ST. CLOUD — The holiday events are in full week around Central Minnesota in this weeks Thanksgiving version of the Weekender. You can exercise at the Wishbone 5K, check out GREAT Theatre's A Christmas Story, share some laughs at Pioneer Place with Laughing All The Way, check out the holiday classic a Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater and enjoy dinner and a show with Keri Noble and the Chanhassen Dinner Theater. Read more in The Weekender!

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    Wishbone 5K

    St. Cloud YMCA

    Before you dig into your Thanksgiving feast, here is a fun event to earn you an extra helping. CentraCare Health and the St. Cloud YMCA are holding their annual Wishbone 5K Walk and Run tomorrow (Thursday). The event is part of the Bernick’s Family Fitness Series and fun for the whole family. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. at the St. Cloud YMCA. Registration fee is $5 per person or $10 for families.

    CLICK HERE for registration!

    - Thursday, November 24th, 7:00 p.m.

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    GREAT Theatre's A Christmas Story

    Paramount Theatre

    One of the holiday's most iconic Christmas movies will be brought to life on the Paramount Theatre stage this weekend. GREAT Theatre will be holding performances of A Christmas Story starting Saturday. The story follows 9-year-old Ralphie and his quest for an Official Red Ryder Range Model air rifle. Ticket's range between $28-$34. Show runs Saturday and Sunday.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Saturday, November 26th, 7:30 p.m.
    - Sunday, November 27th, 2:00 p.m.

    Photo: GREAT Theatre
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    Laughing All The Way

    Pioneer Place

    The gang from KLAF is back for episode #7 in this hilarious holiday musical - Laughing All The Way. The story features Dom DeVille who is about to be bestowed a great honor:  The  Auditorium at his alma mater is being named after him. One problem though – he never graduated. Join this cast a characters for a night of song, dance, comedy, and an emergency GED! The show runs Friday through Sunday. Tickets range between $24-$27. Show times vary on day of performance.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Friday, November 25th, 7:30 p.m.
    - Saturday, November 26th, 4:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
    - Sunday, November 27th, 2:00 p.m.

    Laughing All The Way (Photo: Pioneer Place Theatre)
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    A Christmas Carol

    Guthrie Theater

    The holiday classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge comes to the stage this weekend in Minneapolis. The Guthrie Theater presents A Christmas Carol starting tonight (Wednesday). The story is about an cold hearted man who is visited by three spirits to help bring his love for Christmas back. This is the 42nd year of the performance and always draws a crowd. Tickets range between $40-$70 depending on seats. Showtimes start at 7:30 p.m.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Wednesday, November 23rd, 7:30 p.m.
    - Friday, November 25th, 1:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
    - Saturday, November 26th, 1:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
    - Sunday, November 27th, 1:00 p.m.

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    Keri Nobel - A Very Special Christmas

    Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

    Singer-songwriter Keri Noble returns to perform her very special holiday concert, “A Very Special Christmas” this weekend at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre. The concert features an assortment of holiday songs from Noble's latest holiday album. Her music and concert captures the spirit of the holidays and a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving weekend. Tickets for the show are $40-$55 show starts at 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Friday, November 25th, 8:15 p.m.
    - Saturday, November 26th, 8:15 p.m.