Support and enjoy the hometown holiday charm of surrounding communities. Faribault Main Street hosts their second annual Winterfest Nov. 29-Dec. 1. Owatonna presents Hometown Holidays Nov. 29-Dec. 2. The Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce hosts Winter Walk Dec. 6. And Farmington pulls out all the stops during the first two weekends of December (weather permitting) at their Dakota City Heritage Village. Within the mix there’s lots of great shopping, ice carving, carolers, holiday lights, horse-drawn wagons, performances, a model train exhibit and, of course, opportunities to cozy up with Santa and Mrs. Clause, Rudolf and Frosty the Snowman. For details on respective communities Google their Chamber of Commerce web sites.