Food & Drink

Cheers With Santa

Santa is coming to Lift Bridge Brewery on Sunday, December 1st from 10am-2pm, and instead of just waiting in line with the kids – adults can wait in line with a fresh beer, root beer or hard Setlzer! WAY more fun for all involved. Photos taken by Shawn Hogendorf of Stillwater Current, with proceeds going to Valley Friendship Club of Stillwater. $10 per picture, and all photos will be emailed directly to you.

Union Depot Holiday Bake Sale

Union Depot’s 7th Annual Holiday Bake Sale will host the top Twin Cities bakeries for a day of cookie and candy shopping, entertainment, and live demos.

Holiday Tea & Tour of the Octagon House Museum

Enjoy an afternoon tour of the Octagon House Museum, all decked out for Christmas, at 1004 3rd Street, on Thursday, December 5 from 1 - 3 p.m., followed by tea and scones at the at the beautiful Liberko’s historic 4th Street home.

1 p.m. • Tour the Octagon House Museum
2 p.m. • Tea at the Liberko’s home

Beer Run

Join the Minnesota Brewery Running Series at Sociable Cider Werks for a fun run with a twist. Weave through the city with fellow beer enthusiasts and grab a free beer at the finish line. All participants receive a free craft brew along with a collector’s pint glass and swag. End the day with some live music and lots of food as a reward. Ages 21 and up to receive a free beer, all ages welcome.

Afton Apple Orchard's Apple Fest

Visit Afton Apple Orchard for its annual apple festival. Make memories with your loved ones by participating in this super fun seasonal activity that everyone is sure to love. Take a hayride into the orchard for apple picking or just for fun. The kids will want to conquer Straw Mountain or hitch a ride on the Moo Moo Choo Choo train. There is also a petting zoo for the youngsters to enjoy. Afton Apple Orchard is also home to a 15-acre corn maze! Three sections of corn maze offer fun for all levels of explorers from directionally challenged to expert puzzle solvers.

Minnesota Craft Beer Festival

Treat yourself with a tasting of unlimited beer, wine and cocktails, hosted at Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins. Enjoy the live entertainment or compete in a game of giant Jenga as you take in all the ballpark has to offer. Included is a keepsake sampling glass, free Metro rides to and from the event, as well as free admission to the after party. Target Field, 1 Twins Way, Mpls.; ballparkfestival.com

Minneapolis Greek Festival

Experience a Taste of Greece at the Minneapolis Greek Festival at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church. Try authentic Greek food, from gyros to baklava, while participating in the various cultural experiences available. It will be a weekend full of bookstores, boutiques and dancing finished off with a 5K run for Chloe’s Fight Rare Disease Foundation.

Woodbury Days

Woodbury Days, the city's biggest and most beloved summer festival, returns to Ojibway Park at the end of the month for its 41st year. Organizers report that, last year, almost 300 businesses participated in the event and more than 30,000 people attended. Check online for a detailed schedule of events, but don’t miss some perennial favorites: the business fair, the bingo tent, the petting zoo, the Taste of Woodbury, the beer tent…you get the idea. Party on, Woodbury. We’ll see you at the park! 

St. Paul Food Truck Festival

This delicious event is home to over 40 superstar street vendors serving anything from mini doughnuts to pot stickers in the heart of Mears Park. Wash down your tasty handheld snacks with a wide variety of local craft brews, classics or ciders while jamming to live music and enjoying good company. Mears Park, 3221 Fifth St. E., St. Paul

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