Thursday, Dec. 11Girls Night Out, shopping, dining and activities in downtown Hudson.
Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 11-14"Best Christmas Pageant Ever," Thursday and Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., The Phipps Center, 109 Locust St.
Saturday, Dec. 13Santa, Mrs. Claus and their reindeer at MR Convenience, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. MR is located at I-94, Exit 4, one block north on Hwy. 12.Breakfast with Santa at YMCA Camp St. Croix, 9 a.m.-noon, plus family time making a wreath and ornament to take home. Cost ranges from $1 to $5; bring non-perishable food item to admit children for $1. No registration required; bring camera.O'Brien's sing Christmas concert at Bethel Highlands, 504 Frontage Road, 8 p.m. Tickets, $8, reception afterward.
Sunday, Dec. 14"Candles and Carols" cantata, under the direction of Andy Haase, during 9:30 a.m. worship service at First Presbyterian Church, 1901 Vine St.; refreshments available."Joyful and Triumphant," cantata, under the direction of Cheryl Forester, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 309 Vine St.; free-will offering."Everything Glorious" musical, 10 a.m., at Christ Center Assembly of God, 810 Northview Dr.; includes children's choir. Christmas dinner follows the event.Skate with Santa, 4-5 p.m., indoors at the hockey arena, 1820 Hanley Road; $5 per person; all ages; bring own equipment. Sponsored by Hudson Crusaders.
Dec. 13-14, 20-21Santa downtown at Kelley Gallery, 1-5 p.m., 512 Second St. Professional photographer available.
Wednesday, Dec. 17Bethel Lutheran annual Christmas concert (bell and chimes choirs, New Song, Vespers), 6:30 p.m., at Bethel Downtown, 920 Third St.; dessert reception afterward.
Thursday, Dec. 18Christmas program from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the library, 911 Fourth St. Santa, Mrs. Claus and their reindeer will visit; pictures taken with Santa for $4. The reindeer will be outside the library until noon.HOME Christmas dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 920 Third St.; free and open to all.
Saturday, Dec. 20Kris Hoffman and Jayne Bradford - "By Grace" - will perform Christmas concert to benefit Adoray Home Care and Hospice, 6 p.m., at Woodside Place, 2053 County N, Baldwin; refreshments follow; donations go to Adoray, which serves the Hudson area.
Sunday, Dec. 21Wurlitzer organ concert with Ron Reseigh, 2 p.m., The Phipps Center, 109 Locust St.
Through Dec. 21Holiday tours on weekends at the Octagon House, 1004 Third St.
Thursday, Dec. 25Christmas dinner, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hudson United Methodist Church, 1401 Laurel Ave.; free and open to all. For a ride, call (715) 481-3848.
Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 29-31WinterCroix day and overnight camps Dec. 29-31 at YMCA Camp St. Croix for youth in grades 1-6; indoor and outdoor programs; (715) 386-4380, www.campstcroix.org.
Wednesday, Dec. 31Colleen Raye and Co., "Carnivale," with the Minnesota Jazz Orchestra, 5 and 7:30 p.m., The Phipps Center, 109 Locust St.
Through Dec. 31 A Gift by the Hand holiday sale at The Phipps Center, 109 Locust St.
Wednesday, Thursday, Dec. 31-Jan. 1YMCA Camp St. Croix New Year's Eve for families, begins 3 p.m. Dec. 31; includes dinner, indoor and outdoor activities, pajama party brunch; www.campstcroix.org, (715) 386-4380.