Best Bets: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Things to do this week: Bentleyville, Sophie B. Hawkins, Christmas at the Local, and more


Tour of Lights

What: Bentleyville
When: Nov. 28-Dec. 26
Where: Bayfront Festival Park, 700 Railroad St., Duluth

Bentleyville, one of America’s largest walk-through light spectacles, is back this year with beautiful bright lights bonfires, snacks, hot cocoa, and appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Kiwanis Holiday Lights


Holiday Lights Show

What: Kiwanis Holiday Lights
When: Nov. 28-Dec. 31
Where: Sibley Park, 900 Mound Ave., Mankato

Rooted in local tradition, this celebration in Mankato aims to unite and serve the community. Visitors can choose to either walk or drive through the light show.

St. Paul Walking Tour

What: Depot Adventures’ Complete St. Paul Walking Tour
When: Nov. 28-Dec. 31
Where: Cathedral of St. Paul, 239 Selby Ave., St. Paul

Whether you are new to St. Paul or have lived there your whole life, this guided tour of St. Paul will uncover many stories and secrets of the capital city’s rich history.

Loosen Up

What: “Footloose”
When: Extended through Feb. 4
Where: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen

The classic 1984 film has garnered acclaim for both its screenplay elements and jovial soundtrack. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres will be hosting select showings of this cultural gem, so bring your singing voice and an appetite.

Winter Lights Teas


Chaska Tea Party

What: Winter Lights Teas
When: Nov. 30-Dec. 23
Where: 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska

Celebrate the holiday season with a cozy afternoon tea amid festive winter decor. A generous selection of traditional teas will be served with soup, finger sandwiches, and other delectable treats.


What: Sophie B. Hawkins
When: Dec. 2
Where: The Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

International pop sensation Sophie B. Hawkins will celebrate the 30th anniversary of her platinum-selling debut album “Tongues and Tails.”

European Christmas Market

What: European Christmas Market
When: Through Dec. 18
Where: Union Depot, 214 4th St. E., St. Paul

Inspired by the Christkindl markets native to Germany and Austria, this Christmas pop-up is one of the most traditional and authentic of its kind, offering a unique shopping experience and many cultural activities and delicacies.

Christmas at the Local


Christmas at the Local

What: Christmas at the Local
When: Dec. 2-Jan. 1
Where: The Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. N.E., Minneapolis

As part of their 25th anniversary New Works program, Theater Latté Da presents the world premiere of “Christmas at the Local.” In this display of Christmas spirit, a group of locals gather together to play a tune and raise a glass for the holidays with beloved poems by Dylan Thomas and Dr. Maya Angelou, and music by Cerys Matthews, Mason Neely, and Twin Cities favorite Chastity Brown.

Holiday Dinner Dance

What: Holiday Dinner Dance
When: Dec. 3
Where: Community Center, 202 Parkway Ave. N., Lanesboro

Celebrate the holiday season by enjoying a meal and dancing the night away at the Lanesboro Community Center.

Brews ‘n Bulbs

What: Brews ‘n Bulbs Holiday Craft Brewery Tour
When: Dec. 3
Where: St. Paul Brewing, 688 Minnehaha Ave. E., St. Paul

Cheers to holiday cheer with a festive night on the town. Savor local brews while experiencing the beautiful, bright light shows of St. Paul in a heated coach bus.