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December 3


• Christmas Tea: 7 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre Ballroom, Detroit Lakes. Community Alliance Church will host this holiday event, featuring speaker Carol Acosta. There will also be music and desserts. Tickets cost $4 and are available at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center or by calling the church at 218-847-2266.


• Winter Choral Concert: 7:30 p.m., Waage Fine Arts Center, Fergus Falls campus, Minnesota State Community & Technical College (M-State). The concert will include a variety of holiday selections performed by M State's Concert Choir and auditioned Voice Ensemble. Tickets $8 in advance and $10 at the door for adults; $6 in advance and $7 at the door for ages 18 and under. Children age 5 and under are admitted free. Info: Tori Covington, 218-736-1600.

• Dulcimer Jam: 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, Detroit Lakes.

Friday, December 4


• Neal & Leandra concert: 7:30 p.m., New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, 24 Main Ave. N., New York Mills. Musical duo Neal Hagberg and Leandra Peak will perform a Christmas concert of new and traditional holiday songs. Tickets $12 in advance or $15 the night of the concert. Info: 218-385-3339 or

• Oak Ridge Boys: 8 p.m., Shooting Star Casino, Mahnomen. Country quartet performs a mix of new and familiar tunes, including a few holiday favorites. Sold out. Info: 800-313-7469 or


• Frazee Festival of Trees: 4 to 8 p.m., Frazee Event Center. Holiday-themed displays featuring more than 50 trees will be available for viewing; refreshments served. Info: Jay Estenson, 218-334-2661; Diane Mistelske, 334-2122; Ruth Ewanika, 334-5081; or Mary Seaberg, 847-9608.


• Mystic Affair: 6 p.m., Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes. Humane Society of the Lakes hosts a buffet from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by Laura Egland "intuitive comedy" at 8:30. There will be mystery prizes all night. Tickets are $25 and available at the humane society. There will also be a pet psychic (with a photo) available; fee is $20 for 15 minutes.

Saturday, December 5


• Keri Noble Holiday Concert: 8 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, Detroit Lakes. Popular Minneapolis singer-songwriter returns to Holmes to perform holiday and non-holiday favorites. Tickets $22 for adults, $11 for students. Info: 218-844-7469 (SHOW) or


• Frazee Festival of Trees: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Frazee Event Center. See Friday's listing.

• Christmas Marketplace: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Holmes Ballroom, 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Features a wide variety of items from area crafters and home-based businesses. Info: 218-844-7469 (SHOW) or

• Winter Craft Show: 10 a.m. 5o 4 p.m., National Guard Armory, 1220 Rossman Ave. Hosted by Women of Today. Info: Annmarie Lacher, 218-844-7322 or

• Christmas at Emmanuel: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Forest Conference Center, Emmanuel Community, 1415 Madison Ave., Detroit Lakes. Holiday craft show and luncheon. Info: 218-847-4486 or

• Holiday Shoppers Lunch & Bake Sale: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Congregational Church, corner of Lake & Holmes, Detroit Lakes. Choice of hearty soups, artisan breads, Christmas cookies. Suggested donation $6.

Sunday, December 6


• Christmas Readers' Theatre: 2 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, Detroit Lakes. Relax by the fireplace in the Holmes Lobby as local actors read holiday classics for all ages. Cider and sugar cookies add to the holiday atmosphere. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for students. Info: 218-844-7469 (SHOW) or


• Frazee Festival of Trees: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Frazee Event Center. See Friday's listing.

Monday, December 7


• Customer Appreciation Night: 5 to 9 p.m., Norby's Department Store, Detroit Lakes. Live holiday music, appetizers, refreshments, in-store specials and more.


The Entertainment Calendar appears weekly in the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Entertainment Calendar") may be sent by fax, 218-847-9409, by mail to Detroit Lakes Newspapers, 511 Washington Ave., P.O. Box 826, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502, or by e-mail to Vicki Gerdes at