This holiday season continues as holiday shows by Keri Noble and Michael McDonald hit the state, a classic performance of The Nutcracker will be held at the Orpheum Theatre, Laughing All the Way continues its hilarious run at Pioneer Place, and St. Cloud Hospital plugs in the holiday spirit with the annual Festival of Lights. Read more about it in The Weekender!

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    Keri Noble Holiday Show

    Pioneer Place

    Piano-driven singer-songwriter Keri Noble visits Pioneer Place in downtown St. Cloud this weekend to perform a holiday show. The Detroit native now resides in Minneapolis and has written songs that have been performed by some of the biggest names in music, including Kelly Clarkson. Noble's style has been compared to the mellow, soulful stylings of Norah Jones. Tickets for this one-night holiday show are $19 in advance, $22 at the door.

    CLICK HERE for more ticket information.

    - Sunday, December 6th, 7:30 p.m.
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    Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker

    Orpheum Theatre

    Performances of the classic Christmas ballet The Great Russian Nutcracker are going on this weekend at the Orpheum Theatre by the Moscow Ballet. Over 40 dancers will amaze you with acrobatic and athletic feats along with falling snow, dancing toys and growing Christmas trees. Tickets are selling fast for this quintessential holiday show.

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    - Saturday, December 5th, 3:00 & 7:00 p.m.

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    Michael McDonald: An Evening of Holiday HIts

    Grand Casino Hinckley
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    One of the most iconic piano-driven singers of the past 40 years is visiting Minnesota as Michael McDonald performs An Evening of Holiday Hits at Grand Casino Hinckley. Known for his soulful, baritone singing voice, McDonald was a key member of the classic bands Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers. Tickets for this 18+ show start at $35.

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    - Sunday, December 6th, 7:30 p.m.

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    Laughing All the Way

    Pioneer Place

    Pioneer Place continues its hilarious holiday comedy show this year with Laughing All the Way VI: It Doesn't Show Signs of Stopping. The gang from public access television station KLAF is back to take their successful show on the road, but clumsiness and hijinks ensue. Tickets for this new comedy show start at $26 with discounts available for seniors and students.

    CLICK HERE for more ticket information.

    - Thursday, December 3rd, 7:30 p.m.
    - Friday, December 4th, 7:30 p.m.
    - Saturday, December 5th, 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
    - Sunday, December 6th, 2:00 p.m.
    - Thursday, December 10th, 7:30 p.m.
    - Friday, December 11th, 7:30 p.m.
    - Saturday, December 12th, 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
    - Sunday, December 13th, 2:00 p.m.
    - Thursday, December 17th, 7:30 p.m.
    - Friday, December 18th, 7:30 p.m.
    - Saturday, December 19th, 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
    - Sunday, December 20th, 2:00 p.m.

    Laughing All The Way (Photo: Pioneer Place Theatre)
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    Festival of Lights

    St. Cloud Hospital

    St. Cloud Hospital will turn on the holiday spirit Thursday night at the 27th annual Festival of Lights. The traditional holiday lighting ceremony will feature horse-drawn trolley rides, a live nativity scene, and Christmas carols performed by the Tech High School choir. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be there with cookies and hot cocoa. The event is free and open to the public but those coming out are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to area food shelves.

    - Thursday, December 3rd, 6:00 p.m.