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4   Bryan Adams
     Fight Night
     Lutefisk Dinner
     M Gopher Hockey
     Soul Asylum

5  Art at Ramsey
    Candlelight Xmas
    Duke Ellington
    Grand Meander
    New Standards
    Reindeer Run
    Santa Run
    Tuba Christmas
    Zac Brown Band

6    Breakfast with Santa
      Handel's Messiah
      Jingle Ball
Kenny G
      St. Thomas Xmas
7   Sarah Palin
8   9   Brian Culbertson
     David Archuleta

10  Sick Puppies
11   12  Hanukkah
      El Vez
      Frank Brownstone
      Katie McMahon
      Skate with Santa    
13  Lucia Dagen
      Mt Olivet Xmas
St. Olaf Philharmonia
      Vikings v Bengals
14 15

16  Blind Boys of Alabama
      Raphael Saadiq

21  Sounds of Blackness

25  Christmas
26  Kwanzaa

29  Big Head Todd
31  Brian Kinney
      Kansas & Night Ranger
      Pirate Party

      Whoopi Goldberg

Christmas 2009 in the Twin Cities can be found at churches and malls and houses in-between.
Christmas Music by Type
Christmas music
David Archuleta (Dec 9)
Jingle Ball  (Dec 6)
The Blenders (Dec 11-13)
Brian Culbertson (Dec 9)
Sounds of Blackness (Dec 21)
Steeles (Dec 11-12)                                 

A Christmas Carolworld
celtic -Katie McMahon (Dec 12)
swedish - Lucia Dagen (Dec 13)

Christmas plays, dance, and ballets
  The Nutcracker
A Christmas Carol is available in many forms. Disney's movie stars Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge and opens November 6th.  The play (with variations) is at:
Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis (Nov 13-Dec 31)
Lyric Arts in Anoka (Nov 20-Dec 20)

Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis (Dec 15-20)
Park Square Theatre (Dec 3-20)

The Nutcracker Suite (with variations) can be found at:
Orpheum Theatre (Dec 11-12)
The O'Shaughnessy (Dec 18-20)
Mystic Lake (Dec 17-27)
State Theatre (Dec 18-20)

Christmas comedies 
Christmas arts & crafts  - see dates below for details

Christmas plants 

Christmas sports
Reindeer Run on December 5th in the morning.
A crowd of Santas Run on December 5th, including dogs in Santa suits in the afternoon.

Skate with Santa on December 12th (yes Virginia, Santa skates).

December 1-6 musical In the Heights, Orpheum Theatre
Dec 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-24, 26-27, 29-31 xmas play A Christmas Carol, Guthrie Theatre
December 2-6 craft sale Holiday Art Sale, Bloomington Art Center, 1800 W Old Shakopee Road
Dec 2, 5, 9, 16, 18, 22, 26, 30 basketball Timberwolves, Target Center 
Dec 2, 4, 15, 21, 23, 26, 31 hockey Minnesota Wild, Xcel Energy Center  
December 3-5 craft sale Holiday Bazaar, Landmark Center, St Paul  (10-8, Sun 10-5)
December 3-6 xmas music
craft show
Christmas Festival, Skoglund Center, St. Olaf College, Northfield
Gingerbread Shows, Maplewood Mall
Dec 3-6, 10-13 xmas play Klingon Christmas Carol, Mixed Blood Theater, 1501 S 4th St, Minneapolis
Dec 3-6, 10-13, 17-20 xmas parade Holidazzle Parade, Nicollet Mall (between 12th & 4th), Mpls (6:30pm)
December 3-20 xmas play Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, Park Square Theatre, St. Paul
Friday December 4 acoustic rock
xmas dinner
rock music
Bryan Adams, State Theatre (8pm)
Fight Night, Target Center (7:30pm)
Lutefisk Dinner, Mt Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Av S (3-7pm)
Gopher Men's Hockey, Mariucci Arena, University of Minnesota (7pm)
Soul Asylum, First Avenue (7:30pm)
December 4-5 craft show No Coast Craftorama, Midtown Global Village
December 4-6 art sale
xmas music
Holiday Art Sale, College of Visual Arts, Western & Selby, St. Paul
Love's Pure Light Christmas Concert, Buetow Auditorium, Concordia U., St. Paul
St. Paul Ice Fishing & Winter Sports Show, River Centre, St. Paul
Dec 4-5, 11-12 xmas play The Christmas Window, North Heights Lutheran Church - Arden Hills Sanctuary
Dec 4-6, 10-13, 16-20 xmas play A Christmas Carol, Lyric Arts, Anoka
Saturday December 5 craft show
xmas music
xmas jazz
craft show
xmas jazz
xmas sports
xmas sports
xmas music
country music
Art at Ramsey, Ramsey Jr High Gym, 1700 Summit Av, St Paul (10am-5pm)
Candlelight Xmas - Choir & String Orchestra, Victory Chapel, St. Kate's (8pm)
Duke Ellington Orchestra, Grand Casino Hinckley (7pm)
Fair School, 3915 Adair Av N, Crystal  (8:30am-3pm)
Grand Meander, Grand Av, St Paul
New Standards Holiday Concert, Fitzgerald Theatre (8pm)
Reindeer Run, Lake Harriet Bandshell (9:30am)
Santa Run, Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (4pm)
Tuba Christmas, Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf College (3pm)
Zack Brown Band, Northrop Auditorium (7pm)
>> They sing "I've got my toes in the water, ass in the sand," but the radio plays "I've got my toes in the water, toes in the sand."
December 5-6 speedskating
craft show
American Cup Speedskating - Long Track, Roseville Oval
Christmas Bazaar, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church,
Dec 5, 29 basketball Gopher Men's Basketball, Williams Arena, University of Minnesota
Dec 5-Jan 18 xmas plants Holiday Flower Show, Sunken Garden, Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, Como Park
Sunday December 6
xmas food
xmas music
xmas pop
xmas sax
xmas music
Breakfast with Santa, California Pizza Kitchen, Rosedale (call for reservation)
Handel's Messiah Sing-Along, Minnesota Chorale, St Olaf Church, Mpls (6:30pm)
Jingle Ball by KDWB with Colbie Caillat, Jordin Sparks, Pitbull; Xcel Center (5pm)
Kenny G, State Theatre (7pm)
St. Thomas Christmas Concert, Orchestra Hall (4 & 7pm)
Dec 6, 9, 13, 16 basketball Gopher Women's Basketball, Williams Arena, University of Minnesota
Monday December 7 politics Sarah Palin, Mall of America (noon) (MofA rules)
Wednesday December 9 xmas soul
xmas pop
Brian Culbertson, Fine Line Music Cafe (8pm)
David Archuleta, Fitzgerald Theatre (7:30pm)
Thursday December 10 metal rock Sick Puppies, First Avenue (6pm) -- Here's All The Same
December 10-12 xmas music

