The Detroit Lakes Tribune accepts community calendar items, for publication online and in our Wednesday and Sunday print editions, space permitting.

Submissions must be made at least a week in advance of the event date, in writing, to either or

Each submission must include the following: Date, time and location of event, whether it is recurring or a one-time happening, and where to go for more information (phone, email and/or website). Also include whether the event is free or paid admission, and how much it costs when applicable.

Friday, December 18

Virtual Rock & Roll Christmas: RRXS is going virtual! Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre is bringing the excitement of Rock & Roll Xmas Spectacular directly to you! Registration is easy and as a thank you to all our fans/patrons, we are offering this show for a “Pay What You Want” price! It’s been a tough year for everyone and we want you to share the gift of music with everyone you know! Your ticket purchase allows you access to the show starting at 7 p.m., but you can watch it anytime up until the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. Visit for details.

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A Not-So-Silent Night with Wendy, Linda & David: Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre and A Center for the Arts in Fergus Falls are teaming up to offer a one-night-only virtual concert experience. "A Not So Silent Night with Wendy, Linda & David" starts at 6:30 p.m. To order, simply go to and make a donation, then use the streaming link provided on your virtual ticket to access the concert.

A Midwinter Gathering with Kevin Kling: While we're apart, music is still alive! Led by Sarah Hicks, the Minnesota Orchestra performs holiday favorites, while storyteller Kevin Kling, and local poets and writers share what coming together means to them in these unprecedented times. Purchase your ticket for this 8 p.m. livestream concert at and enjoy it from the comfort of your home!

Saturday, December 19

Wreaths Across America: Detroit Lakes' annual Wreaths Across America celebration will take place starting at 11 a.m. in Veterans Memorial Park and continuing at the Grand Army of the Republic Park, Boys & Girls Club (aka Lyle Crovisier Memorial Park), Oak Grove Cemetery and Holy Rosary Cemetery. Social distancing guidelines will be maintained to ensure a safe yet festive celebration.

A Dickens Holiday Classic: One of Charles Dickens’ favorite ways to spread holiday cheer was to perform dramatic readings of his beloved ghost story, "A Christmas Carol," for audiences near and far. Drawing inspiration from this centuries-old tradition, Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre and Minnesota's renowned Guthrie Theater are teaming up to present a special virtual event featuring a cast of four beloved A Christmas Carol veterans who will reimagine Dickens’ hand-curated chapters for a global audience to enjoy. "Dickens’ Holiday Classic" is not a recording of the Guthrie's stage production of "A Christmas Carol." It is a newly conceived offering that will be filmed and available to stream starting at 11 a.m. and ending at midnight on Dec. 31. Dec. 19–31. Order your ticket for access to this special livestreamed event at

Sounds of Blackness: The Ordway and Detroit Lakes' own Historic Holmes Theatre are teaming up to present Minnesota’s three-time Grammy Award-winning, international music sensation Sounds of Blackness, who will perform starting at 3 p.m. "The Night Before Christmas: In Concert" brings Soulful Santa, Mrs. Claus, Santa’s Fine Reindeer, and the famous Dancing Chitlins to life with show-stopping, roof-raising music, in styles ranging from R&B and hip hop, to jazz, blues, and gospel, in a contemporary adaptation of the beloved holiday classic poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” Order your virtual ticket at and enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home. Available to stream through Dec. 31.

Heartland Symphony Orchestra Virtual Concert: The production of Heartland Symphony Orchestra’s Winter Concert will premiere online today at 2 p.m. HSO Music Director Ryan Webber has created a compilation of previous concert footage; former HSO Music Director, Alexander Corbett will be included in the program as a special guest. The program will also include footage from past holiday concerts, a few NEW favorites from HSO’s “Music Monday” series, as well as the Christmas Sing-Along Finale, a favorite tradition at our holiday concerts. Heartland Symphony Orchestra’s Virtual Winter Concert “Holidays Around the (Virtual) World” will be available to watch at your convenience on HSO’s website,, as well as its YouTube channel.

Thursday, December 24

Food Pantry: The Becker County Food Pantry will be closed in observance of Christmas Eve.