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Concerts, Performances & Merriment

We like our Christmas music early and often!  Here’s a list of concerts, performances & other festive live events in the area this holiday season.

Southern Minnesota Christmas Festival

Live Performances of music, dancing and more!

Free Admission

November 11th 11am-4pm

Verizon Center, Mankato MN


Holiday Art Studio Workshop 

Create your own piece of holiday art to keep or give away as a gift!

November 21st 6-8pm

Children’s Museum of Southern Minneosta


Christmas in Christ Chapel

A themed night around Christmas through music and spoken word.

December 1st-3rd

Gustavus Aldophus, St. Peter MN


Christmas at Hubbard House

See the Hubbard House decorated for the season with board games.

December 2nd 3pm-7pm

Hubbard House, Mankato MN


Bells on Belgrade

Holiday fun for the entire family with caroling groups and a parade

December 2nd 3pm-6pm

Belgrade Ave.,  Lower North Mankato MN


Christmas at Bethany

Concert Choir, Hanbell Choir, and Concert Band

November 29th-30th, December 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato MN


CP Holiday Train

Beautifully lit Holiday Train, Musical Performances from Dallas Smith, Terri Clark and Kelly Prescott

December 5th 

Owatonna: 4:05pm Arrival, Event Time 4:15pm-4:45pm

Waseca: 5:45pm Arrival, Event Time 6:00pm-6:30pm

Janesville: 7:30pm Arrival, Event Time 7:45pm-8:15pm


Decorate a Gingerbread House

Decorate a Gingerbread House at the Children’s Museum

December 7th, 9th and 10th

Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, Mankato


The Nutcracker

Performances of The Nutcracker Ballet

December 8th, 9th, 10th

Ted Paul Theater, MSU


Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage

Touring production of Charlie Brown’s classic Christmas story featuring all your favorites from the Peanuts gang.

December 13th 7pm

Verizon Center Grand Hall, Mankato MN


Mankato Symphony Orchestra Holiday Highlights

Seasonal favorites like The Nutcracker, Hansel and Gretel and more.

December 17th 3pm

Verizon Center Grand Hall, Mankato MN

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