3 Twin Cities Free & Budget Family Events for Nov. 21-22, 2015

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Be sure to check our Family Fun Calendar for more inspiration on how to get out and about with your family this weekend and beyond!


bachmans2Holiday Open House featuring Santa & Albert’s Arrival and Annual Holiday Play
@ Bachman’s on Lyndale, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S. Minneapolis

When: 9am-4pm
Cost: Free
Details: Welcome Santa and his sleigh Saturday morning (9:30am) to kick off the holiday season! Kids can visit the live reindeer corral and stop by the craft counter for crafts and activities. Cookies, juice, and coffee available for snacking. And of course, see the annual Santa & Albert holiday play at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m.and 3:30 p.m.

2012-11-17_15-26-06_744[1]Math & Science Family Fun Fair
@ University of Minnesota TC
Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis

When: 10am-4pm
Cost: Free
Details: It’s a day jam-packed with hands-on STEM fun. (And this is coming from a mom who didn’t appreciate math and science until she had her own kids!) Highlights include free ExploraDome shows, playing with robots, and really cool exhibits that truly get kids excited about chemistry, engineering, physics and much more. Get the complete schedule here and note that the special “Physics Force” and “Energy and U” shows require (free) tickets that are picked up at the event check-in. My own kids had a blast at this event; plan to spend several hours.


A Charlie Brown Christmas
@ Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins

When: 4pm
Cost: Sunday’s 4pm show is a pay-what-you-can performance.
Details: Tickets to this show are available at the box office only.

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Anne Kingston

If we left it up to Anne to write her own bio, it would never get posted. She doesn’t enjoy talking about herself, but Anne does love exploring the Twin Cities with her family and sharing her finds here. She, her husband and their four kids are lifelong residents of St. Paul.

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