Things to do: Ice fishing show, craft shows and holiday entertainment
Local arts and crafts fair made by neighbors, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 11, Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E.
Holiday Collectibles Show, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. December 11, The Eagles Club, 1710 N. 12th St., Superior. Go to superiorchamber.org/events/details/holiday-collectibles-show.
Christmas market at Thirsty Pagan Brewing, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, December 11 and 18, 1615, rue Winter, Supérieur. Go to facebook.com/events/898742037437240/?event_time_id=898742040770573.
Sparkling party evenings, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 14 and December 21 and 28, Fairlawn Mansion, 906 E. Second St., Superior. Go to Superiorpublicmuseums.org for details.
Attend a Christmas tea on the Edna G, a Minnesota treasure docked at Two Harbors. Christmas tea fundraisers offered every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through December 19, with varying hours each day. One must reserve; donation fees are $ 50 for adults and $ 35 for ages 10 and under. For more information, visit FriendsOfEdnaG.org, or call 218-595-0184.
the Annual Nordic Center Pepperkakebyen (Gingerbread City) The event in partnership with Nortun Lodge Sons of Norway can be experienced virtually or at the Nordic Center, 23 N. Lake Ave., until December 19. The experience will be available digitally on the Nordic Center website as well as on Facebook and Instagram. Go to nordiccenterduluth.org.
North Shore Scenic Railroad offers the following train journeys:
Christmas City Express, Fridays and Saturdays until December 19. A young girl boards a train on Christmas Eve to visit her grandparents in Duluth. Soon the train is engulfed in a horrific snowstorm and stuck in deep snowdrifts far from civilization. While everyone is safe, passengers fear Christmas will be lost. What the little girl and the conductor do next saves Christmas for everyone. Watch a live production of this original story and enjoy a train ride with free cookies and hot chocolate and a special guest.
Third annual New Year by the lake, December 31 at four sites. The event includes a five-course dinner (gluten-free and vegan options available) in the Greysolon Ballroom with Maxi Childs Trio performing during dinner, followed by a Jack Willhite comedy at the NorShor Theater. Then return to the Greysolon Ballroom for Big Wave Dave and the Ripples or Laura Velvet in the Moorish Room with their elegant musical presentation of everything from Motown to modern. The Black Water Lounge will feature DJ Cory Bonneville play the greatest dance hits from the 50s to today. Enjoy balloon drops, a champagne toast and gifts at midnight in all three rooms as well as a photo booth. All New Years items by the lake are indoors and fully accessible via the skywalk system. Ticket packages range from $ 30 to $ 129 per person. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Bluebird Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization that provides grants and scholarships to area high school students in the performing arts. Go to newyearsbythelake.com for tickets.
Glensheen Self-Guided Christmas Tours until January 8. Find 25 hidden Christmas trees and over 25 hidden elves. In addition to the 25 Good Elves, the 25 Baddest Elves lurked in even more devious places throughout the mansion. The 25 Naughty Elves can be found on a Full Mansion tour while the 25 Kind Elves can be found on a Classic or Full Mansion tour. Guests who find the 25 Good Elves or 25 Bad Elves will be presented with a stunning temporary tattoo claiming their “Master of the Elf Hunt” status at the end of their visit. Starting Friday, November 26, guests will have the chance to experience Glensheen’s Christmas decor in the evening. Self-guided candlelight evenings and the beloved Spirit of the Lights outdoor exhibit will launch on Black Friday. Customers can grab their tickets for the candlelight evening early by purchasing them online at glensheen.org. Access to the Spirit of the Lights Outdoor Exhibition is free and open to the public, no reservations or tickets are required to attend the Outdoor Light Exhibition. To find out more go to bit.ly/GlensheenXmas.