40 Ways to Holiday, Day 23: December 15

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 23: Friday, December 15

Featured pick: A Christmas Celebration with The Steeles

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The Steele family are together again for the holidays. Photo credit: The Steeles

J.D., Fred, Jearlyn, Jevetta and Billy Steele are five siblings who make up The Steeles, an ensemble who have quite the resume. They’ve recorded and performed with Prince, Morgan Freeman, The Blind Boys of Alabama, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and many others. I recently heard Jearlyn perform at a gala, and she blew everyone away, resulting in a standing ovation. Times Jearlyn’s power by five and you get this concert, which is bound to be a highlight of your holidays. Showtime tonight at the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul is 7:30 p.m.

A Christmas Celebration with The Steeles
Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16
7:30 p.m.
Fitzgerald Theater
Saint Paul
Tickets: $28 – 58

Other happenings

  • Tonight is opening night for the 30th annual production of the Classic Nutcracker by Ballet Minnesota. Performances run through Sunday in Saint Paul. Click here to find out how you can win tickets.
  • Over 100,000 LED lights are choreographed to music you can listen to from your car in Lake Elmo. Valley Lights at Rockpoint Church runs 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. through December 31. Free wagon rides will be offered tonight and tomorrow from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Rockpoint Church is at 5825 Kelvin Avenue North in Lake Elmo.