Rochester MN Holiday Family Events

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rochester mn holiday events

Rochester has a variety of wonderful holiday events for the family again this season! Our local businesses have worked hard to continue providing safe, responsible, and festive events for your family.  Click on the dates below to be taken to list of events for that week!

Have an event to add to our list?  Fill out the form at the bottom of this post!

Friday November 12th

Lights at Bluff Valley

This 1.5-mile drive-through light tour features exciting themed areas with over 450 light displays, over 200 animated displays. Wagon Rides and a Walk through Light Maze.

Address: 61297 390th Ave, Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: $20/car
Website

 

Saturday November 13th

Lights at Bluff Valley

This 1.5-mile drive-through light tour features exciting themed areas with over 450 light displays, over 200 animated displays. Wagon Rides and a Walk through Light Maze.

Address: 61297 390th Ave, Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: $20/car
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Sunday November 14th

Lights at Bluff Valley

This 1.5-mile drive-through light tour features exciting themed areas with over 450 light displays, over 200 animated displays. Wagon Rides and a Walk through Light Maze.

Address: 61297 390th Ave, Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $20/car
Website

 

Wednesday November 17th

Seedy Scenes: Wee Wednesday | Sargents Inc.

Sargent’s on 2nd

Get a head start on next year’s garden. Learn about collecting seeds. Kids will enjoy creating a flower mosaic out of seeds.
Wee Wednesdays are gardening related classes for preschool and Kindergarten-aged children. Each Wee Wednesday class has a 9:30 and 10:30 session (April – December). All classes include hands-on activities, a story, and a tasty treat. A $8 class fee covers supplies and snack. Please plan to stay with your child. (SAVE $4 on each additional ticket for siblings) To enroll your child or grandchild in these fun-filled classes, please register online here or call (507) 289-0022 today. Pre-registration is required. Classes fill quickly.
Address: 7955 18th Ave NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Time: 9:30am & 10:30am
Cost: $8
Website

 

Friday November 19th

Lights at Bluff Valley

This 1.5-mile drive-through light tour features exciting themed areas with over 450 light displays, over 200 animated displays. Wagon Rides and a Walk through Light Maze.

Address: 61297 390th Ave, Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: $20/car
Website

 

Saturday November 20th

Lights at Bluff Valley

This 1.5-mile drive-through light tour features exciting themed areas with over 450 light displays, over 200 animated displays. Wagon Rides and a Walk through Light Maze.

Address: 61297 390th Ave, Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: $20/car
Website

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Sunday November 21st

Lights at Bluff Valley

This 1.5-mile drive-through light tour features exciting themed areas with over 450 light displays, over 200 animated displays. Wagon Rides and a Walk through Light Maze.

Address: 61297 390th Ave, Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $20/car
Website

 

Monday November 22nd

2021 Festival of Trees – A Celebration of Giving

The elves are ready to announce the festivities for the 36th annual Festival of Trees – A Celebration of Giving. Although the pandemic continues to impact the event, we pulled out all stops to celebrate the holidays. Let’s propel the mission of Hiawatha Homes to the next level.

Trees will be displayed in Downtown Rochester (watch this event for the map)

Address: Downtown Rochester | Map to be released 11/22/21
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Website

 

Tuesday November 23rd

2021 Festival of Trees – A Celebration of Giving

The elves are ready to announce the festivities for the 36th annual Festival of Trees – A Celebration of Giving. Although the pandemic continues to impact the event, we pulled out all stops to celebrate the holidays. Let’s propel the mission of Hiawatha Homes to the next level.

Trees will be displayed in Downtown Rochester (watch this event for the map)

Address: Downtown Rochester | Map to be released 11/22/21
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Website

 

Make N Take Kids Cookie Craft | Roasted Bliss

Limited spots available. Kids make-n-take cookie jar craft! For $25, kids will get a jar, all ingredients to layer, stickers to decorate the outside, a hot chocolate, and a treat. Extra jars are available to make a second one for $10. Call 507-226-8011 to pay and reserve your spot!

