Ye Olde Holidays 2020 at Twin Cities Museums & Historic Sites

2019 HISTORIC HOLIDAY EVENTS IN THE TWIN CITIES

Holidays at Twin Cities Museums

ALEXANDER RAMSEY HOUSE | St Paul

A Victorian Christmas: See, hear and taste a Victorian Christmas during this holiday guided tour. There are homemade cookies in the kitchen, holiday music of the era on the piano, and original family decorations. Nov 29-Dec 29, $8-$12/pp.

Learn more about the Alexander Ramsey House.


JAMES J HILL HOUSE | St Paul

Christmas Saturdays for Families | James J Hill House, St Paul
Take a self-guided Christmas tour of the historic mansion. May be the better option for families with kids who’d like to tour at their own pace. Begins Nov 30, 10am-5pm. $6-$10/pp.

Christmas Traditions Guided House Tour | James J Hill House
Learn about the holiday celebrations held along historic Summit Avenue. Tours run 60 minutes. (There is also a self-guided option every Saturday $6-$10/pp). Nov 27-Dec 29, $8-$12/pp.

Learn more about the James J Hill House.


FILLEBROWN HOUSE | White Bear Lake

Holiday Tours: Take a guided tour of the historic house dressed up for the holidays. One day only, tours at 10am, 11:30am, & 1pm. Dec 7, $7/pp.

Children’s Storytime: Fun, cider & cookies. Pajamas welcome. Dec 12, 6:30-7:30pm, $5/pp advanced tickets required.

Learn more about the Fillebrown House, operated by the White Bear Lake Historical Society.


OLIVER KELLEY FARM | Elk River

Christmas on the Farm Tour
Learn how the farm families celebrated the holiday season and dealt with cold temps, visit the animals, take a wagon ride and warm up with treats and refreshments. Dec 14-15, $15/pp, 5 & under free.

Learn more about the Oliver Kelley Farm including public events April – October.


STANS HOUSE (Scott County Historical Society) | Shakopee

Stans House Holiday Fest: Free historic holiday fun in the historic Stans House, decorated for a 1920s Christmas. Meet Mrs Claus and enjoy cookies. Dec 6, 10am-1pm.

Learn more about the Stans House, operated by the Scott County Historical Society including:

  • Monthly free Kids Krafts
  • Historic house tours
  • Seasonal public events

TWIN CITIES HOLIDAY CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS

Holidays at Twin Cities Museums


AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE | Minneapolis

Gingerbread House Workshop: Decorate a gingerbread house as a family using Swedish candy from the Candy Shop Stuga. Nov 23, 10am & 1pm. $35/family (limit 5 people per family).
Julmarknad: ASI’s annual holiday market and festival. Learn more about Julmarknad here. Dec 7-8, Sat, 10am-5pm & Sun, 11am-4pm. $6-$15/pp, includes museum admission.
Learn more about the American Swedish Institute including:

EIDEM FARM | Brooklyn Park

A Norwegian Christmas: Old-fashioned festivities include carolers, ornament-making, freshly-baked treats and a visit with St. Nick. Dec 7-8, 1-4pm, $4-$6/pp.
Learn more about historic Eidem Farm including:
  • Daily Life on the Farm – an ongoing public event for families during the summer
  • Free summer storytimes and movies
  • Seasonal family festivals

GAMMELGARDEN MUSEUM | Scandia

Lucia Dagen Celebration: Following a quick morning Swedish prayer service (6 or 8:30am) in the 1865 church, head to the community center for a full Lucia Fest breakfast and program (7 or 9am). Dec 8, $5-$15/pp.
Learn more about Gammelgarden Museum including:

Holidays at Twin Cities Museums


GERMANIC-AMERICAN INSTITUTE | St Paul

Holiday Open Haus: Get the feel of a European market with vendors selling German Christmas gift items, model trains, and festive food and drink. Craft ornaments on Saturday and meet St. Nikolaus on Sunday. Dec 7-8, 11am-4pm.
Learn more about the Germanic-American Institute.

HOLIDAY EVENTS AT TWIN CITIES MUSEUMS

 

MILL CITY MUSEUM | Minneapolis

An “Eventually” Christmas Holiday at the Mill
A Christmas play based on a 1920 Washburn Crosby holiday party. Recommended for ages 8+. Dec 13-15, $16-$20/pp.

Learn about the super family-friendly Mill City Museum and why it’s a top Twin Cities museum for kids!


 

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