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Events Happening Today (December 4)

December

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The Duluth Art Institute classes - Fun for All

Dates: December 1 - December 31
Time: varies by event
(218) 723-1310 • Visit Website

The Duluth Art Institute offers a variety of art classes for adults and youth. The classes cover a range of interests and skill levels. Most classes are held at the Institute inside of the Depot building at 506 West Michigan Street. Please visit their web site for more information on these great classes.

December

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Duluth Experience Tours - Something fun for everyone

Dates: December 1 - December 31
Time: varies by event
(218) 464-6337 • Visit Website

The Duluth Experience Tour Company offers a variety of exciting and informative tours for all interests. Their family friendly History Tours will take you on a scenic journey into Duluth's rich history. Looking for adventure? Check out their line of Kayak Adventures on Lake Superior and St. Louis River or hop on a bike for a scenic Road Bike Tour or Mountain Bike Adventure. Then sit back and relax on one of their award winning Brewery Tours and go behind-the-scenes to sample Duluth's amazing craft beer scene. Find out why these guys are the Duluth's #1 Tour Company on Trip Advisor!

December

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Bentleyville Tour of Lights

Dates: December 1 - December 25
Time: 5:00 pm
(218) 740-3535 • Visit Website

Come experience the magic, as America’s largest free walk-through lighting display takes over Bayfront Festival Park! Be amazed by the nationally recognizable displays, the 128’ LED tree and the free hot cocoa, popcorn, cookies and roasting marshmallows. Children 10 and under, who visit with Santa, will receive a knit hat and a bag of cookies. Handicap accessible.

December

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Santa & his Live Reindeer at Fitger's

Dates: December 3 - December 4
Time: Saturday 11 am – 4 pm and Sunday Noon – 3pm
(218) 722-8826 • Visit Website

Santa and his live reindeer will be “flying” in from the North Pole, and they will be at Fitger’s! The live reindeer will be stationed in the Courtyard; Santa will be inside to visit with kids of all ages. Photos are available with proceeds going towards a different charity each week; free photos for military families. He’ll be making his list and checking it twice! Our one of a kind shops are full of unique gifts for that special someone on your list. Let our experienced staff assist you in selecting the perfect gift to make anyone’s holiday wish come true.

December

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Christmas City Express

Dates: December 2 - December 4
Time: 4:15, 5:00, 5:45, 6:30 and *7:15 (*except Sundays)/Sundays at 3:45pm as well.
(218) 722-1273 • Visit Website

ALL ABOARD THE CHRISTMAS CITY EXPRESS! Travel from Fitger’s to the Duluth Depot, where you’ll be treated to a reading of the new Christmas City Express story, enjoy carolers, and a visit from a special guest! Experience the magic of the holidays. $18.00 for Adults, $16 for children 3 years and up (2 and under are free and do not need a reservation) Full experience is about 90 minutes. Reservations are strongly recommended and advanced reservation tickets will be mailed to you upon purchase. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Fitger's complex, providing there are seats available, starting at 3pm on the dates of departure.

December

04

Create! Paint with On the Rocks Art Studio Today

Dates: December 1 - December 31
Time: Varies by day and activity
(218) 525-2736 • Visit Website

On The Rocks Art Studio is a locally owned business in Canal Park. With a team of three artists who provide a creative outlet through step by step painting lessons for artists and non artists alike! Offering a fun and entertaining experience for all ages. You can sign up for a pre-scheduled event or schedule your own! Check out our gallery space featuring local photography, pottery, fiber-art, handmade tiles, and printing by Medium Control. Host a private party, enjoy the open art studio, schedule an off site events at your location, or join one of the many painting events. Many painting options to choose from. Great for birthday parties, girls or guys night out, bachlorette parties, or just for a fun night out.

