ST. CLOUD — Celebrate the holidays with many fun family events taking place around central Minnesota this weekend. See a holiday classic performance of the Nutcracker Ballet, enjoy an Irish Christmas show with the Ring of Kerry, hear the St. John's Boys choir sing at their holiday concert, take the family skating with Santa at the MAC and rock out this Christmas with the Rock & Roll Xmas show.Read more in The Weekender!

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    Nutcracker Ballet

    St. Cloud

    You can enjoy a holiday classic performance in downtown St. Cloud this weekend. The Stroia Ballet Company is bringing the Nutcracker Ballet back to the Paramount Theater for the 35th straight year. The story features and an enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy, a ferocious Mouse Queen, plus the grandeur and magnificence of classic Russian Ballet and exquisite costuming. Get your tickets now starting at $21 as they are limited. Showtimes are Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

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    - Friday, December 20th, 7:00 p.m.
    - Saturday, December 21st, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

    (Photo: Paramount Theatre)
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    Ring of Kerry: An Irish Christmas

    St. Cloud

    Celebrate the holiday season with a little Irish tradition. Ring of Kerry is a Minnesota group that will be performing some Celtic music at Pioneer Place to celebrate the Christmas season. All five of Ring of Kerry’s engaging musicians sing and play several instruments, and the band has developed a blend of music that is animated and fun. You can catch their performance for just $20 Thursday night. Show time will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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    - Thursday, December 19th, 7:30 p.m.

    Dan DeBaun, WJON News
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    Ceremony of Carols

    St. Cloud

    The St. John's boys choir is holding their annual Christmas concert this weekend. A Ceremony of Carols familiar and new selections, with the help of the SJBC Orchestra and a special Alumni Chorus. You will have two chances to see the show with a matinee performance at Saint John's Abbey Church in Collegeville at 2:00 p.m. or a candelight concert at the St. Mary's Cathedral. Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for students.

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    - Saturday, December 21st, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

    (Photo: St. John's Boys Choir)
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    Skate With Santa

    St. Cloud

    Take the family out for a magical experience your children will remember forever. You can take the family ice skating with Santa and his friends. The St. Cloud Figure Skating Club is holding and open skate with Santa at the MAC. Admission is free and you can bring your own skate, however their will be skate rental available for anyone who needs them. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday.

    EVENT IS FREE!

    - Saturday, December 21st, 10:30 p.m.

    Vit Kovalcik
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    Rock & Roll Christmas

    St. Cloud

    Rock out this Christmas with a show guaranteed to bring some Yuletide cheer. The Rock n Roll Xmas Spectacular is back on at the Paramount Theater this weekend. Join an 8 piece all-star cast of musicians as they rock their way through Christmas classics in a show that delivers as much fun as Santa himself! The show includes great music, hilarious skits, stories and parodies. Tickets are starting at $31 and showtime is at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday.

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    - Sunday, December 22nd, 7:30 p.m.
    - Monday, December 23rd, 7:30 p.m.

    (Photo: Paramount Theatre)