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, 2019 Events in the Twin Cities Gateway

A 1940s RADIO CHRISTMAS CAROL

November 22nd to November 24th, 2019 & November 29th to December 1st, 2019 & December 5th to December 8th, 2019 & December 12th to December 15th, 2019 & December 19th to December 22nd, 2019 | Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

It's Christmas Eve, 1943, and the Feddington Players are preparing for a live radio broadcast of their own version of...

It's Christmas Eve, 1943, and the Feddington Players are preparing for a live radio broadcast of their own version of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Playing Scrooge is William St. Clair, a veteran actor with no radio experience. Complicated by noisy plumbing, missed cues, electrical blackouts, and the over-the-top theatrics of their special guest, the broadcast takes a hilarious turn when the performers are forced to improvise a hysterically unusual ending in order to “save the show.”

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

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Anoka Annual Tree Lighting

December 7th, 2019 | Anoka Christmas Tree Lighting

Bring your family, friends and holiday spirit to this fun and festive holiday event. On Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019...

Bring your family, friends and holiday spirit to this fun and festive holiday event. On Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 join in on the countdown to light up the official city Christmas tree. It all takes place at Anoka City Hall River Plaza in historic downtown Anoka.

Festivities begin at 3 p.m. Enjoy free horse-drawn trolley rides, live reindeer, merry holiday music, bonfires to keep warm and toasty, and beautiful holiday décor. Capture photographs as your children share their holiday wish list during their free visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Santa Shack. Food and merriment will abound to bring back memories of an old-fashioned Christmas.

The Mayor will welcome all at 5:55 p.m. and the countdown to the tree lighting will begin at 5:59 p.m. Festivities will conclude at 7 p.m.

Come early and do some holiday shopping at some of the most unique shops in the Twin Cities and have dinner at one of the many downtown restaurants.

Toys for Joy Anoka County will be accepting new, unwrapped holiday gifts to help those in need during the holidays.

Anoka City Hall River Plaza is located at 2015 First Avenue North in downtown Anoka, along the Rum River. For more information about the event, visit DiscoverAnoka.com or call 763-421-7130.

2015 First Avenue North | Anoka, MN 55303 | P: 763-421-7130

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X Golf Blaine Opening

December 7th, 2019 | 298 Northtown Dr NE, Blaine, MN 55434

X Golf’s state of the art indoor golf simulators offers players unparalleled accuracy and realism through a combination of camera...

X Golf’s state of the art indoor golf simulators offers players unparalleled accuracy and realism through a combination of camera systems, infrared lasers, impacts sensors, and advanced gaming software. The dedicated kiosks offer visitors the ultimate golfing entertainment experience with virtual reality gaming, food and beverages, competitions, leagues, golf lessons, memberships, corporate outings, social events and more.

X Golf’s relaxed, welcoming atmosphere makes it perfect for players of all ages and all skill levels. X Golf is ideal for work events, birthday parties, corporate functions, buck’s nights or Ladies Night Out.

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Wishes & More - Breakfast with Santa

December 14th, 2019

Santa Claus is coming to Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in New Brighton on Saturday, December 21st for a special Santa Breakfast!...

Santa Claus is coming to Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in New Brighton on Saturday, December 21st for a special Santa Breakfast! Bring the whole family for a morning full of food and drinks, games, face painting and crafts. Santa and his elves will be there to spread holiday cheer for all to hear! Reservations are required! Please call the office at 763-502-1500. Space is very limited & this event sells out quickly! Tables are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

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