The holiday season has begun and you may be wondering what is going on in the Twin Cities this season. There are many different events, many are free and many are family friendly. I will touch on just a few of them in this post.
One fun thing to do is to get out and cut down your own Christmas tree. This is especially fun if you have children as they love to pick it out and help cut it down. For a list of cut your own tree farms click here.
The Holidazzle Parade started Thanksgiving weekend and will continue on Thursdays to Sundays at 6:30pm through December 23. Head down to Minneapolis and bring the family. Depending on the weather you may need to bundle up but it is a free and fun event. Click here for more information.
Several Macys stores are having breakfast with Santa on Saturdays and Sundays from December 1 to December 23. Click here for more information. Macys also has their Macy’s Santaland, the annual “A Day in the Life of an Elf” animated theme is the story of how Santa’s elves prepare for the holiday season. Visitors walk through the elves’ bunk room, kitchen, a school, a toy factory and Santa’s mailroom, as the elves prepare for Santa’s big night. Click here for information on Santaland.
For adults there are Santa Pub Crawls in Minneapolis on December 1 and in St. Paul on Saturday December 8th. This is fun for everyone that participates and the profits from the St. Paul Santa Crawl all go to Toys for Tots. For more information, click here for Minneapolis and click here for the St Paul crawl.
If you are interested in Sweden and Swedish traditions, the Swedish Institute is hosting numerous events in the coming weeks for Christmas such as traditional music, baking, a Christmas market and much more. Click here for the calendar.
The Rice Park Winter Skate is also a lot of fun for everyone. Not only can you skate but they have fun events planned on the ice as well. Click here for more information.
The holiday flower show at the Como Park Conservatory starts on December 1. Escape the cold and see hundreds of poinsettias. Click here for more information.
This is just a starter list, there are many plays, concerts and musicals for the holiday season as well, far to many to list but this should get you started. Happy holidays!