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Minnesota Parent welcomes information about events for families throughout the state of Minnesota. Calendar listings are FREE and can submitted here.

You can submit a listing at any time, but the deadline for possible inclusion in the print publication is six weeks prior to the month of the publication. (For example, June 15 for the August issue.)

All events are subject to change. Be certain to check with the event sponsor either by visiting the website or calling, to ensure the featured event is still viable.

Events taking place for more than one weekend in length will be listed in our "Ongoing" area.

Annie
It's a hard-knock life for Annie and the other orphans of Depression-era New York City, under the patronage of the wretched and scheming Miss Hannigan at the Hudson Street Orphanage. One day, Annie's life is changed forever when Grace, the beautiful assistant of the enigmatic millionaire Oscar (Daddy) Warbucks comes to ask for an orphan to stay at his mansion for the Christmas holidays.
Where: Orpheum Theatre, St. Paul
Cost: Tickets start at $47 (for partial view). For a 15 percent discount on any Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:30 p.m. shows, or Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. shows, use the discount GRP15OFF (courtesy of Grandycamp.info).
Website: ordway.org
Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Disney's beloved story, based on the original Tony-award nominated Broadway production, comes alive for an all-ages audience. Showing Nov. 17 to Dec. 28.
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $18-$30
Website: stagestheatre.org
A Christmas Carol
This perennial favorite hits the stage for its 43rd year. Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with a "bah humbug" until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future.
Where: Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $29.
Website: guthrietheater.org
Holidazzle
The Minneapolis Downtown Council and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will again bring the city's annual holiday celebration to Loring Park. Enjoy food, drinks, movie nights, carriage rides, shopping, fireworks and visits from Santa. Open Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 24 to Dec. 23. See fireworks at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23.
Where: Loring Park, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: holidazzle.com
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Whoville is experiencing a seemingly unstoppable crime wave! Who will save Christmas? Find out the answer in this all-time audience favorite filled with songs, spirited storytelling and fanciful rhymes. Showing Nov. 7 to Jan. 7.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $15.
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Snow White and the Seven Vikings
In this all-ages adaptation of the classic story, a bunch of funny gentle Vikings (rather than elves) make their way in the snow-covered land of Norway. Jealousy and vanity are exposed, but friendship and love ensure that all will live happily ever after.
Where: Old Log Theatre, Excelsior
Cost: $14-$16
Website: oldlog.com
Illumination
Light up the night at the darkest time of the year with a new winter tradition. Kids can explore things that glow, make light sabers, try light painting, mix up some glow-in-the-dark slime and more - all under dimmed lights throughout the museum. Flashlights will be provided.
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: Included in regular museum admission of $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older
Website: smm.org
Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Disney's beloved story, based on the original Tony-award nominated Broadway production, comes alive for an all-ages audience. Showing Nov. 17 to Dec. 28.
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $18-$30
Website: stagestheatre.org
Holidazzle
The Minneapolis Downtown Council and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will again bring the city's annual holiday celebration to Loring Park. Enjoy food, drinks, movie nights, carriage rides, shopping, fireworks and visits from Santa. Open Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 24 to Dec. 23. See fireworks at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23.
Where: Loring Park, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: holidazzle.com
Annie
It's a hard-knock life for Annie and the other orphans of Depression-era New York City, under the patronage of the wretched and scheming Miss Hannigan at the Hudson Street Orphanage. One day, Annie's life is changed forever when Grace, the beautiful assistant of the enigmatic millionaire Oscar (Daddy) Warbucks comes to ask for an orphan to stay at his mansion for the Christmas holidays.
Where: Orpheum Theatre, St. Paul
Cost: Tickets start at $47 (for partial view). For a 15 percent discount on any Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:30 p.m. shows, or Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. shows, use the discount GRP15OFF (courtesy of Grandycamp.info).
Website: ordway.org
Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Featuring songs from the classic Disney movie, this production brings the beloved story to life with a cast made up entirely of children and teens.
Where: Steppingstone Theatre
Cost: $10-$16
Website: steppingstonetheatre.org
A Christmas Carol
This perennial favorite hits the stage for its 43rd year. Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with a "bah humbug" until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future.
Where: Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $29.
Website: guthrietheater.org
Kids at the Castle: Tiny Tomtar & Extraordinary Elves
During this morning playdate at the Castle, it's primetime fun time for kids and their grown-ups. For an hour before the general public can enter the museum, ASI throws opens its doors to the younger crowd for creative activities including visual games, storytelling, music and movement inspired by the season and ASI exhibitions, the Turnblad Mansion or special times of year to encourage adventurous and curious young minds. Suggested for ages 2-5. Adults must attend with their children.
Where: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
Cost: $8 per family
Website: asimn.org
The Nutcracker
Dancers with the Academy of Russian Ballet present an authentic classical version of the holiday fairy tale at this annual performance.
Where: Eden Prairie High School
Cost: $22-$32
Website: academyofrussianballet.com
A Christmas Carol
This perennial favorite hits the stage for its 43rd year. Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with a "bah humbug" until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future.
Where: Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $29.
Website: guthrietheater.org