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Bentleyville Tour of Lights

November 20December 27

Bayfront Festival Park

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Glensheen Spirit of the Lights

November 26, 2021January 1, 2022

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North Shore Scenic Railroad’s Julebyen Express

December 4December 5

North Shore Scenic Railroad

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Duluth Winter Village

December 4 • 10:00 amDecember 5 • 5:00 pm

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

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In Duluth, we don’t believe in boredom. With twelve months of festivals and fun-filled events, our calendar offers many options for go-getters to get together 365 days a year.

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    St. Louis River Alliance Sustainability Drive

    The St. Louis River Alliance is celebrating another year of hard work with a Sustainability Drive! Throughout the rest of 2021, the SLRA Sustainability Drive be hosting various events in the communityRead More » to share current initiatives and encouraging people to connect with the St. Louis River. There will be multiple fundraisers happening in an effort to gain new members and raise money to help continue important work of protecting, restoring and enhancing the St. Louis River Alliance

    October 28 - December 15 www.stlouisriver.org

    Self-guided Classic Glensheen Christmas Tours

    Self-guided Christmas tours are offered daily beginning this Friday, November 12 through Saturday, January 8. 2022. Glensheen will be closed on November 26, and December 24 & 25. Self-guided ClaRead More »ssic Christmas Tour tickets are available for purchase online. Due to demand and building capacities, the Full Mansion tours are only available onsite on a first-come, first-served basis.  To learn more about all of Glensheen’s Christmas Tour options, please visit, https://bit.ly/GlensheenXmas

    November 12, 2021 - January 8, 2022 Glensheen
    Arial view of Bentleyville Christmas lights at night with Lake Superior and the Aerial Lift Bridge in the background.
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      Bentleyville Tour of Lights

      Experience America’s largest free walkthrough lighting display! This quintessential holiday event has something for everyone. Visitors will be amazed by the 4 million+ lights, the 128’ Christmas tRead More »ree and all the free treats! Children 10 and under can receive a new knit hat and a bag of cookies from Santa.  

      November 20 - December 27 Bayfront Festival Park bentleyvilleusa.org
      Glensheen Spirit of the Lights
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        Glensheen Spirit of the Lights

        FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm  NOVEMBER 26 – JANUARY 1 ADDITIONAL DATES | DECEMBER 19 – 23 & 26 Spirit of the Lights is Glensheen’s enchanting outdoor light display. The displRead More »ay is celebrated for its intimate and natural feel. Many of the motifs and displays are in memory of individuals or in recognition of meaningful moments. To say this is a uniquely special display is an understatement. 2021 marks the third year that Spirit of the Lights’ home has been at Glensheen. We can’t thank Marcia enough for choosing Glensheen as the new home for these lights, which have such a storied past.  

        November 26, 2021 - January 1, 2022
        Mix Cosmetiques

          Mix Cosmetiques: Make Jelly Eye Makeup

          Experience making the product most people have never heard of that will give you the dramatic pop you’re looking for with your eye makeup! This is one of the most fun concepts to come out of theRead More » Korean Makeup craze. Jelly Makeup is versatile, highly pigmented, incredibly good for your skin and long lasting. It applies like a gel, but sets like a powder, leaving behind a satin glow without the slip and slide typically associated with liquid and cream highlighters. It is based on hyaluronic acid technology which is a foundational amino acid your skin uses to protect your skin from environmental damage and moisture loss. Choose from over 100 color options (I’ll help so it won’t be overwhelming) and make it as intensely pigmented as you want. Then I will show you several different ways to apply it so you can achieve the look you are going for....

          December 1 - December 4 Mix Cosmetiques mixcosmetiques.com

          UMD Theatre presents: DanceWorks 2021

          Artistic Director Matthew Wagner Marshall Performing Arts Center | Mainstage December 2- 4, 2021 @ 7:30 pm and December 5, 2021 @ 2 pm Following a year of social distancing, we’re coming together toRead More » explore the intimacy of human connection through dance. Faculty and student choreographers present innovative new works culminating in a live dance concert.  

          December 2 • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Marshall Performing Arts Center | Mainstage z.umn.edu

          Christmas City Express Train

          The performance of the Christmas City Express begins in the Lake Superior Railroad Museum (included with all tickets), where you’ll be treated to a reading of the new Christmas City Express story, eRead More »njoy carolers, and a visit from a special guest! Then climb aboard the train for a 30 minute ride up to Lake Superior. Onboard, enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and holiday tunes. $25.00 for Adults, $20 for children 3 years and up +$3 on Saturdays (2 and under are free and do not need a ticket) Space is very limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged for this show. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the The Duluth Depot (North Shore Scenic Railroad) complex starting at 3pm on the dates of performances if space is available, but space is very limited and reservations are strongly recommended. There will be a $1.00 handling fee per ticket. Wheelchair Information: The performance of the...

          December 3 duluthtrains.com

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