Holiday No Coast Craft-O-Rama

December 2 - 3, 2016

The Holiday No Coast Craft-o-Rama is a craft event that began in December 2005 as a way to feature a variety of designers, artists, crafters and other talented creators of unique handmade goods. It is held every year in the Midtown Global Market. 

Julmarknad: American Swedish Institute’s Christmas Market & Festival

December 3, 2016  |  10 AM - 5 PM

This magical festival features performances by Nordic music and dance groups, exceptional holiday shopping at ASI’s Museum Store, and a Handcraft Fair with handmade items by  nearly 40 local artists. FIKA also serves up a special European winter market inspired menu with Swedish meatballs and glögg. 

Minnesota Women’s Art Festival

December 10, 2016

The mission of the Women’s Art Festival is to provide a welcoming place for women artists to show and sell their creations and to provide a fun and festive atmosphere for guests to shop and gather. The event has grown to include over 130 women artists working in a large variety of media, along with live music and a women-owned coffee shop providing food, beverages, and treats. 

In the Heart of the Beast Theatre’s La Natividad

December 15 - 22, 2016

Angels and shepherds. A suspicious king. A time of social distress. A pregnant woman knocks on the doors of the city, seeking shelter. This unique event honors the Mexican tradition of La Posada, leading everyone on a journey to four sites in our community. Enacted with beauty, humor, soulful live music, and an ending feast.

City of Lakes Loppet Festival

February 3 - 5, 2016  |  Various Times

This weekend long urban winter festival takes place in Lake Street’s Uptown neighbourhood and showcases bike races, skijoring, snow sculptures, and luminaries made of ice.