Friday, Dec. 6

Kringle Market open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at The Crossing Arts Alliance, Brainerd.

Experience a World War I Christmas 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at Charles Lindbergh House and Museum, 1620 Lindbergh Drive S., Little Falls. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children. For more information call 320-616-5421 or visit mnhs.org or lindbergh.com.

Visit Christmas Tree Lane and view special displays noon-7 p.m. daily at the Minnesota Fishing Museum and Hall of Fame, 304 W. Broadway, Little Falls. There will be a silent auction for trees, wreaths and gift baskets. Admission is $5 for adults. Children under 11 years old are free. For more information visit FishingHallOfFameMN.com.

Tour the Linden Hill Mansion to view Christmas decor daily through Dec. 8. The mansion at 608 Highland Ave., Little Falls, is open 1-7 p.m. Friday. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for children 12-17 years old and children 11 years old and younger are free. For more information, visit linden-hill.org or call 320-616-5580.

Tour the Burton Rosenmeier Home to view the Nutcracker Suite daily through Dec. 8. The home at 606 First St. SE, Little Falls, is open 1-7 p.m. Friday. Admission is $2 for adults and children under 17 years old are free. For more information call 320-616-4959 or visit littlefallsmn.org.

A Christmas tree lighting event is set for 5-6:30 p.m. Friday at Veterans Park in Jenkins. A bonfire starts 5 p.m. with free hot dogs and apple cider available. The tree lighting will occur at 5:30 p.m. Attendees may also participate in free hayrides and caroling until 6:30 p.m.

View holiday window displays in downtown Brainerd 5-7 p.m. Friday, as part of a Downtown Brainerd Window Walk. Local nonprofits are filling up empty windows and displays and participating downtown businesses will be open until 7 p.m.

A Holiday Spoil and Splurge Gift Giving event is 5-8 p.m. Friday at Elysium Hair Studio, 207 S. Seventh St., Brainerd. The event features local vendors and artisans as well as Sage on Laurel catering, Fancy Pants Chocolates and wine.

The Sertoma Winter Wonderland is open 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at the Northland Arboretum. Advance tickets for the Christmas lights display are available for $10 at Cub Foods, Brainerd Dispatch, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union and the arboretum. General admission is $15/vehicle or $25/small buses and limousines.

A Christmas concert featuring the Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge Choir will be 6 p.m. Friday at Heritage Church, 13242 Berrywood Drive, Baxter.

Brainerd High School Windfall and A Cappella Choir’s Madrigal Dinner is Friday at Cragun's Legacy Golf Course Clubhouse. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35, plus a service fee and are available online at https://tinyurl.com/uzfnm82 or call 800-838-3006.

Make your own wreath 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Schoolhouse, 5476 City Hall St., Nisswa. No experience needed and the business provides all supplies. Participants may bring in their own treats and beverages. Hot cocoa and cider will be provided. Visit https://bit.ly/2qKpRn3 to purchase tickets for the workshop. Tickets are $55/person.

Brainerd Community Theatre presents “All My Sons” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College. Tickets available from the CLC Box Office at 218-855-8199 or online at clcperformingarts.com.

Live music Friday in the Brainerd lakes area includes:

  • Brainerd Eagles Club presents Jack Franzen's Muddy Water Band, 7-11 p.m. Friday; $5 for all dances for non-Eagle members.

  • Commander Bar in Breezy Point presents Pop Syndrome at 9 p.m. Friday.

Sporting events Friday in the Brainerd lakes area include:

  • Boys basketball: Rosemount at Lake Region Christian, 5:30 p.m.

  • Girls basketball: Rosemount at Lake Region Christian, 4 p.m.; Sartell at Brainerd, 7:15 p.m.; Crosby-Ironton at Aitkin, 7:15 p.m.; Little Falls at Pierz, 7:15 p.m.; Bertha-Hewitt at Pillager, 7:30 p.m.; Park Rapids at Staples-Motley, 7:30 p.m.; Wadena-Deer Creek at Verndale, 7:30 p.m.

  • Girls hockey: Eveleth-Gilbert vs. Northern Lakes, 7 p.m. at Crosby.

Sporting events Friday out of town include:

  • Boys basketball: Pillager at Moose Lake-Willow River, 7:15 p.m.; Pine River-Backus at Northome/Kelliher 7:30 p.m.

  • Girls basketball: Pequot Lakes at Detroit Lakes, 7:15 p.m.; Pine River-Backus at Lake of the Woods, 7:30 p.m.

  • Wrestling: Pierz at Big Lake Tournament, 4 p.m.

  • Boys hockey: Wadena-Deer Creek at Lake of the Woods, 7 p.m.; Northern Lakes at Sauk Rapids-Rice, 7:15 p.m.; Brainerd vs. Benilde-St. Margaret in North/South Tournament at St. Louis Park, 8 p.m.

