ST. CLOUD — Glad tidings and holiday cheer is in full swing this weekend throughout Central Minnesota. You can visit Santa at KringleFest at the Stearns History Museum, sing with Elvis at Pioneer Place, enjoy a holiday parade and family fun in Sauk Rapids and Richmond, and have one last chance to watch GREAT Theatre's performance of "It's A Wonderful Life." Read more in The Weekender!

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    St. Cloud

    Bring your family for a fun holiday event at the Stearns History Museum this weekend. The longtime tradition of KringleFest is back again Saturday. You and your family can enjoy making some holiday crafts, music, cookie decorating and other activities. You will even be able to get your picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Tickets for the event are $7 for adults and $3 for children and is free for museum members and kids under 3. The fun runs from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


    - Saturday, December 2nd, 1:00 p.m.

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    An Elvis Holiday

    Pioneer Place

    The King is returning to St. Cloud this weekend for a holiday concert. Elvis impersonator Anthony Shore will be performing at Pioneer Place Saturday and performing several of the Kings holiday hits. Kick off the holiday season in style with the King! Tickets are $28 in advance and $31 at the door. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Saturday, December 2nd, 7:30 p.m.

    Anthony Shore Facebook page
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    Treemendous Night


    There some winter fun going on in Richmond Friday night. The Treemendous Night event has several family friendly activities including Ornament making, scavenger hunt, penguin races, petting zoo, wagon rides, treats Santa meet and greet and live holiday music. The activities go from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and wraps up with a holiday parade starting at 7:15 p.m. This year's theme is Winter Night. Event is free to attend.


    - Friday, December 1st, 5:00 p.m.

    Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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    Sauk Rapids Parade of Lights and Family Fun Day

    Sauk Rapids

    Have some holiday cheer in Sauk Rapids this weekend. The 10th Annual Parade of Lights and Family Fun Day takes place on Saturday. The day includes kids bingo, meet and greet with Santa, Trot for Tots 5K run, silent auction and the parade of lights through downtown. The fun begins at 11:00 with the parade starting at 5:00 p.m. The event is free to attend.


    - Saturday, December 2nd, 11:00 p.m.

    Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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    It's A Wonderful Life

    Paramount Theatre

    A Holiday classic is playing for one last weekend on the Paramount Theatre stage. "It's A Wonderful Life" is a classic Christmas story about a man named George Bailey who finds out his life has meaning, and he has touched so many lives. Tickets for It's A Wonderful Life are $18 for students and $28 for adults and can be found at the Paramount Theatre box office. The show runs Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Friday, December 1st, 7:30 p.m.
    - Saturday, December 2nd, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
    - Sunday, December 3rd, 2:00 p.m.