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November Thanksgiving Events

Thanksgiving Day Champagne Brunch at Midi

November 27, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Come to the Fitger's Complex and head to Midi for a wonderful holiday brunch. Soup Station - Roasted Pumpkin and Sage Bisque Entrees - Oven Roasted Tom Turkey with Natural Gravy or Roast Loin of Pork with Mushroom Marsala Sauce Sides - Mashed and Sweet Potatoes with your Choice of Toppings Dinner Rolls with Garlic & Herb Whipped Butter, Minted Cranberry Sauce with Orange, Apple Sage Stuffing, Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Pecans, Apple Broccoli and Bacon Salad, Pineapple, Orange, Cashew and Marshmallow Salad with Honey Whip, Romaine Caesar Salad Midi’s famous Mac and Cheese, Glazed Carrots, Roasted Acorn Squash, Fresh Fruit Display, Cheese Platter. Desserts - Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Bread Pudding, and Chocolate Fountain. Adults $23.95 Children 6-10 $10.95 Tots 5 and under $5.95. Champagne, mimosa, coffee or soda included. Call (218) 727-4880

JJ Astor Resturants Thanksgiving Day Buffet
November 27th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Menu featuring many decadent dishes, sides, and desserts. Prices are: $25.00 for adults/$12.50 for children ten years and under/Children two and under are free. Held at Radisson Hotel at 505 West Superior Street. Call (218) 722-view (8439)

Zinema 2 presents: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
November 27th, 11:00 am
Looking to start your Turkey Day off right? The Zinema 2 will be showing A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING at 11am on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th. Tickets are just $5 and include a piece of pumpkin pie. 222 East Superior Street. Call (218) 336-1416

November Holiday Events

Bentleyville "Tour of Lights"
November 22nd - December 27th, Mon-Thurs 5 pm-9 pm/Fri-Sun 5 pm-10 pm
Come experience the magic, as America’s largest free walk through lighting display takes over Bayfront Festival Park! This quintessential holiday event has something for everyone, no matter the age. Bring the family and the camera, Bentleyville takes care of the rest! Visitors will be amazed by the nationally recognizable displays, the 128’ LED tree and the free concessions! Hot cocoa, popcorn, cookies and roasting marshmallows will be provided to guests. Children 10 and under, who visit with Santa, will receive a knit hat and a bag of cookies. Handicap accessible.

Santa Arrives at Fitger's
November 28th, Noon - 2:00 pm
Santa and his live reindeer will be "flying" in from the North Pole, and landing at Fitger's. Bring the kids down to let Santa know they've been good. Photos are available. Proceeds go toward charity; free photos for military families. He'll be making his list and checking it twice! Call (218) 722-8826

St. Scholastica Bravo Performances presents: 25th Anniversary Christmas Special
November 28th, 7:30 pm
Pianist Lorie Line is celebrating a big year. This season marks her 25th anniversary of touring and she is making this year's show special in every way. Line will showcase the best of the best of her holiday music over her 25-year career. She will feature her Fab 5 and this year she is bringing a special vocalist to the stage. Don't miss this special evening of music as Lorie celebrates a milestone year. Tickets are $49.00 and held at Mitchell Auditorium. Call (218) 723-7000

The Train to Bentleyville "Tour of Lights"
November 28th - 29th, December 5th - 6th, 12th - 13th, 19th - 20th:
Times: 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm, and 8:00 pm (return trips at 6:00 pm, 6:50 pm, 7:25 pm, 8:20 pm and 9:00 pm)
Board the train to Bentleyville at Fitger’s – enjoy the scenery – Lake Superior, the Aerial Lift Bridge and the looks on the children’s face when they see the lights at Bentleyville. After you have experienced the walking tour of Bentleyville, board the train for the return trip to Fitger’s. $6.00 per person. Call (218) 722-1273 or (800) 423-1273 for reservations/tickets

North Shore Scenic Railroad presents: Christmas City Express Train
November 28th - 30th, December 5th - 7th, 12th - 14th, 19th - 21st:
Times: Trains at 4:15, 5:00, 5:45, *6:30 and *7:15 (*except Sunday) Sundays a 3:45pm train is added.
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! Then travel back to Fitger’s Experience the magic of the holidays. Tickets are $18 for adults/$16 for children. Call (218) 722-1273

Breakfast with Santa!
November 29th, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Bring the children down to enjoy a meal with Santa, menu features scrambled eggs with cheese, fresh fruit, hashbrown potatoes, sausage and a muffin. Or Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise sauce, hashbrown potatoes, fresh fruit, and bacon. $10.00 per person. Held in the Midi Restaurant inside Fitger's at 600 East Superior Street. Call (218) 727-4880

December Holiday Events

Fairlawn Holiday Sampler
December 4th, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our best party of the year! Enjoy a festive wine & beer tasting in the beautiful surroundings of an 1890’s Queen Ann, lavishly decorated for the holiday season. The evening includes a gourmet buffet of savory and sweet holiday treats, music, and silent auction. Reservations required. $20 and is held at Fairlawn Mansion. Call (715) 394-5712

The Duluth Playhouse presents: Irving Berlin's White Christmas
December 4th - 7th, 10th - 14th,  17th - 21st:
Times: Thursday - Saturday 7:30 pm/Sunday 2:00 pm
A Holiday Card Come to Life! Bob Wallace and Phil Davies are partners in a song-and-dance duo looking for love when they meet the Haynes sisters. They follow the girls to an idyllic Vermont inn which needs help rustling up some business! Irving Berlin's White Christmas is a merry and bright experience for the whole family! Tickets are $25.00. Held at 506 West Michigan Street. Call (218) 733-7555

