December "All in Saint Paul" Event Calendar

Thursday, November 30
Holiday Bazaar, Landmark Musser Cortile and courtrooms; 10am–8pm; $5. Crafts by artisans make your holiday shopping an unqualified success.  Choose from over 70 vendors in selections of every kind of gift to complete your shopping list.
North Pole Express Train, Union Depot. 1 ½ hour train ride to the North Pole with Santa and activities. Check the link for details and more dates.
MN Wild vs. Vegas, Xcel Center, 7pm.
Friday, December 1
Sterling Strings Concert, MN History Center, noon-1pm.
Katy Perry, Xcel Center, 8pm.
Holiday Bazaar, Landmark Musser Cortile and courtrooms; 10am–8pm; $5. Crafts by artisans make your holiday shopping an unqualified success.  Choose from over 70 vendors in selections of every kind of gift to complete your shopping list.
European Christmas Market, Union Depot, 4-9pm. Based on the traditional, charming, and festive open air Christkindlmarkts that spring up in Germany, Austria and other countries during the Advent season.  Shop for unique, handmade holiday gifts and decorations from local vendors, drink Glühwein (spiced mulled wine), and taste European-inspired food and delicacies.
Grizzly Bear, Palace Theatre, 8:30pm.
Saturday, December 2
Holiday Flower Show opens, Como Conservatory, 10am-4pm. Photography hours 8-10am.
The Immigration Problem 1917 & 2017, MN History Center, 2pm. 10am presentation sold out.
Holiday Bazaar, Landmark Musser Cortile and courtrooms; 10am–5pm; $5. Crafts by artisans make your holiday shopping an unqualified success.  Choose from over 70 vendors in selections of every kind of gift to complete your shopping list.
North Pole Express Train, Union Depot. 1 ½ hour train ride to the North Pole with Santa and activities. Check the link for details and more dates.
Union Depot Holiday Tree Lighting, 5:30pm. Music, entertainment, and refreshments for purchase.
Holiday Movie Night, Union Depot, 7:30pm. FREE. Refreshments available for purchase.
European Christmas Market, Union Depot, 11am-9pm. Based on the traditional, charming, and festive open air Christkindlmarkts that spring up in Germany, Austria and other countries during the Advent season.  Shop for unique, handmade holiday gifts and decorations from local vendors, drink Glühwein (spiced mulled wine), and taste European-inspired food and delicacies.
MN Wild vs. St. Louis, Xcel Center, 5pm.
Sunday, December 3
European Christmas Market, Union Depot, noon-6pm. Based on the traditional, charming, and festive open air Christkindlmarkts that spring up in Germany, Austria and other countries during the Advent season.  Shop for unique, handmade holiday gifts and decorations from local vendors, drink Glühwein (spiced mulled wine), and taste European-inspired food and delicacies.
North Pole Express Train, Union Depot. 1 ½ hour train ride to the North Pole with Santa and activities. Check the link for details and more dates.
25th Annual Saint Paul Ice Fishing & Winter Sports Show, Rivercentre, 9am-4pm.

Anything Goes With T. Mychael Rambo, Central Library, 2-3pm. FREE. Acclaimed actor/singer, T. Mychael Rambo, sings the songs of Cole Porter at this not-to-be-missed event. Enjoy the music of the Fitzgerald era. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Queens of the Stone Age, Palace Theatre, 7pm.
Monday, December 4
KDWB Jingle Ball, Xcel Center, 7:30pm.
Tuesday, December 5
Wednesday, December 6
Sample Night Live, Landmark, 7pm. $0-$22 Sample a dozen performing arts events the first Wednesday of every month!  Preview samples of Theatre, Classical Music, Dance, Novelty Acts (Escape Artists,  Magicians, Light Bulb Eaters, etc.), Vocalists, Puppetry, Wonder Kids, Stand-up Comedy, Improv, Jazz, Independent Film, Spoken Word, Performance Artists, Local Bands and more.  Act One - G-rated & Family Friendly - 7 p.m.  Act Two - Unrated & Uncensored - 8:15 p.m.
Thursday, December 7
North Pole Express Train, Union Depot. 1 ½ hour train ride to the North Pole with Santa and activities. Check the link for details and more dates.
