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Events Happening Today (December 1)
Design your own Snowman at Lake Superior Art Glass
Time: Friday, Saturday, Saunday - Variety of times
Brighten your home for the holidays with a custom designed blown glass snowman! These happy snow-people sculptures are created from solid glass in our Hot Shop and are personalized to your liking. Customize your snowman by choosing the body color, design, and accessories. Want a pink snow-women? We can do that! Yellow snow snowman? (ew.) We can do that too! Then decide on a hat or scarf for your snow person. Upgrade your snow person to include both! We can create stocking caps, baseball caps, or top hats. Our professional glassblowers will create your snowman right in front of your eyes.
Lake Superior Art Glass Classes
Time: varies by class
(218) 464-1799 • Visit Website
Lake Superior Art Glass has the unique ability to make glass art right before your eyes! Watch one of our artists work with glass or create your own masterpiece. Join one of our classes to make Wine Goblets, Ornaments, Pendants, Marbles, Paperweights and more! Fun for date nights, families, wedding parties, students and team building events! Give us a call or go online to reserve your class today!
The Duluth Art Institute classes - Fun for All
Time: varies by class
(218) 733-7560 • Visit Website
The Duluth Art Institute offers a variety of art classes for adults and youth. The classes cover a range of interests and skill levels. Most classes are held at the Institute inside of the Depot building at 506 West Michigan Street. Please visit their web site above for more information on these great classes.
Outdoor Adventures with Day Tripper of Duluth
Time: varies by activity
(218) 390-1605 • Visit Website
Day Tripper of Duluth, LLC provides guided outdoor trips in the Duluth area, North Shore, South Shore and beyond. We offer a wide range of activities for small and large groups of all ages and ability levels in EVERY SEASON. Visit our website to see our full listing of trips and camping options. Come try fat biking, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking on Lake Superior or improve your mountain biking technique and much more! Get outside, learn, enjoy with Day Tripper of Duluth.
Holiday Sampler: Online Holiday Auction
Time: Opens 10am 12/1; Closes 8pm 12/6
(715) 394-5712 • Visit Website
Our online Holiday Sampler fundraiser will be an event to remember this year! We will still have live music, a silent auction, and adult beverages, just with a COVID-19 twist!
From Tuesday, December 1 at 10:00 am until Sunday, December 6 at 8:00 pm you can holiday shop from the comfort of your living room and support Fairlawn Mansion. We will be hosting an online silent auction for the Holiday Sampler. Items include gift certificates, baskets of goodies, and much more.
We recommend setting up your account prior to December 1 and browse the items at: www.biddingowl.com/SuperiorPublicMuseums. Thank you to Keyport Liquor for their continued support and all the businesses who have donated to the auction. For more information please call 715-394-5712 or email email@example.com.
Christmas City Express
Time: 4:15, 5:15, 6:15*, and 7:15* (*except Sunday) Saturdays & Sundays at 3:15pm as well.
218-722-1273 • Visit Website
The performance of the Christmas City Express begins in the Lake Superior Railroad Museum (included with all tickets), where you’ll be treated to a reading of the new Christmas City Express story, enjoy carolers, and a visit from a special guest! Then climb aboard the train for a 30 minute ride up to Lake Superior. Onboard, enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and holiday tunes.
Bentleyville Tour of Lights!
Bentleyville invites guests to take our drive-thru tour under the glow of over 5 million lights in a 20-acre park situated on the shores of Lake Superior! Admission $10 per vehicle (sorry, no vehicles over 20ft in length or 8ft in height will be permitted to enter)
Design your Own Ornaments at Lake Superior Art Glass
Time: Variety of days and times
One of the joys of decorating the tree each Christmas is remembering where each ornament came from. Join us for this amazing chance to work one-on-one with a glass pro to create two beautiful glass Ornaments in a 30-minute time slot. You pick the colors and the design techniques and our Hot Shop glass blowers will create your blown ornament in front of your eyes. Includes TWO Ornaments to design with our Hot Shop experts!