Billy McLaughlin and Simple Gifts will play a collection of holiday carols and hymns at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Simple Gifts is a six-member ensemble featuring acoustic and vocal music.

Tickets are $28.50 in advance and are available at or at the Arts Center at 20965 Holyoke Av. There are no additional fees for ordering online. For more information, call 952-985-4640.


Santa is coming to Neill Park

Santa is coming to Burnsville's Neill Park, 13501 Upton Av., from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 22 to skate, sled and sing for holiday spirit. The free event will include holiday music, ice skating, sledding, a bonfire and photos with Santa. Participants must bring their own sleds and ice skates.

For more information, contact the Burnsville Recreation Department at 952-895-4500.


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