Entertainment Briefs – Nov. 23 – Brainerd Dispatch

Nisswa is hosting the City of Lights celebration

NISSWA — Looking for a holiday tradition? Pack the kids up and head to downtown Nisswa on Friday, November 25th to celebrate the annual City of Lights celebration.

Ring in the holiday season with dazzling lights that will decorate trees, fences and buildings in downtown Nisswa.

The event begins in the afternoon with horse-drawn carriage rides from 4pm-6pm, a photo op with live reindeer from 4pm-7pm, storytelling in the railroad caboose, food vendors, bonfires at 4pm, hot cider and mini donuts and strolling carol singers.

Kids can also share their Christmas wishes with Santa at Nisswa Square Courtyard from 4pm to 5:45pm, and the whole family can enjoy fireworks at 7:30pm that will light up the winter skies.

For more information or a detailed schedule of activities, visit https://bit.ly/3AygJml.

“Santa’s Breakfast” at the Crosslake American Legion

CROSSLAKE – Santa will be at the Crosslake American Legion on Saturday, November 26th from 9am to 11am to hear everyone’s Christmas wishes and give each child a bag of goodies provided by the assistant.

Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, juice and hot cocoa or coffee. The cost is $10 for adults; $6 for children ages 4-15; and children under 4 years are free.

The holiday event will also feature free cookie decorating, story time and card making for kids.

Christmas concert in Little Falls

LITTLE FALLS – Sherwin & Pam Linton and The Cotton Kings will perform on Saturday, November 26 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Great River Arts at 122 First St. SE in Little Falls.

According to a press release, their show “Christmas Time is Comin’ has deep roots and is steeped in Christmas cheer and tradition.

For over 35 years, the Lintons and their band, The Cotton Kings, have performed Christmassy Christmas shows throughout the Midwest.

In 1986, Sherwin Linton wrote and recorded a novel anti-drunk driving song, “Santa Got a DWI,” which became a million-selling record.

The show includes a wide range of holiday favorites from the couple’s extensive repertoire that has developed over the years.

With beautiful costumes, a brightly lit, colorful set and their flair for comedy and humor, and music with energy, the show has become a holiday tradition and a hit everywhere, according to the press release.

Tickets are $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door. For more information, call 320-632-0960 or visit www.greatart.org or purchase tickets online at https://bit.ly/3i35ueX.

Breakfast with Santa at Great River Arts

LITTLE FALLS – Have Breakfast with Santa from 10:30am to 12:30pm Saturday, November 26 at Great River Arts at 122 First St. SE in Little Falls.

Participants have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Santa Claus at the event and have a Christmas card or ornament made.

For pricing and more information, call 320-632-0960, email [email protected], or visit www.greatart.org.

CLC Cultural Thursday focuses on Haiti

BRAINERD – The community is invited to learn about the culture and values ​​of the Haitian people at the next Central Lakes College Cultural Thursday event on December 1 at noon at the Chalberg Theater on the Brainerd campus.

A longtime resident of the Brainerd Lakes region, Jim Kirzeder has dedicated much of his life to serving the people of Haiti, visiting the country more than 100 times to build schools and clean water infrastructure.

Kirzeder will share his experiences and perspectives on Haiti’s past, present and future through the lens of service and support.

For more information about the Cultural Thursday series, email Jason Edens at [email protected]

Books, burgers & beer to meet at Nisswa Brewery

NISSWA – Books, Burgers & Brews are meeting at the Roundhouse Brewery in Nisswa on Monday, November 28th at 6pm-8pm to discuss Tara Westover’s ‘Educated’.

Each month, hosts Sheila DeChantal and Laurel Hall will guide attendees through a stimulating discussion. RSVP is required and to register online visit https://bit.ly/3f5GdPL.

Copies of the book are available from Brainerd Public Library reception by asking for the September title Books, Burgers & Brews. First come first serve.

This program is supported in whole or in part by the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library through their volunteer and fundraising efforts. Visit www.wineandwordsandfriends.com to learn more about how you can get involved.



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