ArtReach opens shop for holidays
ArtReach Downtown, 229 Main St. in Stillwater, has opened its holiday gift gallery featuring the works of many St. Croix Valley artists.
The shop includes handmade and artisan gift items. An empty store has been transformed by art glass, pottery, paintings, jewelry, sculpture and more.
It will be open until 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. on Sundays.
Indoor market opens season
The Oakdale Indoor Market opened for the season on Nov. 30 at the Oakdale Discovery Center.
The market will run every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon through April 5. The market will house nearly 30 vendors with an array of goods for sale, including produce, baked goods and jewelry. The Discovery Center is located at 4444 Hadley Av. N.
For more information, visit www.oakdalefun.com, or call 651-747-3872.
Celebration to mark Lucia Day
Gammelgården Museum in Scandia continues the Swedish tradition of Lucia Day on Sunday, Dec. 8, with a brief Swedish prayer service in the historic Gammel Krykan, the oldest surviving Lutheran sanctuary in Minnesota, at 20880 Olinda Trail N.
The service will be followed by a Swedish breakfast buffet and Lucia program in the community center across the street.
The celebration of Lucia in Sweden brings light to the very dark days of December. It marks the beginning of the Swedish Christmas season.
The church service is chilly, so dress warmly. Parking is free.