Address: 2550 S Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: $25
Website

 

Wednesday November 24th

2021 Festival of Trees – A Celebration of Giving

The elves are ready to announce the festivities for the 36th annual Festival of Trees – A Celebration of Giving. Although the pandemic continues to impact the event, we pulled out all stops to celebrate the holidays. Let’s propel the mission of Hiawatha Homes to the next level.

Trees will be displayed in Downtown Rochester (watch this event for the map)

Address: Downtown Rochester | Map to be released 11/22/21
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Website

 

Thursday November 25th

2021 Festival of Trees – A Celebration of Giving

The elves are ready to announce the festivities for the 36th annual Festival of Trees – A Celebration of Giving. Although the pandemic continues to impact the event, we pulled out all stops to celebrate the holidays. Let’s propel the mission of Hiawatha Homes to the next level.

Trees will be displayed in Downtown Rochester (watch this event for the map)

Address: Downtown Rochester | Map to be released 11/22/21
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Website

 

Friday November 26th

Lights at Bluff Valley

This 1.5-mile drive-through light tour features exciting themed areas with over 450 light displays, over 200 animated displays. Wagon Rides and a Walk through Light Maze.

Address: 61297 390th Ave, Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: $20/car
Website

 

2021 Festival of Trees – A Celebration of Giving

The elves are ready to announce the festivities for the 36th annual Festival of Trees – A Celebration of Giving. Although the pandemic continues to impact the event, we pulled out all stops to celebrate the holidays. Let’s propel the mission of Hiawatha Homes to the next level.

Trees will be displayed in Downtown Rochester (watch this event for the map)

Address: Downtown Rochester | Map to be released 11/22/21
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Website

 

Here Comes Santa Claus | Downtown Rochester

All is merry and bright when Santa Claus comes this night! Here Comes Santa Claus—downtown Rochester’s most beloved holiday tradition—features “Santa’s Magical Workshop,” appearances by Santa & Mrs. Claus, the daring Santa rescue atop Old City Hall, tree lighting ceremony in Peace Plaza, and more merry entertainment. Santa Claus coming to downtown Rochester is a real holiday treat that free family fun!

Address: Downtown, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: Free
Website

 

Saturday November 27th

Lights at Bluff Valley

This 1.5-mile drive-through light tour features exciting themed areas with over 450 light displays, over 200 animated displays. Wagon Rides and a Walk through Light Maze.

Address: 61297 390th Ave, Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: $20/car
Website

 

2021 Festival of Trees – A Celebration of Giving

The elves are ready to announce the festivities for the 36th annual Festival of Trees – A Celebration of Giving. Although the pandemic continues to impact the event, we pulled out all stops to celebrate the holidays. Let’s propel the mission of Hiawatha Homes to the next level.

Trees will be displayed in Downtown Rochester (watch this event for the map)

Address: Downtown Rochester | Map to be released 11/22/21
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Website

 

Drive-In Movies | Graham Park

Drive-In movies at Graham Park are back! Check the website for movie selection!

Address: GRAHAM PARK Grandstand 1570 Fairgrounds Ave SE, Rochester, MN
Time: 5:00pm & 7:30pm
Website

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Sunday November 28th

Lights at Bluff Valley

This 1.5-mile drive-through light tour features exciting themed areas with over 450 light displays, over 200 animated displays. Wagon Rides and a Walk through Light Maze.

Address: 61297 390th Ave, Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: $20/car
Website

 

Drive-In Movies | Graham Park

Drive-In movies at Graham Park are back! Check the website for movie selection!

Address: GRAHAM PARK Grandstand 1570 Fairgrounds Ave SE, Rochester, MN
Time: 4:00pm & 6:30pm
Website

 

2021 Festival of Trees – A Celebration of Giving

The elves are ready to announce the festivities for the 36th annual Festival of Trees – A Celebration of Giving. Although the pandemic continues to impact the event, we pulled out all stops to celebrate the holidays. Let’s propel the mission of Hiawatha Homes to the next level.