Handel's Messiah, Minnesota Orchestra, St Paul Cathedral (12-10), Central Lutheran Church, Mpls (12-11), Orchestra Hall (12-12)
NCAA Volleyball Regionals, Sports Pavilion, University of Minnesota
St. Olaf Senior Dance Concert, Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf College (7:30pm)
December 10-13 kids Princess Classics, Disney On Ice, Xcel Energy Center

December 11-12
xmas soul
Russian Nutcracker, Moscow Ballet, Orpheum Theatre
The Steeles, Fitzgerald Theatre
Dec 11-12, 19 xmas music Scandinavian Christmas with the Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall
December 11-13 xmas soul
craft show
Blenders - Holiday Soul Tour, Orpheum Theatre
Gingerbread Shows, Har Mar Mall
December 12
craft show
xmas latin
xmas rock
xmas music
xmas sport
Christmas Festival, Minnehaha Academy north campus, Minneapolis
El Vez, the Mexican Elvis, First Avenue (6pm) -- Here's Feliz Navidad & more
Frank Brownstone & Associates, Fine Line Music Cafe (9pm)
Katie McMahon's Celtic Christmas, O'Shaughnessy, St. Kate's (7:30pm)
Skate with Santa, Shoreview Ramsey County Ice Arena (10am-11:30am)
December 12-13 xmas music
charity hair
Intimate Christmas with Lorie Line, State Theatre
Sport Clips donates $1 per haircut to the Randy Shaver Cancer Foundation
Saturday December 12, 19 xmas lights Holiday Lights Tours, metroConnections, from the Mall of America
Sunday December 13 Swedish xmas
xmas music
Lucia Dagen, Gammelgården Museum, Scandia, MN (6am)
Minnesota Vikings vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Metrodome (noon)
Mt Olivet Lutheran Church Christmas Concert, 50th St & Knox Av, Mpls  (5pm)
St. Olaf Philharmonia, Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf College, Northfield (3:30pm)
December 15-20 xmas play A Christmas Carol, Orpheum Theatre
>> F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing, Timothy Hutton, George Wendt, Wayne Knight, and James Garner as Dickens.
Dec 15-Jan 3 play Disney's Beauty & the Beast, Ordway
December 16 xmas gospel
soul music
Blind Boys of Alabama, Orchestra Hall (7:30pm)
Raphael Saadiq, First Avenue (7:30pm) -- Here's 100 Yard Dash
December 17-20 xmas play All Is Calm - The Christmas Truce of 1914, Pantages Theatre
Dec 17-20, 22-23, 26-27 xmas musical Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Mystic Lake -- ad on YouTube
December 18-20 ballet
Classic Nutcracker by Ballet Minnesota, O'Shaughnessy, St. Kate's
Enchanted Toy Shop, E.M. Pearson Theater, Concordia University
Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy, State Theatre
Saturday December 19 craft show Vine Arts Center, 2nd floor, 2637 26th Av S, Minneapolis (noon-5pm)
December 19-20 xmas music Jingle Bell Doc, Doc Severinsen, MN Orchestra, Orchestra Hall
>> With the Minnesota Chorale, Twin Cities Bronze, & Joseph Wolverton
Monday December 21 xmas soul The Night Before Christmas, Sounds of Blackness, Guthrie Theatre
Friday December 25
Saturday December 26
and many happy returns
December 26-27 basketball Harlem Globetrotters, Target Center
Tuesday December 29 rock music Big Head Todd & the Monsters, First Avenue (7pm)
>> Bittersweet during an earthquake
Thursday December 31
rock music
Brian Kinney Band, Grand Casino Mille Lacs (9pm)
Kansas & Night Ranger, Treasure Island Casino (7pm)
Pirate Party, Tropics Indoor Waterpark, Shoreview (6pm-9pm)
Whoopi Goldberg, Mystic Lake Casino (7pm & 9:30pm)

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