100 Miles of Christmas Celebration – Minnesota

EVENTS FROM HASTINGS TO WINONA, MN, HWY. 61 – DEC. 1 & 2
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Hastings
Victorian Holidays at the LeDucDec. 1 & 2. Take a step back in time and enjoy the splendor of the elegantly decorated Victorian LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings, during the first two Saturdays and Sundays in the month of December. Enjoy a Victorian Holiday Dinner on Dec. 2, 4 – 7:30 p.m., an event for creating beautiful memories. Reservations are required; prospective guests should call 651-437-7055 very soon, as seating is limited. www.dakotahistory.org.
www.hastingsmn.org/calendar.html

Red Wing
Enjoy a Hometown Christmas celebration with roasted chestnuts, caroling, tree lighting and a parade to begin the start of the holiday season. www.redwing.org
Enjoy Scandinavian Almond Cake with Lingonberry Jam, Dec. 1, at the Uffda Shop. Dec. 8 is Krumkake Demonstration and Sampling, and December 15 & 22.  Special on 4 Orrefors Crystal Votives for $20-normally $35.
Bed & Breakfasts of Red Wing Holiday TourDecember 1st, 4-6pm
Tour Red Wing’s beautiful and unique Bed & Breakfasts at this year’s Bed & Breakfasts of Red Wing Holiday Tour on December 1st! See our beautiful properties decked out for the holidays and enjoy samples from local restaurants. During the event you can also enter to win a fully stuffed prize basket with gifts from local Red Wing shops. Tickets are $12 when purchased in advance and can be found at all participating B&B’s and these Red Wing businesses: Red Wing Pottery, Caribou Coffee, Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce, Uffda Shop, Moments on Main, Life’s Little Oasis, Red Wing Visitor & Convention Bureau. When purchased at the door, tickets are $15.  All proceeds benefit Red Wing Downtown Main Street. PARTICIPATING BED & BREAKFASTS: Golden Lantern Inn  •  Round Barn Farm • Candlelight Inn • Pratt-Taber Inn • Moondance Inn • St. James Hotel

Frontenac
The Villa Maria Retreat and Conference Center is the perfect setting to renew your spirit, retreat from life’s distractions, or reconnect with nature. Established in 1891 by the Ursuline Sisters, the Villa Maria is conveniently located near the shores of Lake Pepin between Red Wing and Lake City, Minnesota. Just one hour from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and surrounded by scenic Frontenac State Park, the Villa Maria is ideal for your next retreat, family gathering, wedding or relaxing getaway. Expect some surprises that celebrate the holidays. www.villamariaretreats.org

Lake City
1st St. Mary’s Church Bazaar, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. “Christmas Around the World” featuring German, Irish, Norwegian and Spanish themes. They will have crafts, bake sale, specialty breads, cookie walk, silent auction, and serve coffee and coffee cake.
Antique & Contemporary Doll Collection. 9 a.m. -2.p.m., Dec 2, Chickadee Cottage Cafe,  Dolls on display from 1800′s to present. Nancy Ann, China , bisque and composition. Owner’s personal collection.  Enjoy samples of Christmas season teas.
Sample of Wonderful Food Products. Dec. 1, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. We’ll have samples of wonderful food products that are great for gifting or serving at your home. Treats and Treasures, 112 S. Washington St.

Camp Lacupolis – Check for here for more information.

Reads Landing - Check here for more information.

Wabasha and Kellogg - www.wabashamn.org
Anderson House – Heartfelt Holidays. Every Satuday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in November and December. Fine Handcraft Demonstrations, Victorian Family Photos, Parlor Games & Holiday Crafts, Visiting Performances, Treats and Refreshments in Katie’s – 333 Main St W, Wabasha. 800-482-8188.
Faith Lutheran Cookie Walk, Saturday, Dec 1, 8 a.m. – noon at Faith Lutheran Church. Arrive early as they sell out fast!!

United Church of Christ Christmas Bazaar, Saturday, Dec 1, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Buy a chance on a Specialty Basket or the Quilt Raffle. Shop the Bake Sale for more delicious homemade treats! Their lunch is true comfort food – homemade soup, BBQ and egg salad sandwiches, and pie for dessert. This will warm you up!

SVJ Creative Designs in Kellogg will be erecting a huge Santa’s sleigh and reindeer in the field next to their business – something for people to drive up to the top of hwy 42 and see! Please view from the road or driveway as its on private property. Thank you!

Winona - www.visitwinona.comMinnieska Check here for more information.
Christmas Light Trolley Tour. Saturday, Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Trester Trolley will host two Christmas Light Tours of homes decorated for the holidays . The trolley will leave from the Merchants Bank (102 East 3rd St.) parking lot.
Christmas Candlelight House Tour. Sunday, Dec. 2, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Attendees take a self-guided tour of area homes, both historic and newer, all decorated for the holidays, as well as a local church. This year the Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels will participate as they celebrate the Centennial of Saint Mary’s University. It originally served as the campus chapel for the College of Saint Teresa, and is still in use as a liturgical space for Cotter High School. The Chapel’s interior features various colors of imported marble, rich mosaics, and stained glass windows.Other stops for the tour will include the homes of Tim and Shaune Burke, 226 E. Third St.; Ben and Joyce Johnson, 318 W. Sanborn St.; and Mike and Debbie Ellefson, 1453 Waterford Circle. Tickets are $10 for WCHS members and $12 for the public and will be available at the History Center by November 26. The Trester Trolley will be going on the house tour. Tickets to ride the trolley are an additional $10 a person and will be available at the History Center. Visit www.winonahistory.org.  or call 507-454-2723 for more information!
11th Annual Holiday Lighted Parade - Downtown Goodview. Parade begins at 5:30 p.m.
The Nutcracker - Saint Mary’s University Page TheatreDec.1, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 2, 3:00 p.m. $10 Adults, $5 Seniors & Students. Enjoy this holiday classic as young Clara dreams of adventures with her heroic Nutcracker. Come fly again through the land of toy soldiers, sugar plum fairies, snowflakes, dewdrops, and flowers. Featuring dancers from and produced by the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts’ Dance Repertory Company and SMU’s Department of Theatre and Dance, you will be enthralled with this Centennial-year production.
Artist’s Holiday Sale. Saturday, Dec 1, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.  Features handcrafted works featuring 11 area arts/crafts persons. Renaissance Breads & Pastries will serve coffee, treats and soup from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the lower level. Come listen to music: 11:15 -11:45 a.m. A reading of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas will take place at 2 p.m. Winona Arts Center. 228 East 5th St. This event is free and open to the public.
Winter Wonderland. From Lake Park to Levee Park – Residents all along Main Street will light up their residences.
Downtown Winona: Winter Wonderland Theme. Storefront display lighting contest at local businesses and properties Lake Lodge at Lake Park on Lake Winona will be lit up for the holidays.