December "ALL IN ST. PAUL" Event Calendar


Lots of good cheer in this list! Plan ahead!

Saturday, Dec. 1

Grand Meander, Grand Avenue. Breakfast with Santa, Trolley rides, Reindeer, Soup tasting contest, and tree lighting.  Full schedule at www.grandave.com



Holiday Flower Show opens, Como Conservatory, thru Jan. 6. Began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited floral attraction at the Conservatory.


Sunday, Dec. 2


Artist & Photographer Hours, Como Conservatory, 8-10am. $5

The Story Tour, Xcel, 7pm. A Christmas celebration featuring an all-star cast of some of today’s top Christian recording artists.

Monday, Dec. 3

Rose Ensemble, Central Library, noon-1pm. Don’t miss this!  Highlights from “And Glory Shone Around.” FREE

Divas of December, Penumbra Fundraising Performance, 7:30pm. 

Tuesday, Dec. 4

101.3 KDWB’s Jingle Ball, Xcel, 5pm. Holiday fun with some of 2012’s hottest musical talents to the Twin Cities.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Elf, The Musical opens, Ordway, thru Dec. 30. “SPLASHY, peppy, sugar-sprinkled holiday entertainment!” NYT.

2Pianos, 4 Hands opens, Park Square Theatre, thru Dec. 30. Two talented actor/pianists play multiple roles and two grand pianos, zinging sidesplitting one-liners as they switch back and forth between characters—from a petrified student to an irritable parent, to quirky music teachers and a conservatory snob.

Thursday, Dec. 6

Courtroom Concert, FREE AND FABULOUS, Landmark Courtroom 317, noon.  Thelma Hunter, piano. James Hodges, clarinet & Miryana Moteva, piano.

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic, Xcel, 7pm. More than 60 Disney characters!

Friday, Dec. 7

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic, Xcel, 10am & 7pm. More than 60 Disney characters!

Capitol River Council First Friday Happy Hour, Faces, 4-7pm. Cocktails and Silent Auction.

The New Standards' Holiday Show, Fitzgerald Theatre, 8pm. Songs from their sprawling and witty songbook as well as reinterpretations of many familiar (and not-so-familiar) holiday classics with the help of many special guests.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Union Depot Open House, tours, interactive displays, performances and art exhibits. First day of service for Metro Transit!

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic, Xcel, 7pm. 11am, 3 & 7pm. More than 60 Disney characters!

The New Standards' Holiday Show, Fitzgerald Theatre, 8pm. Songs from their sprawling and witty songbook as well as reinterpretations of many familiar (and not-so-familiar) holiday classics with the help of many special guests.

Sunday, Dec. 9

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic, Xcel, 1 & 5pm. More than 60 Disney characters!

Artist & Photographer Hours, Como Conservatory, 8-10am. $5

Santa’s Workshop, Landmark, 1pm. Children will learn about different holiday traditions around the world andhave the opportunity to craft gift items with Santa Claus. FREE

Winter Dreams, Central Library, 2-3pm.  Patricia Hample and pianist Dan Chouinard.  A musical poetry reading of one of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s finest short stories.

The New Standards' Holiday Show, Fitzgerald Theatre, 2pm. Songs from their sprawling and witty songbook as well as reinterpretations of many familiar (and not-so-familiar) holiday classics with the help of many special guests.

PipJazz Sundays, Landmark, 5pm. Hosted by Pippi Ardennia, a Chicago born jazz/blues singer and songwriter residing in St. Paul; Holiday Show, $10-25.

Monday, Dec. 10

One Holiday Wish, Penumbra Fundraising Performance, 7:30pm. 

Tuesday, Dec.11

Ballet Tuesday, Landmark, noon.

Holiday Concert, St. Paul Conservatory of Music, 6:30pm,19 Exchange St. Band and choral selections performed by faculty and staff.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Holiday Tea and a Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Como Conservatory. 3 course tea service and tour, seatings at 11am & 2pm, $40; space is limited and reservations are required - 651-487-8250.

Courtroom Concert, FREE AND FABULOUS, Landmark Courtroom 317, noon.  Xiayin Wang, piano.

Friday, Dec. 14

Henry Robbins and Lissie; WITS, Fitzgerald Theatre, 8pm

Saturday, Dec. 15

Santacon Pub Crawl, starts at Kelly's Depot Bar at 5:30pm and ends at Senor Wong at 10:30pm with a DJ.  Who are you going to be this year?!  Voted Twin Cities best pub crawl in 2011.

Monday, Dec. 17

Hot Chocolate, Penumbra Fundraising Performance, 7:30pm. 

Wednesday, Dec. 19

Graham Parker & The Rumour, Fitzgerald Theatre, 7:30pm.

Thursday, Dec. 20

Minnesota Composer Spotlight: Carols by MN Composers, Landmark Courtroom 317, noon. The Schubert Club Carolers. FREE!

Friday, Dec. 21

Red House Live, Landmark, 7pm Cocktail hour, 8pm Concert; $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Featuring Peter Ostroushko, Emmy Award winning composer and multi-instrumentalist with his Holiday Show.

Saturday, Dec. 22

Winterskate Jumbotron Movie!

Sunday, Dec. 23

Winterskate Jumbotron Movie!

Saturday, Dec. 29

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Xcel, 3 & 8pm. The live debut of the band's multi-platinum rock opera, "The Lost Christmas Eve”.

Monday, Dec. 31

Noon Year’s Eve Party, Como Conservatory, 11am-1pm.  Featuring entertainment by the Radio Disney Party Patrol, hat and horn making, scavenger hunt, and a countdown to noon with a beach ball drop and special animal enrichments.

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