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Holiday festivities planned at LeDuc

arts and entertainment Hastings,Minnesota 55033
Hastings Star Gazette
Holiday festivities planned at LeDuc
Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

Make plans now to visit the elegantly-decorated Gothic Revival LeDuc House, 1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings the weekends of Dec. 4 and 5 and Dec. 11 and 12.

Guided tours will be available at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. The rates for tours are $6 for adults; $5 for seniors and military personnel; $3 for students (ages 6-17); and free for children (age 5 or younger) and members of Dakota County Historical society.

The Museum Shop is stocked with a fine array of gift items and admission for shopping is free to the public from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. both weekends.

Experience a sumptuous five-course Victorian holiday meal, live entertainment, holiday shopping in the Museum Shop and a tour of the estate from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec 5. Reservations should be made now by calling 651-437-7055 to reserve your spot. This event sells out quickly. Cost of the event is $50 for members of Dakota County Historical Society and $60 for non-members. Check the website:

Rhino's Black Diamond Catering, caterer at the Hastings Country Club presents this menu: wine course - wine tasting and finger sandwiches as guests arrive; first course appetizer - Minnesota wild rice cakes with an apple cider cranberry chutney and toasted almonds; second course soup - country style French onion topped with bread crustini and gruyere cheese; third course entree - wild mushroom beef medallions, turkey roulade with dried cherry bread stuffing with a pan glaze, mashed potatoes, roasted beet, carrot and pearl onion medley; and fourth course dessert - cranberry cake with butter sauce.

All proceeds support the LeDuc Historic Estate, which is owned by the City of Hastings and managed by Dakota County Historical Society.