For the Kids

MacPhail Free Family Music Series: Sensory Friendly Concert

Sing, Play, Learn! with MacPhail® presents its first Sensory Friendly concert for children of all abilities, including those on the autism spectrum and with sensory sensitivities. As part of the Free Family Music Series, this program will include:

The Warming House’s Open Mic for Kids

If your child sings or plays an instrument, The Warming House’s Kids’ Open Mic is their chance to bring their show out into the public.

Kids who want to perform should bring one to three songs. Adults may support kids, for example, providing accompaniment for a singer, but the kids are the stars. Go to for details. Every third Thursday; 6 p.m. (Show up a few minutes early to sign up to perform.) Free. Donations welcome.

The 29th Annual Stillwater Nutcracker

The Stillwater Nutcracker, now in its 29th year, is a family-friendly version of the classical ballet, choreographed to the music of Tchaikovsky, and follows the traditional story line of the young girl named Clara and her Christmas dream. Our version includes a live narration and the exuberant dancing of children from the age of five through professional level dancers who grace the show with beauty and spirit.

Tickets $21 for reserved seating

11/29 2p & 7p

11/30 2p & 7p

12/01 1p & 6p

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Stops at Union Depot

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop at Union Depot on Tuesday, December 10 for a musical performance. Attendees are encouraged to bring cash or a healthy food donation to benefit local food shelves. Canadian Pacific is committed to raising awareness about filling community food shelves with heart-healthy foods.

Union Depot Holiday Tree Lighting + Movie Night

The Holiday Tree Lighting celebration will begin with entertainment and holiday activities then move outside to the North Plaza for the annual tree lighting celebration followed by a celebratory fireworks display. Afterwards, stay for a Holiday Movie Night double feature of holiday favorites Elf then The Polar Express.

Bachman’s Photos With Santa

This bring-your-own-camera photo opportunity with Santa and Albert the Elf is the perfect way to get your kids excited for the Christmas season!

Bachman’s Holiday Open House

Visit with Santa and Albert the Elf at Bachman's on Lyndale! The holiday season begins with a play, sing-along, live music and more!

Santa and Albert Free Play at Bachman's on Lyndale

Albert the Elf has been invited to the hottest dance at the North Pole, but there’s just one problem: He’s worried he can’t dance. Santa is ready and willing to dish out helpful tips on how to boogie, but Albert’s not sure he can trust his old friend for advice on the dance floor. Will Albert gather the courage he needs to bust a move with his best elves, or will his wavering confidence keep him from enjoying the most exciting event of the season?

Okee Dokee Brothers

Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have been exploring the outdoors together since they were kids. Now, as the Grammy-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they write songs to encourage kids and families to get outside and get creative. Their brand new album Winterland is a tribute to the season of coziness, family time, and outdoor fun!

Tiny Diner Boo Bash

Inviting Boo's big and small to Tiny Diner's Spooktacular Halloween Party! 
What to Expect
• Family Friendly
• Monster-Themed Games
• Bonfire
• Live Music
• Face Painting
• Free Hot Cider & Healthy Snacks
• Build-Your-Own Mask or Super Hero Cape w/ Mobile Menders
• Family Dinner Specials
• Scary Stories in the Play Hive
• Pinatas

Need a last minute costume? Make a mask or superhero cape with the wonderful volunteers from Mobile Menders.

Live music by Mrs Pinky and the Great Fox and Red Eye Ruby!


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