Twin Cities Gateway Events

The Twin Cities Gateway offers a full schedule of events year ‘round. From our nine communities’ signature events (listed at left) to sporting events and large expositions at the National Sports Center in Blaine and live theater at the Lyric Arts Center in Anoka, our calendar of events is loaded with fun events for the whole family.

In addition to all the local events in the Gateway communities, remember you’ll also be within minutes of all sporting, concert and cultural events taking place in the Twin Cities. Click here for Twin Cities events.

December, 2017 Events in the Twin Cities Gateway

USPHL Minnesota Moose vs Wisconsin Muskies

December 1st, 2017

Get ready for some US Premiere Hockey League action. The Minnesota Moose will take on Wisconsin Muskies at the Fogerty...

Get ready for some US Premiere Hockey League action. The Minnesota Moose will take on Wisconsin Muskies at the Fogerty Ice House. Game time is 7:10 pm.

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Lyrics Arts presents- Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings

November 30th to December 3rd, 2017 & December 7th to December 10th, 2017 & December 14th to December 17th, 2017 & December 21st to December 23rd, 2017 | Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings is a deliciously fun revue, chock-full of Christmas standards and classic harmonies.

In the 1950’s, on their...

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings is a deliciously fun revue, chock-full of Christmas standards and classic harmonies.

In the 1950’s, on their way to their first big gig, the singing quartet Forever Plaid was broadsided by a school bus and found themselves harmonizing all the way to the pearly gates. But, a miraculous call from the angelic Rosemary Clooney, brings the boys back to earth for a "heaven-sent," once-in-a-lifetime encore that will lift your Christmas spirits with a stocking full of holiday favorites sung in perfect four-part Plaid harmony.

Tickets range from $30-34.

420 E Main Street | Anoka, MN 55303 | P: 763 433 2510

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Anoka Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

December 2nd, 2017 | Anoka City Hall River Plaza

Mark your calendar for the annual Anoka Christmas Tree Lighting event for free horse-drawn trolley rides, holiday music, Santa Claus...

Mark your calendar for the annual Anoka Christmas Tree Lighting event for free horse-drawn trolley rides, holiday music, Santa Claus in the Santa Shack, bonfires, and much more!

  • Saturday, December 2, 2017
  • 3-7 p.m.

Please call the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce with any questions at 763-421-7130.

2015 1st Ave N | Anoka, MN 55303

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Girl Talk Holiday Boutique

December 2nd, 2017 | 12012 Wedgewood Drive Northwest Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Grab your friends and spend the day shopping with us. Swag bags for the first 20 ladies through the door! Get...

Grab your friends and spend the day shopping with us. Swag bags for the first 20 ladies through the door! Get SPECIALTY ITEMS you can’t find in stores. Clothing, jewelry, health & beauty products - plus hand-crafted goodies.

Shop small. Shop local. Feel beautiful!

Sat, December 2, 2017 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST

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Lyrics Arts presents: Coney Island Christmas

November 17th to November 19th, 2017 & November 24th to November 26th, 2017 & December 2nd to December 3rd, 2017 & December 9th to December 10th, 2017 & December 16th to December 17th, 2017 | Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

Coney Island Christmas introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who, much to her immigrant mother’s exasperation, is...

Coney Island Christmas introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who, much to her immigrant mother’s exasperation, is cast as Jesus in the school’s Christmas pageant. As Shirley, now much older, recounts the memorable story to her great-granddaughter, the audience is treated to an enchanting, timeless tale of what it means to discover our own holiday traditions.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies weaves together nostalgia, music, and merriment in this new seasonal classic for people of all ages and all faiths.

Tickets range from $26-30. Please visit the Ticket Information page for more details. School Day Matinees are available for this production. Please visit our School Day Matinees page to complete a reservation. For a preview of what to expect from the show, please visit our What Audiences Should Know guide. Note: As a courtesy to our patrons, children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.

Dates and Times

Friday, Nov 17 at 7:30 pm Saturday, Nov 18 at 7:30 pm Sunday, Nov 19 at 1 pm Friday, Nov 24 at 7:30 pm Saturday, Nov 25 at 7:30 pm Sunday, Nov 26 at 1 pm Saturday, Dec 2 at 1 pm Saturday, Dec 2 at 4 pm Sunday, Dec 3 at 1 pm Saturday, Dec 9 at 1 pm Saturday, Dec 9 at 4 pm Sunday, Dec 10 at 1 pm Saturday, Dec 16 at 1 pm Saturday, Dec 16 at 4 pm Sunday, Dec 17 at 1 pm

420 E Main Street | Anoka, MN 55303 | P: 763 433 2510

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Indoor Farmers’ Market

December 5th, 2017 & December 19th, 2017 | Shoreview Community Center: Events and Rentals

Beat the cold and join us inside the Shoreview Community Center for our second year of this event, where vendors...

Beat the cold and join us inside the Shoreview Community Center for our second year of this event, where vendors offer a variety of baked goods, produce, salsa, jams and more.

