Halloween Light Show through November 1st in St. Paul



See a free Halloween Light Show at1526 York Avenue in St. Paul each night from dusk until 10:00pm through November 1st.

The Schultz family and several of their neighbors have decorated their house with 15,000 twinkling lights, blow molds, wire frames & blowups and music.

Food donations are being collected for the Merrick Food Shelf, supporting the Greater East Side. The goal for this year is 2000 pounds.




Free Halloween Ball at Pinstripes in Edina on Friday

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Pinstripes in Edina is hosting a Halloween Ball from 10:00am – 9:00pm. Admission and treats are FREE! They’re located at 3849 Gallagher Drive, Edina.

On Friday, October 31, ghosts and goblins of all ages can feast on complimentary candy plus take part in a costume contest beginning at 8 p.m. with spooktacular prizes! The first place winner will receive a party for eight guests ($500 value); second place winner receive a party for four guests ($250 value); and third place winner receive a $25 Pinstripes gift certificate.

Discount Tickets to Jersey Boys at the Orpheum Theatre

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Jersey Boys will be coming to the Orpheum Theatre theater this spring. If you order your tickets now through Goldstar, you can get them at the discounted price of $55 (Reg. $74).

Broadway smash Jersey Boys takes you behind the music of the legendary Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to follow the rags-to-rock-to-riches true tale of four blue-collar kids who work their way from the mean streets of New Jersey to the dizzying heights of pop stardom, selling 175 million records worldwide before the age of 30. Although Valli and his fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi are famed for their legendary harmonies, things didn’t always go so smoothly between them off stage. This acclaimed Tony and Grammy Award-winning show spotlights the groundbreaking group’s hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and more.

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$3 Dead Pizzas at Punch Pizza TODAY ONLY after 5pm

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This is my favorite day at Punch Pizza every year! $3 Dead Pizzas at Punch Pizza is an annual Halloween tradition and today is the day they return!  (10/29).  Dead Pizzas are pizzas that are no longer on the menu and you can get one for only $3 after 5pm!!  Limit one per customer.  Find a list of Punch Dead Pizzas HERE.  You can either print the Punch Dead Pizza coupon or show it on your phone.

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Dia de Los Muertos Celebration in St. Paul – Saturday, November 1st

Artists and performers from the arts district of Lowertown are hosting a celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which will be held Saturday, Nov. 1 between 7:00 p.m – 12:00 a.m. at the Bedlam Theatre, 213 East 4th Street in downtown Saint Paul. Admission is $5.

The evening will be filled with art, live music, poetry, storytelling, face painting, dancing, and food celebrating the traditional Mexican holiday. Artists exhibiting include Tacoumba T. Aiken, Dan Wieken, Chad Hambright and Jessie McNally, with live music including Daniel Zamzow, Mahngüs and Yeti Steady, and live painting by Adetomiwa Gbadebo.

The public is encouraged to wear a piece of clothing of a loved one who has passed and bring remembrance items to place on an ofrenda altar.

Located at 213 East 4th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101.

Wear a costume and receive free admission to the “ArBOOretum” in Chaska on Halloween

Come to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in costume on Halloween and receive free admission all day (8:00am – 6:00pm).

  • Trick or treat for apples in the Gift Store
  • Free cookies for kids in the Restaurant
  • Special spooky storytimes at 10:30 a.m. (Andersen Horticultural Library) and 1 p.m.. (Oswald Visitor Center Balcony)

Microsoft Store Mall of America Day of Fitness Thursday

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The holidays will soon be here. How about getting a head start on fitness before the season has officially started? You know we will be repeatedly tempted with all kinds of  treats and goodies over the next few months. It would probably be a good idea for us to start thinking about fitness NOW! You can get a little help and a fun jump start at the Microsoft Store at Mall of America this Thursday.

The Microsoft Store is hosting a fun fitness day this Thursday, October 30th, right before the biggest candy eating holiday of the year! Microsoft wants to help you with your health and fitness goals by staying active & fit through a fun Zumba class. Enjoy a fun, high energy workout and a chance to win great prizes! We all love prizes, right?

If you haven’t been to The Microsoft Store at Mall of America, it is fun to visit on ANY day, but this day of fitness will be extra fun. If you join in, be sure to Tweet along with us using the hashtag #FallFitness. I’ll be there and hope to see YOU there too!


Nutcracker Fantasy at the State Theater – 50% Off Tickets

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For many families, seeing The Nutcracker is a holiday season tradition. This year is the 50th anniversary of Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy enchanting Minnesota audiences. The story begins at a Christmas party in 19th century Nuremberg, and unfolds through the eyes of Marie as her wizardly godfather, Drosselmayer, weaves a magical fantasy. His tale takes her on an extraordinary adventure to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Experience the beautiful choreography of Loyce Houlton danced by Minnesota Dance Theatre company members, guests artists and children of the School, with the brilliant music of Tchaikovsky played by the 44-piece Nutcracker Orchestra and led by Philip Brunelle.

Right now you can get tickets to select performances for only $18 to $37.50 (regular price is $45 – $75). Get tickets here.

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Big Thrill Factory’s Trick or Treat Trail in Minnetonka on Halloween


Big Thrill Factory’s Trick or Treat Trail is on Halloween from 4:00 – 6:00pm. Young ghouls and goblins are invited to bring trick-or-treat bags for family-friendly Halloween fun. Wear your Halloween costume for a chance to win a $100, $50, or $25 Play Card! Receive a free $5 Play Card just for entering. Winners announced on Facebook Nov. 1st.

Big Thrill Factory is located at 17585 Highway 7, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55345.

Landmark Center’s Great Halloween Festival in St. Paul – Sunday, October 26th


The Landmark Center’s Great Halloween Festival is this Sunday, October 26th from 1:00 – 3:00pm. the Landmark Center is located in St. Paul.

It’s a free family event that features all the fun without the fright including storytelling, music, crafts, treats and a costume parade. Kids can dress up and get some extra mileage out of their costumes!

It’s the 13th annual Great Halloween Festival and is part of the Sundays at Landmark series.