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Holiday Ideas House: "Home for the Holidays"
Open Nov. 6-Dec. 14
Open 7 days a week | Learn More & Schedule Tour
Bachman's Historic Family Home
Cost: $5 | 20% benefits Open Arms of Minnesota

Each season, designers transform the historic Bachman’s home on Lyndale Avenue by repainting, refurnishing, and redecorating the entire house with their signature mix of new items, repurposed pieces, and a touch of vintage. Explore a natural and nostalgic homespun retreat in this season’s Holiday Ideas House. Each room has its own unique theme and story, from Scandinavian roots and modern plaids to woodland escape, Christmas romance, and of course, glorious shades of classic red. Schedule a self-guided tour to see creative decoration and entertaining ideas firsthand, witness new trends in action, and get inspired for the change of season!

Play: “Santa’s Top Secret Toys”
Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 22–Dec. 21
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Stage Near Patio & Grills
11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. | Watch Preview
Cost: Free to attend
Play with caution! Santa and his elves have a lot of thrilling, surprising, and downright goofy toys in development at the workshop, but they might not be ready to be wrapped! Spend some time with Santa’s trusty sidekick Albert as he sneaks a peek and discovers what happens when you don’t listen and follow directions. This annual all-new holiday play has been a Bachman’s tradition for over 20 years. It’s free to attend and great fun for families. All ages are welcome. Guests are encouraged to participate in a sing-a-long of holiday carols at the end, and stay to take pictures with Santa and Albert. (Bring your own camera. Play lasts approximately 20 minutes. Seating is first come, first serve.)

Black Friday Holiday Hospitality and Pop-Up Shop
Friday, Nov. 28 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Special: 10% Off Regular-Priced Purchases for Purple Perks Members
Hospitality at All Bachman's Garden Centers
Pop-Up Shop at Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room

Cost: Free to attend
Wild Ruffle, an online retailer and occasional market host run by fashionable Minnesota women who love locally-made goods, will be popping up at Bachman’s on Lyndale this Black Friday! Skip the rush of typical post-Thanksgiving shopping and head our way for a light breakfast and luxurious stroll through lots of creative, stylish, and handmade goods, plus of course Bachman’s floral, gift, and garden sections providing all you need to get in the Christmas spirit. Learn more.

Making Seasons Bright
Wednesday, Dec. 3 | 5-8 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: $75 | $20 Per Ticket Donated to Open Arms of Minnesota

Spend a fun and inspiring evening at Bachman’s delving into the latest holiday dining, interior decorating, and floral design trends, while creating an amazing holiday arrangement to take home! The evening will be split into two parts, with light refreshments provided. Guests will also receive a Bachman’s coupon for $10 off a purchase of $50 or more. Head “Home for the Holidays” with an Ideas House tour (5-6 p.m.) to start the evening, then apprentice with Open Arms Executive Chef Asei Tendle & Bachman's Floral Designer Diane Enge (6-7:30 p.m.) where you'll get cooking and floral design tips, and make your own creation to take home. Cost covers all materials needed for your design.

Spruce Top Container Design Workshop
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 6-8 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room or Garden Greenhouse
Cost: $50
Spruce tops are just the start to fabulous outdoor containers. With some expert direction, learn how to design, plant, and embellish a spruce top container that can be transitioned from Thanksgiving to the holidays using the latest and greatest product from Bachman’s! You’ll leave this workshop with new design skills and tips for creating different themes, plus your very own spruce top container. Ticket expense covers all materials needed.

December Wreath Design Workshops
Thursday, Dec. 4, 6-8 p.m. | SOLD OUT
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2-4 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50
The holiday season will be even brighter when you welcome guests with a fresh balsam wreath decorated by your own hands! Learn assembly tips, hone your creativity, and then choose a favorite color scheme option, from classic red and green to woodland or jeweled, that compliments your home and other holiday decor. Add accessories like ribbon, ornaments, candy cane, or pine cones to dress up your wreath and get it ready to hang when you get home! Ticket expense covers all materials needed for your creation.

Horticultural meetings at Bachman's on Lyndale:
- Orchid Society of Minnesota
- Minnesota Peony Society
- Daylily Society of Minnesota
- Minnesota Dahlia Society
- North Star Lily Society

Flower Shows hosted by Bachman's:
- Orchid Show – March
- Daffodil Show – May
- Rose Show – June
- Iris Show – June
- Peony Show – June
- North Star Lily Show - July
- Hosta Society Cut Leaf Show – July
- Daylily Flower Show – July
- Dahlia Show – September
- African Violet Show – October

Fundraising Sales hosted by Bachman's:
- Bulb Sale of the North Star Lily Society – April and October
- Tuber Sale of the MN Dahlia Society – April
- Root Auction of the MN Peony Society – September
- Daylily Sale (Bare Root) of the Daylily Society of MN – May

Bachman's Heritage Room
Hold your next event in the Heritage Room at Bachman's on Lyndale.
Learn more about renting the Heritage Room.