Holiday, Music and Art-Inspired Events this Weekend

What do you have in store for the final month of 2017? Do you plan to slow down and ease into a new year, or do you plan to power full steam ahead and usher 2018 in with a bang? If you feel like you’re somewhere in between, we have a roundup of holiday, music, and art-inspired events to keep your calendar as full as you like.


Pop superstar Katy Perry comes to town this Friday, December 1st to kick off the month. She’ll be performing at Xcel Energy Center at 7:30 PM and is sure to put on an awe-inspiring show. For a performance of a much different kind, the Grinch will make his way to the Children’s Theatre Company with various showtimes into January. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is great for the kids and nostalgic for the kids at heart.


If that’s not enough variety for you, the ever popular Monster Jam rolls through town again on Saturday, December 2nd at U.S. Bank Stadium. For longtime fans and monster truck newbies, this show always provides plenty of thrills. When it comes to the weekend, head out or stay in; we’ve got you covered either way!


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Weekend Happenings


With growing crowds and festive decor at every turn, it’s safe to say the holiday season has officially arrived. The hustle and bustle is seemingly nonstop, and you’ll see an influx of seasonal events in and around the city until everything finally comes to a rest on January 1st.


Charles Dickens’s classic “A Christmas Carol” is being performed at Guthrie Theatre throughout December—a traditional showing this time of year. Watch as Ebeneezer Scrooge learns lessons from his past, present, and future, and see if it changes his perspective on life.


If you’re in the shopping mood, the European Christmas Market starts this Friday at Union Depot and runs through December 10th. Based on the German Christkindlmarkts, enjoy food, drink, and artisan gifts inspired by Europe at this 10-day winter event. Also at this weekend’s Depot is the holiday tree lighting where you’ll find musical performances, fireworks, and more around the official lighting at 7:00 PM.


The Como Park Conservatory also changes its exhibit to showcase holiday poinsettias by the rows. It’s one of the favorite events of the year for those who wish to visit the zoo and conservatory. Finally, the Great Russian Nutcracker, performed by the Moscow Ballet is on Saturday, December 2nd with an afternoon and evening performance of the holiday classic.

With so much happening to start the month, it’s a great time to relive old traditions or to carve out some new ones with family and friends. We hope you enjoy the time spent in and around our Nordhaus community!


There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.

 -Charles Dickens

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