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Chankaska Creek Ranch, Winery and Distillery

Stop by for holiday drinks, live music, wreath-making classes, games, holiday décor, and shopping. This event is the kickoff for the start of Winter at Chankaska. This event is free and open to the public and will offer exclusive discounts on wines.

Main Street Lonsdale

The Lonsdale Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to come stroll down Main Street in a horse drawn wagon, with music to experience the store front holiday lights, warm up and enjoy some s'mores at one of six firepits and feast on food and refreshments. Be sure sure to stop and visit the busi…

Ney Nature Center

With the support of naturalists, youth will have the opportunity to explore the pond, head down into the ravine, track critters in the woods, and get up close and personal with prairie plants. Participants should dress for the weather and be prepared for a variety of activities (getting wet …

Patrick's on Third

Bee Balm Fields was formed in the early, cold winter months of 2015. The current lineup features Karels taking lead vocals and rhythm guitar, New Richland’s Pete Klug on the lead guitar and Ben Scruggs on the bass, and Mankato’s Eric Bunde on percussion.

Downtown Owatonna

Enjoy the beautiful tradition of the MainStreet Holiday Lighted Parade. Following the parade, the OHS Carolers will sing in Central Park, and cookies and cider will be available. The entire event will be livestreamed on Owatonna Live. More information online.

Steele County Historical Society

This annual event is a treasure to behold. Many in the region look to this event to kick off their holiday experience. We attract 1,000+ through the campus to view the elaborately decorated Dunnell House, stroll the Village, frost cookies in the General Store, visit Santa, purchase homemade …

Waseca Public Library

Your team has been sent a collection of memories, including a bag with promises of treasure inside, which you can keep, if you can figure out how to get to it. Geared for teams of one to three of ages seven through eleven. Register at the library or online. 

Music Space

Coming off recent sonic collaborations and a European Tour with Nada Surf, Newski make their way to the rock and roll stage at The Music Space of Owatonna. Brett has also also collaborated with Barenaked Ladies co-founder Steven Page, and Brian Vander Ark of the Verve Pipe, '90s influenced a…

Foremost Brewing Cooperative

Paul Odegaard and Katy Vernon have been collaborating for more than ten years on three records, and are continuing to experiment and grow their creative partnership. The show will offer an exciting preview of new songs for the duos next project. A special night of 'Favourite Girl' songs. The…

Arts Center of Saint Peter

Buy-and-take art by AJ Aburto, Shelley Caldwell, Randy Dinsmore,  Rachael James, Shorty Johnson, Larissa McConnell, Charlie Putnam, Emily Stark, featuring holiday music on vinyl by KMSU DJs, and pie from Cheese and Pie Mongers. Exhibition runs through Dec. 23 during regular gallery hours.

Northfield Arts Guild

This holiday pop-up exhibit and sale features one-of-a-kind gifts by 28 local artisans in ceramics, glass, jewelry, paintings, photography, textiles, wood and MORE! Come support your local creative economy. Participating artists at finecraftcollective.com. Displayed through Dec. 24.

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The Capitol Room

Featuring the musical stylings of Clifford Chestnut (the Christmas crooner alter-ego of Colin Scharf), The Silver Belles, the Nutcracker Orchestra, and more, The Holiday Classic will be a night of music, merriment, and mischief. Shows on Dec. 16 and 17.

Mineral Springs Brewery

Jeff Reinartz is a singer/songwriter from Austin, Minnesota. He’s been performing live for over 30 years and is a veteran of several bands. He is now a solo acoustic performer and has released two EPs that were produced by Scotty Rohr at Zension Studio in Austin.

The Music Space

 Minnesota based singer, songwriter and guitarist Mark Cameron has been active in live music for over thirty years. Mark began his performing career in the rich folk-rock scene of the early 1970s and brought this influence into several bands he founded during the 1980s and 1990s. 

Next Chapter Winery

Christmas lights all aglow, hot mulled wine and cocktails, and holiday songs playing in the cozy barrel room. The Band Shenanigans will be rockin' around the tree from 2-4 p.m. Decorate cookies with Sweet Sassafras Bakery.

St. Peter

Join Saint Peter businesses for a fun-filled elf adventure. Bring the whole family out for a day of Christmas cheer shopping, enjoying your community and, of course, searching for those pesky elves at each business! Find the elf at each location and leave with treats, while supplies last!! S…

Northfield Arts Guild

Enjoy some social art time during the darkest time of the year in a bright, stress-free environment, participating in a painting activity led by community artists. Bring someone else, or just yourself, and explore your creative side with good conversation and light refreshments. Tickets onli…

Thompson Family Farm

Storytime Santa will be visiting the farm on Christmas Eve. Bring your winter gear - boots, snowshoes, skis, etc. - and play in the pasture in front of our barn. Warm up with a fresh hot cocoa bomb from Spider Monkey's Bake Shoppe. Grab your favorite treats and canned goods.

Contented Cow

Northern Roots Session is an informal weekly gathering of musicians and friends who love to play acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the nordic countries. Participants and listeners at all ages and levels of experience are always welcome. The musical environment is supportiv…