Christmas in New Ulm

Holiday Season Events

Thursday, November 9
Hometown Holiday Road Trip Quilt Event, 9am-6pm
Wine Tasting Gala/Silent Auction for BCHSNU

Friday, November 10
Hometown Holiday Road Trip Quilt Event, 9am-6pm
ArtScape Art Show at the 4 Pillars Art Gallery/the Grand (through 12/05)

Saturday, November 11
Hometown Holiday Road Trip Quilt Event, 9am-5pm

Friday, November 17
Christmas Candlelight Wine Tasting, Morgan Creek Vineyards

Saturday, November 18
Organ Recital, MLC Chapel of the Christ, 11am-12:30pm

Sunday, November 19
Wind Symphony Concert, MLC Auditorium, 3-5pm

Thursday, November 23 - Thanksgiving
New Ulm Community Friends Thanksgiving Dinner

Friday, November 24
Charlie Brown Christmas, State Street Theater, 3pm
Holiday Open House - Menzel Village, Brown County Museum, 4-8pm
Parade of Lights, Downtown New Ulm, 6pm

Saturday, November 25
Charlie Brown Christmas, State Street Theater, 10am and 3pm
Small Business Saturday

Wednesday, November 29
Candy Making Demonstration, Public Library, 6:30pm

Saturday, December 2
Holiday Open House and Sleigh Rides, Morgan Creek Vineyards
Christmas Concert, MLC Chapel of the Christ, 7:30pm

Sunday, December 3
Advent Bazaar and Stone Soup Lunch, Oakwood Methodist Church, 10:45am-12:45pm
Christmas Concert, MLC Chapel of the Christ, 4pm

Tuesday, December 5
Holiday Ornament Class, Public Library, 6:30pm

Saturday, December 9
Craft & Bake Sale Fundraiser for BCHSNU
Concord Singers Christmas Concert, State Street Theater

Monday, December 11
Lorie Line Concert, MLC Auditorium, 7:30-9:30pm

Tuesday, December 12
New Ulm Film Society, Public Library, 6-8pm

Thursday, December 14
#shopnewulmfortheholidays Shopping Promotion

Sunday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
Candlelight Kid-Friendly Christmas Eve Service, Oakwood Methodist Church, 4:30-5:30pm
Christmas Luminaries, Schell's Brewery

Sunday, December 25 - Christmas
Christmas Luminaries, Schell's Brewery

Festive Downtown

The holidays are a magical time to visit New Ulm. Beginning in late November and throughout December, downtown New Ulm is adorned with natural evergreen boughs, trees and lights – a tradition since 1925.  The historic downtown is lined with 60+ real Christmas trees.  Real garland, lighted for the season, hangs across the streets.  Storefront windows are full of holiday items for sale.  It smells and feels like Christmas in Downtown New Ulm during the holiday season!

Holiday Shopping Opener

The hunt is on in November in New Ulm! While some are deer hunting, come to the Annual Shopping Opener in New Ulm! “No license” is needed for this destination event. November 3-5, 2017.  More details here.

 

 

Parade of Lights - November 24

Annually on the Friday evening after Thanksgiving, New Ulm welcomes Santa to town with a Parade of Lights.  The 29th Annual Parade of Lights will be held on Friday, November 24th, 2017 at 6pm.  Over 60 units, all decked out with thousands of twinkling lights, makes its way through our Historic Downtown.  Children of all ages will delight in this parade!  This is a great time to check out our shops and restaurants before and after the parade.  Head to City Hall after the parade for the Official Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.  Mayor Bob Beussman will lead the ceremony with some help from the New Ulm Royalty and Santa himself!  Also, be sure you stop by the Brown County Historical Society Museum for their Holiday Open House after the parade!  Check out their new exhibit designed for the holidays!  Gather your family and friends and get in the Christmas Spirit at this annual event!

 

New Ulm's 3rd Annual Day of Giving - Date TBD

Shop participating businesses and help support your community! Stores will donate up to 10% of their pre-tax sales to one or more of pre-selected area non-profits. Check the Community Calendar for details and a list participating stores.

 

#ShopNewUlm for the Holidays Event - Date TBD

Show your support for local businesses, and finish your Christmas shopping at the #ShopNewUlm for tise Holidays Event.  Please join the businesses of New Ulm for this Holiday Open House.  Participating businesses will be offering a variety of refreshments and promotions!!  More details to come.

Holiday Workshops

Want to learn more about decorating your home for the holidays?  Attend a holiday workshop with your girlfriends, and take home beautiful Christmas items you created! New Ulm has several holiday workshops taught by decorating experts held throughout the season!  Check out the Community Calendar to find these dates.

Christmas Luminaries at Schell's Brewery - December 24 and 25

There's nothing like the holiday tradition of the Christmas Luminaries Display at Schell's Brewery.  Every year, the Marti family lights luminaries on the Schell's Brewery grounds and invites the public to come stroll through the park (1860 Schell Road).  They are lit on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at 6pm.

www.schellsbrewery.com, or 507-354-5528 for more information.

 

Morgan Creek Vineyards

 Morgan Creek Vineyards hosts a number of events during the holiday season!   Join them for Wine Diva Days over the weekend of the Holiday Shopping Opener, November 3-5, 2017!  Wine Diva Wine Sale: 10% off 6 bottles of wine 15% off case wine, 15% off all merchandise. Enjoy wine tasting, and wood fire appetizer menu from the Winery Café. November chef's special and a glass of Saint Wenceslaus!  Discount sales throughout the gift shop all weekend! 

Make reservations also for the Christmas Candlelight Winetasting at Morgan Creek Vineyards on November 17, 2017.  Gather ‘round the burning bowl for the last Friday evening event of the winter season.  Dress warm for vineyard sleigh rides and head into the tasting room for an evening of mulled wine, appetizers, holiday music, and merriment.

Kick off your holiday season like never before with the Morgan Creek Vineyards Holiday Open House held December 2-3, 2017! Travel to New Ulm and stay for the entire weekend of holiday festivities. Free and open to the public, mulled wine, gift basket and year-end merchandise, and the best wine sale of the season!  Complimentary sleigh rides with purchase on Saturday from 1-4 (weather permitting). Start your day on Sunday with brunch and music from 11am-2pm.

There are many more events and activities that take place in New Ulm over the holidays season, including the family-favorite Skate with Santa, Christmas theater performances, holiday concerts and more!  Visit the Community Calendar for a complete list!