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November 2019

Empty Bowls Fundraiser

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm CST
St. John’s Catholic Church Grand Marais, MN United States + Google Map

Each year, the Empty Bowls fundraiser in Grand Marais works to raise awareness and provide funds for the Cook County Food Shelf and other community organizations, addressing Cook County’s critical hunger needs year-round. This year’s event will be held in the lower level of St. John’s Catholic Church, and will feature a simple meal of soup and bread, provided by local restaurants (cost is $6). There will also be a sale of handcrafted bowls made at the Grand Marais Art…

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Festival of Trees

November 16 @ 9:00 am - November 17 @ 3:00 pm CST
Duluth DECC

The annual Junior League of Duluth’s Festival of Trees is Nov. 16-17 at the Duluth DECC. In the past, this event has included over 160 of the area’s top crafters and vendors showing off their wares. This year, Santa will arrive on his sleigh on Saturday for pictures. Other highlights include JLD toffee, live entertainment, and beautiful hand-decorated trees. Proceeds go to the Junior League of Duluth and community projects. Cost to attend is $6 on Saturday and $4 on…

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Art and Fine Craft Show

November 16 @ 10:00 am - November 17 @ 4:00 pm CST
Valhalla Inn Thunder Bay, Ontario + Google Map

The not-for-profit Artisans Northwest group in Thunder Bay will celebrate their 44th Annual Art and Fine Craft Show Nov. 16-17 at Valhalla Inn. This year’s juried show will feature a variety of media by multiple artists, from woodworking and jewelry, to photography and paintings. Held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday.

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Heart of the Holidays & Craft Revival

November 22 - November 24
Thunder Bay waterfront Ontario Canada + Google Map

Enjoy a family-friendly holiday weekend in Thunder Bay with Heart of the Holidays, located in the North Core. There will be a tree lighting display in the Bay Algoma Neighbourhood Friday evening, photos with the Grinch on Saturday, and shopping, food and fun activities all weekend. On Sunday, browse over 200 art and craft vendors at 24 locations during the annual Holiday Craft Revival, held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Artists include Vik Wilen, Elephant Shoe Design, La Petite Maison Crafts,…

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Winterer’s Gathering & Arctic Film Fest

November 22 - November 24
North House Folk School Grand Marais, MN United States + Google Map

Celebrate the crafts, customs, landscape, history and stories of winter travel and traditional life ways in the North. Featuring winter-centric coursework, a winter tent camp, gear swap, dancing, a film festival, a poetry slam, speakers and more, this is a classic event to welcome the season of white. Held at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Bill Hanlon is this year’s featured speaker. An avid backcountry hunter, Bill made an amazing discovery of mummified ancient hunter while in…

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Duluth Christmas City of the North Parade

November 22 @ 6:25 pm CST
Duluth, MN MN United States + Google Map

The annual downtown Duluth Christmas City of the North Parade will take place on Friday, Nov. 22 at 6:25 p.m. A holiday tradition since the 1950s, it features marching bands, dance performances, colorful floats, and an appearance by Santa. For the parade route and more information, find the Christmas City Parade on Facebook.

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Holidays in Schroeder

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CST
Cross River Heritage Center & Schroeder Town Hall Schroeder, Minnesota + Google Map

Holidays in Schroeder will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit the Schroeder Town Hall for the North Country Creations Bazaar, featuring hand-made items, baked goods, tasty treats and coffee. Then, visit the Cross River Heritage Center for the “Eclectic Electric” quilt raffle drawing at 2 p.m. Other Cross River happenings include make and take cards, krumkake and lefse demos, and a gift shop sale.

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Bentleyville

November 23 @ 5:00 pm - December 28 @ 9:00 pm CST
Bentleyville Duluth, MN United States + Google Map

Located in Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, Bentleyville “Tour of Lights” invites guests to stroll under the glow of over 5 million lights, while enjoying complimentary hot cocoa, cookies, popcorn and roasted marshmallows. Get your photo taken with reindeer and visit with Santa (kids 10 and under will receive a new knit hat). Mrs. Claus will also be at Bentleyville to tell stories and hand out candy canes. Bentleyville is free―though donations are appreciated―and opens at 5 p.m. daily.

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Amsoil Snocross National

November 29 - December 1
Spirit Mountain Duluth, MN United States + Google Map

The annual Amsoil Snocross National snowmobile races, presented by Kwik Trip, will be held at Spirit Mountain in Duluth, Nov. 29-Dec. 1. Rider categories include Sport, Sport Lite, 200 Stock, Pro AM Plus 30, Pro AM Women, Amateur Snowbike, Jr. Girls 9-13, Jr. 14-15, Jr. 16-17, and more. There will be vendors, food and beverages, and autograph opportunities. Parking will be at the Proctor Fairgrounds and shuttle services will be provided.

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Light Up Lutsen

November 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Downtown Lutsen Lutsen, Minnesota + Google Map

The annual Light Up Lutsen celebration will take place Friday, Nov. 29, hosted by various downtown Lutsen merchants. Held from 2-5 p.m., there will be food and drinks, caroling, bonfires, sales and more. Head to Great Gifts for pictures with Santa Claus until 4 p.m. Lutsen Liquor will host North Shore Winery tastings. Lockport Marketplace will have cookie decorating. End the evening with a hot metal pour demonstration and a bonfire at Mueller Studio at 5 p.m.

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Ely’s Small Town Christmas Celebration & Parade

November 30
Whiteside Park Ely, Minnesota + Google Map

Find a wide variety of gifts for everyone on your shopping list during Ely’s Small Town Christmas Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 30. After a day of shopping, gather for the Christmas Parade at 5 p.m., followed by hot cocoa, cider and cookies, and a tree lighting ceremony in Whiteside Park. Santa will also be in attendance.

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HoliDAI Market

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
Duluth Depot Duluth, Minnesota + Google Map

Saturday, Nov. 30 is the Duluth Art Institute’s HoliDAI Market, held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Duluth Depot. There will be outdoor bonfires for roasting s’mores, Grambsch Family candy making, hot cocoa and cider with sweet-treats for sale, live music, fine art for sale, and more. Admission is free.

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Hovland Artisan’s Pre-Christmas Sale

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
Hovland Town Hall Hovland, MN United States + Google Map

Saturday, Nov. 30 is the Hovland Artisan’s Pre-Christmas Sale, held at the Hovland Town Hall from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will art and craft vendors of all kinds, as well as food and plenty of parking.

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December 2019

Craftland: A Winter’s Market

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Craftland: A Winter’s Market will take place Sunday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, with vendors on all three floors and onstage. Find homemade gifts for your loved ones, and maybe a treat for yourself. Admission is free.

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Holiday Craft Fair

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
Grand Portage Event Center Grand Portage, Minnesota + Google Map

Visit the Grand Portage Event Center for a Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 7. There will be Ojibwe art, clothing, jewelry, graphic prints, baked goods and more. Held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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