Schubert Club Courtroom Concert, Landmark noon, FREE. This week features Tim Macdonald & Jeremy Ward, Scottish-Baroque Fiddle.
U.S. Women’s Hockey Team vs. Canada, Xcel Center, 3pm.
Marvel Universe Live! Xcel Center, 7pm.
Annie opens, Ordway, thru December 31st - 15% discount with my GrandyCamp link.
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, MN Jewish Theatre, thru Dec 19th.
Friday December 8
"Sadie Braves the Wilderness" Author & Illustrator Signing, MN History Center, noon-1:30pm. Yay! I get to advertise my own book signing!
North Pole Express Train, Union Depot. 1 ½ hour train ride to the North Pole with Santa and activities. Check the link for details and more dates.
European Christmas Market, Union Depot, 4-9pm. Based on the traditional, charming, and festive open air Christkindlmarkts that spring up in Germany, Austria and other countries during the Advent season.  Shop for unique, handmade holiday gifts and decorations from local vendors, drink Glühwein (spiced mulled wine), and taste European-inspired food and delicacies.
DOT opens, Park Square Theatre, thru Jan 7th. As the holidays approach, Dot struggles to hold on to her memory, and her adult children grapple with how to balance care for their mother and care for themselves. Filled with laughter and heartbreak, uproariously funny yet emotionally tender, Dot is a testament to the enduring bonds of family.
Marvel Universe Live! Xcel Center, 7pm.
Saturday, December 9
Day of Code, Science Museum, noon-4pm. In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, the Day of Code is an introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics of coding.
North Pole Express Train, Union Depot. 1 ½ hour train ride to the North Pole with Santa and activities. Check the link for details and more dates.
Union Depot Holiday Bake Sale, 10am-5pm. The top Twin Cities bakeries gather for a day of cookie, candy and holiday shopping. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Neighborhood House. Baking and cooking demonstrations by top local chefs, Alexis Thompson from myTalk 107.1 – Minneapolis/St. Paul, craft demonstrations by Staci from KS95 – St. Paul / Minneapolis’ afternoon show, musical performances, food and drink pairing workshops, and more! Refreshments available for purchase. New this year will be a holiday cake walk sponsored by The Germanic American Institute. Every half hour, guests are invited to participate. Prizes include handmade old world German cakes and tortes.
European Christmas Market, Union Depot, 11am-9pm. Based on the traditional, charming, and festive open air Christkindlmarkts that spring up in Germany, Austria and other countries during the Advent season.  Shop for unique, handmade holiday gifts and decorations from local vendors, drink Glühwein (spiced mulled wine), and taste European-inspired food and delicacies.
Marvel Universe Live! Xcel Center, 11am, 3 & 7pm.
MN Rollergirls, Rivercenter, 7pm.
Sunday, December 10
North Pole Express Train, Union Depot. 1 ½ hour train ride to the North Pole with Santa and activities. Check the link for details and more dates.
European Christmas Market, Union Depot, noon-6pm. Based on the traditional, charming, and festive open air Christkindlmarkts that spring up in Germany, Austria and other countries during the Advent season.  Shop for unique, handmade holiday gifts and decorations from local vendors, drink Glühwein (spiced mulled wine), and taste European-inspired food and delicacies.
Sundays at Landmark - Santa’s Workshop, Landmark, 1-3pm. FREE. After you’re done shopping, bring the kids to Landmark for a visit with Santa Claus at Santa’s Workshop.  In addition to pictures with Santa, kids can win prizes playing “Reindeer Games,” and make a gift for a loved one at the "Make It & Take It" craft tables.
Lorie Line - King of Kings, Fitzgerald, 3pm.
Marvel Universe Live! Xcel Center, 1 & 5pm.
Pat Donohue & the Prairie All Stars, History Theatre, 7:30pm.
Tuesday, December 12
Ballet Tuesdays, Landmark Musser Cortile; nppn; Free. The Saint Paul Ballet performs excerpts from the company repertoire, highlighting events for their coming season. Bring your lunch or get something at Anita’s Café as you and your family enjoy this great performance.
