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Easton Daubert, of Pine Grove, Pa. sits on Santa's lap during the Christmas Tree Lighting program in Pine Grove, Pa., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Republican-Herald, Jacqueline Dormer) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Family fun: Shakopee Holiday Festival

  • November 30, 2013 - 2:00 PM

SHAKOPEE HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

Amid the season to be jolly, why not kick off the season with an evening of fun? The Velodazzle parade will roll down the streets. Get a photo with Santa or take a carriage ride. Enjoy the holiday-decorated Stans House, make an ornament and participate in a scavenger hunt. Also caroling and tree lighting. (6-8 p.m. Fri. Free. Downtown Shakopee off 1st and Lewis Streets. www.shakopee.org.)

IRAQI CULTURES THROUGH YOUTH EYES

In partnership with the Al-Baghdadi Museum in Iraq and the U.S. State Department, a group of Iraqi youths helped create this collaborative exhibit. Included are objects, photos and more, documenting life in Baghdad through the eyes of young people. ($6-$11. Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. 651-259-3000. www.mnhs.org.)

MELISSA WALKER

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