Trees will be displayed in Downtown Rochester (watch this event for the map)

Address: Downtown Rochester | Map to be released 11/22/21
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Website

 

Wednesday December 1st

Fill Santa’s Sleigh – Before the Reindeer Go Away

Our reindeer friends are visiting Rochester SCHEELS for ONE NIGHT ONLY to help us fill Santa’s sleigh with toys for children of all ages.
But the fun doesn’t stop there!
Other activities include:
– Visit Santa’s reindeer
– Enjoy FREE milk & cookies on us
– Take a picture with Andy the Texas Roadhouse Armadillo
– Write a letter to Santa
– Listen to carolers
We will also be joined by Laser 101.7 and Toys for Tots of Southeast MN for a live in-store radio broadcast! All toys collected will be donated to Toys for Tots. SCHEELS will be matching up to $5000 of what is donated during the event.
*A toy donation is encouraged, however not required to participate in the event.
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***The health and safety of our customers and associates are our highest priority during this event.
Address: Scheels – Apache Mall, Rochester MN
Hours: 5:00-7:00pm
Website

 

Thursday December 2nd

Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tours | Rochester Trolley & Tour Co.

Experience some of the best, most lit up, & creative Rochester residential lights displays.  Enjoy classic holiday music and a narrated tour aboard the warmth of a lighted, and decorated private vehicle.

This tour will visit highlights such as “Santa’s Workshop”, “The Caroling House,” “The Blue Christmas”, “The Enchanted Forest”, “Winter Wonderland”, “The Christmas Court”, “Christmas Mountain”, “The North Pole” and many others

Address: Cornerstone Plaza Hotel, Rochester MN
Time: 6:00pm & 7:30pm
Cost: Varies – Check Website
Website

 

Friday December 3rd

Lights at Bluff Valley

This 1.5-mile drive-through light tour features exciting themed areas with over 450 light displays, over 200 animated displays. Wagon Rides and a Walk through Light Maze.

Address: 61297 390th Ave, Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: $20/car
Website

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

Address: Mayo Civic Center, Rochester MN
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $15-30
Website

 

Drive-In Movies | Graham Park

Drive-In movies at Graham Park are back! Check the website for movie selection!

Address: GRAHAM PARK Grandstand 1570 Fairgrounds Ave SE, Rochester, MN
Time: 5:00pm & 7:30pm
Website

 

Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tours | Rochester Trolley & Tour Co.

Experience some of the best, most lit up, & creative Rochester residential lights displays.  Enjoy classic holiday music and a narrated tour aboard the warmth of a lighted, and decorated private vehicle.

This tour will visit highlights such as “Santa’s Workshop”, “The Caroling House,” “The Blue Christmas”, “The Enchanted Forest”, “Winter Wonderland”, “The Christmas Court”, “Christmas Mountain”, “The North Pole” and many others

Address: Cornerstone Plaza Hotel, Rochester MN
Time: 6:00pm & 7:30pm
Cost: Varies – Check Website
Website

 

Saturday December 4th

Santa Parade | Kasson MN

Santa is coming to Kasson for the Santa Parade. He will start from K-M Community Education and travel to the Kasson Fire Department via 5th Ave. NE. He will have goodies for boys and girls along the way. We hope to see you along the route – and then enjoy Christmas in Kasson!

Address: Kasson MN (K-M Community Education down 5th Ave. NE to the Fire Station)
Hours: 8:30-9:30am
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Christmas in Kasson | Kasson MN

Come celebrate the holidays by visiting our local businesses for treats, crafting, and lots of fun for the family. We will have real reindeer along with Santa, The Grinch, and the Elf on the Shelf! Check out the schedule to see what’s happening! More info is on the discussion tab!

