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Things to do: Christmas fun and a New Year's option

Check out the events offered this week.

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Twinkling Holiday Evenings, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 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 in Two Harbors. Christmas Tea fundraisers offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 19, with varying times each day. Reservations are required; donation costs are $50 for adults and $35 for ages 10 and younger. For more information, go to friendsofednag.org , or call 218-595-0184.

The Nordic Center annual Pepperkakebyen (Gingerbread City) event, in partnership with Nortun Lodge Sons of Norway, can be experienced virtually or at the Nordic Center, 23 N. Lake Ave., through Sunday. The experience will be available digitally on the Nordic Center website as well as on Facebook and Instagram. Go to nordiccenterduluth.org .

Third annual New Year’s by the Lake, Dec. 31, at four venues. The event features a five course dinner in the Greysolon Ballroom with Maxi Childs Trio performing during dinner followed by comedy by Jack Willhite in the NorShor Theater. Then back to the Greysolon Ballroom for Big Wave Dave and the Ripples or Laura Velvet in the Moorish Room with their stylish musical presentation of everything from Motown to modern. The Black Water Lounge features DJ Cory Bonneville playing the greatest dance hits from the 1950s to today. Enjoy balloon drops, a champagne toast and party favors at midnight in all three rooms as well as a photo booth. All elements of New Years by the Lake are indoors and completely accessible via the skywalk system. Ticket packages range from $30-$129 per person. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Bluebird Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) that provides grants and scholarships to area high school age students in the performing arts. Go to newyearsbythelake.com for tickets.

Glensheen’s self-guided Christmas Tours through Jan. 8. Look for 25 hidden Christmas trees and more than 25 hidden elves. In addition to the 25 nice elves, the 25 more naughty elves have hidden in even sneakier locations throughout the entire mansion. All 25 naughty elves can be found on a Full Mansion Tour, while all 25 nice elves can be found on the Classic and Full Mansion tours. Guests who find all 25 nice elves or all 25 naughty elves will be awarded an awesome temporary tattoo claiming their “Elf Hunt Master” status at the end of their tour. Guests can get their Evening Candlelight Tour tickets at glensheen.org . Access to the outdoor Spirit of the Lights display is free and open to the public; reservations or tickets are not required to attend the outdoor light display. To learn more, go to bit.ly/GlensheenXmas .

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