Weekend options: Holiday delight, solstice celebration

  • Updated: December 19, 2013 - 1:33 PM
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Provided by American Swedish Institute Swedish Christmas Room, which is in the Dining Room of the Turnblad Mansion. The table setting this year uses the same settings as used at the Nobel Dinner – all specially designed pieces: — the linen from Klässbol, glass/crystal from Orrefors, dinner service from Rörstrand, and cutlery from Gense.

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HOLIDAY DELIGHT

Take a break from holiday mania for some quality family fun time. Calhoun Square and its businesses are hosting holiday crafts for children and entertainment. Get refreshed at the hot chocolate bar and put on your best pose for the photo booth. Munch on Christmas cookies and partake in special offers from retailers. (Noon-6 p.m. Sat. Free. Calhoun Square, 3001 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. www.calhounsquare.com.)

WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION

Celebrate winter’s longest night with a stroll through the Enchanted Forest, then warm up by the bonfire. Take a tour through the holiday exhibit “Jul to the World.” Festive dinners available at Fika Cafe. (3-8 p.m. Sat. $5-$9. American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Av. S., Mpls. 612-871-4907. www.asimn.org.)

MELISSA WALKER

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