Help yourself to the MPR News holiday arts smorgasbord

Grinch on stage
Reed Sigmund in Children's Theatre Company's 2023 production of "Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"
Photo by Glen Stubbe Photography

The holiday season is upon us, and seasonal music, theater, dance and more come with it.

For many Minnesotans, this is a season of traditions, some old, some new, some classic and some happily eccentric. But what is it that makes these traditions special? How do we decide what traditions are ours? And how do we make new traditions?

three people in the MPR News studio
MPR News arts editor Max Sparber (left) with MPR News arts reporters Jacob Aloi and Alex Cipolle in an MPR News studio in St. Paul on Tuesday.
Maja Beckstrom | MPR News

The MPR News arts team guest hosts a special holiday hour. Join arts reporters Jacob Aloi and

Alex Cipolle, and arts editor Max Sparber, as they talk with performers, show directors, each other and listeners about some of Minnesota’s most distinctive seasonal art and culture offerings.

People pose in the snow
Members of the Minnesota Krampus nonprofit pictured at Battle Creek Regional Park in St. Paul.
Courtesy of Tyrone Schenk


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