Address: Kasson MN
Hours: 10:30am – 1:00pm
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Olde Fashioned Christmas | Mantorville MN

Lots of family fun! Check out the below site for info!

Address: Mantorville MN
Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Website

 

The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party | Rochester Dance Company

Treat your family to a mini Nutcracker performance while enjoying a variety of sweet treats. Wear your holiday best for photo opportunities and dancing with the Nutcracker performers. Treats include specialty chocolates compliments of Chocolaterie Stam, cookies from Sweet House Bakery, and a Nutcracker – themed gift bag for children.

Address: 20 Civic Center Drive NE, Rochester MN
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Cost: $25
Website

 

Lights at Bluff Valley

This 1.5-mile drive-through light tour features exciting themed areas with over 450 light displays, over 200 animated displays. Wagon Rides and a Walk through Light Maze.

Address: 61297 390th Ave, Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: $20/car
Website

 

Drive-In Movies | Graham Park

Drive-In movies at Graham Park are back! Check the website for movie selection!

Address: GRAHAM PARK Grandstand 1570 Fairgrounds Ave SE, Rochester, MN
Time: 5:00pm & 7:30pm
Website

 

Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tours | Rochester Trolley & Tour Co.

Experience some of the best, most lit up, & creative Rochester residential lights displays.  Enjoy classic holiday music and a narrated tour aboard the warmth of a lighted, and decorated private vehicle.

This tour will visit highlights such as “Santa’s Workshop”, “The Caroling House,” “The Blue Christmas”, “The Enchanted Forest”, “Winter Wonderland”, “The Christmas Court”, “Christmas Mountain”, “The North Pole” and many others

Address: Cornerstone Plaza Hotel, Rochester MN
Time: 6:00pm & 7:30pm
Cost: Varies – Check Website
Website

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

Address: Mayo Civic Center, Rochester MN
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $15-30
Website

 

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Sunday December 5th

Lights at Bluff Valley

This 1.5-mile drive-through light tour features exciting themed areas with over 450 light displays, over 200 animated displays. Wagon Rides and a Walk through Light Maze.

Address: 61297 390th Ave, Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $20/car
Website

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

Address: Mayo Civic Center, Rochester MN
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $15-30
Website

 

Drive-In Movies | Graham Park

Drive-In movies at Graham Park are back! Check the website for movie selection!

Address: GRAHAM PARK Grandstand 1570 Fairgrounds Ave SE, Rochester, MN

Time: 4:00pm & 6:30pm
Website

 

Thursday December 9th

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

Address: Mayo Civic Center, Rochester MN
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $15-30
Website

 

Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tours | Rochester Trolley & Tour Co.

Experience some of the best, most lit up, & creative Rochester residential lights displays.  Enjoy classic holiday music and a narrated tour aboard the warmth of a lighted, and decorated private vehicle.

This tour will visit highlights such as “Santa’s Workshop”, “The Caroling House,” “The Blue Christmas”, “The Enchanted Forest”, “Winter Wonderland”, “The Christmas Court”, “Christmas Mountain”, “The North Pole” and many others

Address: Cornerstone Plaza Hotel, Rochester MN
Time: 6:00pm & 7:30pm
Cost: Varies – Check Website
Website

 

Friday December 10th

Christmas Countdown Scavenger Hunt

Mark your calendar for a fun, family-friendly event this season! Rochester Catholic Schools invites you to participate in a Christmas Countdown Scavenger Hunt on Dec. 10. Join together with family and friends to solve 15 clues, each with a mission to complete in your home, neighborhood, or throughout the Rochester community between 3:00-7:00 p.m. There will be many festive photo opportunities along the way, too! The event is free and open to the public. Learn more and RSVP by December 8 at www.rcsmn.org/christmas.

Time: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Cost: Free
Website

 

Lights at Bluff Valley

This 1.5-mile drive-through light tour features exciting themed areas with over 450 light displays, over 200 animated displays. Wagon Rides and a Walk through Light Maze.

