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Christmas Events, Santa and Holiday Fun - Carver County - Eden Prairie

2021 Family Friendly Holiday and Winter Events

By Jamie Schlechter - Macaroni Kid Publisher November 19, 2021

Find 2021 Christmas, Holiday, Santa and Winter fun for all ages in Carver County and Eden Prairie, MN. 

Use this guide to plan some Christmas family fun in Carver County and Eden Prairie, MN. Click on pink links for times and more information about the event. We will do our best to update with new events as information becomes available. Most events are FREE, if there is an admission or registration fee it will indicate with a $.

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2021 All Christmas, Santa, Holiday and Winter Events

FEATURED EVENTS

12/12 - Kids Santa Shop at Everson's Hardware Hank in Waconia. Kids can purchase gifts for family members with Santa's helpers. Gifts under $5, $10 and $20. Afterward, they can visit and take photos with Santa. Free event, reservations are required. 

12/18 - Santa and Mini Sign Workshop at Board & Brush in Chanhassen. Mini sign workshop with all the materials provided. Instructors will give you step-by-step to create a beautiful piece for your home or for a gift. Santa will be visiting and there will be cookies for everyone. Reservations are required.

NOVEMBER 20, 2021

Holiday Boutique at Community Center - Chaska

Craft Fair - Norwood Young America

Kids Only Sale - Victoria

NOVEMBER 26, 2021

Community Tree Lighting with Santa  - Waconia πŸŽ…

Opt Outside: Self-Guided Clue Walk - Victoria

Free Entrance to all Minnesota State Parks

NOVEMBER 27, 2021

Tree Lighting Ceremony at Gazebo Park - Carver

Photos with Santa at The Mustard Seed $ - Chaska πŸŽ…

Holiday Extravaganza Tree Lighting - Norwood Young America -  πŸŽ…

Candy Cane Hunt at Park  - Waconia

Santa at Fire Station - Waconia πŸŽ…

Opt Outside: Self-Guided Clue Walk - Victoria

NOVEMBER 28, 2021

Photos with Santa at The Mustard Seed $ - Chaska πŸŽ…

Cookies with Santa at Laketown - RSVP 11/20 $ - Waconia πŸŽ…

NOVEMBER 29, 2021

Pizza and Plates at Rec Center - RSVP $ - Chanhassen

NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 2, 2021

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest $ - Chanhassen

DECEMBER 2, 2021

Light up Victoria and Santa - Victoria πŸŽ…

DECEMBER 3, 2021

Pick Your Project Parent & Child Workshop at Board & Brush - $ RSVP - Chanhassen

Santa Visits the Chaska Community Center EVENT IS FULL - Chaska πŸŽ… 

Visit Santa for Photos at Fire Station - Mayer πŸŽ…

Advent Fair and Bingo at St. Joes - RSVP - Waconia

DECEMBER 4, 2021

Arli-Dazzle Lighted Parade and Holiday Event - Arlington πŸŽ…

Village Christmas - Carver πŸŽ…

Tree Lighting Ceremony - Chanhassen πŸŽ…

Holiday Boutique Girl Scouts $ - Chanhassen

Christmas Celebration at Market Square - Chanhassen πŸŽ…

The Great Christmas Give Together at Westwood

Hometown Holiday and Tree Lighting - Chaska πŸŽ…

Photos with Santa at The Mustard Seed $ - Chaska πŸŽ…

Lunch with Santa - Hamburg πŸŽ…

Lighted Dazzle Parade - Jordan πŸŽ…

Tree Lighting at City Hall - Mayer

Breakfast with Santa - New Germany πŸŽ…

Breakfast with Santa - Norwood Young America πŸŽ…

Kids Only Craft Fair $ - Norwood Young America

Visit the Grinch - Norwood Young America

Secret Holiday Shop $ - Savage

Nature Art Exploration - Victoria

Santa at Mackenthun's - Waconia πŸŽ…

Photos with Santa and Grinch at Bakery - $ RSVP - Waconia πŸŽ…

Santa Day at Community Center - Watertown πŸŽ…

