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40 Ways to Holiday, Day 31: December 23

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.

Day 31: Saturday, December 23

Three-time Grammy Award winning group Sounds of Blackness perform in Downtown Saint Paul tonight.

Featured pick: Sounds of Blackness

Three-time Grammy award-winning group Sounds of Blackness calls the Twin Cities home and its history dates back to 1969 when it was founded as the Macalester College Black Voices.

Their 39th Annual “The Night Before Christmas” concert is tonight at the Fitzgerald Theater in Downtown Saint Paul. The family-friendly musical production will have visits from Santa, Mrs. Claus, and “Rudolph the Rappin’ Reindeer.” Music ranges from R&B and hip hop to jazz, blues and gospel. Tickets are available here.

I have a pair of tickets to give away! Keep checking back for details.

Sounds of Blackness’ “The Night Before Christmas — A Musical Fantasy”
Saturday, December 23
8:00 p.m.
Fitzgerald Theater
Saint Paul
Tickets: $40 – 50, $25 – 50 kids under 10

Other happenings

  • One of your last chances to see Santa before his exhausting work shift is tonight at the Twin Cities Railroad Museum in Saint Paul. Their Night Trains exhibit is a magical spectacle, showcasing their make-believe city of Matlin. Building are adorned in Christmas lights and decorations, and streetlights have that magical glow you get after a fresh snowfall. Night Trains runs every Saturday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. until February 24.

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