$18 for a Holiday Riverboat Performance for Two on Padelford Riverboats' "Centennial Showboat" (Up to $36 Value)

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Dramatists perform a story of Nick the Saint or a retelling of a Hans Christian Andersen tale in a floating, stationary riverboat theater

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Expires Dec 30th, 2012. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Padelford Riverboats. Refundable only on day of purchase. Subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Even though water covers most of the earth's surface, humans spend most of their lives on land and a small portion in the air while they're sleeping. Float on with this Groupon.

$18 for Two Tickets to a Holiday Riverboat Show (Up to $36 Value)

A Threepenny Christmas and The Match Girl’s Gift run from November 23 to December 30 on a stationary showboat decked in Christmas lights and garlands. A Threepenny Christmas creates a holiday comedy around Nick the Saint, a Robin Hood figure in Victorian London who dresses as Santa Claus and steals from the wealthy on Christmas Eve. Based on a Hans Christian Andersen story, The Match Girl’s Gift follows the Christmas excursion of a young girl in turn-of-the-century New York, who is sent out by her father to sell matches on a cold Christmas Eve and shares a message of hope and selflessness inside the grand house of a local family.

For a comprehensive schedule, see the bottom of the page here.

Padelford Riverboats'

In 1969, the founder of Padelford Riverboats, Captain William D. Bowell, Sr., launched the Jonathan Padelford steamwheeler into the Mississippi, hoping to bring visitors to the riverfront for leisurely jaunts. After more than 30 years of expanding his fleet and ferrying passengers along the historic waterways, he handed the reigs over to his daughters and nephew. Today, the family operates five boats equipped with dance areas, bars, sun decks, and the nostalgia that William hoped to keep alive. With the Twin Cities' skyline and the rugged, green banks of the river as the backdrop, US Coast Guard–licensed vessels float passengers past sights such as Pig's Eye Cave, Fort Snelling, and Pike Island. Some cruises also include dinner or fireworks, and special holiday cruises are also available.

Musical theater, celebrated revivals, and tributes to well-loved musicians
For those looking to get out of the house with the ladies