Get schooled on the traditions of old at this event. Costumed residents within the Town Square will share how the holidays were celebrated in the pioneer days. There's also a Christmas pageant with live entertainment. (5-8:30 p.m. Fri. $3-$5. The Landing, 2187 E. Hwy. 101, Shakopee. 763-559-6700. www.threeriverspark district.org.)
Experience the sights and sounds of Christmas in 1875. Take a tour of the Ramsey House and taste homemade cookies fresh from a wood-burning stove. Listen to holiday music of the era on the family's Steinway piano and view original ornaments and Christmas gifts. (Noon-3:30 p.m. today, next Sun.; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat. $7-$11. Alexander Ramsey House, 265 S. Exchange St., St. Paul. 651-296-8760. www.mnhs.org.)
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