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Things to Do: Ice fishing show, craft shows and holiday fun

Check out the events offered this week.

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Arrowhead Ice Fishing & Winter Show, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 10-12, DECC. Hours: Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-17, free for younger children. Go to .

Neighbor Made Local Art & Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E.

Holiday Collectibles Show, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 11, The Eagles Club, 1710 N. 12th St., Superior. Go to .

Christmas Market at Thirsty Pagan Brewing, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18, 1615 Winter St., Superior. Go to .

Twinkling Holiday Evenings, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 as well as Dec. 21 and Dec. 28, Fairlawn Mansion, 906 E. Second St., Superior. Go to for details.


Attend a Christmas Tea on the Edna G, a Minnesota treasure docked in Two Harbors. Christmas Tea fundraisers offered every 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 , 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 Dec. 19 The experience will be available digitally on the Nordic Center website as well as on Facebook and Instagram. Go to .

North Shore Scenic Railroad offers the following train rides:

Christmas City Express , Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 19. A young girl boards a train on Christmas Eve traveling to visit her grandparents in Duluth. Soon the train is engulfed in a horrific snow storm and becomes mired in deep snow drifts far from civilization. While everyone is safe, the passengers fear that Christmas will be lost. What the little girl and conductor do next saves Christmas for everyone. See a live production of this original story and enjoy a train ride with complimentary cookies and hot cocoa and a special guest.

Third annual New Year’s by the Lake, Dec. 31, at four venues. The event features a five course dinner (gluten free and vegan options available) 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 will feature DJ Cory Bonneville playing the greatest dance hits from the 50s 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 to $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 for tickets.

Glensheen’s self-guided Christmas Tours through Jan. 8. Look for 25 hidden Christmas trees and 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 a Classic or Full Mansion tour. 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. Starting Friday, Nov. 26, guests will have the chance to experience Glensheen’s Christmas décor at night. Self-guided Evening Candlelight Tours and the beloved outdoor Spirit of the Lights display will launch on Black Friday. Guests can snag their Evening Candlelight Tour tickets early by purchasing them online at . 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 .

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