Our Top 8 Holiday Experiences for You in WeDo

December 1, 2016

Cookies. Ice skating. Hot cocoa. Sledding. Multi-color lights. Curling up by the fire. Candy canes. Fashionable scarves. Coffee with nutmeg. Peppermint bark. Doughnuts with cinnamon …

Our list could go on and on, but you get the idea. Yes, we’re craving holiday sweets — and we absolutely love this festive time of year!

This season, there’s no better way to ring in the holidays with friends, family and coworkers than to explore the variety of really cool (and cozy) arts-inspired experiences in the WeDo™ MPLS Cultural District.

We know you’ve got a lot on your schedule. That’s why we’ve made it super easy for you to plan your time (and create new traditions) with our top picks of holiday experiences. Consider it an early gift from us to you. From comedy acts to dance concerts to live musical theater — there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy and cherish in the Cultural District.

What are your favorite holiday experiences and traditions in downtown Minneapolis? We’d love to know. Connect with us at info@wedompls.org. And help us keep the joy and festivities rolling through the wintry months by joining the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We wish you an exciting holiday season and a happy New Year!

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British Arrow Awards
December 2-30
Walker Art Center

Enjoy a night full of ace entertainment with the Walker’s 30th anniversary celebration of commercial creativity — showcasing the UK’s most innovative and daring pieces of advertising. Learn more.
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Nutcracker (not so) Suite
December 2-18  
Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts  

Ring in the holidays with an off-kilter version of this holiday classic — a coming-of-age tale much closer to E.T.A Hoffman’s original, grittier story than the Sugar Plum Fairy version many of us know today. Explore more.
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What the Elf?!   
Now thru January 28
Brave New Workshop

Join Santa’s comedic batch of elves as they spread joy and laughter (and a little bit of naughtiness) in the Brave New Workshop’s newest annual holiday sketch comedy revue. Discover more.

 
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Spirit: Made Here Launch Event
December 8  
City Center Atrium

Explore the work of over 60 local artists and 13 students with the launch of Spirit: Made Here — a project of Hennepin Theatre Trust that connects people to local art and artists in downtown with a visually-vibrant, walkable urban art gallery. Learn more.

 
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Miss Richfield 1981 in Trailer House to State House – Santa Style!
December 2-17
Illusion Theatre

Watch this Midwestern maven prove that she’s the best candidate for Governor — through songs, videos and a fun-filled dose of audience participation — in her all-new holiday show. Find out more.

 
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Theater LattŽ Da presents: "All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914" By Peter Rothstein ¥ With Musical Arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach ¥ Directed by Peter Rothstein A co-production of Theater LattŽ Da and Hennepin Theatre Trust. Photographed: Friday, November 20, 2015 Pearson Theater, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN

All is Calm 
December 15-18
Pantages Theatre

Celebrate the holiday season with Theater Latte Da’s poignant, award-winning music-theatre work that combines song and firsthand accounts of a remarkable, Christmas wartime story. Learn more.

 

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Fun Home
December 13-18
Orpheum Theatre

Experience the groundbreaking and inspiring Tony Award®-winning musical that explores and unravels the many mysteries of childhood — and what it means to see your partners through grown-up eyes. Explore more.

 
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Holidazzle
Now thru December 23
Loring Park

Get bundled up and enjoy a little North Country at this annual holiday celebration — showcasing the food scene, art, local entertainers and community groups that make our city and region unique. Discover more.