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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-683-4712.
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