Beers with B.E.E.R.S.

Sample micro-brews and appetizers while you mingle with local movers and shakers at this year’s networking event. Sponsored by the Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Richfield and Southwest Chambers of Commerce. December 6 from 4:30-6:00 at Bowlero (12200 Singletree Lane, Eden Prairie.) $20 member, $30 non-members. epchamber.org

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Holiday Lights

See the Arboretum grounds aglow with outdoor and indoor lights. Walk among 14 outdoor displays, from the entry drive to the Learning Center to the Cloister Garden Trellis. Warm up by the S’more Village. Indoors, visit the poinsettia tree. The Great Hall and Conservatory are festively illuminated, too. Friday and Saturday nights from 5-9:00. arboretum.umn.edu

Northfield Winter Walk

Take a short road trip to downtown Northfield and step into an old-fashioned, candlelit setting. This 20th Annual Winter Walk celebration sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce includes carolers, horse-drawn wagons, storytelling, luminarias, decorated storefronts, and model trains displayed in the small town library. December 6, from 5-9:00. northfieldchamber.com 

Spirit of Winter Festival of Lights at Sovereign Estate Winery

Visit Waconia to see an array of decorated trees and attractions featuring a deck hockey play area, gingerbread house, Santa, photo sleigh, llamas, live music, Holly Trolley and walking trails, all synchronized to holiday music. Shop at the Christmas market. Mulled wine and hot chocolate, s’mores kits and fireside patios will keep you cozy. See website for details. sovereignestatewine.com