Christmas Gifts

‘Make Every Child Smile Toy Drive’ Makes Sure Hundreds Have Presents to Open on Christmas

500 gifts went to families in the Twin Ports who may have been experiencing hardships before and because of the pandemic.

DULUTH, Minn.- T’ was the weekend before Christmas, and all through Shake It juice shop were hundreds of toys, and just outside sat a line of rides for the Make Every Child Smile Toy Drive. “I think holidays are hard for everybody and especially the last 2 years with COVID and hardships,” said Tara Aase, volunteering for her second year…

Lake Superior Art Glass Offers ‘Design Your Own Ornament’ Sessions

Pick the color, shape, and size of your glass ornaments, then glass blowers then work on your special creation ready for pickup the next day.

DULUTH, Minn.- As holiday shopping begins for many in the Northland, Lake Superior Art Glass in Canal Park hopes to offer a fun way to add a bit of your creativity to a gift, while also supporting small businesses. You can design your own glass ornaments in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Those interested must reserve a 30-minute…

Children Shop for their Families at Holly Jolly Santa Shop

About 70 volunteers helped make the Shop possible.

DULUTH, Minn.- For the eighth year in a row, some children in Lincoln Park got a chance to pick out the perfect gifts for their whole family. The 8th annual Holly Jolly Santa Shop was held at First Covenant Church. Underserved children shopped through a room of donated items for everybody on their Christmas lists. About 70 volunteers helped them…

Iron Mug Arranges Gifts for Christmas Giveaway

Mike Letica Hosting Toy Giveaway

DULUTH, Minn.- As the holidays fast approach, many families are forced to sit with the realization that they can’t afford to buy Christmas presents. Well, Mike Letica and his team at Iron Mug Coffehouse is trying to change that again this year. They’re currently sorting through $10,000 worth of toys, to hand out to families in need this Christmas. The…

Dreaming of a Scandinavian Christmas at French River Church

Vendors, Food at Church

DULUTH, Minn.- The French River Lutheran Church hosted their annual Scandinavian Christmas today. More than 30 vendors displayed their unique items. Traditional Scandinavian food was served downstairs and holiday cheer was found all around. “It’s a gorgeous location, we have a great variety of vendors, just a lot of old friends come home and touch base with people the know,”…

Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas at the DECC

Festival of Trees Begins

DULUTH, Minn.-If you need a little Christmas right this very minute, then the DECC is the place for you this weekend. The Junior League of Duluth’s annual Festival of Trees kicked off Saturday, with over 180 vendors there with their own unique pieces of holiday delight, as well as Christmas trees to auction off. Organizers say, it’s become a Northland…

Salvation Army Helping Everyone Have a Merry Christmas

Christmas Assistance Programs Begins Accepting Applications, Donations

DULUTH, Minn.- Now that Halloween  is over, the holidays are just around the corner. But for many in Duluth, celebrating is not always guaranteed. Well, the season of giving has already begun, as Thursday was the first day applications were being accepted for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance Program Many were waiting outside the Salvation Army building, hours before it…

Best Christmas Ever is Seeking Family Nominations

Group Looks to Provide Families with Surprise Gifts

DULUTH, Minn. – This year Best Christmas Ever has a goal of blessing 100 families with a perfect Christmas. BCE is a group dedicated to providing families who have fallen on hard times with a surprise delivery of Christmas presents and money that are used for the family’s specific needs. Right now, BCE is in need of family nominations. If…