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra presents: Bentleyville at the Symphony
December 5th, 7:00 pm
The Bentleyville lights illuminate Symphony Hall as the Orchestra and Chorus perform popular Holiday tunes, including selections from The Messiah. Tickets start at $20.00 for adults/$18.00 for seniors/$10.00 for students. Held at the Symphony Hall at the DECC - 350 Harbor Drive. Call (218) 623-3776

Holiday Spirit in the Lights
December 5th -  31st: Time: Sunday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm/Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Duluth's original interactive, walk through holiday light display. Santa will here every weekend from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Free and open to the public. Held at 3738 Lake Avenue South on Park Point.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis
December 6th, 8:00 am
Get in the spirit this holiday season at the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis. Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving. * 5k run or walk along the lakewalk * Post event celebration with prizes and awards * Prizes for best costume and most team spirit * Awards for top 3 male & female finishers * Enjoy the fun, festivities and free health information held at Grandma’s Sports Garden at 425 Lake Avenue South.

Ornament Making Class
December 6th & 20th, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
This class is a fun and relaxing way to try torchwork glassblowing! You will create unique, custom ornaments as you learn to manipulate hot glass. Make your own holiday ornaments for friends, family or even yourself! 50% down payment and reservation required. Call or email us to schedule your class today! $59.00. Held at Lake Superior Art Glass at 202 East Superior Street. Call (218) 464-1799

Miller Hill Mall is excited to welcome Caring Santa

December 7th, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
A free, extremely friendly, family event, sponsored by AbilityPath Caring Santa is a private event designed for children and young adults with special needs and their families to have an opportunity to visit with and have their photo taken with Santa. Miller Hill Mall has made necessary adjustments to the environment to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children of all abilities for this special event. The event will be held during private mall hours in order to provide a calmer sensory-friendly environment, so please enter the mall using Entrance 6 between Dick’s and DSW. To RSVP please click this link. Call (218) 733-9101

Eddie Bauer presents: Santa Paws at the Mall
December 7th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bring your pet to pose with Santa. The event will be held in the Barnes and Noble Court. This is a fundraiser for Project Joy. Come see the sled dogs and sleds from Positive Energy Outdoors. All pets must be on leashes or in a carrier. This is the only time pets are allowed at the mall! The best entrance to arrive at with your pet is Entrance 6, between DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse and Dick's Sporting Goods. Please be prepared to clean up after your animal if any "whoops" happen! Call (218) 722-4226

Holiday Luncheon and Musicale
December 9th, 12:00 pm
Enjoy a cup of hot cider as you listen to a private concert performed by accomplished area musicians. Savor a warming winter luncheon in the lavishly decorated mansion. Reservations required. $22.00 and is held at Fairlawn Mansion. Call (715) 394-5712

St. Scholastica Cambiata Concert Series present: Messiah Sing-along
December 9th, 7:30 pm
Bring your friends, family and your voice to our 33rd annual sing-along of Handel’s Messiah. You provide the singing and the St. Scholastica Center for Early Music Orchestra will provide the accompaniment. Shelley Gruskin directs this wonderful holiday event. Bring your score or buy one at the door for $15. Free and held at Mitchell Auditorium. Call (218) 723-7000

Twinkling Tuesday Nights
December 9th, 16th 23rd Dec 30th, doors open at 7:00 pm
Take in the sparkle of the decorated mansion after dark at your own pace during these festive open houses. Sample hot cider and seasonal treats as you explore all three floors of this beautiful home. Hosts scattered throughout the home will share Victorian customs and stories. $8.00 adults, $6.50 seniors/students, children 5 and under are free. Held at Fairlawn Mansion. Call (715) 394-5712

St. Scholastica Mitchell Performing Arts Series present: Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra; A Christmas Gift
December 11th, 7:30 pm
This the season to be jolly – and to be entertained with a holiday performance of “A Christmas Gift” featuring the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and singer Nancy Knorr. Many of your holiday favorite songs will be performed in the style and tradition of the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra as they take you back to a special era. Tickets are $22.00 Adult; $17.00 Seniors/Students; Free Child with purchased of adult/senior ticket. $5.00 additional fee for tickets purchased at the door. Held at Mitchell Auditorium. Call (218) 723-7000

Minnesota Ballet presents "The Nutcracker"Nutcracker
December 12th - 14th, Friday & Saturday 7:00 pm/ Sunday 3:00 pm
The Minnesota Ballet presents the holiday favorite, set in Manhattan in the early 1900’s, complete with a party in an elegant townhouse, a battle between toy soldiers and mouse warriors, and a magical journey beginning in Central Park, snow-topped and glittery, then, led by the Sugar Plum Fairy, on to exotic lands of beautiful dance. The UMD Department of Music Sinfonietta plays the Tchaikovsky score live. Held at Symphony Hall/DECC. Call (218) 529-3742

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra presents: New Year's at the Oscars
December 31st, 7:00 pm
End 2014 Hollywood style at our New Year's Eve extravaganza featuring music from your favorite films. Tickets start at $20.00 for adults/$18.00 for seniors/$10.00 for students. Held at the Symphony Hall at the DECC - 350 Harbor Drive. Call (218) 623-3776