Twin Cities Calendar for December
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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1   Miss Minnesota
Minnesota Vikings football at the MetrodomeWorld Aids Day
2 3  Michael Bolton
    Vikings Stadium Groundbreaking
first big snow of the season 
5 6   7  Art at Ramsey
Grand Meander
    Monster Jam
Tuba Christmas
Monster Jam at the Metrodome, 7pm
8   Acappella Choir
Handel's Messiah
9   10  Jingle Ball
some snow
11   12 13 Hobbit - Smaug
     Katie McMahon
14  Trans-Siberian

15  Vikings
Minnesota Vikings football at the Metrodome
16  some snow

17 18 19

20  Maria Bamford
21 Winter begins
     (yeah, right)
    Davina & the Vagabonds
    Donnie & Marie
22   23 24
 white Christmas
25  Christmas
   (see below)

26 27 

full moon
29  Vikings
Minnesota Vikings football at the Metrodome
31  New Year's Eve
      Crystal Ball
      Louie Anderson

Crystal Ball - NYE Minneapolis 2013


Twin Cities Calendar for December  2013
    December 1 health            Aids Day, World Health Organization
pageant         Miss Minnesota USA
Burnsville Performing Arts Center (4pm, $38+)
football         Vikings v. Chicago Bears, Metrodome (noon)
December 3 crooner          Michael Bolton, Burnsville Arts Center (8pm, $76) -- here's Supposed To Live Without You
ceremony       Vikings Stadium groundbreaking, Metrodome -- tarps &pitchers mounds were on sale late Nov.
Dec 4-5 xmas music    Ronnie Spector, Dakota Jazz (7pm, $45+) -- here's Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Dec 5-7 xmas music    Festival of Christmas, Benson Great Hall, Bethel College ($15+)
xmas crafts    Holiday Bazaar, Landmark Center, St. Paul ($4)  
Dec 5-8 xmas music    St. Olaf Christmas Festival, Skoglund Center Auditorium, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Dec 6-7 crafts, cabaret  HoliGaze Bawdy Boutique, Patrick's Cabaret (7:30-10pm, free)
            Nutcracker - Moscow Ballet, Orpheum Theatre ($32)
ballet             Nutcracker - Mother Goose, Zenon Dance Company, Cowles Center ($20)
craft fair        No Coast Craft-O-Rama, Midtown Global Market, Lake St. & 10th Av, Mpls (Fri 3-8pm, Sat 9-5pm)
Dec 6-8 craft fair         Elder's Craft Fair, Treasure Island, Prairie Island Mdewakanton, Welch, MN (9am-9pm, free)
xmas music
   Northwestern Christmas Concert, University of Northwestern, St. Paul
Dec 6-8, 13-15 xmas play      It's A Wonderful Life, Hill Murray School Theatre, Maplewood
Dec 6-7,
13-14, 20-21
parade           Holidazzle, Nicollet Mall (12th St - 4th St), Minneapolis (6:30pm)
Dec 6-31 ballet              Nutcracker - Not So Suite, Ritz Theater ($28+)
December 7 art fair            Art at Ramsey, Ramsey Junior High Gymnasium, 1700 Summit Av, St. Paul (10am-5pm)
xmas fair        Blue House Boutique, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2136 Carter Av, St. Paul  (9am-3pm)
xmas music    Candlelight Concert, Women's Choir & String Orchestra, Victory Chapel, St. Kates (8pm, free)
xmas fair        Grand Meander, Grand Av, St. Paul
craft fair         Holiday Boutique, King of Kings Church, Woodbury (9am-3pm)
trucks             Monster Jam, Metrodome (7pm, $20+)
xmas music    Tuba Christmas, & Bells at Buntrock, Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf College, Northfield (3pm)
Dec 7-8 xmas fair        Holiday Craft Fair, Roseville City Hall (Sat. 10-4pm, Sun. 12-4pm)
December 8 xmas music    Acappella Choir, Hamline Church, 1514 Englewood, St. Paul (4pm, donation)
xmas music    All Is Well, St. Thomas Christmas, Orchestra Hall (4pm & 7:30pm, $15)
xmas music    Handel's Messiah, Dakota Valley Symphony & Chorus, Burnsville Arts Center (2pm & 7pm, $22)
xmas music    Holiday Lights Live, Pantages Theatre (6pm, $35)
December 10 xmas music    Jingle Ball, Xcel Center (7:30pm, $38+) -- Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Enrique Iglesias, & more
December 13 movie              Hobbit - Desolation of Smaug -- Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, & Christopher Lee
xmas music
   Katie McMahon's Celtic Christmas,
O’Shaughnessy, St. Catherine University (7:30pm, $27)
Dec 13-14 dance             Elements in Translation by Arturo Miles, Patricks Cabaret (7:30pm, $10)
Dec 13-15 ballet              Nutcracker, Twin Cities Ballet, Burnsville Arts Center ($24)
December 14 xmas music    Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Target Center (3pm & 8pm, $32+)  -- here's Christmas Cannon Rock
December 15 dating            Holiday Nerds, Devil's Advocate, 89 S. 10th St, Mpls (4pm, $30) -- trivia games & prizes
         Vikings v. Philadelphia Eagles, Metrodome (noon)
jazz piano      Yulestride Concert by Butch Thompson,  Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University (4pm, $15)
December 19 xmas music    Merry & Bright - Charles Lazarus, Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata ($20)
December 20 comedy          Maria Bamford, Fitzgerald Theater (8pm, $35+) -- here's Maria at the Acme
Dec 20, 22 xmas music    Jingle Bell Doc - Doc Severinsen, Orchestra Hall -- postponed from 2012
Dec 20-22 ballet             Nutcracker, Ballet Minnesota, O’Shaughnessy ($30+)
Dec 20-23 ballet             Nutcracker - Louyce Houlton, State Theatre ($45+)
December 21 time                Winter begins (Somewhere. Minnesota already has a head-start.)
xmas blues     Davina & the Vagabonds, Patrick's Cabaret (8pm, $10) -- here's I'd Rather Go Blind 
xmas music
   Donnie & Marie Osmond, Target Center (7:30pm, $50) -- here's an ad
Dec 21-22 holiday          Hmong New Year, Metrodome 
December 25
holiday         Christmas  (see below)
movie             47 Ronin -- stars Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, & Rinko Kikuchi -- here's the trailer
movie             Walter Mitty -- stars Ben Stiller & Kristen Wiig -- here's the trailer
Dec 27-29 show              Home and Landscape Show, Minneapolis Convention Center ($6)
December 28 football         All-American Bowl, Metrodome (8am, $12)
December 29 football         Vikings v. Detroit Lions, Metrodome (noon)       2013
December 31 rock, dance  Crystal Ball, International Market Square, 275 Market St, Mpls (8pm-2am, $50+) -- Har Mar Superstar
         Louie Anderson, Burnsville Arts Center (7pm)
              Styx, Treasure Island (9pm, $58+) -- here's Come Sail Away

Twin Cities Christmas
winterTwin Cities Christmas 2013 Concerts, Plays, Crafts Fairs

Christmas Plays
Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and more

Christmas Ballet - The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Christmas Concerts - Classical

Christmas Concerts - Pop

MN PerformDance Starettes at the Cowles Center
Christmas Dance

Christmas Lecture

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

Information will be listed here as it becomes available.
Here is what we listed in 2010 and 2009.

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