Events For 12/16/2023

9am-4pm Sat. Dec. 16

Junkin' Market Days

Radisson Hotel Duluth-Harborview 505 W. Superior St., Duluth

10am-4pm Sat. Dec. 16

Santa at the Lighthouse

Families can get their photos taken with Kris Kringle in front of an epic wintry backdrop. Kids under 17 will receive free site admission for the day, as well as adults who bring a donation to CareFree Assisted Living in Silver Bay or the Silver Bay Veterans Home. For a list of donation items, please visit the Minnesota Historical Society calendar of events. You may also register to attend Santa at the Lighthouse through that link.

Split Rock Lighthouse 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd., Two Harbors

11am-2pm Sat. Dec. 16

Fairlawn's Old Fashioned Christmas

Join us for our Old Fashioned Christmas at Fairlawn Mansion! Take a self-guided tour through the elaborately decorated mansion. Enjoy holiday treats, live music, youth activities & so much more! On Saturdays, we will have a local musher offering demonstrations, sled dog meet-and-greet, and much more. Purchase tickets online at:

Fairlawn Mansion & Museum 906 E. 2nd St., Superior

Cost: Adults: $8, Seniors/College/Ages13 Up: $5, 12 & Under: Free

11am-4pm Sat. Dec. 16

Solstice Party

Ursa Minor Brewing 2415 W. Superior St. Suite B, Duluth

noon-5pm Sat. Dec. 16

Cann-A-Lounge Happy Holidaze Market

🎄🥦Join us for a Holiday Market like no other at the Cann-A-Lounge!🥦🎄 Get ready to elevate your holiday spirit on Saturday, December 16th, from 12 pm to 5 pm. We've curated an experience that combines the joy of the season with the chill vibes of the cannabis community.

Bent Paddle Taproom 1832 W. Michigan St., Duluth

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+ | No Kids or Pets

1-4pm Sat. Dec. 16

Free ArtDAI

Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Park Building 2229 W. 2nd St., Duluth

2-4pm Sat. Dec. 16

Indigenous Writers Series: Thomas Peacock & Betsy Albert-Peacock

AICHO will co-host its first in-person Indigenous Writer Series session, featuring writers and publishers Thomas Peacock and Elizabeth (Betsy) Albert-Peacock. Both writers will each talk about their books, read an excerpt of their books, participate in a Q&A segment, and sign books. Peacock and Albert-Peacock are co-founders of Black Bears and Blueberries Publishing. Peacock is a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Anishinaabe. Albert-Peacock is a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Anishinaabe. This event series will be co-hosted by The University of Minnesota, Duluth’s Department of American Indian Studies. Jill Doerfler, Ph.D., UMD Department of American Indian Studies Director and writer will be moderating this session.

Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center 212 W. 2nd St., Duluth

2-4:30pm Sat. Dec. 16

The Sound of Music

Duluth Playhouse is delighted to present THE SOUND OF MUSIC, widely acclaimed as the world's most beloved musical, running December 1 - 17, 2023 on the NorShor Stage. With a talented cast of 40 performers, this enduring tale of love, family, and…

NorShor Theatre 211 E Superior St, Duluth

Cost: $30-$55

Age: All Ages

2pm Sat. Dec. 16

Family Show

UMD Marshall H. Alworth Planetarium 1023 University Drive, Duluth

2pm Sat. Dec. 16

The Christmas Belles

Encore Performing Arts Center & Gallery 2035 Hwy. 33 S. (on Frontage Rd.), Cloquet

4-7pm Sat. Dec. 16

Annual Tom & Jerry Party with Last Highway

Last Highway rocks the Legion in Two Harbors with a mix of country classic rock and blues.

American Legion Post. 109 614 First Ave., Two Harbors

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

4pm Sat. Dec. 16

Holiday Market

The Main Club 1217 Tower Ave., Superior

4:30-6:30pm Sat. Dec. 16

Housing Justice Holiday Party

Free dinner · Games & Crafts · Live Music · Food Drive · Mutual Aid Party for a purpose! Come enjoy a community dinner with community members who are interested in housing solutions. All are welcome! Dinner served at 5 pm. Sponsored by Duluth Community Housing Alliance and the Twin Ports DSA.

