Christmas lights at the Museum
Celebrate the holiday season from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Freeborn County Historical Museum, 1031 Bridge Ave. The historic buildings of the village will be illuminated and decorated for Christmas. At 6 p.m., the Caroliers of LycÃ©e Albert Lea will perform in the entrance of the church, as well as inside the museum afterwards.
Inside the museum, kids can meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy a free cup of hot chocolate, have fun with arts and crafts, and post what they’re grateful for on the tree of recognition.
Upstairs, there will be a soup supper, including chili beef and turkey noodle soup, for $ 8 per person and free for children 6 and under. Bakery products will sell for $ 6 per dozen or $ 4 per half dozen.
Masks are mandatory inside the museum except for eating or taking pictures.
Breakfast with Santa Claus
Wedgwood Cove Golf Club will be having a fun morning with Santa from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at 2200 W. Ninth St.
Enjoy a meal of pancakes, sausages and hot chocolate, accompanied by games and activities.
Admission is $ 5 per person or free with a new toy donation to Toys for Tots.
Join Monroe Crossing for some of your favorite Christmas classics performed in bluegrass style. Named in honor of Bill Monroe, âthe father of bluegrass music,â Monroe Crossing is based in the Twin Cities and is a favorite among bluegrass connoisseurs and the non-bluegrass audience.
The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center.
The cost is $ 25.
Model railroad show
The 26th Annual Model Railroad Show is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Northbridge Shopping Center with multi-scale operational facilities on display.
The show will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Santa Claus Walk
Bergdale Harley-Davidson will be holding its 2021 Santa Ride on motorcycles starting Sunday noon and passing by area nursing homes and other destinations.
The ride heads north on Freeborn County Road 22 and turns on 240th Street and past Good Samaritan Society, before turning on 740th Avenue, then onto the campuses of the Lutheran community of St. John’s. From there, cyclists will cycle around part of Fountain Lake on Lakeview Boulevard and Fountain Street before heading to Thorne Crest Senior Living Community. The next ride heads east on Main Street, near Home Depot, Trail’s Truck Center, and Walmart before returning to Bergdale.
In 2020, Clarks Grove’s Kevin Hansen hosted the event to spread holiday cheer during a tough year. There were 12 bikes, and this year more are expected.