Tuesdays, 3 P.M. – 6 P.M. in the Community Room

4580 Victoria St N | Shoreview, MN 55126 | P: 651-490-4790

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Fire Truck Light Show

December 8th, 2017 | Fridley High School Community Auditorium, door #16

Join us for a night of fun and help bring joy to those in need. Fridley Fire and Fridley Police...

Join us for a night of fun and help bring joy to those in need. Fridley Fire and Fridley Police will be collecting for Toys for Tots and the Southern Anoka Community Assistance food shelf. All entertainment is free - please bring a new, unwrapped toy and/or a non-perishable food donation. 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Fridley Fire's decorated fire truck will be on display for pre-show entertainment with music and lights. 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Fridley Police special guest McGruff the crime dog will be out to shake hands and pose for pictures. Snowman Olaf will also make a guest appearance. 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Marines will be helping collect for Toys for Tots 6:30 p.m. Fridley Auditorium doors open. 7:00 p.m. Free community movie night - fun for the whole family!

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Santa’s Workshop

December 9th, 2017 | Shoreview Community Center: Events and Rentals

Come spend the morning with Santa at his workshop and enjoy a continental breakfast, a craft, and time visiting him!...

Come spend the morning with Santa at his workshop and enjoy a continental breakfast, a craft, and time visiting him! Each session is limited to 30 kids. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required by Monday, Dec. 4.

9 to 10 A.M. - or - 10:30 to 11:30 A.M.

4580 Victoria St N | Shoreview, MN 55126 | P: 651-490-4790

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Kids' Secret Holiday Shopping Spree

December 9th, 2017 | Shoreview Community Center: Events and Rentals

Are the kids looking for gifts for family members and friends around the holiday season? Bring the kids to do...

Are the kids looking for gifts for family members and friends around the holiday season? Bring the kids to do some quick & inexpensive shopping with the help of Parks & Recreation staff and volunteers while you sit back and relax int he fireside lounge. Send your child with a list of people that need gifts and a designated dollar amount to spend per person. Gifts range from $1-$15. The Parks & Recreation staff and volunteers will assist your child with making purchases and wrapping gifts. No registration is necessary, and this is a free event for children ages 3-12.

4580 Victoria St N | Shoreview, MN 55126 | P: 651-490-4790

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Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band Concert

December 9th, 2017 | Benson Great Hall, Bethel University

Tickets are now on sale for the Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band's annual holiday concert. The concert will take place...

Tickets are now on sale for the Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band's annual holiday concert. The concert will take place at Benson Great Hall at Bethel University. Special guests - Minnesota Boychoir and special appearance by broadcast legend Don Shelby.

Carriage rides begin at 6:15 p.m.

Tickets are $10 if purchased from a band member or $13 at:

tickets.bethel.edu Shoreview City Hall Bethel Box Office 651-470-5625 At the door

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FAMILY FUN: Forts and Fire

December 9th, 2017 | Springbrook Nature Center

Do you have the skills to survive in the woods in winter? Practice fire making and how to create an...

Do you have the skills to survive in the woods in winter? Practice fire making and how to create an emergency shelter. 10am – 11am

100 85th Ave NW | Fridley, MN 55432 | P: 763-572-3588

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Santa Parade and Food Shelf Donation

December 11th to December 14th, 2017 | 10801 Town Square Dr NE, Blaine, Minnesota 55449

The SBM Fire Department is proud to announce the Santa Parade for the communities of Spring Lake Park, Blaine, and...

The SBM Fire Department is proud to announce the Santa Parade for the communities of Spring Lake Park, Blaine, and Mounds View. Along with the Fire Department, there will be vehicles from the community police departments and emergency services. Non-perishable food items will be collected for local food shelves. The Parade starts at 6:30pm. Nonperishable food items can also be brought to Station One located in Spring Lake Park during that week.

Visit https://BlaineMN.gov/SantaParade for an interactive map of the routes and http://www.SBMFire.com/ for additional information.

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Tickets on sale for 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Curling Mixed Doubles

December 13th to December 17th, 2017 | Fogerty Arena

(Blaine, Minn.) – Tickets to the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Curling Mixed Doubles are now on sale!

The event...

(Blaine, Minn.) – Tickets to the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Curling Mixed Doubles are now on sale!

The event will take place Dec. 13-17 at Fogerty Arena, 9250 Lincoln St. NE, Blaine. Prices range from $5 for a single match to $150 for all events and a VIP experience. Many of the matches will be televised (more details coming soon).

The Team Trials for mixed doubles will be the first of its kind in the United States as the discipline debuts at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 this February in South Korea. Eight teams of two will compete at the Trials with the winner earning a spot on the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team, pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee.

Hosting the inaugural Trials is another first for Fogerty Arena, according to Rob Hall, general manager.

“When we added the curling and restaurant facilities in 2012, we were the first year round curling operation in North America,” Hall said. “We’re the first-ever U.S. Olympic Training Site for curling, too. Hosting the first mixed doubles Trials is a great honor.”

Many of our nation’s greatest curlers have called Minnesota home, according to Rick Patzke, USA Curling’s chief executive officer.

