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December 5: Find It In Duluth!

Still plenty of ways to get your holiday shopping done locally in Duluth this week! Plus, some other festive fun!

By: Maarja Anderson Hewitt | December 5, 2018

Happy Wednesday! And welcome to the first full week of December. The holiday hustle and bustle is certainly here and let me tell you, Duluth is the place to enjoy the holidays. There is just so much to do! And hey, even Expedia recognizes it – Duluth was just named one of the Best US Places to Spend a White Christmas! But let’s get to it – here’s a look at some of the fun you can find in Duluth this coming week:

Thursday, December 6 is the 14th Annual Veterans Remembrance Dinner, put on by the St. Louis County Historical Society and its Veterans Memorial Hall program. The theme for this year’s dinner is “The Evolution of Armor in the United States Army.” A keynote speaker will explain the development of tanks in the U.S. Army from WWI to the present. The dinner begins at 5pm in the Great Hall at the Depot. Proceeds benefit the Veterans Memorial Hall Program. Get ticket info, here.

Friday, December 7, Lake Superior Brewing is celebrating Firkin Friday with a taproom exclusive – cranberry/spruce tip-infused Kolsch! Every first Friday of the month is Firkin Friday and Brewer Ryan crafts a new small batch to be tapped. Firkin Friday gets underway at 5:30pm.

The Minnesota Ballet performs a holiday favorite this weekend at the DECC Symphony Hall – The Nutcracker! Performances are Friday-Sunday – more information can be found on their website.

Photo Credit: Facebook - Minnesota Ballet

Ballet not your thing? Perhaps ice fishing is! Lucky you, also at the DECC this weekend – the Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter Show! Peruse the latest gear, enjoy discounts, and check out some of the family activities. You can even visit with Shawn “Mr. Gold” Pomrenke from Discovery Channel’s hit TV series Bering Sea Gold. Cool! Tickets are $10, kids 12 and under are free. Hours.

Saturday, head to the Duluth Art Institute’s Lincoln Park Building for their Free Family Art Day! They’ll have make-and-take art projects for all ages and abilities. More info.

Also in Lincoln Park on Saturday, the Handmade Holiday Market! Local artisans are coming together to showcase their work – pottery, textiles, glasswork, letterpress, and jewelry! Held at three locations – Duluth Pottery, Duluth Folk School, and Two Loons. Details.

Here’s a unique shopping experience –the ZOOliday Craft Show! Over 28 vendors will be set up on Saturday with their holiday gifts at the Lake Superior Zoo. Santa and Mrs. Clause will also be making a special appearance, so bring the whole family! Regular zoo admission applies.

At the Miller Hill Mall on Sunday, Caring Santa is making an appearance for families with special needs who would like a more private experience. Mall staff will work to ensure the environment is supportive of those with sensory, physical, and other developmental needs. Register online, here.

And don’t forget, there is a lot of festive fun that is ongoing throughout the holiday season! Here’s a look:

Another busy week in our beautiful city – be sure to check out Event Calendar for a look at more fun coming up in Duluth. And hey, have you seen our new Winter commercials yet? Check them out!  As always, we hope to see you soon!

Happy Adventuring!



Maarja Anderson Hewitt

Media Communications Manager, Visit Duluth