  • Girls hockey: Brainerd/Little Falls at Bemidji 7:30 p.m.

  • Dance team: Wadena-Deer Creek in Park Region Conference Invite at Frazee 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7

A Homeless Heroes 5K is set for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Central Lakes College. The event benefits Homeless and Wounded Warriors of Minnesota. Visit https://bit.ly/33Uyl8G for more information and to register.

A cookie walk will be 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Pine River.

A holiday boutique and bake sale is 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethany-Good Samaritan, 804 Wright St., Brainerd. The vent includes Santa, loca vendors and homemade baked goods. Concessions will be available. Photos with Santa will be free.

The annual Pine River American Legion arts and crafts sale is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Legion.

A craft bazaar and cookie walk will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion.

Learn to make holiday mint swirl soap 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Purple Fern Bath Co., 719 Laurel St., Brainerd. Cost is $30 including materials and the soap you’ll bring home. Visit https://bit.ly/366TNIX to purchase tickets. For more information, call 218-454-1699 or e-mail PurpleFernBath@icloud.com.

Children’s Community Shopping Day is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church in Pequot Lakes. Children ages 2-12 years old can shop for Christmas presents for family members. All gifts are $1 including gift wrap, and parents can enjoy cider, coffee and cookies while waiting for their shoppers.

Another Children’s Community Shopping Day for children in sixth grade and younger will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Pine River. All gifts are $1 including gift wrap, and parents can enjoy coffee and cookies while waiting for their shoppers.

Kringle Market open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at The Crossing Arts Alliance, Brainerd.

A fifth anniversary party for A2Z Yarn is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Franklin Arts Center, 1001 Kingwood St., Brainerd. There will be free gifts, games, treats and more.

Experience a World War I Christmas 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Charles Lindbergh House and Museum, 1620 Lindbergh Drive S., Little Falls. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children. For more information call 320-616-5421 or visit mnhs.org or lindbergh.com.

Create felted holiday hoop ornaments 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at The Crossing Arts Alliance, 711 Laurel St., Brainerd. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Artist Lisa Jordan will lead the class for students 12 years old and older, who will keep their felting mats and needles. Visit https://bit.ly/387u8C1 to register.

A downtown fat bike roundup ride will depart 11:30 a.m. Saturday from Sage on Laurel, 606 Laurel St., Brainerd. The fat bike tour will be led by fat bike enthusiast Ed Shaw. Those with questions may call Shaw at 218-513-9126 or email lawyer@edshawlaw.com.

A pop-up shopping event for Sweet Life Bakery will be noon-3 p.m. Saturday at Victual, 124 W. Main St., Crosby. Cupcakes, frosted cookies, pies and macarons will be available. This event was rescheduled due to the recent snowstorm.

Brainerd Just For Kix dancers will present three holiday shows titled “Peppermint Twist” Saturday at the Brainerd High School. Show times are noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Admission at the door is $10 for adults, $8 for students and free to children ages 5 and under.

Visit Christmas Tree Lane and view special displays noon-7 p.m. daily at the Minnesota Fishing Museum and Hall of Fame, 304 W. Broadway, Little Falls. There will be a silent auction for trees, wreaths and gift baskets. Admission is $5 for adults. Children under 11 years old are free. For more information visit FishingHallOfFameMN.com.

Santa, along with characters from the upcoming Stage North Theatre Co. Christmas play “Snow Queen,” will visit 1-4 p.m. Saturday at UpNorth indoor bounce house in Baxter. This will be a free event that includes free bounce time on all the inflatables during Santa's visit. Call 218-203-8400 for more information.

The Holiday at the Dam is 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dam, 35507 County Highway 3, Crosslake. Visit and snap pictures with Santa Claus, sip hot cocoa while roasting a s'more over a warm campfire and decorate holiday ornaments. Bring a new unwrapped gift donation to the Dam event for Christmas for Kids.

Tour the Linden Hill Mansion to view Christmas decor daily through Dec. 8. The mansion at 608 Highland Ave., Little Falls, is open 1-7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for children 12-17 years old and children 11 years old and younger are free. For more information, visit linden-hill.org or call 320-616-5580.

Tour the Burton Rosenmeier Home to view the Nutcracker Suite daily through Dec. 8. The home at 606 First St. SE, Little Falls, is open 1-7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $2 for adults and children under 17 years old are free. For more information call 320-616-4959 or visit littlefallsmn.org.

A Toys for Kids fundraiser will be 3-9 p.m. Saturday at Green Lantern Bar and Grill, 13184 County Road 8 SE, Brainerd. The family-friendly event seeks to collect toys and funds for the program and will include a silent auction, 50/50 drawing, kids crafts and more.

