This week's Winter Nights & Lights Festival promises several days of fun, with the annual St. Cloud bash taking on the theme, 'May the Frost Be With You.' (Be careful what you wish for.) The festivities crank up on Thursday. Here's your complete guide to all the activities.

Thursday, December 8th

5-9 pmSt. Cloud Weihnachtsmarkt at 55 5th Ave North, River's Edge Plaza (under the new parking ramp). Brats, sauerkraut, Beaver Island Brewing beer, Gluhwein, Lekkuchen, music, crafts and more.

Friday, December 9th

5 pmLiberty Bank Empire Pub Run & Plunge is a fun run to & around Lake George, followed by plunge into the water (brrrrrr) & post-race/plunge gathering at Beaver Island Brewing. You can register HERE.

Saturday, December 10th

1-4 pmWinter Wonderland (arts, crafts, Touch-A-Truck, Santa, cookie decorating and more at Lake George.)

2-7 pmCapital One Winter Blast on 7th Avenue, presenting the Teddy Bear Band, indoor and outdoor games, food vendors, fishing house, caricatures and lots more.

5 pmCapital One Skywalker Parade (along West St. Germain).

6 pmCapital One Jedi Tree Lighting (corner of 10th Avenue & Germain Street). Join in some caroling with the St. Cloud Symphony and Apollo H.S. Choir as we count down to the lighting of the tree.

Sunday, December 11th

10 amDashing Through the Snow Softball Tourney at Whitney Recreation Center.

Ok, now get out there & have fun! We'll see you at the parade & tree lighting Saturday night. Let's celebrate winter in St. Cloud!

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