December 2014

There are 3 blog entries for December 2014.

If you're looking to party, head to a concert or catch a comedy show to celebrate the end of 2014 and the beginning of a new year, here are the best places to keep you and your friends entertained.

Music and dancing

- First Avenue Danceteria - 8 p.m. - Get Cryphy, DJ Foolproof, (Cloud), Roy Freedom and DJ Smitty will have you on your feet to welcome the new year in style.

- Crystal Ball at International Market Square - The party will be hot at the annual Crystal Ball. Dessa, DJ Josh Taylor and DJ Strangelove will keep the party going strong well into the wee hours of the night. If you don't want to dance all night, get a table above to stay connected and enjoy the music.

Entertainment and costumes

- Chateau Marmont at Tangiers in

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Holiday decorating started early this year thanks to the early snowfall that fell in November. That means we've had opportunities to enjoy beautiful displays of Christmas lights a bit longer this holiday season. If you're looking for an evening activity to keep the kids occupied, check out these great neighborhood holiday light displays:

* Downtown Minneapolis - The Holidazzle light parade is gone, but it has been replaced by the Minneapolis Holiday Market in Peavy Plaza along Nicolet Mall. The plaza is decorated in lights and includes vendors selling hand-crafted items, food and drinks. It is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily until Christmas Eve. Also downtown, Macy's continues to host its Santaland Display. This year's theme is "A Day in the Life of an

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When family comes to town for the holidays, there are only so many times you can cook up a big meal and then serve leftovers. Eventually, you'll need a break from the kitchen and you'll want to plan a great family get-together out on the town. Check out the following restaurants to consider for your holiday night out!

* Buca di Beppo - With locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as three surrounding suburbs, your family will be able to enjoy a feast of Italian dishes without having to drive a long distance. Meals are served family-style, which is perfect for the holiday family gathering. For a large group, make certain you call ahead to make a reservation.

* Louis Ristorante & Bar (third floor of Cossetta Alimentari) - This Italian

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