“We look forward to seeing the great sports fans that the City of Blaine – and the entire Twin Cities area – is known for, as well as fans from throughout the U.S. in attendance,” Patzke said. “We know the group at Fogerty Arena will work hard to make the mixed doubles Team Trials a fantastic event.”

Supporters are expected to be present in large numbers at the Trials, including Olympian and Fogerty Director of Curling Operations John Benton.

“We’re holding the Trials in one of our large ice arenas where we can accommodate thousands of people who want to see excellent competition and cheer on Team USA,” Benton said.

Ticket information is available at CurlingtownUSA.com.

About U.S. Olympic Team Trials

A collaboration between the United States Olympic Committee and its National Governing Bodies, U.S. Olympic Team Trials are held in multiple sports prior to each edition of the Olympic Games and allow athletes to vie for the honor of representing Team USA. Often the last stop in an athlete’s journey to the Olympics, the Trials also offer fans an up-close experience with America’s sports heroes before they go on to compete on the world’s biggest stage. Selection procedures for each sport are developed by the NGBs in concert with the USOC and follow parameters set forth by each International Federation.

About Fogerty Arena

Fogerty Arena is a nonprofit business group in Blaine, MN comprised of two local hockey programs, Four Seasons Curling Club and Sticks & Stones Restaurant. Their mission is affordable community athletics. Learn more at FogertyArena.com.

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For more information:

· Jill Brown, public relations consultant, Fogerty Arena, olympictrials@fogertyarena.com, 612-889-2611.

· Terry Davis, director of communications, terry.davis@usacurl.org, 608-338-9900 (mobile) or 715-344-1199, ext. 202 (office).

9250 Lincoln Street NE | Blaine, MN 55434 | P: 763 780 3328

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USPHL Minnesota Moose vs Minnesota Mullets

December 15th, 2017 | Fogerty Arena

Get ready for some US Premiere Hockey League action. The Minnesota Moose will take on the Minnesota Mullets at the...

Get ready for some US Premiere Hockey League action. The Minnesota Moose will take on the Minnesota Mullets at the Forest Lake Sports Center. Game time is 7:30pm.

9250 Lincoln Street NE | Blaine, MN 55434 | P: 763 780 3328

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Holiday Cookie Decorating

December 16th, 2017 | Shoreview Community Center: Events and Rentals

Come have fun and decorate a dozen holiday cookies! Each child will get a dozen cookies and be provided with...

Come have fun and decorate a dozen holiday cookies! Each child will get a dozen cookies and be provided with all the decorating supplies. Please bring a container to transport your beautiful cookies home! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Deadline to register: Wednesday, December 13.

Time: 12/16/2017 Session 1: 8:00am - 9:00am Session 2: 9:30am - 10:30am

4580 Victoria St N | Shoreview, MN 55126 | P: 651-490-4790

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Skate with Santa at the Coon Rapids Ice Center!

December 17th, 2017 | Coon Rapids Ice Center

Sunday, December 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Someone special is coming to the Coon Rapids Ice Center (11000 Crooked Lake Blvd.)...

Sunday, December 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Someone special is coming to the Coon Rapids Ice Center (11000 Crooked Lake Blvd.) on Sunday, December 17! Families are invited to visit with Santa and see some great figure skating at the same time! Take your photo with Santa and have fun skating on the indoor ice rink!

11000 Crooked Lake Boulevard | Coon Rapids, MN 55433 | P: 763-951-7221

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Breakfast with Nature Santa

December 19th, 2017 | Springbrook Nature Center

Nature Santa is on his way to Springbrook Nature Center and he wants to meet YOU! Enjoy a story...

Nature Santa is on his way to Springbrook Nature Center and he wants to meet YOU! Enjoy a story and activities with Nature Santa and a delicious breakfast. Parents, bring your camera, this is a photo opportunity you won't want to miss.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 10:00 a.m. - noon $7 per person, pre-registration is required: 763-572-3588 Children must be accompanied by an adult.

100 85th Ave NW | Fridley, MN 55432 | P: 763-572-3588

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NSC Holiday Classic Indoor Soccer Tournament

December 27th to December 31st, 2017 | National Sports Center

Join us this holiday season for fun and exciting competition in the NSC's annual 5v5 Holiday Classic Indoor Soccer Tournament....

Join us this holiday season for fun and exciting competition in the NSC's annual 5v5 Holiday Classic Indoor Soccer Tournament. The Holiday Classic is a non-sanctioned tournament and accepts all teams, which include: club, intraclub, tournament teams or even just a group of friends who want to play.

1700 105th Avenue NE | Blaine, MN 55449 | P: 763 785 5600

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New Year’s Eve Party

December 31st, 2017 | Shoreview Community Center: Events and Rentals

Shoreview Community Center Sunday, December 31st, 5:00 P.M. to 8 P.M. Balloon drop at 7:45 P.M. Ring in the New Year...

Shoreview Community Center Sunday, December 31st, 5:00 P.M. to 8 P.M. Balloon drop at 7:45 P.M. Ring in the New Year at the Shoreview Community Center! See the inside back cover for more details.

4580 Victoria St N | Shoreview, MN 55126 | P: 651-490-4790

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