Friday, Nov. 28-Sunday, Dec. 7
Start your holiday shopping here! Members enjoy an additional 10% off (total of 20%) their purchases.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Visitor Center, Saturday, Nov. 29
Approximately 15 vendors will be on hand with products of the season: root veggies, honey, cheeses, baked goods, jams and jellies, textile products and more!
Friday, Nov. 28 through Sunday, Jan. 4
The Arboretum presents a holiday season brimming with merriment and wonder with a festive connection to nature. Stately trees, stunning natural decorations, holiday musical entertainment and gift giving--all in an unparalleled serene and peaceful natural setting.
Friday, Dec. 5 & Saturday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, December 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Kick off the holiday season with gorgeous gifts handmade by Auxiliary volunteers. Natural materials featured in arrangements, wreaths, fresh greens and potpourris. Unique gift items including textiles, ornaments and pressed flower specialties. All proceeds benefit Arboretum. More information
Weekend Family Fun: Wintergreen Mysteries
Saturdays and Sunday in December, Noon-4 p.m.
Learn the differences between fir, spruce, cedar and pine trees that keep our spirits uplifted all winter with their greenery. Use pine cones to create a cheerful elf ornament to decorate your home for the holidays.
"Make a Holiday Wreath" Workshop
Saturday, Dec. 6, 9:30 a.m. - noon OR
Saturday, Dec. 6, 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Create a whimsical wreath on a fir wreath base using unique natural materials like dark feather-leaf myrtle, tiny spruce cones, aromatic cedar, and more. You will be dazzled by what you will create, and the experience is certain to put you into the holiday spirit!
"Artistry of Nature" APS & Student Art Sale
Saturday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. & Sunday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Shop for handcrafted greeting cards, original artworks in watercolor, oil and pastels and photographs--framed or unframed--created by students in Arboretum adult art classes and members of the Arboretum Photographer's Society (APS). Free with gate admission. More information
Saturday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, December 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Oswald Visitor Center Balcony
Shop for handmade herbal gifts--from potpourri, to lotion, to herbal vinegars--created by the Minnesota Herb Society and members. Proceeds benefit the Arboretum.
Friday, Dec. 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Oswald Visitor Center
Guided snowshoe tours by Arboretum staff and Hoigaard's staff, equipment provided by Hoigaard's.
4-6 p.m., Sundays, Dec. 21, Jan. 18
Beginning Sunday, Oct. 19 and continuing through the winter, Sunday Suppers will be offered in the Arboretum Restaurant. No reservations required. The menu features classic comfort foods and traditional favorites typically served at family get-togethers, and will be served family style at long tables. Cost is $17.99 per person, with children 8 years and under free. Arboretum admission is included in the cost of Sunday Supper. More information
Wednesday, Dec. 31, free admission for cross-country skiers and snowshoers all day.
Rated Best Place to Snowshoe by Mpls.-St. Paul magazine and Best Place for Classic Cross-Country Skiing by Minnesota Monthly magazine. Bring your own gear or rent snowshoes and poles in the Visitor Center for hourly rates and hit the trails on a 'self-guided' adventure for the whole family.