ST. CLOUD — There is lots to do this Christmas weekend around Central Minnesota if you're looking to entertain family and friends. You can rock out with a Rock and Roll Xmas at Paramount Theatre, enjoy some music by local musician Dave Cofell in St. Joseph, relive the Christmas story with Christmas in the Barn, share some laughs with Laughing All the Way at Pioneer Place, and don't spend Christmas alone with a warm meal put on by the Boy Scouts Troop 20 in Waite Park. Read more in The Weekender!
Back for their seventh year Rock and Roll Xmas will be rocking out on the Paramount Theatre stage the next few days. The show is a Las Vegas-caliber production featuring an 8-piece band that will rock their way through timeless holiday classics as well as bring a new take on some hit songs. Tickets are just $29 and going fast! The show runs Thursday through Saturday.
Enjoy an evening of songs, stories, poems and jokes Friday night at the Local Blend. Dave Cofell will be celebrating the season with his usual combination of traditional Christmas songs and a selection of originals. There will even be gingerbread cookies to snack on and a special guest performance. This is a kid-friendly show that will appeal to all ages. The event is free however donations to the local food shelf is always encouraged. Music starts at 7:00 p.m.
Go back to a simpler time to when the original Christmas story took place. Christmas in the Barn has become an annual tradition for families with a beautiful narration of the Christmas story, hymns, handmade ice candles and hot apple cider in the rustic, cozy atmosphere of an old barn. Bundle up and bring the whole family to enjoy this unique experience. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. Saturday night and is free to attend. Located at 26258 County Road 2 St. Cloud.
The gang from KLAF is back for another hilarious holiday musical. Laughing all the Way is a holiday classic to Pioneer Place that are about about to get strange as a few people discover the old theatre they are performing in has a past and some strange visitors. Tickets for the show are just $28 and the show runs Thursday through Saturday.
Boy Scout Troop 20 invites you to come to a warm Christmas Dinner in Waite Park on Christmas Day. The Troop is putting on their 32nd Annual Christmas Dinner for the community at St. Joseph's Church in Waite Park. The meal consists of turkey, dressing, potatoes, ham, rolls and pie. Rides are available if needed or meals can be delivered. The meal is free to help make this season feel a little bit merrier for those who may be alone. The meal runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.