Sales + Events: Dec. 4-9 features a bake sale, remodeling classes, and the Best of Minnesota party

This week's Twin Cities shopping and events highlights.

Julia Knight Collection || Meet the Maker

Stop by Fourpost at Mall of America for a meet-and-greet with local designer and artist Julia Knight, owner and creator of Julia Knight Collection: a high-end brand of luxury serve ware, giftware, and home décor products. She’ll be on hand to personalize her designs—sure to give your latest holiday purchase a thoughtful touch. Wednesday, 4-7 p.m. @ Fourpost/Mall of America, 204 S. Ave., Bloomington

Kitchen & Bath Makeover Happy Hour

The winter months are perfect for tackling a bathroom or kitchen makeover. This event provides the golden opportunity to ask professionals (a general contractor, interior designer, and cabinet designer) your remodeling-related questions while discussing potential project ideas, goals, and priorities. Wednesday, 5-8 p.m. @ Scandia Custom Cabinets, 6801 Winnetka Ave. N., Ste. 200, Brooklyn Park,

Best of Minnesota Party

Minnesota Monthly celebrates the people, culture, food, and landmarks of our beloved state. Dance it out to Static Panic, indulge in the best food and drinks from more than 20 award-winning restaurants and hot Twin Cities locations, and listen close for the highly anticipated announcement of Best Minnesota Town. Wednesday, 6-10 p.m. @ ARIA, 105 N. First St., Minneapolis,

Carpets & Cocktails

Sip signature cocktails and learn all you need to know about Kravet Inc.’s extensive selection of carpets from expert Christina Smith. From in-stock to broadloom and custom color options to stain-resistant viscose, you’ll leave feeling confident you’re informed enough to make that impeccable pick. Thursday, 1-2 p.m. @ Kravet, 275 Market St., Ste. 222, Minneapolis,

Behind the Scenes: Facility Tour & Glass Blowing Demo

Ever been curious about the behind-the-scenes process of blowing glass? Join this guided tour for an inside look at Parallel—including the production studio of Hennepin Made, co-op workspace Hennepin & Co., warehouse Holden Room, and Parallel Café—a specialty coffee, food, beer, and wine spot. Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. @ Parallel, 145 Holden St. N., Minneapolis,

“Under Foot” Opening Reception

Attend the opening reception and view a gorgeous compilation of handwoven rugs at Hopkins Center for the Arts. “Under Foot: Rugs From The Weaver’s Guild of Minnesota” brings more than two dozen guild members together to showcase their work. Thursday, 6-8 p.m. @ Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins,

B+D Custom Crafts || Paint Night

Don’t argue with us—personalized home décor make for some of the best gifts. Paint your own locally-cut wood script word or framed stack with B+D Custom Crafts at Fourpost—a new store that features local artisans and Minnesota brands at the Mall of America in Bloomington. Friday, 7-10 p.m. @ Fourpost/Mall of America, 204 S. Ave., Bloomington,

Make Your Own Centerpiece Box

Make a customizable, versatile centerpiece box for your dining room, kitchen, or coffee tables at Projects in Person. Choose your wood stain, handle style, and bring your box to the next level with the optional add-on: An inset top with votives and candles. (Events sell out, so we recommend registering now.) Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, @ Projects in Person, 906 Mainstreet, Hopkins,

Holiday Bake Sale

Find the best bakeries of the Twin Cities in one sugar-filled spot at Union Depot. It’s not just a sale, though—there’s tons of tasty activities to experience, too. Enjoy baking demonstrations, musical performances, food and drink pairing workshops, cake walks and more than two dozens bakeries and vendors to shop for a sweet treat. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ Union Depot, Fourth St. E., St. Paul,

Pan of cinnamon rolls
Courtesy Fotolia/galaganov

Courtesy Fotolia/galaganov

Wanna shop with your squad? Check out these holiday markets around the metro:

St. Paul European Christmas Market || Embrace Christkindlsmarkt tradition with unique gifts and home decor, European-inspired delicacies, and Glühwein (a spiced, mulled wine). Friday, 4-9 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. @ Union Depot, 214 Fourth St. E., St. Paul,

Indoor Winter Market || If you love the Mill City Farmer’s Market in our warm summer months, you’ll love its winter counterpart. All the same farmer’s market goodness, but you know, indoors. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. @ Mill City Museum, 704 S. Second St., Minneapolis,

Tattersall Holiday Market || Sip, snack, and shop more than 40 vendors and local artisans, including fan-favorites Sota Clothing and Cookie Cart. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. @ Tattersall Distilling, 1620 Central Ave. N.E., Ste. 150, Minneapolis,

North Loop Holiday Bazaar || It’s your one-stop shop for high quality, locally made gifts from 35 Minnesota makers—including AnJartica and Caffeinated Clayworks. Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. @ Modist Brewing Company, 505 N. Third St., Minneapolis,

Holiday Craft Market || Shop wares and gifts from 20 local creatives while tippin’ back a cold brew. Sunday, 2-7 p.m. @ Bad Weather Brewing Company, 414 Seventh St. W., St. Paul,

Hygge Holiday Market || South Minneapolis welcomes in a warm, cozy Sunday market filled with holiday décor and the best cocktails in town. Sunday, 4-8 p.m. @ Miracle at Lawless Distilling, 2619 28th Ave. S., Minneapolis,

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