A photo of a winter scene in Brooklyn Park

Looking for holiday events within the surrounding areas that you, or your family can attend? You’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of local holiday happenings to share with you below!

Showing now through December 30: Holidate — A Holiday Musical

  • Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre, at 320 5th Ave SE in Osseo, MN
  • Performances run Wednesday-Sunday, with 2pm, or 7:30pm showtimes
  • Tickets are $32-$35. (Students, Seniors 65+ and groups of 10 or more receive $3 off per ticket)

It is early evening on a beautiful wintery day, Taylor and Michael are in a hairy hurry to buy holiday presents for all of their friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances…& pets. Finally, they stop before they drop their overstuffed shopping bags to take a load off & rest a bit on a bus stop bench in Nicollet Mall. The stress of the season makes them question almost everything about themselves, their families, traditions, their relationship, and their future together. Taylor is hoping one little question will be asked and answered to make her season merry & bright. Will she receive her heart’s desire this Christmas? Holidate is a holiday musical that truly decks the halls with joy and laughter! 

December 3, 2022:

Lunch with Santa

  • Saturday, December 3
  • From 11-1pm
  • Hosted by the Osseo Community Center at 415 Central Avenue in Osseo, MN

Put on your best smile and come meet Santa! Kids under 12 eat free and adult meals are $10 per plate. Purchase plates at the event. Lunch with Santa is sponsored by the Osseo Lions Club to celebrate families. Kids can take a photo with Santa Claus and enjoy a nice meal. The holidays are a great time to gather with friends and family. We hope to see you for the holiday festivities! Lunch is provided by Lynde's Restaurant & Catering. Find more event information here.

An Eidem Farm Christmas

  • Saturday, December 3
  • From 11-2pm
  • Presented by the Historic Eidem Farm at 4345 101st Ave N in Brooklyn Park, MN

Make new memories at An Eidem Farm Christmas this year! Enjoy the carolers, bonfires, winter crafts, activities, cooking demos and more! Find more event information here.

Snow Many Traditions

  • Saturday, December 3
  • From 1-3pm
  • The event location is Centennial Park, at 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center, MN

Discover a world of winter cultural traditions, as you stroll through the park. View displays showcasing cultural traditions celebrated during winter. All displays were designed and created by our neighbors in the Brooklyn Center community. Capture the memory with a family photo, watch a magic show and play in the snow, before warming up with a warm beverage and treat. Free for all ages! Find more event information here.

December 5, 2022:

Brooklyn Community Band Holiday Concert

  • Monday, December 5
  • From 7-8pm
  • This event is hosted in the Gardenview Room of the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center at 5600 85th Avenue N in Brooklyn Park, MN

Join us for a free night of festive holiday music presented by the Brooklyn Community Band! Find more event information here.

December 8, 2022: 

Indoor Farmers Market

  • Thursday, December 8 and 20
  • From 3-6pm
  • Hosted by the Maple Grove Community Center at

Shop fresh and local this season with Maple Grove’s Indoor Farmers Market! Snap & EBT are accepted. Find more event information here.

December 9, 2022:

Family Fun Holiday Cookie Online Class

  • Friday, December 9
  • From 6-7:30pm
  • Coordinated by the Maple Grove Arts Center, this class will take place via Zoom, or Microsoft Teams.

Are you looking to start, or continue a cookie baking and decorating tradition? Then you should consider registering for this beginner, Family Fun Holiday Cookie Class! Gather round to discover baking and decorating in real-time, online. Learn how to make Royal Icing and the basics for decorating cookies with it at home. $30. Find more event information here.

December 10, 2022:

Skate with Santa

  • Saturday, December 10
  • From 5-8pm
  • Hosted by the Central Park Ice Loop at 12000 Central Park Way in Maple Grove, MN

It may be busy at the North Pole, but Santa and his helpers are making a special stop in Maple Grove! Join into this free evening of skating and holiday music at Central Park. Be sure to also take in Maple Grove Rotary Holiday Light Display. Skate rentals are available for $7.50 a pair. Don’t forget a camera for fun photos with Santa. Find more event information here.

December 12, 2022:

The Brooklyn Community Band Holiday Concert

  • Monday, December 12
  • Begins at 7:00pm
  • Hosted by Brooklyn United Methodist Church at 7200 Brooklyn Blvd in Brooklyn Center, MN 

The Brooklyn Community Band is a concert band that NHCC faculty member, David Mantini directs. 

December 13, 2022:

Festive Fox 21+ Paint Class

  • Tuesday, December 13
  • From 6:30-8pm
  • Hosted by the Maple Grove Arts Center at 11666 Fountains Drive, in Maple Grove, MN

Come to this class and paint an adorable, sleepy fox all tucked in for a winters nap. Painted in acrylic with festive touches of silver and gold! This fun, step-by-step course uses acrylic paints on a 12" x 12" wooden panel. Time to give your holiday decorations some unique, artistic flare! All supplies will be included for guests at this event (along with a glass or two of wine and light snacks!). $55. 

December 17, 2022: 

The Brooklyn Big Band Holiday Concert 

  • Saturday, December 17
  • Begins at 2:00pm
  • (Fundraiser for Avenues for Youth, Teen Shelter in Brooklyn Park)
  • Hosted by Brooklyn United Methodist Church at 7200 Brooklyn Blvd in Brooklyn Center, MN 

The Brooklyn Big Band is an 18-piece band, directed by NHCC faculty member, David Mantini, that plays swing music and other styles. NHCC student, Kaitlyn Barrett is currently the vocalist for the band! 

December 18, 2022: 

The Brooklyn Big Band Holiday Concert

  • Sunday, December 18
  • Begins at 2:30pm
  • Takes place at The Crown Room in Rogers, at 20500 S Diamond Lake Road

December 20, 2022:

Chanukah Celebration

  • Tuesday, December 20
  • Begins at 5:30pm
  • Coordinated by Chabad Maple Grove, at the Plaza on Main Street and Arbor Lakes Parkway

This is the 2nd annual grand Menorah Lighting at Maple Grove’s Arbor Lakes Shopping Center! Guests can enjoy the mega 9 ft Menorah, Chanukah treats, music, and lots more fun for all ages! Find more event information here.

Now through January 13: The Tiny Gallery Art Show

  • Hosted by the Maple Grove Arts Center at 1666 Fountains Drive, in Maple Grove, MN.
  • This exhibit will be open from 6:30-9pm

Now here’s something you don’t see every day; a gallery filled with tiny paintings (8” x 8” or smaller, to be exact!). If you’re looking for a unique activity to take you from 2022, through the holidays, and into the new year, this is it! With artwork this small, it truly adds a touch of whimsy to the gallery show that you can’t find anywhere else! 

We hope our list inspires you to attend a local event this season! But no matter what you have in store for the winter months, from all of us at NHCC, we wish you joyful and bright days ahead!

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