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Events Happening Today (December 11)
Bentleyville Tour of Lights
Time: Sunday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm/Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 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, 128 foot LED tree, and the free hot cocoa, popcorn, cookies, and roasting marshmallows. Children 10 and under, who visit Santa, will receive a knit hat and a bag of cookies. Handicap accessible.
Duluth Experience Tours - Something fun for everyone
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!
The Duluth Art Institute classes - Fun for All
Time: varies by event
(218) 733-7560 • 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.
Create! Paint with On the Rocks Art Studio Today
Time: varies by event
(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, bachelorette parties, or just for a fun night out.
Lake Superior Art Glass Classes
Time: varies by demo class
(218) 464-1799 • Visit Website
Lake Superior Art Glass has the unique ability to make glass art right before your eyes! Watch one of our artists work with glass or create your own masterpiece. Join one of our classes to make Wine Goblets, Ornaments, Pendants, Marbles, Paperweights and more! Fun for date nights, families, wedding parties, students and team building events! Give us a call or go online to reserve your class today!
Window to the West art display
Time: all hours
218-209-7805 • Visit Website
Photographer Nik Nerburn and painter Brad Tollefson are creating a collaborative art exhibit on the streets of West Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, titled “Window to the West.” A selection of Tollefson’s paintings and Nerburn’s photographs will be on display in the storefront windows of 2001 West Superior Street for six months. Lincoln Park is undergoing a rebranding as the “Lincoln Park Craft District,” with many new craft businesses and artists moving in, providing tangible benefits to the neighborhood and its residents. “Window to the West” focuses on people and places on the margins of the neighborhood’s transformation, however, and their worries about affordability, displacement, and change. The work will be on display in two empty storefronts at 2001 West Superior Street, through a partnership between the Duluth Art Institute and the Duluth Housing and Redevelopment Agency, which owns the Seaway Hotel building.
3rd Annual Christmas Lighting Challenge
Time: evening hours to view lights
(218) 310-5346 • Visit Website
Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Christmas Lighting Challenge. Do you decorate your home for the Holidays? If so, sign up today! It's a Christmas tradition for many to hop in the car and go out as a family and enjoy the many lighting displays across the Northland. In an effort to create a list of lighting displays and have some fun, we have brought back the Christmas Lighting Challenge. The Lighting Challenge will be both regional and local this year. We hope to provide each city involved a chance to have fun as a community while being a part of a greater event. Voting will be broken down by city and allow everyone the chance to vote in two categories for each city: favorite home and business. The top winners in those categories from each city (by number of votes) will win the overall master prize. Also vote for your “Favorite City” this is to encourage friendly regional competition. Lastly vote for your favorite master. These are for those homes who have won twice before. This years 2017 featured cities include Duluth, Superior, Two Harbors and Cloquet. Additional cities included are Hermantown and Proctor. Awards will be given for best home and business in each town, best home overall and grand master.
LSC Choir’s Free Holiday Concert with Guest Artists Twin Ports Tenors
Time: 7:30 pm
(218) 733-7774 • Visit Website
Songs of joy, peace and celebration to honor the holiday season will be featured at the free Lake Superior College choir concert in the college’s Atrium. Free parking is available on campus. The LSC Concert Choir will perform under the direction of Calland Metts with accompanist Karen Sande. Special guest artists include the Twin Ports Tenors with William Bastian, John Pierce, Marcus McConico and Calland Metts. The musical program includes many holiday favorites and an audience sing-along of traditional carols.
Holiday Spirit in the Lights
Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Since 1998, Marcia's charming and unique display has been a wonderful and free Christmas tradition. Marcia's display was also featured in ABC's The Great 2015 Christmas Light Fight. Enjoy complimentary apple cider, cookies, and s'mores, as well as all the lights. Held at 3739 South Lake Avenue in Park Point.
Trains and Toddlers
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
(218) 727-8025 • Visit Website
Hosted by Lake Superior Railroad Museum. Enjoy Half-price Admission, Storytime, Crafts, and more! FREE to LSRM Members. Held at 506 West Michigan Street in the DEPOT.