While we think Minnesota is wonderful year-around, when the snow starts to fall and the Christmas spirit is in the air it really is the “most wonderful time of the year”! Your local Elves (ahem Gurus) want to help you “Deck the Halls” and get you into the holiday spirit as we learn how to make our very own holiday wreaths! Join us for a very special evening featuring local beer, delicious food, a wreath making class, and more than 5,000 twinkle lights!
On select Thursdays in early December – our evening will begin at Dual Citizen Brewing Company who’s created a Winter Wonderland Beer Garden – a heated patio space that’s been transformed into a truly magical space that features 1,250 ornaments, 480 yards of ribbon, 5,400 twinkly lights, a ton of tinsel! Here, your GetKnit Gurus will be awaiting your arrival and get you checked in for festive and fun night. After ordering up a pint of beer from Dual Citizen’s ever changing line-up, we will be treated to a meal from local favorite, The Naughty Greek! For dinner, you’ll be able to choose from one of their delicious gyro’s (chicken, pork, lamb, veggie, or favalafel). Each boxed dinner will include a salad and a triangle of our orange filo cake.
After we ate and drink our fill, we will be ready to learn a new craft and create a take-home 18″ or 24″ wreath made up of Balsam boughs from our local landscaping pals, Mickman Brothers. We’ll first get a demonstration of how to put together our own wreaths, and orient ourselves with all the materials used in creating these festive decorations. Then we will test out our new skills and get to work like a busy little elf! As part of this class, you can choose between an 18″ wire frame (This size is perfect for hanging on a standard-sized door) or a 24″ wire frame (This size is perfect for hanging on a wall, outdoors, or above a fireplace). You’ll also receive all materials to attach your boughs (branches), 10-15 balsam boughs, ribbon to create your own bows, and an assortment of decorations to help you deck out your wreath!
Join us for one of our special holiday Arts & Ales to tap into your creative side and release your inner elf (ahem… artist).