Arts calendar published Dec. 7, 2022

Community and high school art events will be printed each Wednesday in this calendar up to two weeks in advance. The deadline is noon Friday. Items may be emailed to with “arts calendar item” in the subject line.

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‘Miracle on 34th Street’

Willmar, Dec. 8-10, 7 p.m., Dec. 10-11, 2 p.m.; Barn Theatre; The Barn Theatre presents “Miracle on 34th Street”; adults $25, ages 18 and younger $15; 320-235-9500, online at or at the box office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Friday. Season tickets available.

West Central Singers

New London, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church; the West Central Singers present “In Winter’s Time,” songs of the season and sing-a-longs; tickets $10 adults, children and student free, available at the door.

Bob and the Beachcombers

LItchfield, Dec. 10, 6 p.m., Litchfield Opera House; The Christmas Gala will feature “Bob and the Beachcombers.” Doors open at 6 p.m. with an appetizers buffet followed by the show at 7. Tickets are $25; call 320-221-5781 and leave a message and your call will be returned.

Nancy Harms

Clara City, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., MACCRAY Performing Arts Auditorium; Nancy Harms will present a concert to open the new performing arts auditorium; tickets are $20.

West Central Singers

Willmar, Dec. 11, 4 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church; the West Central Singers present “In Winter’s Time,” songs of the season and sing-a-longs; tickets $10 adults, children and student free, available at the door.


Willmar High School

Willmar, Dec. 12, 6 and 7:30 p.m., Brau Performing Arts Center; Willmar High School music department presents two identical holiday choir concerts.

Litchfield Area Male Chorus

Litchfield, Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Litchfield Christian Church; Litchfield Area Male Chorus presents its winter concert, "Let All Men Sing"; freewill donation.

Fiddle concert

Sunburg, Dec. 17, 4 p.m. Hope Lutheran Church; The Sunburg Heritage Arts presents “Fiddle ‘n Christmas.” Guest artists Dempsey Schroeder and Maggie Harp will join 30 Sunburg area fiddlers playing Christmas carols, songs and fiddle tunes; freewill donations.

Square Dancing

Willmar, Dec. 17, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Community Center; Jolly Twirlers square dance, everyone welcome; adults $7, students $5.

West Central Connection Chorus

Willmar, Dec. 18, 3 p.m., Assembly of God Church; The West Central Connection Chorus presents “A Spectacular Christmas.” The concert of traditional Christmas songs performed in the a cappella barbershop style will also feature the Broberg Family, Green Lake Bluegrass Band and “2701” Willmar High School choir. A freewill offering will benefit the Kandiyohi County Food Shelf.

Nutcracker Ballet

Benson, Dec. 18, 4 p.m., Performing Arts Center; the Benson Arts Council presents “The Nutcracker Ballet” by the Continental Ballet Company; tickets are adults $20, students $10 in advance, $25 and $15 at the door, available online at .


Assembly of God Church, 3821 Abbott Dr. S.E., Willmar

Barn Theatre, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar


Benson High School, 1400 Montana Ave, Benson

Bird Island Cultural Centre, 640 Dogwood Ave., Bird Island

Calvary Lutheran Church, 302 Olena Ave. S.E., Willmar

K.K. Berge Building, 807 Prentice St., Granite Falls

Litchfield Christian Church, 312 Marshall Ave. N., Litchfield

Litchfield Opera House, 136 Marshall Ave. N., Litchfield

Memorial Auditorium, 601 Ninth St., Dawson

Peace Lutheran Church, 100 SW 4th Avenue, New London


Southwest Minnesota Arts Council gallery, 509 West Main Street, Marshall

WEAC, Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W., Willmar

Willmar Area Arts Council, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar

Willmar Community Center, 624 Highway 71 N.E., Willmar

Willmar High School, corner of Civic Center Dr. and County Road 9, Willmar

Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
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