Date/Time
Event

December 1, 2021 - December 19, 2021
All Day

North House Folk School December Courses
North House Folk School December Courses

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

North House was founded in 1997 by a small handful of inspired locals passionate about traditional craft and cooperative learning.

Decmber Courses

1-8 :: Knitting Skolt Sami Socks online
3-5 :: Scandinavian-Style Shrink Boxes
4 :: Needle Felted Critters online
4 :: Buche de Noel – Bake Your Own
4-5 :: Bird Carving
9-12 :: Build Your Own Yurt
10-12 :: Kick Sled Building
11-12 :: Birch Bark Stars, Birds and More
11-12 :: Scandinavian Fika & Edible Gifts
11-18 :: Forest Pond Skolt Sami Mittens online
16-19 :: Build Your Own Yurt

December 4, 2021 - December 5, 2021
All Day

Julebyen
Julebyen

Knife River Community Center | Knife River MN

Julebyen (pronounced YOOL-eh-BE-en) means “Christmas Village”. It is a centuries-old Scandinavian and German tradition celebrated with ethnic foods, crafts, holiday decorations, and music.

For 2021, event will feature several vendors and a Troll Village!

December 4, 2021
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Northwoods Fiber Guild Annual Holiday Sale & Open House
Northwoods Fiber Guild Annual Holiday Sale & Open House

Studio 21 | Grand Marais MN

The Northwoods Fiber Guild has a community tradition of high quality, handcrafted, often one-of-a kind, fiber related items not found at other holiday craft sales.

December 4, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kris Kringle is coming to town!
Kris Kringle is coming to town!

Burlington Station | Two Harbors MN

Bring your camera and take a memorable Christmas photograph! Enjoy a complimentary candy cane and Life-Size Christmas Candy Land.

December 4, 2021
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pots for Presents Holiday Sale
Pots for Presents Holiday Sale

Grand Marais Art Colony | Grand Marais MN

Join Cook County potters Adrea Beres, Kari Carter, Joan Farnam, Natalie Sobanja and Ann Ward for the 1st annual Pots for Presents Holiday Sale at the Grand Marais Art Colony Founders Hall on Saturday, Dec . 4 from 11 a.m to 5 p.m.
The event will feature all kinds of pots: ramen bowls, jars, mugs (including rattle cups), garlic plates, vases, tumblers, casseroles, serving bowls and more. Porcelain, stoneware and earthenware pots will all be featured.

December 4, 2021
1:00 pm

Christmas Tea on the Edna G
Christmas Tea on the Edna G

Edna G Tugboat | Two Harbors MN

Join us for Tea and Treats on the historic 125-year-old tugboat, the Edna G docked in Two Harbors.  Get away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and enjoy a relaxing hour with family and friends, partaking in an assortment of tea sandwiches and dainty desserts, while sipping tea or hot chocolate. The Edna G will be all decked out in Christmas finery and beautiful lights for the holidays.
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December 4, 2021
2:00 pm

Tour the North House Campus
Tour the North House Campus

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, see craft in action, and hear the stories! Meet at the Yellow Building – no registration required. Free

December 5, 2021
1:00 pm

Christmas Tea on the Edna G
Christmas Tea on the Edna G

Edna G Tugboat | Two Harbors MN

Join us for Tea and Treats on the historic 125-year-old tugboat, the Edna G docked in Two Harbors.  Get away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and enjoy a relaxing hour with family and friends, partaking in an assortment of tea sandwiches and dainty desserts, while sipping tea or hot chocolate. The Edna G will be all decked out in Christmas finery and beautiful lights for the holidays.
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December 5, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Light Up the Park
Light Up the Park

Thomas Owens Park | Two Harbors MN

Santa will arrive via Two Harbors fire truck.!Live holiday music will be provided by The McCullough Brothers, no matter the temperature! These guys are tough! Stay warm by several bonfires, enjoy s’mores, chili, hot dogs, apple cider, and hot chocolate. While waiting for Santa, meet sled dogs or taking a horse carriage ride to see the lights on the famous tugboat, Edna G.

Through strong community partnerships, we are able to offer this event at no cost to attendees.

Our 26-member North Shore Rotary Club is working hard to make this event even better than last year! Thank you to local partners:
Northern Nights Event & Design, Amy Jordahl State Farm Insurance, Louise’s Place, Carrie Coan Photography, Jerry Carlson, Friends of the Edna G, The Lake Bank, LaBounty, Renaissance Schools – Two Harbors, Two Harbors Federal Credit Union, City of Two Harbors and the Two Harbors Fire Department

December 7, 2021
6:00 pm

Happy Hour & Live Music
Happy Hour & Live Music

Castle Danger Brewery | Two Harbors

Happy Hour, Tuesdays 6-9pm
Come and have a beer with us and enjoy $1 off pints

Live Music
Fri, Dec 3 :: Elsa Lee
Fri, Dec 10 :: John Cron
Fro, Dec 17 :: Hannah Rey
Fri, Dec 31 :: Hannah Rey

December 9, 2021 - December 11, 2021
All Day

Dark Sky Festival
Dark Sky Festival

Cook County is home to one of the darkest skies in the world. Every year, explorers, adventurers, artists and photographers from around the world travel to Cook County to experience the northern lights. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) has been named as one of only 13 certified International Dark Sky Sanctuaries in the world! And at over a million acres, it is the largest. Help us to celebrate our dark sky season at the third Dark Sky Festival!
More details . . .

December 9, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Date Night at the Winery
Date Night at the Winery

North Shore Winery | Lutsen

Join us for Date Night at the Winery! We are open late on Thursdays, so grab your date and come down to the Winery for music from 6-8 p.m.
Our indoor seating is limited, so please make a reservation or give us a call at (218) 481-9280.

Music by Gordon Thorne. Gordon Thorne picked up a guitar 30 years ago and hasn’t put it down since. He spent years mining early American blues and jazz, blending them with his own style, and serves up what he calls, “the modern sounds of yesterday – today”. Known as the meanest fingerpicker in Northern Minnesota, it is where he spends his time working, raising kids, and playing a little guitar.

December 10, 2021
1:00 pm

Christmas Tea on the Edna G
Christmas Tea on the Edna G

Edna G Tugboat | Two Harbors MN

Join us for Tea and Treats on the historic 125-year-old tugboat, the Edna G docked in Two Harbors.  Get away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and enjoy a relaxing hour with family and friends, partaking in an assortment of tea sandwiches and dainty desserts, while sipping tea or hot chocolate. The Edna G will be all decked out in Christmas finery and beautiful lights for the holidays.
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