Sun., November 18

MCA Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party                                                                                           
Valencia Arts Center, 1164 W. Howard St.
Snacks and sweets, crafts, dancing, and gift shop, all in the midst of beautiful, live music from The Nutcracker ballet. $15/child, $20/adult


Tues., November 20

Community Thanksgiving Dinner                                                                                            
East End Rec Center, 210 Zumbro St.
Enjoy a free and filling Thanksgiving dinner with friends, family, and new faces. Activities for kids and adults.


Sun., December 2

Christmas House Tour                                                                                               
Winona County History Center
Self-guided tour through historic residences and The First Baptist Church, which houses nativity scenes and live music. Tickets include a guide booklet, map, and a bag for your shoes.


Tues., December 4

Santa Visits Winona Altra                                                                                          
Altra Federal Credit Union, 526 Orrin St.
Free photos, treats, and stories. A special gift from Santa for the first 25 children who attend.


Sat., December 8

Holiday Lighted Parade                                                                                              
Goodview, Minn.
Parade along 6th Street and 44th Avenue. Proceeds benefit 10 Days of Giving.


Sat. & Sun., Dec. 2-Dec. 17

Trester Trolley Light Tours
Depart 956 Mankato Ave.
6:30 & 8pm • 507-429-9101 •
Hour-long tour by trolley of the best displays in Winona.


Sun., December 9

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train                                                                                               
Amtrak Station, 65 East Mark St.
4pm arrival, 4:15pm event
Visit for info on other stops
20th anniversary journey to bring holiday cheer and an end to hunger to communities across Canada and the U.S. Performance by The Trews and Willy Porter. Free event; food and monetary donations encouraged.


Sat., December 15–Sun., December 16

 Winona Holiday Market             
Levee Park, 58 Center St.
Sat.,12–8; Sun., 12–6
Outdoor market, including arts and crafts, food stalls, fire pits and winter drinks, ice skating and winter games, caroling along the river, gingerbread house contest, and a visit from Santa           .