Address: 61297 390th Ave, Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: $20/car
Website

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

Address: Mayo Civic Center, Rochester MN
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $15-30
Website

 

Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tours | Rochester Trolley & Tour Co.

Experience some of the best, most lit up, & creative Rochester residential lights displays.  Enjoy classic holiday music and a narrated tour aboard the warmth of a lighted, and decorated private vehicle.

This tour will visit highlights such as “Santa’s Workshop”, “The Caroling House,” “The Blue Christmas”, “The Enchanted Forest”, “Winter Wonderland”, “The Christmas Court”, “Christmas Mountain”, “The North Pole” and many others

Address: Cornerstone Plaza Hotel, Rochester MN
Time: 6:00pm & 7:30pm
Cost: Varies – Check Website
Website

 

Drive-In Movies | Graham Park

Drive-In movies at Graham Park are back! Check the website for movie selection!

Address: GRAHAM PARK Grandstand 1570 Fairgrounds Ave SE, Rochester, MN

Time: 5:00pm & 7:30pm
Website

 

Saturday December 11th

Lights at Bluff Valley

This 1.5-mile drive-through light tour features exciting themed areas with over 450 light displays, over 200 animated displays. Wagon Rides and a Walk through Light Maze.

Address: 61297 390th Ave, Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: $20/car
Website

 

The Nutcracker | Rochester Dance Company

This 19th year of our production will feature young dancers from studios throughout Rochester and the surrounding area, as well as professional guest artists.

Children love the naughty mice, the toy soldiers and Clara’s courage in their thrilling battle scene; adults appreciate the classic dance and the timeless music of Tchaikovsky.

Rochester Dance Company’s production of The Nutcracker features lavish, professionally designed costumes, hand-painted set and highly detailed props, including a Christmas tree that appears to grow by magic.

Address: 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 2:00pm & 6:00pm
Cost: Varies
Website

 

Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tours | Rochester Trolley & Tour Co.

Experience some of the best, most lit up, & creative Rochester residential lights displays.  Enjoy classic holiday music and a narrated tour aboard the warmth of a lighted, and decorated private vehicle.

This tour will visit highlights such as “Santa’s Workshop”, “The Caroling House,” “The Blue Christmas”, “The Enchanted Forest”, “Winter Wonderland”, “The Christmas Court”, “Christmas Mountain”, “The North Pole” and many others

Address: Cornerstone Plaza Hotel, Rochester MN
Time: 6:00pm & 7:30pm
Cost: Varies – Check Website
Website

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

Address: Mayo Civic Center, Rochester MN
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $15-30
Website

 

Drive-In Movies | Graham Park

Drive-In movies at Graham Park are back! Check the website for movie selection!

Address: GRAHAM PARK Grandstand 1570 Fairgrounds Ave SE, Rochester, MN

Time: 5:00pm & 7:30pm
Website

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Sunday December 12th

The Nutcracker | Rochester Dance Company

This 19th year of our production will feature young dancers from studios throughout Rochester and the surrounding area, as well as professional guest artists.

Children love the naughty mice, the toy soldiers and Clara’s courage in their thrilling battle scene; adults appreciate the classic dance and the timeless music of Tchaikovsky.

Rochester Dance Company’s production of The Nutcracker features lavish, professionally designed costumes, hand-painted set and highly detailed props, including a Christmas tree that appears to grow by magic.

Address: 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: Varies
Website

 

Drive-In Movies | Graham Park

Drive-In movies at Graham Park are back! Check the website for movie selection!

Address: GRAHAM PARK Grandstand 1570 Fairgrounds Ave SE, Rochester, MN

Time: 4:00pm & 6:30pm
Website

 

Lights at Bluff Valley

This 1.5-mile drive-through light tour features exciting themed areas with over 450 light displays, over 200 animated displays. Wagon Rides and a Walk through Light Maze.