December

04

UMD Theatre presents: She Loves Me

Dates: December 1 - December 4
Time: Thurs - Sat at 7:30 pm/Sunday at 2:00 pm
(218) 726-8561 • Visit Website

Two store clerks who constantly bump heads at work don’t know they are each falling for anonymous romantic pen pals that happen to be each other! What happens once their identities become revealed? INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES $21.00 ADULT/$16.00 SENIOR & UMD FACULTY/STAFF/$10.00 STUDENT /$8.00 UMD STUDENT. Held in the Marshall Performing Arts Center - Mainstage Theatre on the UMD Campus.

December

04

Duluth Winter Village at Glensheen

Dates: December 3 - December 4
Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
(218) 310-0326 • Visit Website

Styled off a European Christmas Market. It will be outside on the lawn of Glensheen in individual wooden cabins for each business to sell in, including local vendors, food, beer, music and holiday activities. A free shuttle will run between Glensheen and parking lots at UMD's lot B and Congdon Park Elementary School. Free to attend and held at 3300 London Road.

December

04

The Duluth Playhouse presents: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Dates: December 1 - December 4
Time: Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30pm/Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm
(218) 733-7555 • Visit Website

Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to life in this reimagined and modern retelling of this musical parable. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures where his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. From country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. Dinner & Show: December 10 & 17 Brunch & Show: December 11 & 18 Held at 506 West Michigan Street.

December

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Pepperkakebyen Gingerbread City Duluth

Dates: December 3 - December 4
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(218) 525-3220 • Visit Website

Come and view the village with free admission (donations welcomed!), complementary refreshments, Nordic crafts to make and take, and books to read to children. 2016 year marks the 5th year at the Nordic Center and each year more people are participating and adding their own creations to the village. Held at 23 North Lake Avenue.

December

04

6th Annual Willie Kruger Dance Competition

Date: December 4
Time: Pre-registraion 11:00 am - 1:00 pm/Competition 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
(218) 464-8484

Amateur, open dance competition. All styles welcome, open to ages 9 and up. No entry fee is required. Guest performance by Joseph Black and featuring a Native American Dance Exhibit with Angela Buffalo, Daniel Isham, and others. Held at Grandma's Sports Garden, 425 South Lake Avenue with no cover charge.

December

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Caring Santa at Miller Hill Mall

Date: December 4
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
(218) 733-9101 • Visit Website

Miller Hill Mall's Caring Santa event will offer families whose children have special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Santa Photo Experience. Many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children’s cherished visit with Santa Claus. The subdued environment is likely to include: • Silenced in-mall music, stopped escalators located near the photo set, dimmed the lights and shut-down fountains for the duration of the event. • Eliminated queue lines by using a numbering system whereby guests approach the set when their number is called. • Special activities geared toward the needs of the child during the wait period to help the child understand what activities will occur during the visit. Held in Barnes and Noble Court at the Miller Hill Mall.

December

04

A Glensheen Christmas

Dates: December 1 - December 31
Time: Tours start at 9:00 am
(218) 726-8910 • Visit Website

A Classic Tour through Glensheen is your Christmas by day holiday activity. See a 39-room mansion decked out for the holidays with over 25 Christmas Trees, hundreds of feet of garland and small hidden elves for you to find through the mansion. A Glensheen Christmas kicks off Black Friday, November 25th and will be decorated until January 8th. Start your experience with free hot cocoa in the Carriage House. Take a memorable family photo on a Portland Cutter sleigh. See if you can spot the hidden elves as you hear Congdon Christmas stories. Sample a free Christmas cookie recreated from Clara’s very own shortbread cookie recipe. Finish your tour by exploring the lakeside grounds. Guided tours are offered Monday - Friday and Self-Guided Tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays. Glensheen is open daily from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Glensheen is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Held at 3300 London Road.

December

04

It's a Chick Christmas - Free Range Chicks Christmas Bazaar

Date: December 4
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00pm
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Mark your calendars for some Old Fashioned Holiday Fun! Fantastic Food, Gifts, Christmas Decor, Stocking Stuffers, All Day Make & Take Workshops in our Glitter Room, Music, Surprises and More! We already have some awesome vendors on board. Held at LaFayette Center, 3026 Minnesota Avenue on Park Point.