Tree Lighting Ceremony - Watertown πŸŽ…

DECEMBER 5, 2021

Breakfast with Santa - $ Chanhassen πŸŽ…

Tree Lighting Ceremony at Fireman's Park - Chaska πŸŽ…

Visit Santa at VFW - Chaska πŸŽ…

Photos with Santa and Visit Llamas at The Mustard Seed $ - Chaska πŸŽ…

Visit Santa at Cuzzy's - $ RSVP - Chaska πŸŽ…

Share the Warmth Holiday Concert - Eden Prairie

Photos with Santa at Minnetonka Orchard - $ RSVP - Minnetrista πŸŽ…

The Journey to Bethlehem at Trinity - Waconia

Pet Photos with Santa Paws Inn Pet Essentials - Waconia πŸŽ…

DECEMBER 7, 2021

Cookies with Santa at My Gym - $ RSVP - Eden Prairie πŸŽ…

Story Time with Santa at Lola's - Waconia πŸŽ…

DECEMBER 8, 2021

Donuts with Santa at Community Center - $ RSVP - Chaska πŸŽ…

DECEMBER 9, 2021

Snow Much Fun with ECFE - $ RSVP - Norwood Young America

Phone Call from Santa $ RSVP

DECEMBER 10, 2021

Christmas Concert at SWCHS - Chaska

Visit with Santa at Carver Junk Company - Chaska πŸŽ…

Snow Much Fun with ECFE - $ RSVP - Norwood Young America

Trim the Tree with ECFE - RSVP $ - Waconia

DECEMBER 11, 2021

Pick Your Project Parent & Child Workshop at Board & Brush - $ RSVP - Chanhassen

Photos with Santa at The Mustard Seed $ - Chaska πŸŽ…

Christmas in the Park - Cologne πŸŽ…

Christmas Concert at Wooddale - $ - Eden Prairie

Polar Express Story Time - Victoria

Santa Photos at Freshwater Furniture Depot - Waconia πŸŽ…

Santa in the Taproom - Waconia πŸŽ…

Photos with Santa and Grinch at Bakery - $ RSVP - Waconia πŸŽ…

DECEMBER 12, 2021

Photos with Santa at The Mustard Seed $ - Chaska πŸŽ…

Brunch with Santa at Stick's Tavern $ - Chaska πŸŽ…

Christmas Concert at Wooddale - $ - Eden Prairie

Photos with Santa at Minnetonka Orchard - $ RSVP - Minnetrista πŸŽ…

Chickadee-dee-dee - RSVP $ - Victoria

Kids Santa Shop at Everson's - RSVP $ - Waconia πŸŽ…

Brunch with Santa at Vandy's Grille - Waconia πŸŽ…

DECEMBER 15, 2021

Visit with Santa at West Union Lutheran - Cologne πŸŽ…

DECEMBER 17, 2021

Cookies with Santa at My Gym - $ RSVP - Eden Prairie πŸŽ…

Swim with Santa at Community Center - $ RSVP - Eden Prairie πŸŽ…

The Nutcracker $ - Eden Prairie

Christmas Drive-Thru Experience - St. Bonifacius

It's A Wonderful Life $ - Winsted

DECEMBER 18, 2021

Santa and Mini Sign Workshop at Board & Brush - $ RSVP - Chanhassen πŸŽ…

Photos with Santa at The Mustard Seed $ - Chaska πŸŽ…

Cookies with Santa at Lake Life Chiropractic - RSVP - Chaska πŸŽ…

Gift wrapping at SWCHS $ - Chaska

The Nutcracker $ - Eden Prairie

Christmas Drive-Thru Experience - St. Bonifacius

Christmas Party with Santa at Sam & Friends - Waconia πŸŽ…

It's A Wonderful Life - Watertown

DECEMBER 19, 2021

Photos with Santa at The Mustard Seed $ - Chaska πŸŽ…

The Nutcracker - Eden Prairie

Photos with Santa at Minnetonka Orchard - $ RSVP - Minnetrista πŸŽ…

Miracle in the Manger Photos at Parkside - Waconia


Please note: This list will be updated as info about more events comes in, so check back often to make sure you don't miss out on any Holiday family fun in Carver County and Eden Prairie, MN!


Don't see a family-friendly Holiday event listed here that you know about? Send me an email at Jamies@macaronikid.com with the details!


2021 Ultimate Holiday and Christmas Guide for Carver County and Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Find Christmas Events, Santa, Tree Lighting Events, Holiday Light Shows, Local Gifts, Free Holiday Events, Shows & Plays, Donation Spots, Christmas Tree Lots, Holiday Printables, Recipes, Crafts and More.

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