5 Fun Things to Do This Month in Duluth
Bentleyville “Tour of Lights” will be at Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park…through – December 28. Bayfront Festival Park is transformed into the largest holiday light show in the Midwest. The atmosphere turns magical with lights and holiday music floating through the air. Towering in the evening sky is our 128’ animated steel Christmas tree with 50,000 sparkling LED lights. It rises to more than twice the height of New York City’s famous Rockefeller Center Tree. This attraction should not be missed. Bring the family, camera and smiles! Handicap accessible.
"The Christmas City Express" Train Ride and Story Experience is this year’s holiday train offering from the North Shore Scenic Railroad. After nearly 20 years of doing Polar Express rides, this ALL NEW story and experience is planned to be a new and improved event that is sure to become a holiday tradition for years to come. Riders will travel from Fitger's to the Duluth Depot where they will be treated to model train displays, the beautifully decorated Lake Superior Railroad Museum, a reading of the NEW book, a visit with Santa, carolers, gift shopping, and then finally a ride back to Fitger's. Dates are December 6-8, 13-15 & 20-22 and departs at 4:15 pm Fri & Sat/3:45 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $18 for adults/$16 for children.
The Duluth Playhouse presents "Peter Pan," December 5-8, 11-15, 18-22. Let your imagination run wild and get ready to be whisked away on a breathtaking, high-flying adventure to the mysterious and enchanting Neverland! Join the Darling children on this heartfelt journey full of fantasy and wonder, and be there as they realize what homesick really means amidst dangerous encounters with hungry animals, wild natives, and swashbuckling pirates. By the time the curtain falls, you too will believe in magic! Times are Thursday-Saturday 7:30 pm/Sunday 2:00 pm. Tickets are $25.00.
The Minnesota Ballet presents "The Nutcracker," December 20-22. 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. Times are Friday-Saturday 7 pm/Sunday 3 pm and is held at Symphony Hall/DECC. www.minnesotaballet.org
The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra presents "Broadway and Hollywood Combine," on December 31 at 7:00 pm. Dancing & Romancing in a night of song and dance SAT featuring Broadway veterans APR Joan Hess and Kirby Ward. A perfect way to ring out the old and ring in the new. Tickets start at $20 for adults/$18 for seniors/$10 for students. Held at the Symphony Hall at the DECC.