The Gate City Dixieland Band plays Dixieland favorites. With eight members, they have been a strong part of the Winona music scene. They concentrate on traditional jazz eminating from New Orleans. They strive to bring live music made famous by Louie Armstrong, Kid Ory, and Bix Bierderbeck. The best Dixieland jazz in the Southeastern Minnesota!
The second Saturday of each month, MMAM offers:$1 Admission, guided tours, art-making projects, special themed tours & activities, and live music in the galleries. MMAM is pleased to offer free rides to and from the museum with Winona Transit’s Service Dial-a-Ride, between 10am – 5pm on any Second Saturday event. Please call 507-454-6666 to schedule your ride.
Handmade Neighborhood is an annual boutique artisan market that was created to support local artists and artisans, and to provide the community with an opportunity to purchase locally produced, high quality, handmade goods. Held at the Winona County Historical Society, HMN will feature 25 artists and makers from around the region. New this year !! is The first 75 people in the door will receive a free HMN tote bag with treats and offers from participating artists! Plus coffee and pastries will be available for purchase from Mugby Junction during the event!
The Winona Art Walk is a tour of Winona area art studios. A variety of artists will display and sell their work for the holiday season. Art work includes custom made furniture, paintings, prints, cards, traditional wood pieces, leather purses, pottery, wood carvings, jewelry, mittens and more. Shop for someone special and discover unique quality artisan gifts.
HoliDaze Free Ink will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Winona Arts Center’s “RiverBed Press” Print Studio. Adults and children alike may print their own original monotype holiday cards and gift tags, while learning the monoprint process (a painterly printmaking technique). Allow at least 30 minutes to create your works.
Performances and HoliDaze Treats and refreshments begin at 1pm on the main floor. At 1:30 pm there will a reading by Ray Felton “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote. Capote shares special Christmas adventure story with a beloved cousin before they part company. The Winona Fiddlers directed by Betsy Neil will play at 2:15pm. Then at 3:15 pm Taff Roberts will read “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas. This is a short story about the recollection of a boy’s memories about Christmas day. The day’s events are free and open to the public.
Theatre du Mississppi will present a favorite holiday tradition, The Christmas Radio Show. This year’s production is a classic–lovingly referred to as the “Debbie Reynolds” script by the Board of Directors and a true community favorite. Fun for the whole family! December 6 and 7 at 7:00 p.m. and December 8 at 3:00 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 114 W. Broadway.
Witness the beauty and wonderment of the season. It’s 100 miles of Christmas events and activities along the Mississippi River on the Great River Road. Experience an old fashioned country Christmas, a Christmas House tour, holiday decor sale and more. View this map for communities along the Great River road. Great River Road Map.
Join us for this fun new family friendly event. Santa will be at the History Center to have a photo and visit with. We will also have Christmas crafts, cookie decorating, stories, caroling, christmas ornament collections, a hot cocoa bar and more. Santa will bring some (new) vintage toys to play with in our children’s exhibits and help us find the elf hiding in the exhibits!