November 12, 2014
The calendar has turned and it’s time to think about the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. November in Duluth is full of things to do including craft shows to get a jump on your holiday shopping, the ever-popular Bentleyville and so many more fun family things to do!
The crafts show season starts November 7 with The Gingerbread Arts & Crafts show at the Miller Hill Mall all weekend. The Hermantown Community Church (near Sam’s Club) will also be hosting another fabulous craft show on November 8. And the largest craft and one-of-a-kind handmade gift show in the area is November 22 & 23 at the Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center – Junior League’s Festival of Trees.
The Christmas City of the North Parade is Friday, November 21. The route has been moved back to Downtown Duluth on Superior Street for the entire parade. Be sure to bring a chair to sit on and dress warm!
Bentleyville Tour of Lights opens November 22 and will be open through December 27. The Edgewater will once again have the Bentleyville train pick up guests and take them from the hotel to Bayfront Festival Park and back again. This is a fun trip for the family and if you have never visited Bentleyville, there is no better time than this year. Admission is free, however; donations are graciously accepted at various points in the park. Since this is an annual event for many, booking early will guarantee you a warm, comfy room during your stay. We have some great Bentleyville packages just for you so check them out!
And as traditions go, SnoCross is the weekend of Thanksgiving and is always a blast. This event is held at Spirit Mountain where you can enjoy the snowmobiling action, get in a little skiing and take in the views of the twin ports.
Duluth has become a mecca for micro-breweries and The Duluth Experience offers a variety of tours to help you enjoy the most of what the breweries offer. These tours include behind the scenes look at the process as well as tasting some of the best beer around.
The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion is currently at the Duluth Children’s Museum until December 14. The kids will certainly enjoy this Mayan treasure hunt.
Get into the holiday spirit with the Duluth Playhouse’s rendition of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. This show is sure to be very merry and full of holiday cheer!
Come one, come all and enjoy the festivities of the season with the Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark in Duluth!