Como Park Holiday Tea
What could be more relaxing and delightful than a proper three-course tea served in the Como Park Conservatory? In this case, getting a behind-the-scenes tour of the Conservatory after tea. Reservations required.
Sandstone Ice Festival
Chili cook-off, nature walks, winter camping, fireworks, lighted ice climbing in the quarry (training provided), gear swap, and skijoring. These people know how to make the best of winter.
The Homecoming: A Victorian Christmas at the Ramsey House
Wed.-Sun. through Jan. 1
How did the Ramseys celebrate Christmas? This is the time to find out. And hey—your tour includes cookies baked in the home’s wood-fired stove.
Truly a parade of lights, with life-size fairy tale characters decked out in splendid lit-up costumes. Allow extra time for traffic and parking, and if you’re planning on dining before or after, make reservations.
Hill House Holidays
Costumed actors portray servants at the lavish James J. Hill House, giving living history tours from both “upstairs/downstairs” perspectives. The house alone is well worth a visit, but when you add in holiday ambience, you’ve got an extra special tour.
Holiday Brunch at Glensheen
Enhance a tour of the gorgeous Glensheen estate with a festive brunch, complete with wassail toast.
Christmas at the Hubbard House
Tour the fully decorated 1905 Hubbard House to really get in the holiday spirit.
Santa’s Train Shop
Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance at the Jackson Street Roundhouse, which is decorated for the season. Take a ride on the Christmas Train, enjoy live music and jugglers, work on crafts, and partake of free refreshments.
Victorian Christmas Stories
Experience the ambiance of the fully decorated James J. Hill House while enjoying costumed actors doing holiday readings from Mark Twain, O. Henry, Willa Cather, and of course, Charles Dickens.
Men’s Night Out
It seems like there are always ladies’ nights out, but here’s a nice twist: guys, get help with your holiday shopping.