Make morse code necklaces 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Serendipity Art Gallery and Gifts, 4464 Main St., Pequot Lakes. Cost is $45 including materials, cookies and cider. The class will include one necklace spelling the word of your choice in morse code. Sign up by calling 218-251-5078 or emailing serendipity.art.gallery.mn@gmail.com.

The 13th Annual Christmas for Kids fundraiser will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Maucieri’s Bistro in Crosslake. A silent auction will be 4-6 p.m. A live auction will be 6-7 p.m. Make a donation of a new unwrapped toy or cash to Christmas for Kids and receive one free drink from Maucieri’s.

The Smile Express, a free family-friendly holiday celebration, is set for 4-7:30 p.m. Saturday at the NP Center, Brainerd. Kids crafts, family photos, face painting, hayrides, Santa, a Christmas tree lighting and more are planned. A recommended donation of unwrapped toys, kids coats, blankets, hats or mittens is suggested. The donations will go to Toys for Kids.

Harding Horse’n Around Christmas Parade will be 5 p.m. Saturday in Harding. The parade features horses decorated with lights and bells.

The Sertoma Winter Wonderland is open 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Northland Arboretum. Advance tickets for the Christmas lights display are available for $10 at Cub Foods, Brainerd Dispatch, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union and the arboretum. General admission is $15/vehicle or $25/small buses and limousines.

Brainerd High School Windfall and A Cappella Choir’s Madrigal Dinner is Saturday at Cragun's Legacy Golf Course Clubhouse. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35, plus a service fee and are available online at https://tinyurl.com/uzfnm82 or call 800-838-3006.

Community Christmas Concert featuring Frostiana will be 7 p.m. Saturday at the Centennial Auditorium in Staples. The Community Christmas Concert brings themed music with excitement and the magic of Christmas to ears and hearts, a news release stated. This year will be the performance of Frostiana: Seven Country Songs, from the poems of Robert Frost. Tickets are $10/adults, $5/children and $25/families. They are available online at staplesmen.org or for purchase at Markus Hair Design in Motley or Nelson Insurance Agency and Timberlake Hotel, both in Staples. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wonderstate will play a concert 7 p.m. Saturday at Crosslake Christian Assembly of God Church, 13919 County Highway 36.

Brainerd Community Theatre presents “All My Sons” 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College. Tickets available from the CLC Box Office at 218-855-8199 or online at clcperformingarts.com.

Heartland Symphony Orchestra will present its 2019 Winter Concert Series, "A Winter Gathering" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Charles D. Martin Auditorium at the Little Falls High School. Tickets are $12/adults, $10/seniors and admissions is free for children up to 12th grade. Conductor Ryan Webber will host an informational program 45 minutes prior to each concert. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit HeartlandSymphony.com.

Live music Saturday in the Brainerd lakes area includes:

  • Roundhouse Brewery in Brainerd presents Drew Peterson with Mandy Fassett, 7 p.m. Saturday.

  • Commander Bar in Breezy Point presents Pop Syndrome, 9 p.m. Saturday.

  • JJ’s Pub in Breezy Point presents Mark Stary, 5-9 p.m. Saturday.

Sporting events Saturday in the Brainerd lakes area include:

  • Wrestling: Brainerd, Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus, Staples-Motley, BH/Verndale/PP at Wadena-Deer Creek Tournament, 10:30 a.m.

  • Girls hockey: Cambridge-Isanti vs. Northern Lakes at Crosby, 4 p.m.

Sporting events Saturday out of town include:

  • Boys basketball: Pequot Lakes at Grand Rapids, 12:30 p.m.; Crosby-Ironton at Proctor, 1 p.m.

  • Wrestling: Crosby-Ironton at Rush City Invitational Tournament, 10 a.m.; Little Falls at Chisago City Tournament, 9 a.m.

  • Boys hockey: Brainerd vs. Eden Prairie in BSM Tournament, noon; Little Falls at Fergus Falls 4:30 p.m.

  • Dance team: Little Falls, Pierz in Granite Ridge Conference Meet at Albany, 10 a.m.; Aitkin, Crosby-Ironton, Pequot Lakes, Pine River-Backus, Wadena-Deer Creek in Mid-State Conference Meet at Detroit Lakes, noon.

  • Women’s basketball: Central Lakes at Gogebic, 1 p.m.

  • Men’s basketball: Central Lakes at Gogebic, 3 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 8

Experience a World War I Christmas 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Charles Lindbergh House and Museum, 1620 Lindbergh Drive S., Little Falls. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children. For more information call 320-616-5421 or visit mnhs.org or lindbergh.com.

