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December Events

Julmarknad Holiday Market

December 2 – 4

American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Avenue

$15 (preview night $30)

Registration required

One of the region’s largest handcraft markets returns this holiday season in time for all your shopping needs! The market kicks off on December 2nd for a preview night featuring live music and food and drink from FIKA Café (6 – 8:30pm), and will be open on December 3rd and 4th from 10am to 4pm. Register at

Edible Boulevards Cooking Class with Derek Nicholas

Saturday, December 3, 11AM – 12 PM



Join us for our next Minneapolis Edible Boulevards cooking class with the Division of Indian Work and Wiisinig LLC’s Derek Nicholas. Derek will show us how to make warm & tasty wild rice porridge for these cold winter days. Pick up the ingredients ahead of time and cook alongside us! To register and get an ingredients list, see the facebook event page:

Holiday No Coast Craft-o-Rama

Saturday, December 3, 10 AM – 4 PM

Midtown Global Market

920 East Lake Street


We are so excited for this year’s Holiday No Coast Craft-o-Rama, the best day of handmade holiday shopping to be found in the Twin Cities Metro area! As usual, there will be entertainment in the plaza, plenty of good eats, and a great community and holiday feel! For more info, check our facebook event page:

MIWRC Native Holiday Bazaar, Photo: MIWRC

MIWRC Native Holiday Bazaar

Friday, December 9, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center

2300 15th Ave South


Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center is excited to announce our 2022 Native Holiday Bazaar in the MIWRC Community Room! Come and support local Native artists. You are welcome to bring mittens, hats, and scarves to add to our mitten tree for needy families. For more information contact

Picture Gallery of the Soul

Through December 10

University of Minnesota Regis Center for Art (East)

405 21st Avenue South        


The Katherine E. Nash Gallery presents A Picture Gallery of the Soul, a group exhibition of over 100 Black American artists from the 19th through 21st century, whose practice incorporates the photographic medium, including Phillips’ own Walter Griffin. For gallery hours and information on related events, go to

she who lives on the road to war

Through December 15

All My Relations Arts

1414 East Franklin Avenue


she who lives on the road to war is an immersive installation in response to global loss and the collective need to come together in peace and reconciliation. It is a place for visitors to rest, grieve, condole, and meditate. For gallery hours and performance registration, visit:

Lupita Doesn’t Want to Sleep, St. Paul’s, December 17. Photo: Hinterhands

Wish Work Puppet Series: Lupita Doesn’t Want to Sleep

Saturday, December 17, 1 PM – 2 PM

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

2742 15th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Suggested donation: $5-$10

Lupita Doesn’t Want to Sleep is the story of a feisty little girl who always finds a way to keep playing when it is time to go to sleep. The show highlights the joyful moments of parent-child relationships.

Wish Work, a program of Hinterhands Puppet Company, is puppet theater for young audiences focused on telling stories working toward making the world the way we wish it to be. For more information go to

Solstice glögg. Photo: ASI

Winter Solstice Celebration

Wednesday December 21, 5PM – 9PM

American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Avenue


Mark the shortest day and longest night of the year at ASI! FIKA Café will serve a special festival menu with small plates and warm glögg (Swedish mulled wine). The Museum Store and Jul Shop will be open late for all of your last minute gift needs!

Gingerbread Wonderland

Through January 8

Norway House

913 East Franklin Avenue

Adults: $10,

Children: Free

Gingerbread (or in Norwegian, ‘pepperkake’) is a quintessential feature of the Norwegian holiday season. Towns all over the country come together to build their own miniature cookie cities, bringing families, schools, businesses, nursing homes, and friends all together during the holiday season. We want Minnesota to get in on the fun, too! You will find a few hundred familiar buildings and landmarks created by our community, including structures by professional bakers and gingerbread enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. For more information, go to

Thursday Evenings at ASI

Thursdays, 3 PM – 8 PM

American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Avenue


Explore the ASI with free museum admission from 3-8pm. There will be live music on select Thursdays.

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