December 2009 Duluth MN Calendar of Events

We welcome you to our Inn while you’re in town, you can enjoy all the following events going on during December, 2009.

December 1st – January 2, 2010 Bentleyville “Tour of Lights” is open daily from 5 to 10 p.m. Just a short drive from The Firelight Inn to enjoy the holiday light display at Bayfront Festival Park. You can take the train from Fitger’s to Bentlyville. There are 3 rides nightly and the last train leaves to Fitger’s at 9 p.m. $2 per ticket and available at the Bookstore at Fitger’s.

December 3-6th The Duluth Playhouse presents “The Three Musketeers”. Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Playwright Ken Ludwig gives his delightful take on the Dumas classic in an energetic, festive, humorous evening, over brimming with swathers of wash, buckets of buckly, melodic music and dazzling dueling. The Duluth Playhouse (218)733-7555.

December 3-6th UMD Department of Theatre presents “Sausage!” This family friendly Commedia delle’Arte scenario features the miser Pantalone attempting to marry his daughter to the son of the rich Doctor Graziano. As the zany action unfolds, a scoundrel, some wily servants, and a huge crate of sausages get in the way of the marriage. Held at Mainstage Theatre at the Marshall Performing Arts Center at UMD.

December 4-5th UMD Men’s Hockey vs. North Dakota Fighting Sioux at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center at 7:07 p.m.

December 4-6th The Polar Express. The train ride departs from Fitger’s and journey’s along the Lakewalk arriving at the Duluth Depot where you’ll be enchanted with a reading of the Polar Express and return to Fitger’s and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies by a campfire. Call (800)423-1273 for all the information and tickets.

Duluth 5th Duluth Fiber Handcrafter’s Guild Annual Fiber Fair and Sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Great Hall at The Depot, 506 West Michigan Street in Duluth, MN.

December 8-12th UMD Department of Theatre presents “Sausage”.

December 9-13th The Duluth Playhouse presents “The Three Musketeers”.

December 11 “Festive Fridays” 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Open house with coffee, cider and gift wrapping and featuring local artist work. Held at Blue Lake Gallery in Canal Park.

December 11 FOOD AND FUN Local Food and National Comedy at Dubh Linn Comedy Club in downtown Duluth. (218)727-1559.

Duluth 11-12 UMD Men’s Hockey vs. Denver Pioneers at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center at 7:07 p.m.

December 11-13 Minnesota Ballet presents The New “Nutcracker” Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. The Minnesota Ballet premiers its sparkling production, set in Manhattan in the early 1900’s, complete with Edwardian costumes, the Party Scene in an opulent townhouse overlooking Central Park, the Snow Scene in a glittery, white topped Central Park, reminiscent of a Currier and Ives Print. (218)529-3742. Innkeepers Jim and Joy are planning to attend!

December 15 Broadway in Duluth presents “The Rat Pack is Back!” at 7:30 at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. This spirited tribute recreates one of the famous “Summit at the Sands” hotel shows, when the swingin’, ring-a-ding group known as the “Rat Pack” was creating hipster legend with a free-wheeling, no-holds-barred nightclub act starring Vegas’ four favorite sons: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop. (218)722-5573 for tickets.

December 16-20 The Duluth Playhouse presents “The Three Musketeers”.

December 17th Handel’s Messiah Sing-along at 7:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Auditorium at UMD.

December 17-19th Glensheen Holiday Living Literature presents “The Gift of the Magi” at 7 p.m. at Glensheen Historic Estate. (888)454-GLEN.

December 21st Winter Solstice by the Two Harbors Lighthouse. Activities include lighting of the bonfire at 5 p.m., singers, hot beverages and more. Free!

December 31st Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra-Broadway. Live. 7 p.m. Bravo Broadway is an exciting and wildly popular evening of Broadway’s favorites performed by stars from the Broadway stage. (218)623-3776. Make your reservations¬†with us and we’ll have complimentary chilled champagne and a cheese platter in your suite upon arrival!

We’re sure you will have a wonderful getaway to Duluth this December.

Joy and Jim Fischer, Innkeepers/Owners