Address: 61297 390th Ave, Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $20/car
Website

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

Address: Mayo Civic Center, Rochester MN
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $15-30
Website

 

Wednesday December 15th

My Wee Christmas Tree: Wee Wednesday | Sargents Inc.

Sargent’s on 2nd

Decorate your very own “wee” Christmas tree with oodles of sparkly, bright trimmings. This Wee Wednesday tradition will include a reading of Mr. Willoby’s Christmas Tree and a tree that lives well beyond the holidays.

Wee Wednesdays are gardening related classes for preschool and Kindergarten-aged children. Each Wee Wednesday class has a 9:30 and 10:30 session (April – December). All classes include hands-on activities, a story, and a tasty treat. An $8 class fee covers supplies and snack. Please plan to stay with your child. (SAVE $4 on each additional ticket for siblings) To enroll your child or grandchild in these fun-filled classes, please register online here or call (507) 289-0022 today. Pre-registration is required. Classes fill quickly.

Address: 7955 18th Ave NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Time: 9:30am & 10:30am
Cost: $9
Website

 

Thursday December 16th

Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tours | Rochester Trolley & Tour Co.

Experience some of the best, most lit up, & creative Rochester residential lights displays.  Enjoy classic holiday music and a narrated tour aboard the warmth of a lighted, and decorated private vehicle.

This tour will visit highlights such as “Santa’s Workshop”, “The Caroling House,” “The Blue Christmas”, “The Enchanted Forest”, “Winter Wonderland”, “The Christmas Court”, “Christmas Mountain”, “The North Pole” and many others

Address: Cornerstone Plaza Hotel, Rochester MN
Time: 6:00pm & 7:30pm
Cost: Varies – Check Website
Website

 

Friday December 17th

Lights at Bluff Valley

This 1.5-mile drive-through light tour features exciting themed areas with over 450 light displays, over 200 animated displays. Wagon Rides and a Walk through Light Maze.

Address: 61297 390th Ave, Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: $20/car
Website

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

Address: Mayo Civic Center, Rochester MN
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $15-30
Website

 

Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tours | Rochester Trolley & Tour Co.

Experience some of the best, most lit up, & creative Rochester residential lights displays.  Enjoy classic holiday music and a narrated tour aboard the warmth of a lighted, and decorated private vehicle.

This tour will visit highlights such as “Santa’s Workshop”, “The Caroling House,” “The Blue Christmas”, “The Enchanted Forest”, “Winter Wonderland”, “The Christmas Court”, “Christmas Mountain”, “The North Pole” and many others

Address: Cornerstone Plaza Hotel, Rochester MN
Time: 6:00pm & 7:30pm
Cost: Varies – Check Website
Website

 

Drive-In Movies | Graham Park

Drive-In movies at Graham Park are back! Check the website for movie selection!

Address: GRAHAM PARK Grandstand 1570 Fairgrounds Ave SE, Rochester, MN

Time: 5:00pm & 7:30pm
Website

 

Saturday December 18th

Lights at Bluff Valley

This 1.5-mile drive-through light tour features exciting themed areas with over 450 light displays, over 200 animated displays. Wagon Rides and a Walk through Light Maze.

Address: 61297 390th Ave, Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: $20/car
Website

 

Drive-In Movies | Graham Park

Drive-In movies at Graham Park are back! Check the website for movie selection!

Address: GRAHAM PARK Grandstand 1570 Fairgrounds Ave SE, Rochester, MN

Time: 5:00pm & 7:30pm
Website

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

Address: Mayo Civic Center, Rochester MN
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $15-30
Website

 

Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tours | Rochester Trolley & Tour Co.

Experience some of the best, most lit up, & creative Rochester residential lights displays.  Enjoy classic holiday music and a narrated tour aboard the warmth of a lighted, and decorated private vehicle.

