ST. CLOUD — If you're looking for some holiday cheer this weekend, there is plenty to go around in Central Minnesota. Rediscover the meaning of Christmas at Christmas in the Barn, enjoy the musical stylings of Dave Coffell, join in a candlelight service at Northland Bible Baptist Church, sing along with Andrew Walesch at Pioneer Place, and rock around the Christmas Tree at Paramount Theatre. Read more in The Weekender!

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    Christmas in the Barn

    St. Cloud

    Rediscover the true meaning of Christmas this weekend just outside of Cold Spring.  Peace Lutheran Church is holding their 10th annual "Christmas in the Barn" presentation Friday and Saturday. This unique experience offers a simple narration and re-enactment of the Christmas story with familiar hymns, handmade ice candles and hot apple cider, all in the rustic, relaxed atmosphere of an old barn.  "Christmas in the Barn" is a wonderful way to remember the Reason for the Season.  So bundle up, bring the whole family. The event is free and starts at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday night.


    - Friday, December 23rd, 7:00 p.m.
    - Saturday, December 24th, 7:00 p.m.

    (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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    Dave Cofell's Annual Christmas Show

    St. Joseph

    Enjoy a family friendly show tomorrow (Friday) night out in St. Joseph. Local musician Dave Cofell will be holding his 8th Annual Christmas Show at the Local Blend Coffee Shop. The night will be full of songs, stories, poems and jokes the whole family will enjoy! There will even be a few surprise special guests and of course the famous gingerbread cookies. Show time start at 7:00 p.m. and goes until 10:00 p.m. Event is free!


    - Friday, December 23rd, 7:00 p.m.

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    Candlelight Service

    Northland Bible Baptist Church

    Enjoy a special Christmas service this weekend in St. Cloud. Northland Bible Baptist Church will be holding their Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Saturday night. The service will be full of beautiful music and a meaningful message of the true meaning of Christmas. The service starts at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and is open to the public.


    - Saturday, December 24th, 4:00 p.m.

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    Andrew Walesch Christmas Show

    Pioneer Place

    Make your way to Pioneer Place this weekend to listen to some Christmas tunes.  Andrew Walesch and his trio take you on a sleigh ride down a snowy trail of the greatest holiday songs of all time. You will enjoy a collection of some of the classic Christmas songs, along with some new favorites as well. This show is guaranteed to fill your heart with Christmas cheer! Tickets for the show are $24 in advance and $27 at the door. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Thursday, December 22nd, 7:30 p.m.
    - Friday, December 23rd, 7:30 p.m.

    (Photo: Pioneer Place)
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    Rock and Roll Christmas

    Paramount Theatre

    Rock around the Christmas tree at the Paramount Theatre this weekend. Rock & Roll Xmas is a Las Vegas type show featuring an 8-piece band. The group will fill your night with classic holiday songs, comedy, parodies and even a game show. Nothing will get you into the holiday spirit better than the Rock & Roll Xmas! Tickets for the show range $26-$29 and showtimes are Thursday and Friday.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Thursday, December 22nd, 7:30 p.m.
    - Friday, December 23rd, 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

    (Photo: Paramount Theatre)