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  1. Dec

    1. Christmas Social and Concert
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Winsted is hosting their Christmas Social on Friday, Dec 2nd. Hors D’ouevres served from 6-7p, Concert at 7 pm featuring the Litchfield Area Mens Chorus and Allen and Matt Carlson. Cost is just a free will donation.  

  2. Dec

    1. Peace Lutheran of Watertown
      8:00 am – 11:30 am

      Peace Lutheran of Watertown invites you to their CHRISTMAS BAZAAR  Saturday, Dec 3, 8-ll:30 a.m.  Come and do your holiday shopping with 18 artisans and vendors, and your holiday bakingwith their cookie walk and bake sale.

    2. Brunch and Bake Sale
      8:30 am – 1:00 pm

      First  Lutheran LWML, First Lutheran Youth group and the Quilting ladies are sponsoring a Brunch ,  Bake sale and Country Store on Saturday Dec 3 at First Lutheran Fellowship Hall in  Glencoe from  8:30-1:00.

    3. Holiday Craft Sale
      8:30 am – 2:00 pm

      The Little Red Schoolhouse of Litchfield is having their Holiday Craft Sale on Saturday, Dec 3 from 8:30a-2p. More info at littleredschool.org 

    4. Arli Dazzle
      9:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Arlington presents ARLI-DAZZLE on Saturday, Dec 3rd. The Lighted Parade is on Main Street at 5:30 pm. Other activities during the day include: Breakfast with the Claus’, Fish Camp, Sleigh Rides, Sled Dogs, Snowball Baseball, Santa’s Reindeer, the Bethlehem Express and more!  

    5. Christmas at Trinity
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Trinity Lutheran Church of Grove City is hosting their 23rd annual Christmas at Trinity on Saturday, Dec 3rd from 9a-Noon. Brunch is $7 for adults, $3.50 for those 10 and under, take out is $7.50, and a Coffee and Roll is $2. Also shop the cookie walk, bake sale, crafts, Cards, Napkins and more!

    6. Holiday Fair
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Annandale has their Holiday Fair on Saturday, Dec 3rd from 9a-1p. Shop the Bakery, Craft Sale, Fresh Lefse, Treasures and more! Lunch of Sloppy Joes, Rolls, Pie and more!  

    7. Trees and Traditions
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Christ the King Lutheran Church of Hutchinson presents their Trees and Traditions on Saturday, Dec 3rd from 9a-2p. View Decorated Trees, table Settings, Shop at the Country Store, Bake Shoppe, see lefse and krumkaka demonstrations, and a Light lunch is available between 11a-1:30p.  

    8. Village Christmas
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Minnesota Pioneer Park in Annandale is celebrating Village Christmas on Dec.3 from 9-1. Children can get a free photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus 9-10 only. Wagon rides, bake and craft sales, harpist 11:30-12:30,  brass combo, and piano music, decorated buildings with costumed interpreters, homemade beef stew and corn bread meal for sale. Gift Shop. Admission $5 per vehicle. 

    9. Christmas Bazaar
      9:15 am – 10:15 am

      The First Congregational Church of Glencoe presents their Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec 3rd. Selling Lefse, Rosettes, Krumkake, Cookies, Candy, Baked Goods, Crafts, Gifts and more. Serving a lunch of Hot Pork Sandwiches, homemade soup, and pie. 

    10. Santa Brunch
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      The Buffalo Lake Fire Department presents Santa Brunch on Saturday, Dec 3rd from 10:30a-1p at the BL Fire Hall. Santa will be there from 11a-12:30p. Also stop by for their French Toast, Pancakes, Sausage, and more for just a free will donation.  

  3. Dec

    1. Christmas Brunch
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      The Silver Lake Lions present their Christmas Brunch on Sunday, Dec 4th from 8:30a-12:30p at the SL Auditorium. Serving Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, Potato Sausage and more for a Free Will Offering. Proceeds go to the SL Pool and Parks.  

    2. Winter Concerts
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Crow River Singers present their Winter Concerts: Friday, Dec 2nd at 7 pm, New Journey UCC of Hutchinson – Saturday, Dec 4th at 2 pm, Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson. Tickets are $8 per person, under 12 is free.

    3. BASICS Holiday Concert
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The BASICS Holiday Concert is coming up on Sunday, Dec 4th at 3 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Stewart. After the concert a free will donation dinner is served until 6 pm.  

