December 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
All Day

Grand Marais Art Colony Workshops
Grand Marais Art Colony Workshops

Grand Marais Art Colony | Grand Marais MN

The Art Colony supports artists and creative seekers at every step of their creative journey from novice to professional artist through a variety of educational opportunities. With over 200 classes, artist talks, family-friendly activities, artist services (including residencies and studio access), and artist-driven community events – there is something for everyone.
Click above for September workshops & events.

December 1, 2017 - December 3, 2017
All Day

Julebyen (Christmas Village)
Julebyen (Christmas Village)

Knife River Recreation Center | Knife River MN

Julebyen, a Scandinavian-themed Christmas festival, has added a “Troll Village,” family focused on winter outdoor sports gear, books for all ages represented by their local authors and illustrators, a large vintage model railroad display, a Finnish “Whip Sled,” and much more.   It will be held next to Festival grounds.

New this year will be an expansion of Festival Marketplace hours.  The colorful Julebyen vendor huts, a signature of the Festival, will open at 4:30 PM Friday for the Julefest dinner and silent auction in the Gnome Dome, and through Festival hours Sunday.
The Troll Train that takes festivalgoers to Troll Canyon Saturday in search of trolls will make three trips this year.

Full information and schedule here


December 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
All Day

North House Folk School Courses
North House Folk School Courses

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

North House Folk School brings instructors from around the world to teach traditional northern crafts on the shore of Lake Superior. Our mission is to enrich lives and build community by teaching traditional northern crafts in a student-centered learning environment that inspires the hands, the heart and the mind.
Click above for dates and events / courses.

December 2, 2017 - December 3, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Lutsen Mountains open
Lutsen Mountains open

Lutsen Mountains | Lutsen MN

2017-2018 Season

Sat & Sun: Dec 2 & 3
Fri-Sun: Dec 8-10

Open Daily: Dec 15, 2017-Apr 8, 2018

Extended Weekend: April 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29

*Holiday Dates: Dec 26, 17-Jan 1, Jan 13-15, and Feb 17-19

December 3, 2017
12:00 am

Live Music & Events
Live Music & Events

Voyageur Brewing Company | Grand Marais MN

Dec 15 – live music, Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo, 4-7p
Dec 16 – live music, Jim McGowan, 4-7p
Dec 17 – holiday movie, family friendly classic, 12:30-2p
Dec 20- Craft and a Craft Market with Kari Carter & Steven StandingCloud, 4:30-6:30p
Dec 22 – live music, Jim Lundorff, 4-7p
Dec 23 – live music, Marc Gartman, 4-7p
Dec 29 – live music, Briand Morrison 4-7pm
Dec 30 – live music Jim & Michele Miller 4-7pm

January Live Music Calendar :: 4-7pm
Jan 5- Matt & Laurel
Jan 12 – Timmy Haus
Jan 19 – LaFond & Grillo
Jan 26 – Matt Griswold

December 3, 2017
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Holiday Art Underground
Holiday Art Underground

Betsy Bowen Studio | Grand Marais MN

This annual holiday show features work by over 30 local artists. Join us for a sneak preview on Friday, December 1st from 5 – 7:30pm. We’ll have holiday treats, live music and a wide variety of original gifts. The show continues with an open house on Saturday, December 2nd from 9am – 5pm.

Studio hours in December are
Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun from 11am-5pm
with extended hours December 18 – 23