Festive Christmas songs, the excited chatter of children, greetings from family and friends – these are just some of the sounds we experience during the holidays. Holidays bring out the best in most people. They are cheerful and chatty. Holidays are the times you connect with family and friends over a holiday lunch, at a Christmas party, or at a holiday family event filled with food, fun and reminiscing. At Hearing Health, we are committed to keeping you connected to the sounds of the holidays. Here are some exciting events in Minnesota this holiday season!
A Christmas Carol
Dec. 1 – 29
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
It’s a traditional performance staple, but the Guthrie makes it fresh each year. Can three ghosts get Ebenezer Scrooge to reconsider his miserly ways and help him become the man he always wanted to be? Of course, they can – rediscover the spirit of Christmas with Scrooge and the rest of the cast.
Metropolitan Ballet: The Nutcracker
Dec. 15 and 16
Lindbergh Center Auditorium, Minnetonka
Minnesota’s only performance of the Nutcracker featuring a full symphony. This classic tale of Clara embarking on a journey to the Land of Sweets with the nutcracker she just received gets fresh life with new choreography. Under the direction of Erik Sanborn of the Metropolitan Ballet with music director Yuri Ivan of the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, it stars Russian ballerina Natalia Sheptalova as the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Dec. 20 and 21 – Basilica of Saint Mary
Dec. 22 and 23 – Ordway Concert Hall
Join the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra for one of classical music’s most beloved performances Handel’s Messiah. The orchestra will be joined by the usual all-star panel of soloists as well as the vocal ensemble The Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists. Always a family favorite.
Home for the Holidays
Dec. 14, 16 and 20
Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
Home for the Holidays returns with some surprises this year. A combination of music performed by the Minnesota Orchestra mixed with a Minnesotan slant on Christmas and family traditions.
Dec. 15 – Orchestra Hall
A Big Brassy Christmas with Charles Lazarus
Jazz up your holiday season with this genre-spanning brass extravaganza led by acclaimed trumpeter Charles Lazarus. Featuring keyboardist Tommy Barbarella, a member of Prince’s New Power Generation who also performs with Nick Jonas and the Administration.
On December 22, the Minnesota Orchestra performs the musical score of Disney’s classic Beauty and the Beast in concert. Experience the film with a live orchestra accompaniment.
Christmas Together with Steven C
With special guest, Robert Robinson
Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul
Experience the joyous performance of St. Paul-based multi-platinum pianist and composer Steven C at his 4th annual Christmas concert. Celebrate the wonder of togetherness, community and power of music with Steven C and his special guest, master gospel and soul singer Robert Robinson.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Dec. 18 and 19
Ames Center, Burnsville
Based on the 1964 animated special, this stage adaptation brings everyone’s favorite reindeer to the stage. This live action musical is as festive as the animated version and teaches us the importance of friendship and respect – with snow, Santa, reindeer and redemption thrown into the mix.
The Spirit of Winter Festival of Lights
Friday, Saturday and Sundays thru Dec. 30
Sovereign Estate, Waconia
Experience a fabulous light show on a walking tour of 10 acres of majestic illumination. And there’s so much more! There’s Candy Cane Lane, the illuminated Angel Garden, create a photo with Santa’s sleigh, a skate and play area, Snowman Social Club with children’s maze, the manger at Bethlehem recreation, Nana’s Gingerbread House, live llama petting pen and the Holley Trolley Tractor rides.
The Nutcracker Ballet
Dec. 14, 15 and 16
Eden Prairie High School, Eden Prairie
The Minnesota Ballet Theatre presents the 17th Annual classic production of the Nutcracker. This version is authentically Russian and stays true to the original Marius Petipa choreography set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless musical score.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Dec. 1 – Jan. 6
Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis
See Dr. Seuss’s familiar popular tale performed as a play. There are some adaptations to make the story a little more kid-friendly – but the Grinch is as crabby as ever. The cast is comprised of local student actors.
Visit Us at One of Our Convenient Hearing Health Locations
From the Hearing Health family to yours, we wish you the best and brightest of holidays. May all your holiday wishes come true! As always, we stand ready to help you stay connected to all the sounds of the season at one of our convenient Minnesota locations. Call us for a hearing evaluation today.