This weekend kicks off the holiday season. There is a holiday double feature presented by GREAT Theatre, along with a St. Cloud classic presented by Pioneer Place Theatre. There is also a chance to learn some St. Cloud history, along with a couple of concerts.

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    GREAT Theatre Double Feature

    Paramount Theatre
    GREAT Theatre Presents 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'
    (Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON)

    GREAT Theatre presents a holiday double feature with 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' and 'Frosty the Snowman'. Director Tamara Mcclintock says the Charlie Brown portion of the play will be a traditional showing of the story based off the TV special. "It's one thing to create a play where the characters you can do what you want with them. It's another thing to be held accountable to getting as close as you can to a character," says Mcclintock. To the second feature, Director Jeff Anderson says 'Frosty the Snowman' is based off the song rather than the movie. He says there will be a special effect during the play. "There's a different costume that Frosty wears. She's going to be a snowman at the beginning of the show, and then you're going to see a special magic effect that takes Frosty to a whole new level," says Anderson.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information.

    • Friday, November 28th - 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 29th - 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, November 30th - 2:00 p.m.
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    Laughing All The Way V

    Pioneer Place Main Stage

    Written by Dan Barth, Raine Hakan, and Jay Terry, the 'Laughing All The Way' series makes its return for a fifth year. 'Laughing All The Way V: The Miracle on Fifth Avenue' follows the KLAF television studio as they attempt their first ever toy drive.  Tickets are $26 for adults, and $22 for students & seniors.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information.

    • Friday, November 28th - 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 29th - 7:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, November 30th - 2:00 p.m.
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    Sam Pandolfo and the Pan Motor Company

    Stearns History Museum

    The Pan Motor Company, and it's owner Sam Pandolfo had a brief history hear in St. Cloud. From 1917 to 1920 Pan Cars rolled out of the car manufacturing plant. Visit the Stearns History Museum to learn more about this motor company, it's rise and fall in St. Cloud, and it's owner Sam Pandolfo. There is also a Pan Car on display so you can see what the company was making.  Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children, and free admission for museum members. There is a family pack for $17, which includes two adults, and all children in household under 17.

    CLICK HERE for more exhibits at the Stearns History Museum.

    Museum Hours

    • Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Open All Year Except Major Holidays
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    Leon Laudenback & Ensemble

    BoDiddley's on 25th Ave.

    The Granite City Folk Society presents Leon Laudenbach & Ensemble. St. Cloud native Laudenback is a singer and songwriter who has been performing for 30 years. He has been performing original works through out the Midwest, and is now in St. Cloud to share them with you. Tickets are $10 at the door, and the concert is open to all ages.

    CLICK HERE for more information on Leon Laudenback.

    • Friday, November 28th - 7:30 p.m.
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    A Merry Little Christmas

    Bethlehem Lutheran Church
    Great River Chorale via Facebook

    Thanksgiving Weekend is time to kick off the holiday season. The Great River Chorale along with Cantabile Girls' Concert Choir and Choristers present A Merry Little Christmas. St. Cloud Native J. Aaron McDermid, and composer Paul Mealor share their arrangements of classic Christmas songs and music of the season. The concert also features sing-along carols, and narrations. Tickets range for $5 to $15.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information and directions to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

    • Sunday, November 30th - 4:00 p.m.