December 2016 Around Town

Santa’s North Pole Experience

Looking for an alternative to the typical mall Santa? Check out Santa’s North Pole Experience. Getting pictures with Santa Claus traditionally means long lines, irritable children and a rushed visit, but here you can get something different, fun, and memorable! Experience a ride with one of Santa’s helpers and his Reindeer for a sleigh ride, and enjoy some treats from their food wagon. While waiting for your family’s photos to be taken, your young ones can color or watch a holiday movie to make time go by faster, as well as face painting after the shoot.  Santa’s North Pole Experience is open until December 23rd and located on Pioneer Trail in Eden Prairie.  Visit for special events and more information.

Father of the Bride

Eden Prairie Players recently announced their Winter Play as Father of the Bride.  The fun, nostalgic, matrimonial comedy Father of the Bride is written by Caroline Francke and directed by Stephen Houtz. Tickets for all performances are $10 in advance or at the door. The play will be performed the weekend of February 19th and the weekend of February 26th at Eden Prairie High School Auditorium. We know how crazy holiday season can be so pencil this production into your calendars now, for it’s sure to be fantastic! For more information and a list of cast members visit

Holiday Ornament-Making Party

Let your kids get crafty by enrolling them in a holiday ornament-making party. On Friday December 16th from 9:30 to 10:30 children ages 20 months to 6 years old can create ornaments that make great keepsakes or holiday gifts. Four stations will be set up, each with a different ornament project. Register to create alongside your child and make sure to get all of your kids involved, this is a great class for siblings to attend together. The Holiday Ornament-Making Party costs $16 and is located in the Art Center room 105, space is limited so sign up today at

Ski and Snowboard Programs

Experience the ultimate in skiing, snowboarding and racing instruction from beginners to experts. At seven different metro ski and snowboard areas, top quality adult staff teaches children to improve their skiing and boarding on groomed runs and terrain parks. Participants are asked to provide their own food and gear (season-long rentals are available), all the rest is provided! The program goes for eleven Saturdays from December to February, or eight Sundays from January to February.  For more information please visit