Advent stock image

Begin Advent with a candlelight walk along the Kinnickinnic River. 

Deck the Falls 

The annual Cannon Falls event is in its 26th year. The event will include a pancake feed, performances by the Cannon Falls High School band, sleigh rides, a parade, a tree lighting ceremony, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus and more. Events will occur throughout downtown Cannon Falls. For a full list of events, times and locations, visit

Entering Advent: A candlelight river walk

RIVER FALLS -- The time of Advent is a Christian tradition rooted in the earth and its seasons. Together let us explore how the dark of winter is not an end but the way a new beginning comes. Hope for Creation invites you to join us for "Entering Advent: A Candlelight River Walk." We will gather by our beautiful Kinnickinnic River to walk, reflect and set our hearts to greet Advent on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. We will start at Veterans Park on Main Street in downtown River Falls. Please bring a candle or flashlight. All are welcome.

Artist reception: ‘Close to Home’ 

Red Wing Arts "Close to Home"

Work by artists Hannah C. Heyer (left) and Andy Evansen are on display in Red Wing Arts' current show, "Close to Home." 

Artists Hannah C. Heyer and Andy Evansen are featured in Red Wing Arts’ current show, titled “Close to Home.” The exhibit showcases 26 paintings by each artist, which document the seasonal shifts in the rural landscape of southeastern Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin.

The reception will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, at the Red Wing Arts Depot Gallery. Light refreshments will be served and Heyer and Evansen will be there to discuss their work. 

Holidays with The Hot Flashes 

The Hot Flashes return to WideSpot for a special winter show. A tradition at WideSpot, there’s no better way to get into the spirit of the holidays. New and old holiday favorites will be sung. The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. Tickets are available for advanced purchase at Last minute plans? Tickets might be available at the door – check in with the box office after 6:15 p.m. on the day of the performance. 

Until further notice, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all event attendees, artists, staff and volunteers. Masking is required except while eating, drinking or performing. Participants are asked to bring proof of vaccine (print or digital) completed a minimum of 14 days prior to the event and an ID for checking in at our box office. 

Christmas with the Steeles

The Steeles

"The Steeles," a musical quintet of siblings, will perform at the Sheldon Theatre on Friday, Dec. 3. 

The Steeles consist of five siblings; J.D., Fred, Jearlyn, Jevetta and Billy Steele, whose style is an integral part of the Minnesota sound. They have recorded and performed with Prince as well as super producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The Steeles return with a Christmas celebration. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3. Tickets start at $27. For more information, visit

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Thank you for taking part in our commenting section. We want this platform to be a safe and inclusive community where you can freely share ideas and opinions. Comments that are racist, hateful, sexist or attack others won’t be allowed. Just keep it clean. Do these things or you could be banned:

• Don’t name-call and attack other commenters. If you’d be in hot water for saying it in public, then don’t say it here.

• Don’t spam us.

• Don’t attack our journalists.

Let’s make this a platform that is educational, enjoyable and insightful.

Email questions to

Share your opinion


Join the conversation

Recommended for you