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12 Days of Christmas 2017 at Canterbury Park

December’s Best Bets: MSPT, 12 Days of Christmas

With the holiday season in full swing, you might be looking to get out of the house and enjoy all that December has to offer.

Welcome to “Best Bets,” a new monthly feature in which we run down all the upcoming events, promotions and happenings at Canterbury Park. It’s your one-stop-shop for fun things to do each month! Come Play!

Hope for the Holidays

As we’re in the giving spirit during the holidays, we are asking for your help in giving to area families in need with our Hope for the Holidays initiative.

From Dec. 1-12, players who donate a new toy will receive 500 bonus points on their MVP Rewards Card.

If you want to give more, check out our Giving Tree, located just outside the Casino entrance. Grab a gift tag or two from the Giving Tree and place unwrapped gifts in boxes near the tree by Dec. 12.

Toys will be donated to the Community Action Partnership of Scott, Carver and Dakota Counties.


One of the region’s biggest and best poker tournaments will bring its season to a close at Canterbury Park this December!

The Mid-States Poker Tour, which launched at Canterbury Park in 2009, will hold its season finale here, with several satellite tournaments leading up to the $1,100 Main Event!

The $200,000 guaranteed Main Event tournament will be held Dec. 8-10 and help crown the Player of the Year!

Find further details, including satellite dates and tournament structures, on our website.

12 Days of Christmas

During the season of giving, we’re getting into the holiday spirit.

Starting Dec. 6: Wednesdays through Saturdays until Christmas Eve we are playing Santa by giving away cash prizes, mystery envelopes and some of the season’s hottest gifts!

Check out our 12 Days of Christmas page for all the details.

Overnight Holiday Cash Splash

For you late-night elves, we’re giving away more cash to select poker and table games every half hour from midnight until 4 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday from Dec. 6-23.

Free Christmas Poker Tournament

Free Christmas poker tournament.
Free Christmas poker tournament.

Santa will continue his run with a stop at Canterbury Park on Christmas Day, delivering free entries for our $2,100 Shootout!

The No-Limit Hold’em tournament is only open to the first 100 people in line when we reopen on Christmas Day. If you miss the cut, no problem, there will be plenty of players looking for some live poker action.

Canterbury Park will close at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and reopen at 6 p.m. on Christmas Day, Dec, 25.

Santa Anita Opening Day

As a belated Christmas present, one of America’s classic tracks, Santa Anita, will hold its Opening Day on Tuesday, Dec. 26!

In the Racebook at Canterbury Park, we have ongoing handicapping tournaments during December:

Santa Anita just one of the tracks you can wager on in our Racebook this month! Keep up with the daily schedule on our website.

New Year’s Eve

What better way to ring in the New Year than with fun and games at Canterbury Park?

We will be giving away $2,018 throughout the evening in Table Games, with winners every half hour from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Prizes of at least $50, and up to $150, could make your New Year’s Eve even more memorable!

And for the poker players, we will be splashing random pots with $50 as part of the New Year’s festivities! And as part of the New Year’s Eve tradition, we will have

Coming Up/Catching Up

  • Keep an eye out for a big giveaway coming in January! (Hint: Three snowmobiles and lots of cash.)
  • We will also be hosting the Snocross championships in early January! There are a variety of ticketing options available. Visit our website for more information.
  • Need to brush up on your table game skills? Check out our new Canterbury Basic Training video series. You can check out: How to Play Three Card Poker and How to Play Freebet Blackjack.

Come Play!