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City Outdoor Tree Lighting & Open House
Tuesday, Dec. 6  

Come see the holiday tree be lit at 6 pm. Enjoy refreshments after the tree lighting.

Come check out all that the community center has to offer. Take a tour, work out or swim and splash in the water park. Also, check out Log Rolling Demos from 6:30-7:30 pm. Join and pay only a $17 enrollment fee!

Event is free and open to the public.

Veterans Memorial Community Center

Holiday VINGO
Friday, Dec. 9
6-8 pm

Put your trivia skills to work with this fun twist on Bingo! We will play the clips, you watch and listen! Get a Vingo and win! Event includes the games, pizza and a beverage. This is a great family event for everyone! 

Cost: $5 in advance; $7 at the door
Veterans Memorial Community Center

Breakfast with Santa/Candy Cane Hunt
Saturday, Dec. 10
Santa is coming for breakfast in Inver Grove Heights! Families will enjoy a light breakfast (donuts, muffins, juice and coffee), visit with Santa, crafts, games, a selfie booth, reindeer rides, candy cane hunt and participate in a toy raffle. In order to be eligible for the raffle, participants must bring a pair of mittens or gloves to donate. 

Two sessions are available: 
8:30-10 am or 10:30 am-12 pm
Cost is $5 in advance or $7 at the door
Veterans Memorial Community Center

Skate with Santa (all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult)
Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is coming to visit the Community Center on skates!  Skate around the ice with Santa and your family.  Come dressed in red or green and you will get a special holiday prize.  Hot beverage and snacks will be provided.

Saturday, Dec. 10
$5 per person in advance; $7 at the door
Register by Friday, Dec. 2
VMCC, West Arena

Light Up the Heights Contest
Help spread holiday cheer and possibly win a prize! Enter the Parks and Recreation holiday lighting contest - Light Up the Heights! Entries will be judged on overall impact, visual appeal, uniqueness, variety, safety and tidiness. All entries will be placed on a map so that residents can create their custom holiday lights tour around town. 

Still: Non-moving light display on a house, hard, fence, tree or any combination listed

Motion: Moving light display on a house, yard, fence, tree or any combination listed

Cash prize of $100 for 1st place and $75 for 2nd place in both categories.
Deadline for entry is Dec. 9.

Judging will take place Dec. 12-14 and winners will be posted and maps available on Dec. 16. 

Click here for the registration form or Click here to register online.

Click here for informational flyer.

**City employees and members of City Council and Commissions (and families of) are ineligible to receive prize money.

Selfie Scavenger Hunt
Get out of the house and go for a drive or walk around Inver Grove Heights! Get your digital camera or smartphones ready for some Holiday in the Heights fun! Selfie Scavenger Hunt sheets will be posted online here or will be available for pick up at Veterans Memorial Community Center. You can submit your entry to .

Entries must be submitted by Monday, Dec. 19. All entries will be eligible for a random drawing (cash prizes of $100, $75, $50) and winners will be posted online on Dec. 20. 

Click here for details and instructions for submission!

Winter Baseball Clinic
Inver Grove Heights Parks & Recreation, IGH BB Association and Simley HS baseball coaches/players will be working collaboratively with clinics, coaches training's and practices prior to the start of the season.

Something new we will be offering is a 2-day, FREE clinic over the Winter Break on December 27 & 28, 2016.

Click here for flyer with more details. Although the program is free you must click here to register. 

VMCC Fitness Open House
Thursday, Dec. 29 
4-8 pm

Check out the following mini-classes: 
Karma Kids: 4:15 pm
Instafit: 4:45 pm
Yoga: 5:15 pm
Wellness: 5:45 pm
Nutrition: 6:15 pm
Strength Circuit: 6:45 pm
Boot Camp: 7:15 pm
Boxing: 7:45 pm

Take a tour and get a fitness assessment. Purchase and receive deals on personal training!

Family New Year's Eve Party
Come celebrate the New Year with us!  Swim in our water park, jam out to music, play bingo, make cool crafts and ice skate.

Saturday, December 31
$25 per family (up to 4 people); $8 per individual

Arts & Crafts Fair
Check out a variety of local vendors, jewelry, woodwork, clothing, health...much more! Become a member of the Community Center and pay no enrollment fee. 

Saturday, February 25
9 am - 2 pm
VMCC-National Guard Gym

Are you a vendor looking to participate in the Arts & Crafts Fair? $35 booth fee, must register by Feb. 6. Click here for registration information or call 651.450.2585