The season literally comes to life when hundreds of poinsettias are exhibited in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Sunken Garden's Holiday Flower Show, which runs December 2, 2006 through January 21, 2007.
The Minnesota History Center will celebrate Kwanzaa with an afternoon of family activities and entertainment on Dec. 30. Dec. 30 marks the fifth day of Kwanzaa known as "Nia," the Swahili word for purpose. Activities are planned from noon to 4 p.m.
Pull out your dancing slippers and visit the Ramsey House, 265 S. Exchange St., St. Paul, on Dec. 21 to join the Christmas Dance Club. Visitors will start their evening with a first-floor tour to see the lavish holiday decorations and get into an 1875 frame of mind.
Mark your calendars for Sat., Dec. 16, for a day of celebrating the Holiday Season with the coming of Santa Klaus to downtown North St. Paul. Local businesses will be open with many offering cookies and cider during a day of fun activities outdoor along the 7th Street business corridor.
Dressed as jolly old St. Nick, Michael Mann, an award-winning storyteller, will visit Kowalski's Market this holiday season to share his stores. On Dec. 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. Santa will be at 4391 Lake Ave. S. in White Bear Lake and then from 5 to 8 p.m. at 8505 Valley Creek Rd. in Woodbury.
Last January, the City of White Bear Lake began celebrating its 125th anniversary. On Dec. 15 and 16, Lakeshore Players Theatre will top off the celebration with the 2006 Lakeshore Follies. This old-time
shindig is billed as a "trip through time" from 1881 to the present