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Todd about Town: On the first weekend of 2019, check out these winter activities and “Star Wars” in concert

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1. Ski Party at Lutsen Mountains

January 4 and 5

Lutsen Ski Resort, 445 Ski Hill Rd., Lutsen

This weekend is filled with live music, snowboarding, and skiing—a party on the slopes and in the chalet. Musical headliners include Trampled by Turtles on Friday and Lissie on Saturday. Learn more.

2. Skate the Star at Mall of America

Mall of America, North Entrance, 2131 Lindau Lane, Bloomington

Open through January 27

This family-fun event happens through the end of January, with proceeds from the skate rental supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities. Learn more.  

3. Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert

Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

January 3-6

The Minnesota Orchestra performs the original score while Star Wars: A New Hope is enjoyed by the audience. Learn more.

4. Ice Fest

Breezy Point

January 4-6

Breezy Point Resort embraces winter with an annual Ice Festival. Guests can participate in skiing, ice fishing, skating, bocce ball, and a candlelit cross-country ski event. There will also be a high-speed snowmobile demonstration for guests. Learn more.