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Winter in Duluth

Explore all Duluth has to offer this winter!

 

Winter Events

Christmas City of the North Parade
November 17 | 6:20 PM • Visit Website

Kick off the holiday spirit across the Northland! Watch as the parade travels along Superior Street from N. 10th Avenue East to 5th Avenue West.

 
 

AMSOIL Duluth National Snocross
November 24 - 26 | Time Varies by Race • Visit Website

This snowmobile race kicks off the racing season for hundreds of racers and over the 25 year history has been deemed the most important. Duluth sets the tone, sets the tempo, sets the bar, and undoubtedly sets the example of races to follow. Spirit Mountain becomes the destination for all. 

 

Glensheen Christmas Tours
Beginning November 18Visit Website

Find yourself in the mansion being guided by the lights of the Christmas trees. This gorgeous display will surely make it onto your yearly Christmas bucket list, as you are fully immersed into what it must have been like for the Congdons on a magical Christmas evening.

 

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra
presents Reformation

November 18 • Visit Website

Celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses and the resulting Reformation that changed the face of Christianity. The DSSO will be joined by our chorus and guest soloists for this glorious work.

 

Christmas City Express Train Aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad
Weekends - November 24 - December 17, 2017 | Friday and Saturday at 4:15 pm, 5:00pm, 5:45 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:15 pm/Sundays at 3:45 pm, 4:15 pm, 5:00 pm, and 5:45 pm | (218) 722 - 1273 • Visit Website

Travel from Fitgers 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) Reservations are strongly recommended as most trains sell out in advance. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Fitgers complex starting at 3pm on the dates of departure, but space is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. All tickets will need to be picked up at Fitgers before departure. 

 
 

A Christmas CarolDuluth Playhouse presents: A Christmas Carol
November 30 | 7:30 PM | (218) 733 - 7555 • Visit Website

 A Christmas Carol, adapted from the Charles Dickens novel, will bring the beloved classic to life on the Depot stage. Ebenezer Scrooge is a solitary old miser, embittered after a life spent in pursuit of wealth. But the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future visit him on Christmas Eve. They show him the impact of his life in the hopes of persuading him to make a change for the better before it is too late. A Christmas Carol turns the Depot stage into Victorian England this holiday season! Performed on the Depot Theatre stage at 506 West Michigan Street.    

 
 

Duluth Winter VillageDuluth Winter Village
December 2-3 • Visit Website

Peruse your favorite local shops surrounded by the warmth of the holidays. The Duluth Winter Village takes place on the grounds of Glensheen, an estate built by one of Duluth’s most well known entrepreneurs. There’s no better time and place to celebrate the holidays with the people who make our city so great.

 
 

Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter Show
December 8 - 10 | Friday Noon - 8:00 pm/Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm/Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | (952) 431-9630  • Visit Website

Travel from Fitgers 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) Reservations are strongly recommended as most trains sell out in advance. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Fitgers complex starting at 3pm on the dates of departure, but space is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. All tickets will need to be picked up at Fitgers before departure. 

 
 

Minnesota Ballet presents: The Nutcracker
December 8 - 10 | Friday & Saturday at 7:00 pm/Sunday at 3:00 pm | (218) 529-3742 • Visit Website

 It’s the holiday favorite, sparkling with Robert Gardner’s Uncle Drosselmeier and Mother Ginger, classic roles he has delightfully filled for the Minnesota Ballet for 25 years. And there’s so much more in this Allen Fields’ production. The festive party in a Manhattan townhouse. The fierce battle between the Nutcracker and soldiers against the Mouse King and his minions. Shimmery snowflakes waltzing in white-capped Central Park. A journey to exotic lands of beautiful dance presided over by the Sugar Plum Fairy and capped by lovely waltzing flowers, all to the beloved Tchaikovsky music played by our Minnesota Ballet Orchestra. Tickets range from $15.00 to $44.00. Held in Symphony Hall at the DECC, 350 Harbor Drive.   

 
 
 

Winter Activities

Spirit Mountain Spirit Mountain
(218) 628-2891 | 800-642-6377 • Visit Website

With 22 downhill runs, the Midwest’s largest Terrain Park, and 22 km of Nordic Ski Trails, there is definitely something for everyone. Plus, Spirit Mountain Adventure Park offers the year-round “Timber Twister” Alpine Coaster and a NEW Snow Tubing Park.

 
 

Day Tripper of Duluth Day Tripper of Duluth
(218) 390-1605 • Visit Website

Offers a wide range of activities for small and large groups of all ages and ability levels. Snowshoeing and Snow Biking and skiing tours available.

 
 

The Duluth Experience The Duluth Experience
(218) 464-6337 • Visit Website

Winter is an amazing time of year to explore Duluth and while most folks are off hibernating until the spring thaw, The Duluth Experience is hitting the trails and exploring the beautiful winter landscapes in and around Duluth. If you’ve ever wanted to try fat tire biking or snowshoeing and experience more of Duluth… then their winter adventures are designed for you!

 
 

Outdoor Edventures Outdoor Edventures
(218) 391-0147 • Visit Website

Offers a wide range of activities for all ages and ability levels. Dog Sledding, Sleigh and Wagon Rides, Skijoring, Rock and Ice Climbing.

 
 

Mont du Lac Recreation Mont du Lac Recreation
(218) 626-3797 • Visit Website

Offers 424 wooded acres, just 15 minutes from Downtown Duluth/Superior where guests can ski or snowboard on a variety of runs from beginner to expert.

 

#AuthenticDuluth Winter Photos

 
Explore the Outdoors
Cross-country ski, skijor, snowshoe, or fat tire bike
one of the many trails throughout Duluth.
Hit the Road
Take a drive along one of Duluth's Scenic Byways:
Skyline Drive or North Shore Scenic Drive
 

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