Add Christmas flair to your regular breakfast routine. Enjoy a continental breakfast, sing carols, decorate Minnetonka Community Center’s Christmas tree and snap a picture or two with Santa Claus with your child, from 1 to 7 years old. Pre-registration is required; 9:30–11 a.m. 952.939.8390.
For the Kids
Santa Claus, accompanied by Sparky the Fire Dog, visits the Excelsior Fire Department each December to spread holiday cheer. After the meet and greet, head into Dock Cinema for a movie screening. 952.401.8801.
Nearly every culture worldwide celebrates the coming of the new year. Different countries celebrate New Year’s Eve with different traditions in food, music and decoration. For kids ages 4–12. 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. 952.474.7635.
This special event presented by Mrs. M will feature singing, music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres and even a special guest appearance by Vikings Hall of Fame star Randall McDaniel. All proceeds benefit the scholarship program Nature 4 Kids. Southshore Center. 952.474.7635.
Aloha! Transport your kiddo to a warmer climate during the Thanksgiving break with a Hawaiian celebration. Mrs. M. invites children ages 5–12 for a day of limbo, games, fruit kabobs, ice cream and penguins. $70 each day, $130 for both. 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Southshore Center 952.474.7635.
A special night of trail trick-or-treating awaits you and the family at Lowry Nature Center’s Enchanted Forest Halloween. Visitors can enjoy a sweet and salty mix of popcorn and treats while watching live storytelling, a mad scientist skit and puppet show. Costumes are encouraged. Restricted to ages 2 and over. $9. 5–9 p.m. Lowry Nature Center, 7025 Victoria Drive, Victoria; 763.694.7650; threeriversparks.org