MN Wild vs. Calgary,Xcel Center,  7pm.
Wednesday, December 13
Star of the North Winter Concert, Landmark, 7:30pm. The Star of the North Concert Band is a non-profit, charitable organization of over fifty musicians from MSP communities. Their program will consist of holiday music they have selected for this coming season.
Thursday, December 14
Schubert Club Courtroom Concert, Landmark noon, FREE. This week features "To Joy," music of David Evan Thomas.
MN Wild vs. Toronto, Xcel Center, 7pm.
Chevelle, Palace Theatre, 8pm.
Friday, December 15
Landmark Live: Mother Banjo & Ben Cook-Feltz Holiday Show, Landmark, 8pm. $20/$25 Minneapolis-based musicians Mother Banjo & Ben Cook-Feltz team up for an Americana holiday show featuring special guests and songs from their EP Christmas Came Early. Ranging from rocking Americana tunes to haunting carols, the EP features lesser known holiday songs, including the African American spiritual "Go Where I Send Thee," the Mother Banjo original "Christmas Came Early" and a vibey treatment of traditional Irish tune "The Wexford Carol."
Christmas with the Steeles, Fitzgerald, 7:30pm.
Saturday, December 16
MN Wild vs. Edmonton, Excel Center, 1pm.
Ballet Minnesota -- The Classic Nutcracker, O’Shaughnessy, 2 & 7:30pm.
Christmas with the Steeles, Fitzgerald, 7:30pm.
Sunday, December 17
Thursday, December 21
Schubert Club Courtroom Concert, Landmark noon, FREE. This week features Songs of the Season, Carols from MN Composers Program.
Illumination, Science Museum, 5-9pm.Gather your family and friends and celebrate light at the darkest time of the year! Illumination: Light Up the Night is a new winter tradition that brings light to Minnesota’s darkest season. We’ll dim the lights, give you a flashlight, and invite you to see the museum you love in a whole new way.

Explore things that glow, try your hand at light painting, make glow-in-the-dark slime and glowing ligh sabers, experiment with shadows and color, enjoy a glowing cocktail, and much, much more.
Friday, December 22
Illumination, Science Museum, 5-9pm.Gather your family and friends and celebrate light at the darkest time of the year! Illumination: Light Up the Night is a new winter tradition that brings light to Minnesota’s darkest season. We’ll dim the lights, give you a flashlight, and invite you to see the museum you love in a whole new way.
Katie McMahon’s Celtic Christmas, O’Shaughnessy, 7:30pm.
Saturday, December 23
1968 Exhibit opening, MN History Center, 10am-5pm. Thru January 21st.
Illumination, Science Museum, 5-9pm.Gather your family and friends and celebrate light at the darkest time of the year! Illumination: Light Up the Night is a new winter tradition that brings light to Minnesota’s darkest season. We’ll dim the lights, give you a flashlight, and invite you to see the museum you love in a whole new way.
Tuesday, December 26
Knitting Social, MN History Center, 6-8pm.
Wednesday, December 27
MN WIld vs. Dallas, Xcel Center, 7pm.
Friday, December 29
MN Wild vs. Nashville, Xcel Center, 7pm.
Saturday, December 30
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Xcel Center, 3:30 & 8pm.
Sunday, December 31
Noon Year’s Eve, Como Conservatory, 10am-1pm. A family event so popular, they do it twice! Ring in the "Zoo" year during a special Noon Year's Celebration on December 31 & January 1. Kidsdance, Minnesota's favorite high-energy, interactive DJ service for kids, will be here both days with tunes, contests, and fabulous prizes! Craft making, special animal enrichment, giveaways, and a countdown to noon with hundreds of beach balls dropped from the ceiling.
Monday, January 1

Noon Year’s Eve, Como Conservatory, 10am-1pm. A family event so popular, they do it twice! Ring in the "Zoo" year during a special Noon Year's Celebration on December 31 & January 1. Kidsdance, Minnesota's favorite high-energy, interactive DJ service for kids, will be here both days with tunes, contests, and fabulous prizes! Craft making, special animal enrichment, giveaways, and a countdown to noon with hundreds of beach balls dropped from the ceiling.