The Waconia Ice Arena is the coolest place to be on Friday nights this winter, when the rock tunes blare and the laser lights switch on. Practice your best ice-dancing and glide around inside, where there’s far less danger of freezing your toes off than skating outdoors. Skate rental available for an additional fee. 952.442.7465.
Arts & Performance
Impress friends with your creativity when you send them a note in an omiyage envelope. This session will teach you to create pretty envelopes in the Japanese craft style using wool felt and thread. 952.227.1500.
The holiday fun continues throughout the end of the year at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres with Alison Scott and her band’s soulful Christmas performance. Renowned for her independent sound, Alison will put her own spin on traditional holiday songs, as well as introduce some original ones. 952.934.1525.
This concert is a fantastic exercise in nostalgia. Backed by a band, four hosts look back at the greatest Christmas specials ever made, all while decorating a tree near a crackling fireplace. Cookies and eggnog will be abundant, and there might even be a surprise visit from a man with a white beard in a red suit. 952.934.1525.
Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter, and Cities 97 personality Keri Noble is releasing a new holiday album, and this concert is the perfect showcase for her work. In this lovely setting, it’s a great way to get a breather from the busy buzz of the holidays. 952.934.1525.
The Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Choir is pairing with the Grace Church orchestra for a concert to remind the audience that the holidays are about hope. With more than 5,000 attendees last year, this has become a popular local holiday tradition. 612.238.6184.
Music, drama and hilarity come together in this production, which features three Brave New Workshop alums and a six-piece band fronted by Mick Sterling. Watch a family push through the holidays together in a fun, relatable tale backed by some fantastic music. 952.934.1525.
Have lots of bibliophile friends? Head to the Authors’ Christmas Fair at the Chanhassen Library for some holiday book-buying ideas. Local authors provide live readings, and you’ll have the chance to browse through popular titles to get inspired for holiday shopping. 952.227.1500.