This tour will visit highlights such as “Santa’s Workshop”, “The Caroling House,” “The Blue Christmas”, “The Enchanted Forest”, “Winter Wonderland”, “The Christmas Court”, “Christmas Mountain”, “The North Pole” and many others

Address: Cornerstone Plaza Hotel, Rochester MN
Time: 6:00pm & 7:30pm
Cost: Varies – Check Website
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Sunday December 19th

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

Address: Mayo Civic Center, Rochester MN
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $15-30
Website

 

Drive-In Movies | Graham Park

Drive-In movies at Graham Park are back! Check the website for movie selection!

Address: GRAHAM PARK Grandstand 1570 Fairgrounds Ave SE, Rochester, MN

Time: 4:00pm & 6:30pm
Website

 

Wednesday December 23rd

Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tours | Rochester Trolley & Tour Co.

Experience some of the best, most lit up, & creative Rochester residential lights displays.  Enjoy classic holiday music and a narrated tour aboard the warmth of a lighted, and decorated private vehicle.

This tour will visit highlights such as “Santa’s Workshop”, “The Caroling House,” “The Blue Christmas”, “The Enchanted Forest”, “Winter Wonderland”, “The Christmas Court”, “Christmas Mountain”, “The North Pole” and many others

Address: Cornerstone Plaza Hotel, Rochester MN
Time: 6:00pm & 7:30pm
Cost: Varies – Check Website
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Thursday December 30

Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tours | Rochester Trolley & Tour Co.

Experience some of the best, most lit up, & creative Rochester residential lights displays.  Enjoy classic holiday music and a narrated tour aboard the warmth of a lighted, and decorated private vehicle.

This tour will visit highlights such as “Santa’s Workshop”, “The Caroling House,” “The Blue Christmas”, “The Enchanted Forest”, “Winter Wonderland”, “The Christmas Court”, “Christmas Mountain”, “The North Pole” and many others

Address: Cornerstone Plaza Hotel, Rochester MN
Time: 6:00pm & 7:30pm
Cost: Varies – Check Website
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Friday December 31

Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tours | Rochester Trolley & Tour Co.

Experience some of the best, most lit up, & creative Rochester residential lights displays.  Enjoy classic holiday music and a narrated tour aboard the warmth of a lighted, and decorated private vehicle.

This tour will visit highlights such as “Santa’s Workshop”, “The Caroling House,” “The Blue Christmas”, “The Enchanted Forest”, “Winter Wonderland”, “The Christmas Court”, “Christmas Mountain”, “The North Pole” and many others

Address: Cornerstone Plaza Hotel, Rochester MN
Time: 6:00pm & 7:30pm
Cost: Varies – Check Website
Website

Saturday January 1st

Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tours | Rochester Trolley & Tour Co.

Experience some of the best, most lit up, & creative Rochester residential lights displays.  Enjoy classic holiday music and a narrated tour aboard the warmth of a lighted, and decorated private vehicle.

This tour will visit highlights such as “Santa’s Workshop”, “The Caroling House,” “The Blue Christmas”, “The Enchanted Forest”, “Winter Wonderland”, “The Christmas Court”, “Christmas Mountain”, “The North Pole” and many others

Address: Cornerstone Plaza Hotel, Rochester MN
Time: 6:00pm & 7:30pm
Cost: Varies – Check Website
Website

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    • Hi Kathryn! Everything we have come across is in the guide! There was a Mayo Clinic craft fair at the beginning of the month. If we see anything, we’ll be sure to add it!

  1. Thank you for this list! For the upcoming RMMB events, can you clarify the dates? The day of the week and the date don’t match so I’m curious which one is correct. I would love to attend some of the events and just want to be sure to put the correct day down. Thanks in advance!

    • Hi there! Can you clarify which blog post you are referring to? We double checked on the Holiday Family Events page and it looks like the dates are all matching up, but there are no upcoming RMMB events listed on that page, so we’re wondering if you mean a different page? Thank you!

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