Arts briefs: A good old-fashioned holiday in Farmington

  • 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


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 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 or call 651-683-4712.


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