Best Bets: Dec. 27-Jan. 1

To do this week: a New Year’s Eve comedy show, wildlife art exhibit, winter village, and more
GLOW Holiday Festival


GLOW Holiday Festival

What: GLOW Holiday Festival
Through Jan. 1
CHS Field, 360 N. Broadway St., St Paul

The holiday festival hosted at CHS field is still in full swing, with over a million lights, an enchanted forest, and other art exhibits. There are food and beverage stations throughout the festival, as well as a giant slide, a gift shop, and a reindeer maze run.

St. Paul Walking Tour

What: Depot Adventures Walking Tour
When: Dec. 27-31
Where: St. Paul Cathedral, 239 Selby Ave., St Paul

Join a dedicated tour guide on a tour of the historic capital city. Starting at the St. Paul Cathedral, the tour will help you explore more of downtown St. Paul and iconic neighborhoods in the city.

Westin Edina Galleria
Photo by Lauren Engfer

Winter Village

What: Winter Village at the Westin Edina Galleria
When: Through Jan. 2
Where: The Westin Edina Galleria, 3201 Galleria, Edina

This immersive holiday celebration will be showcase a wide variety of food and beverage specials, winter events, and outdoor experiences. The hotel will be decorated to emulate the Swiss Alps in the winter season.

Painting by Kim Gordon

Wildlife Art Show

What: Places of Refuge: An Artist’s Year in Batik 
When: Through Dec. 31
Where: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, 3815 American Blvd. E., Bloomington

This art exhibit will showcase the work of Minneapolis artist Kim Gordon, who uses the plein air method to bring landscapes to life.

Interact with the Louvre

What: Louvre Fantastique
When: Through Jan. 3
Where: Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington

Enjoy an art exhibit featuring three-dimensional recreations of famous pieces from the Louvre. Held at the Mall of America, the exhibit will use interactive features, augmented reality, and projection mapping to bring the pieces to life.

Snowta Music Festival

What: Snowta Festival
When: Dec. 30-31
Where: The Armory, 500 S. Sixth St., Minneapolis

Head to the Armory for a two-day New Year’s celebration complete with bass, dubstep, and live music performances. This festival is the largest New Year’s Eve festival in the state.

Comedy for the New Year

What: New Year’s Eve at the Factory with Paul Aldrich
When: Dec. 31, 8 p.m.
Where: Heart of the City Music Factory, 2665 Fourth Ave., Anoka

The Music Factory is celebrating the New Year with an annual comedy show, this year featuring Paul Aldrich. The show will also have food, dancing, and music.