Keep your spirit warm and bright throughout the holiday season with fun activities at the Y

From festive family photo ops and historical tours to potlucks and pancake breakfasts, you’ll find plenty of ways for all ages to fill December with holiday cheer at the YMCA.

Andover

  • Friday, December 16
  • Time 10:30am-2:00pm
  • Free

10:30-12:00 Christmas White Elephant Dime Bingo

12:00-12:30 Appetizers (everyone bring)

12:30-2:00pm Christmas Games

  1. Reindeer Antlers (6-8 per team)
  2. Relay with Kisses Game (2 teams)
  3. Win, Lose, Draw Game (2 teams)

Ugly Sweater Contest-prizes

Contact Jodi Blowers for more information

Blaisdell

  • Friday, December 16th
  • 12:15 p.m.
  • Sign up at member services
  • Contact Pam Gmitro for more information

Burnsville

  • Wednesday, December 14
  • 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (South Gym),
  • $5.00
  • Register at Member Services
  • Lasagna and/or Assorted Sandwiches will be served. Bring a treat to share.
  • Contact Gabriela Kaiser (952-435-9019) for more information

Eagan

  • Friday, December 9
  • 11:30-1:30
  • We will play a game that includes white elephant gifts, so we’re asking each attendee to bring a wrapped gift valued at $5 or less. We will also play a few additional games and eat (lunch provided by the YMCA) before bingo begins at 12:15. Attendees can stay for bingo, or bring the party into the lobby.
  • Sign up at Member Services
  • Contact Christa Maack (651.259.6174) for more information

Elk River

  • Thursday December 22
  • 12:15pm
  • Free
  • We put a signup sheet on our ForeverWell board.
  • White elephant gift exchange & cookie exchange.
  • Contact Jennifer Tanner for more information

Emma B Howe

  • Wednesday, Dec 7
  • 11:00-12:30
  • In the Gym
  • Potluck
  • Contact Kim Gemlo-Bush for more information

Hastings

  • Tuesday December 20
  • 12:00 noon
  • $5
  • Registration deadline is Tuesday Dec 13
  • Bring a WRAPPED white elephant gift for a game
  • Contact Amy Kohn for more information

Heritage Park

  • Friday December 16
  • 4:30 6:30
  • Free Potluck
  • Call or come in to sign-up
  • White elephant gift exchange, Santa Claus
  • Contact Velma Harris or Kimieshia Paul for more information

Hudson

  • Wednesday, Dec 14
  • 8:00am-10:00am.
  • We will have a potluck with entertainment.
  • A family choir group is performing and Carole Brown is bringing her dance group in to perform.
  • No fee or sign up required.
  • Contact Pat Graf for more information

Lino Lakes

  • Tuesday, December 20
  • 11:30 a.m.
  • Pot Luck
  • Activity Center - 1st Floor
  • Free
  • No need to sign up…..just show up!
  • Share your favorite holiday dish!
  • Contact Debbie Hoveland (651-259-2128) for more information

New Hope

  • Friday, December 9
  • 12:30-2:00pm
  • Cost- $7 Members/$10 Non-members and Guests
  • Register at Member Services by December 6. Limit 120 participants
  • We will be enjoying a lunch of lasagna, salad, relishes, bread and desserts. We will be playing the dice game, and everyone is asked to bring a wrapped gift (value $10 or less).
  • Contact Nancy Danielson, ForeverWell Coordinator for more information

River Valley

  • Thursday, December 8
  • 12:15 pm
  • $5
  • Register at Member Services by Dec. 6
  • Bring a $1-5 wrapped gift to exchange and dish to pass
  • Contact Amy McGarness for more information

Shoreview

  • Thursday December 8
  • 9:00 am
  • FREE!!
  • Sign up required at member services
  • Join us for a free breakfast to celebrate the holidays. Breakfast will be served to you by your ForeverWell Coordinator, Branch Executive, and Member Services Director. Come enjoy and let us serve you!
  • Contact Amy Nawrocki for more information

Southdale

  • Friday, December 16
  • Noon-1:00
  • $8
  • In Multi-Purpose Room A
  • Catered Luncheon, Limited to 45 people
  • Sign up at Member Services
  • Contact Roxy Kline for more information

St. Paul Downtown

  • Wednesday, December 21
  • 10:30am-11:30am
  • Free
  • No registration required; RSVP by Friday, December 16
  • Holiday Brunch with an optional Christmas Tree Decoration Exchange
  • Contact Rebecca Benson for more information

St. Paul Eastside

  • Friday, December 9
  • 12:00-2:00 p.m.
  • In the Conference Room
  • Potluck – bring a dish to share. No sign up necessary
  • Gift Exchange: Bring a small gift marked “male”, Female” or “either”
  • Contact Chelle Bird for more information

St. Paul Midway

  • Wednesday, Dec 21
  • 11:30am
  • Free
  • Put your name on the Cookie Exchange list at Member Services to sign up.
  • Cookie decorating/Cookie Exchange – Bring your favorite holiday cookies to the potluck. We will have toppings to decorate them and then we can swap a few with each other so we have a variety for our holiday parties.
  • Contact Chandra Ziegler for more information

West St. Paul

  • Monday, December 5
  • 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • $20/person
  • Sign up with Member Services
  • Catered lunch provided by local restaurant
  • Contact Joan Horrocks, ForeverWell Coordinator for more information

White Bear Area

  • Tuesday, December 6
  • Annual Holiday Luncheon at Rudy’s Redeye Grill. Italian Buffet
  • Noon- 3:00 p.m.
  • Menu includes Caesar Salad, Pasta Salad ,Fettuccini, Spaghetti, Lasagna, Garlic Bread , Coffee and Tea
  • Tax and Tip Included. $16.00 members/ $21.00 Guests
  • Optional Dice Game! Bring a Holiday white elephant item to exchange!
  • Contact Sue Georgacas for sign-up information.

AND

  • Holiday Thank-you Party
  • Monday, December 19
  • 11:30a.m.
  • Food, Fun , Trivia and more
  • Ugly sweater contest

Woodbury

  • Thursday, Dec. 8
  • 11:30-12:30
  • Catered Lunch by Tinucci’s
  • Entertainment by High School Choir
  • Sign up at member services
  • Contact Becky King for more information