  4. Dec

    1. GSL ECFE Holiday Program
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      GSL ECFE has their Holiday Workshop on Thursday, Dec 8th from 10:30-11:30a and 6-7p. Kids ages 1-Kingergarten Entry are invited to make ornaments, create art, Hear stories, and more! Cost is free, but they ask you to bring a new unwrapped toy for a child in need. Register on the GSL Schools website or call 320-864-2681.  

    2. A Christmas Carol
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The River City Theatre Company of Watertown presents A Christmas Carol for three performances Dec 8th and 9th at 7 pm, and 10th at 2 pm. Performances at the Watertown Mayer Primary School Auditorium

  5. Dec

    1. Christmas Market
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Anastasia has their Christmas Market on Saturday, Dec 10th from 9a-1p. Enjoy Breakfast with St. Nicholas, Christmas Tea, Bake Sale, Vendors and more!

    2. Singing Friends Chorus
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Singing Friends Chorus, with members from McLeod, Meeker, Carver and Sibley Counties, presents two Christmas concerts this season:   Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 pm at Church of Peace in NYA, and Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 pm at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany.  The concert features well-known Christmas favorites, spirituals, and modern works. In addition to the full choir selections, the concert features several solos, duets and small group performances. Admission is by free will offering at the door, with a reception to follow. 

    3. Julebord
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Sons of Norway invite you on Saturday, December 10th at 5:30p to Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson for their Annual Potluck Julebord and Norsk Jul Bingo. Bring a traditional Scandinavian or American dish to share.

  6. Dec

    1. Puppet Show
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      On Sunday Dec 11 beginning at 6 pm The Living Water Puppets of Grace Bible Church will be putting on a special Christmas program about a family (puppets) who gets stuck in an airport at Christmas,   Young children will especially enjoy the puppets.  There is no charge—and the public is invited to attend.  

    2. Service of Remembrance
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Area Chapter of the Compassionate Friends would like to extend an invitation to the annual Holiday Remembrance Candle lighting Service. This event is open to anyone who would like to light a candle in memory of a child who has died too soon.You are invited to bring an 8 X 10 picture of your child for display during the program. This service will be held at the Dobratz / Hantge Funeral Chapel, Hutchinson on Sunday evening, December 11th, at 6:30 pm. There will be special music and a beautiful candle lighting, followed by a time of refreshments and a special remembrance cake

    3. Christmas Carol Sing Along
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church is having a Christmas Carol Sing Along Sunday, Dec. 11th at 7 pm

  7. Dec

    1. Brownton Legion Christmas Party
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Brownton American Legion and Auxiliary will have their December Christmas Party on December 12th at the Brownton Community Center. Social Hour at 6 pm, Meal at 6:30 pm

  8. Dec

    1. Glenn Miller Program
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Meeker County Historical Society presents a Presentation by John Grabko on “The Amazing Life and Early Demise of Glenn Miller” on Sunday, Jan 8th from 1-3p at the G.A.R. Hall. $2 Admission.

  9. Dec

    1. Dec Community Dinner
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church will hold their Community Dinner on Wednesday, December 14th rom 5-7 pm with a free will offering. The Dinner is hosted the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  

  10. Dec

    1. Cookie Sale
      9:00 am – 9:15 am

      Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson is holding it’s annual Christmas Cookie Sale on Saturday, Dec 17th from 9a-until Gone. Cost is $8 per pound, bring your own carry out container.  

    2. SL Winterfest
      12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

      The Silver Lake Winter Festival will be held this Saturday, Dec. 17, from 12:30 – 2:30 PM, in the Silver Lake Auditorium.  Free Sandwiches, door prizes, kids coloring contest, music by Mid-Minnesota Concert Band and Alice Nowak. Get a nice ride in a horse drawn wagon thru town. Then go across the street and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus.

    3. Bluegrass Gospel Christmas
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      It’s the Bluegrass Gospel Christmas on Saturday, Dec 17th at 6:30 pm at the DC Performing Arts Center. Performing is the Kingery Family and the Mahlstedt Family. Cost is a Free Will Donation.  

  11. Dec

    1. Silent Auction Fundraiser
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Society presents their Christmas Silent Auction Fundraiser on Sunday, Dec 18th from 5:30p-7:30p at the Museum. Cost of Admission is a Potluck dish to pass and a wrapped gift for the live auction. More info available at mcleodhistory.org

  12. Dec

    1. Live Nativity
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Enjoy a live nativity on Wednesday, Dec 21st from 6:30-7:30pm at Rickeman’s Farm Site on South Grade Road, Hutchinson. Parking is available on site or at Oak Heights Covenant Church. The free event features live characters and animals depicting Jesus’ birth.