A presentation on the winter nesting grounds of monarch butterflies is set for 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Tiny Sprouts Day Care Center, 28895 Peterson Path, Pequot Lakes. The presentation titled “Monarchs in Morelia” will feature Jan Kurtz, a writer, photographer and retired Spanish professor. The event is hosted by the Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. For more information, call 218-515-0969.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Main Street Nutrition, 209 W. Main St., Crosby. Take pictures and enjoy kid activities. The event is free, but the business requests attendees bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the local food shelf. Shake and tea bar will be open.

A lefse demonstration will take place 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Mixed Company, 128 W. Main St., Crosby. Get a tutorial, taste free samples and purchase lefse.

A Christmas open house is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Adirondack Coffee, 25469 Main St., Nisswa.

Santa’s Workshop will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Holst Acres, 29075 Todd Line Road, Staples. Santa will be there, and kids can make Christmas ornaments, decorate Christmas cookies, write a letter to Santa and enjoy a hot chocolate bar. Cost is $6/child. Children under age 2 are free.

Tour the Linden Hill Mansion to view Christmas decor daily Nov. 29-Dec. 8. The mansion at 608 Highland Ave., Little Falls, is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for children 12-17 years old and children 11 years old and younger are free. For more information, visit linden-hill.org or call 320-616-5580.

Tour the Burton Rosenmeier Home to view the Nutcracker Suite daily Nov. 29-Dec. 8. The home at 606 First St. SE, Little Falls, is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 for adults and children under 17 years old are free. For more information call 320-616-4959 or visit littlefallsmn.org.

A Santa craft event for kids is planned for noon Sunday at Zorbaz on Gull Lake, 8105 Lost Lake Road, Lake Shore. Kids of all ages are welcome and will be creating a mixed media Santa face on a 10-by-10-inch canvas. Cost is $15 including a soda or hot chocolate. Call Zorbaz at 218-963-4790 to reserve a spot.

Winter Fun with Santa will be noon-4 p.m. Sunday at LeBlanc’s Rice Creek Hunting & Rec., 16543 Game Farm Road, Little Falls. The event includes indoor and outdoor mini family photo sessions, hayrides, ice skating, kid activities and a bonfire. Santa’s reindeer will be there 2-4 p.m. Free dog sled rides will be 1-3 p.m.

Visit Christmas Tree Lane and view special displays noon-7 p.m. daily at the Minnesota Fishing Museum and Hall of Fame, 304 W. Broadway, Little Falls. There will be a silent auction for trees, wreaths and gift baskets. Admission is $5 for adults. Children under 11 years old are free. For more information visit FishingHallOfFameMN.com.

A sip and shop event will be 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday at the Town Hall Conference Center at Madden’s on Gull Lake. The event is a fundraiser for the local nonprofit Brainerd Service League. VIP access beginning at 11:30 a.m. is $20; general admission is $10. There will be a silent auction, raffles and door prizes.

Make your own wreath 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Cuyuna Brewing Co., 1 E. Main St., Crosby. The event hosted by Sonnenblume Flowers is $50, including an 18-plus-inch wreath, materials and a drink. Ribbon will be provided but participants may bring their own. Garden gloves recommended. Visit https://bit.ly/2Rp3VZG to purchase tickets.

Learn to make a felted light bulb garland 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Serendipity Art Gallery and Gifts, 4464 Main St., Pequot Lakes. Cost is $25 including materials, cookies and cider. To purchase tickets, call 218-251-5078 or email serendipity.art.gallery.mn@gmail.com.

The St. Francis Community Chorale will present a Christmas concert titled “Christmastime” at 2 p.m. Sunday in Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls. The concert is free and open to all. For more information, call St. Francis Music Center at 320-632-0637.

Heartland Symphony Orchestra will present its 2019 Winter Concert Series, "A Winter Gathering" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. Tickets are $12/adults, $10/seniors and admissions is free for children up to 12th grade. Conductor Ryan Webber will host an informational program 45 minutes prior to each concert. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit HeartlandSymphony.com.

The Advent Festival at First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will be 4 p.m. Sunday. Design Christmas cards, frost sugar cookies, make rosettes and lefse and stay for the Swedish meatball dinner at 6 p.m. No admission charge.

The Sertoma Winter Wonderland is open 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Northland Arboretum. Advance tickets for the Christmas lights display are available for $10 at Cub Foods, Brainerd Dispatch, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union and the arboretum. General admission is $15/vehicle or $25/small buses and limousines.

Live music Sunday in the Brainerd lakes area includes:

  • Wanted/Mark Petersen Band, 4-8 p.m. Sundays, The Bridge Tavern, Crosby.

Sporting events Sunday out of town include:

  • Dance team: Brainerd at Champlin Park Competition, 10 a.m.

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