Arts briefs: A good old-fashioned holiday in Farmington

  • Updated: November 16, 2012 - 5:04 PM

Visitors can experience a turn-of-the-century "Christmas in the Village" at Dakota City Heritage Village in Farmington.

It's scheduled for the first two weekends in December, from 1 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 8-9.

Visitors can ride aboard horsedrawn trolleys for a tour of the village, with trees lit inside and outside the buildings. There'll be carols in the church, and children will be able to write a letter to Santa and visit with a Victorian-costumed St. Nick. They'll also be able to make holiday crafts to take home, and parents can buy candy, gifts and vintage toys in the Gift/Confectionery Shop.

Admission is $5 for age 13 and older, $3 per child age 4-12, and free for children 3 and under. Dakota City is located at 4008 220th St. W. on the Dakota County Fairgrounds.

For more information, call 651-460-8050 or visit www.dakotacity.org.

EAGAN

YMCA's 'Breakfast with Santa' Dec. 1

The Eagan YMCA will host the 4th Annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., with a Jingle Bell Jog 5K around the Eagan Y beforehand starting at 8:30 a.m.

Guests are invited to participate in the jog before breakfast, then visit with Santa and enjoy a silent auction, holiday caroling, crafts and other festivities. Pancakes, juice and coffee will be served.

Tickets can be purchased online at give.ymcatwincites.org/EaganBreakfastWithSanta. They also will be available at the door. Cost is $15 per family, or $5 per adult and $3 for children 3-12 years old. Children under 3 years old are free.

Jingle Bell Jog 5K prices are $10 per participant. For more information, contact Molly Frederickson at molly.frederickson@ymcatwincities.org or call 651-683-4712.

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