2019 HISTORIC HOLIDAY EVENTS IN THE TWIN CITIES
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
AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE | Minneapolis
- Top 4 Family Favorites at ASI – including the Family Gallery, a special Viking exhibit just for kids
- Kids at the Castle – a monthly themed event for families with children
- Family-friendly dining at FIKA restaurant
EIDEM FARM | Brooklyn Park
- 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
- Top Family Favorites at Gammelgarden Museum – guided or self-guided tours, picnic space, playground and a Swedish Dala hunt!
GERMANIC-AMERICAN INSTITUTE | St Paul
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!