Harrison Community Center 3002 W 3rd St., Duluth

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Sat. Dec. 16

Lights In The Pines

Northern Minnesota's largest drive-thru light show.

Itasca County Fairgrounds 1336 Fairgrounds Rd., Grand Rapids

Cost: $10 per car/truck, $25.00 for small buses

5:30-7pm Sat. Dec. 16

Reclaim Recovery

Are you looking for a laid back non-denominational support group? Please come join us! We meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 5:30 - 7:00pm, in the conference room of indiGO. Whether you have 10 days or 10 years, everyone is welcome…

indiGO 2911 Tower Ave Suite 9, Superior

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Sat. Dec. 16

Community Dance

Duluth Folk School 1917 W. Superior St., Duluth

6-8pm Sat. Dec. 16

Austin Castle

Castle Danger Brewery 17 7th St., Two Harbors

6-9pm Sat. Dec. 16

Andy Lipke

Thirsty Pagan 1615 Winter St., Superior

6-9pm Sat. Dec. 16

Bentley Brehm

South Shore Brewery Taphouse 532 W. Bayfield St., Washburn

6-9pm Sat. Dec. 16

Tom Pahl

The Dawghouse Bar & Grill 7283 Hwy. 53, Cotton

6pm Sat. Dec. 16

Shagawa Shorty

Sir Benedict's Tavern 805 E. Superior St., Duluth

6pm Sat. Dec. 16

Comedy Night

The Event Center 201 W. 7th Ave., Floodwood

6pm Sat. Dec. 16

Tim Fast

Rapids Brewing 214 N Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids

6:30pm Sat. Dec. 16

Stars on Ice

DECC Amsoil Arena 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth

7pm Sat. Dec. 16


Bent Paddle Taproom 1832 W. Michigan St., Duluth

7pm Sat. Dec. 16

Stand-Up Comedy

The Do You Nightclub 214 E. Howard St. Suite 7, Hibbing

7pm Sat. Dec. 16


Harbor Rail Pub 602 First Ave., Two Harbors

7pm Sat. Dec. 16

Christmas at the OP

The Other Place Bar & Grille 3930 E. Calvary Rd., Duluth

7:30-10pm Sat. Dec. 16

The Sound of Music

Duluth Playhouse is delighted to present THE SOUND OF MUSIC, widely acclaimed as the world's most beloved musical, running December 1 - 17, 2023 on the NorShor Stage. With a talented cast of 40 performers, this enduring tale of love, family, and…

NorShor Theatre 211 E Superior St, Duluth

Cost: $30-$55

Age: All Ages

7:30-10pm Sat. Dec. 16

I Love Christmas

This is a Christmas music show put on by the music group "Willem Dafoe Fan Club" consisting of Hollis Sparhawk and Noah Ruona, with special guest Alan Sparhawk. Enjoy Christmas music and a few original songs.

Prøve Gallery 21 Lake Ave., Duluth

Cost: $10 (suggested)

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Dec. 16


Sacred Heart Music Center 201 W. 4th St., Duluth

8pm Sat. Dec. 16

La Vie en Rouge Burlesque Show

The Duluth Dolls are back in the underground Rathskeller with two special La Vie en Rouge burlesque shows inspired by Belle Époque! The first show will be from 8pm-9:30pm and the second will be 10:30pm-midnight. Tickets are sold separately for…

Rathskeller 132 E. Michigan St., Duluth

Cost: $25

Age: 21+

8pm Sat. Dec. 16


Haven Bar & Grill 217 Kennedy Memorial Dr., Hoyt Lakes

8:30pm Sat. Dec. 16

The Reckoning

Beacon Sports Bar & Grill 5044 Hermantown Rd., Hermantown

9pm Sat. Dec. 16

Pro Comedy Tour

Dubh Linn Irish Brew Pub 109 W. Superior St., Duluth

9pm Sat. Dec. 16


Black Bear Casino Cobalt Nightclub I-35 & 210, Carlton

9pm Sat. Dec. 16

Groove Inc.

Rival House at Grand Casino Hinckley 777 Lady Luck Drive, Hinckley