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 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.
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December 7, 2017
12:00 am

Date Night & Events
Date Night & Events

North Shore Winery | Lutsen

Date [& Art] Night :: Thursdays, 6-8pm, music and/or art show, and specials; open late
Dec 7 :: Gordon Thorne & Friends
Dec 14 :: Gordon Thorne & Friends
Dec 21 :: Briand Morrison
Dec 28 :: Gordon Thorne & Friends

Jan 4 :: Gordon Thorne & Friends
Jan 11 :: Gordon Thorne & Friends
Jan 18 :: Kilborn Quartet
Jan 25 :: Gordon Thorne & Friends

December 7, 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

December 7, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Pikku Joulua

Clair Nelson / Finland Community Center | Finland MN

In Finnish, Pikku Joulua means “Little Christmas”.  Held the first Thursday in December every year, all are welcome to join the Finland, MN community for this potluck of traditional Finish foods (bring your favorite dish to share), fun, and a few Christmas “traditions”.

Following the candlelit evening meal you may be entertained with live musicians, “Star Boys”, Christmas caroling,  live reindeer, and of course Jouler Pukki (our own Finnish Santa) who has even brought his goat “Pukki” and gifts for the children.

In Finland, Europe, the tradition was to visit the cemetery, where they lit illuminaries.  To reflect this tradition we have had illuminaries lining our walkway and on the tables.

Everyone is welcome, come join us for a traditional Finish Christmas with social hour from 5:00-6:00pm, dinner 6:00-7:00pm and entertainment from 7:00-8:00pm.  Bring the kids and a dish to share.

December 7, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Live Music
Live Music

Lutsen Resort | Lutsen MN

Dec 2, Jon Paulik, 7-10p
Dec 5, Jim & Michele Miller, 6-8p
Dec 7, Pete Kavanuagh, 6-8p
Dec 9, Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo, 6-8p
Dec 14, Briand Morrison, 6-8p
Dec 16, Gordon Thorne, 7-10p
Dec 19, Joshua Schmidt 6-8p
Dec 21, Joshua Schmidt, 6-8p
Dec 23, Eric Frost, 7-10p
Dec 26, Pushing Chain, 7-10p
Dec 27, Joe Paulik, 7-10p
Dec 28, Eric Frost, 7-10p
Dec 29, Common Ground, 7-10p
Dec 30, Plucked Up String band, 7-10p

Jan 2  – Jon Kallberg 6-8pm
Jan 4 – Joe Paulik 6-8pm
Jan 6 – Tim Fast 7-10pm
Jan 9 – Briand Morrison 6-8pm
Jan 11 – Timmy Haus 6-8pm
Jan 13 – Plucked Up String Band 7-10pm
Jan 16 – Pete Kavanaugh 6-8pm
Jan 18 – Jim & Michele Miller 6-8pm
Jan 20 – Gordon Thorne 7-10pm
Jan 23 – Joe Paulik 6-8pm
Jan 25 – Eric Frost 6-8pm
Jab 27 – Briand Morrison 7-10pm
Jan 30 – Gordon Thorne 6-8pm