I'm new to town. I've been here a grand total of three weeks. So what does a new resident of the Twin Cities do for the holidays? What are your favorite events or concerts? Any December Minnesota traditions I should be aware of? Sure, I could look at the event calendar, but I want your suggestions.
On a different note, have you seen these "flash mob" videos? Here's one of the better ones, staged by Opera Company of Philadelphia.
After you enjoy the Christmas with Cantus concert, take a drive up Summit avenue to see the lights. Stop by Cafe Latte for a fabulous dessert.
Welcome to Minnesota!
Ice skating at Rice Park is always a highlight! The Christmas lights are beautiful.
Go to the National Lutheran Choir concert at St. Mary's Basilica in Minneapolis - always a treat! I believe the dates/times are December 11 @ 4pm and 8pm and December 12 @ 8pm, but check performance dates/times at www.nlca.com.
Hope you are enjoying Minnesota so far - I have loved it for years!
The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at St. Mark's Cathedral on December 17th is a great way to stop the craziness of the season and bask in the beauty of the Christmas story told through music. They always have an interesting group of readers that include a few local celebrities!
The Nutcracker is a must! There are lots of local productions- one of my favorites is filled with children: The Academy of Russian Ballet presents the classical Nutcracker in Eden Prairie December 17-19. Welcome to town!
Since MPR has given up on classical music for the month, I recommend Music choice on cable. It's channel 485 and while not as good as MPR used to be there is classical music instead of all this Christmas stuff that every station on the planet has.