In 2017, there are exactly 40 days from Thanksgiving Day to New Years Day. And with the elimination of the eighth floor display at Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis and Holiday Lights in the Park in Saint Paul, along with the disappointing change from tradition at Holidazzle, more people than ever are looking for new holiday activities. Enter “40 Ways to Holiday.” Each day between November 23 and January 1 will have at least one event worth checking out, along with plenty of giveaways along the way! Find the full list of days here.
Featured pick: “Annie” at the Ordway
“Annie,” with popular songs “Tomorrow” and “it’s the Hard Knock Life” is back on stage in the Twin Cities again this holiday season, but this time with a local flair. Many on the show’s cast call Minnesota home. The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Saint Paul is home to the production, which runs December 7 – 31. Tickets start at $47.
When you’re at the Ordway, remember you can now bring a beverage into the theater with you! Head upstairs to the mezzanine level (even if your seats aren’t there) to avoid long lines. My parking recommendation is Lawson Commons, which gives you the excuse to walk through Rice Park, which is all decorated for the holiday season
December 7 – 31 (off Mondays)
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets: $47 and up