec 2, 4pm, $15)
Vamos a Belén, Rose Ensemble, various churches (Dec 20-23, $15+)

Christmas Concerts - Pop
Alexander O'Neal, Dakota Jazz Club (Dec 22-23, 7pm, $32+)
Alison Scott, Hopkins Arts Center (Dec 18, 7pm, $20)
Bethel College Festival of Christmas, Benson Great Hall, Bethel College ($15, sold out)
Home Free Christmas Tour, Fitzgerald Theater (Dec 15, $25)
Keri Noble, Varsity Theater (Dec 13, 8pm, $25)
Lorie Line - Immanuel, Burnsville Performing Arts Center (Nov 30-Dec 1 $48) & State Theatre (Dec 7-9 $49)
Manhattan Transfer, Dakota Jazz Club (Dec 7-8, 7pm, $40+)
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, Orpheum Theatre (Nov 23, 4pm & 8pm, $49+) -- here's Joy to the World
Mel & Pam Tillis, Treasure Island Casino, Prairie Island Mdewakanton (Dec 16, 5pm, $25+)
New Standards Holiday Show, Fitzgerald Theater (Dec 7-9, $22+)
Northwestern College Christmas Concert, Maranatha Hall, Totino Arts Center, Northwestern College, Roseville (Dec 7-9, $14)
SpongeBob Christmas, SpongeBob & the Hi-Seas with Tom Kenny, Patio, Mall of America (Nov 24, 1pm, free)
Star of the North Band Holiday Concert, Landmark Center, St. Paul (Dec 12, 7:30pm, free)
SwordLord's Metal Christmas, Station 4, St. Paul (Dec 8, 7pm, $6+toy)
Tuba Christmas, & Bells at Buntrock, Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf College, Northfield (Dec 1, 3pm)
MN PerformDance Starettes at the Cowles Center
Christmas Dance
All Wrapped Up featuring the Starettes, Minnesota PerformDance, Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Av, Mpls (Nov 30-Dec 1)

Christmas Lecture
Real Star of Bethlehem by Prof. Karlis Kaufmanis, Charlie Cowman, King of Kings Lutheran Church, Woodbury (Dec 4, 6:30pm)

Christmas Lights
Lights in the Park, Lake Phalen, St. Paul (
Nov 20-Jan 1, 5:30pm-10pm, $10 per car)

Christmas Parades
Holidazzle, Nicollet Mall (12th St - 4th St), Minneapolis (Nov 23-25, Nov 29-Dec2, 6-9, 14-16, 20-23 6:30pm, free)

Christmas Craft Fairs
Art at Ramsey, Ramsey Junior High Gymnasium, 1700 Summit Av, St. Paul (Dec 1, 10am-5pm)
Blue House Boutique, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2136 Carter Av, St. Paul (Dec 1, 9am-3pm)
Holiday Bazaar, Landmark Center, St. Paul (Nov 29-Dec 1, $4)
Holiday Craft Fair, Roseville City Hall (Dec 1-2, Sat. 10-5pm, Sun. 12-4pm)
No Coast Craft-O-Rama, Midtown Global Market, Lake St. & 10th Av, Mpls (Dec 7-8, Fri 3-8pm, Sat 9-5pm)

And Enough of Christmas
burlesque - Bawdy Blue - F@&K The Holidays, Honey, 205 E Hennepin Av, Minneapolis (December 13, 8pm $7)
cage fight  -  Season's Beatings, Cage Fighting Xtreme, Target Center (6:30pm, $32)
play - Trailer Park Boys - Dear Santa Claus, Go F#ck Yourself, State Theatre (Dec 14, 8pm $30)

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