Dressing up your house for the holiday season is a tradition (and sometimes an obsession). We talk to some master of Christmas lighting for advice and for how those judges decide who wins the local lighting contest. more

Nov 3, 2017 9:04 AM Homes

Marcia Hales Lighting Display

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

The evening's first visitors at Marcia Hales' Park Point lighting display were a trio of bundled-up women. “Shirley will show you around,” Marcia joked, gesturing toward her bearded collie. “Or you can follow the cats.” The ladies were skeptical. more


Santa’s Adventures in the Mall

Courtesy Brian Thiry

When Santa came to our magazine office, he didn’t say “Ho, Ho, Howdy.” He simply shook my hand and gave me the merriest of smiles. I asked Santa to tell me some of his memories from past holidays so we can see the season through Santa’s eyes. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Minnesota

Capitol Christmas Tree

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Harvested in Chippewa National Forest, Capitol Christmas Tree Stops by Duluth

An 88-foot-tall harbinger of Christmas will stop by Duluth today on its way to Washington, D.C. The white spruce that will become the Christmas Tree for the nation was harvested in Chippewa National Forest on lands of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. more

Nov 5, 2014 2:49 PM Superior Notes

Great! Lakes Candy Kitchen in Knife River

Courtesy Great! Lakes Candy Kitchen

This year’s holiday celebration in the predominantly Scandinavian North Shore community of Knife River is modeled after a Norwegian “Julebyen,” or Christmas village. more

Dec 4, 2013 9:21 AM Minnesota

Wassailing the Rittenhouse Way

Hannah Stonehouse Hudson

Imagine – festive red-and-white Christmas decorations and a gorgeous pine tree nestled next to a sweeping staircase. The scents of evergreen and cake waft through the hallway. People chat over amazing food, and carolers fill the hall with music. more

Dec 1, 2011 12:00 AM Wisconsin

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