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Friday, Dec. 4

Pioneer Village, featuring live entertainment, sleigh rides, Santa Claus, bake sale, holiday goodies and crafts for sale and food and beverages available for purchase, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with Tour of Lights departing at 5:45 and 7:30 p.m., Pioneer Village, Worthington.

13th annual Winterfest, with cribbage tournament, De-Light-Full 5K run at 6:30 p.m. and Monroe Crossing Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m., Luverne. For more information, phone 1-888-283-4061.

"The Christmas Journey," a live drive-through Nativity, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Worthington Christian Church, 1501 N. Douglas Ave., Worthington.

Saturday, Dec. 5

Cookie Sale, with goodies and crafts, also rolls and coffee served, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Trinity Lutheran Church, 2105 King Ave., Slayton.

Holiday Fest, with Santa's Workshop, Jackson County Central Carolers, free soup and breadsticks, light parade at 5:30 p.m. and more, Jackson. Phone (507) 847-3867.

Adrian Women of Today Tour of Homes, tickets available from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bullpen Sports Bar, Adrian.

Christmas Around the World, presented by the Sibley Chamber of Commerce, breakfast with Santa, Sibley-Ocheyedan Choir Boosters Tour of Homes, Light-up Sibley Contest judging and other events. Sibley, Iowa. Phone (712) 754-3212.

13th annual Winterfest, with craft show, Santa's Workshop, pictures with Santa, holiday movies, Christmas Tea, lighted parade at 7 p.m. and other events, Luverne. Phone 1-888-283-4061.

Madrigal Dinner, featuring the Sibley-Ocheyedan Show Choir and Chamber Choir, noon, Sibley-Ocheyedan High School commons, Sibley, Iowa. Phone (712) 754-3601 for tickets.

Festival of Trees, featuring 18 trees decorated by organizations, businesses and individuals, also Sons of Norway Jul Kaffe beginning at 1 p.m., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cottonwood County Historical Society, 812 Fourth Ave., Windom. Festival continues daily through Dec. 23. Phone (507) 831-1134.

Model Railroad Display, 1 to 5 p.m., Round House Inc. Model Railroad Club, Tiell Drive, St. James.

Christmas Tea, a fundraiser for the school, 2 to 4 p.m., St. Mary's Catholic School, 1206 Eighth Ave., Worthington.

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," presented by Adrian High School's theater department, 7 p.m., Adrian Middle School gymnasium, Adrian. Tickets available at the door.

"The Nutcracker Ballet," presented by The Dance Gallery, 2 and 7 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, 315 N. Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls, S.D. Phone (605) 338-3740.

Holiday Show with the Steele Family, 3:30 and 7 p.m., with candlelight dinner at 5 p.m., Business, Arts & Recreation Center (BARC), Windom. Phone (507) 831-2375.

Pork Chop Supper, 5 p.m. until gone, Eagles Club, 205 Oxford St., Worthington.

Steak Fry, 5 p.m. until gone, American Legion, 1906 Oxford St., Worthington.

"The Christmas Journey," a live drive-through Nativity, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Worthington Christian Church, 1501 N. Douglas Ave., Worthington.

"The 20th Anniversary Show: An Intimate Christmas with Lorie Line," 7:30 p.m., Sami Bedell Center for the Performing Arts, 612 28th St., Spirit Lake, Iowa. Phone 1-800-801-5463.

Singles Dance, sponsored by Northwest Iowa Area Singles Group, lessons at 7 p.m. and dance from 8 p.m. until midnight, Hartley Community Center, Hartley, Iowa.

Singles Dance, sponsored by Beginning Experience of Southwest Minnesota as a fundraiser, music by Bill Roemer, bring a white elephant gift in a Christmas bag for exchange, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Shetek Bend, 1045 Craig Ave., Minnesota 14, Tracy. Phone (507) 212-2222.

Sunday, Dec. 6

Pancake Breakfast, serving all-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, coffee and juice, 8 a.m. to noon, American Legion Post 461, Round Lake.

Soup & Dessert Benefit, for David Folkers, who sustained serious facial injuries in a hunting accident, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Reading Community Center, Reading.

Windom Volunteer Fire Department Appreciation Breakfast, co-sponsored by Windom Lions Club and Women of Today, serving pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausages and beverages for a free-will offering, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Windom Community Center.

Christmas Around the World, presented by the Sibley Chamber of Commerce, Chris Cakes pancake brunch, antiquities photo shoot and other events, Sibley, Iowa. Phone (712) 754-3212.

Holiday Fest, Pioneerland Gun Show, free movie "Hotel for Dogs," Jackson. Phone (507) 847-3867.

Holiday Exhibit and Sale, featuring works by more than 15 area artists, 1 to 4 p.m., Nobles County Art Center, 407 12th St., Worthington. Exhibit continues through Dec. 28; hours are 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone 372-8245.

13th annual Winterfest, with holiday movies, 4:30 p.m. ice skating show and "Angel at McDonald's" at 7:30 p.m., Luverne. Phone 1-888-283-4061.

Festival of Trees, sponsored by Heron Lake Community Club, doors open at 11 a.m., serving coups, chili and dessert, Santa arriving at 11:30 a.m., Heron Lake Community Center, Heron Lake.

Holiday Open House, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Historic Dayton House, 1311 Fourth Ave., Worthington.

Lutfisk and Meatball Dinner, seatings at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 1200 Fourth Ave., Worthington. Advance tickets available at Ax Photo and Hy-Vee.

Albs & Friends, a benefit concert for Worthington Christmas Baskets, 4 and 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 408 11th St., Worthington.

Monday, Dec. 7

Holiday Fest, Jackson Christmas Tea, noon and 5:30 p.m., Jackson. Phone (507) 847-3867.

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," presented by Adrian High School's theater department, 7 p.m., Adrian Middle School gymnasium. Tickets available at the door.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Tuesday Coffee, featuring home-baked goodies, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Historic Dayton House, 1311 Fourth Ave., Worthington.

Community Coffee, 9:30 a.m., The Meadows, 1801 College Way, Worthington.

Wednesday, Dec. 9

Drive-by Living Nativity,

5:30 to 8 p.m., with turkey noodle soup and chili dinner, American Lutheran Church, Windom.

Tonic Sol Fa Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., Jackson County Central Performing Arts Center, Jackson. Phone (507) 847-6627.

Gone Country Line Dancing, partner dances also taught, 7 p.m., Long Branch Saloon, 206 10th St., Worthington. Contact Pat, 376-3353.

Thursday, Dec. 10

Thursday Evening Pinochle,

eight games played per evening, draw for partners, 7 p.m., The Center, Schwalbach Ace Hardware building, 1131 Oxford St., Worthington.

Model Railroad Display, 7 to 9 p.m., Round House Inc. Model Railroad Club, Tiell Drive, St. James.

Friday, Dec. 11

Culture Corner Holiday Open House, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus. Phone 372-3423.

Old Fashioned Christmas, serving chili and chicken noodle soup, with music, a visit by Santa at noon and door prizes, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Brewster Senior Center.

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