Bachman's Holiday Open House
Saturday & Sunday, November 22 & 23, 2014
Bachman's on Lyndale | During store hours
Cost: Free to attend and participate in all activities.

Saturday-only events indicated with an *

Join us as we welcome Santa and his sleigh Saturday morning and kick off the holiday season all weekend long! Visit Bachman's on Lyndale for treats, shopping, and season’s greetings during store hours Saturday and Sunday. Vendors will lead live demos and tastings throughout the store on Saturday. Kids can also visit the live reindeer corral once they’ve landed from The North Pole, Saturday 11-4, and Sunday, 11-3 p.m. And stop by the Bachman’s craft counter to make a Christmas craft* and reindeer food.* Cookies, juice, and coffee available for snacking! And of course, see our holiday play at 11 a.m., 12:30, 2 and 3* p.m.

SATURDAY ONLY: Santa Arrives Via Reindeer-Drawn Sleigh!
Welcome Santa and Albert as they pull into Bachman’s parking lot via the North Pole.

9:30 a.m. A DJ will spin holiday tunes in the store, while special guest Ralphie, from the Ordway's "A Christmas Story, The Musical," will perform "Red Ryder Action BB Gun" and then interact with guests at Santa's workshop.

10:30 a.m. Santa, Elf Albert, and their reindeer sleigh arrive! Santa will meet and greet guests, then welcome everyone into Bachman’s workshop within Lyndale for performances, kids activities, and more.

11 a.m. Santa and Albert star in Bachman’s own unique holiday play, repeated later in the day at 12:30, 2 and 3* p.m. Attendees may continue on to shop, enjoy treats, visit the reindeer in their den, and make kids crafts while supplies last.

Additional Saturday Attractions:  

Live Reindeer Pen
Saturday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Outdoor Garden Center area

Abdallah Sea Salt Caramel Sampling
10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Gourmet & Floral Area
Sample delicious local treats (while supplies last)

Scarf Tying Demonstration
10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Ladies Closet
Learn different ways to tie scarves from Howard's Jewelry

Two’s Company Basketball Hoops Game Demonstration
10-3 p.m.| Men’s area
Learn how to play this handheld take-on-the-go toy.


Hollywood Fashion Demonstration

10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Ladies Closet
Learn how to use an assortment of women’s accessories and products, such as Fashion Tape, Boot Straps, Sweater Savers, and the Fashion Emergency Kit.

Mud Pie
10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Euro area
Shop monogram gifts for Christmas: cutting boards, pajamas, votives & letters

Wintercraft Ice Lantern Demonstration

10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Garden Center

Arctic Ice Lantern Demonstration
10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Garden Center


Annual Holiday Play: "Santa's Top Secret Toys"

Saturdays and Sundays, November 22-December 21, 2014
11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale | 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.)