Wells Fargo Winterskate

When: Now through Feb. 7th

Where: Rice Park

Visit Saint Paul, the City of Saint Paul and Wells Fargo invite you to experience Wells Fargo WinterSkate, a free, outdoor, artificially-chilled ice skating rink in the heart of Downtown Saint Paul.



When: Thursdays – Sundays through December 20th

Where: Loring Park

The Minneapolis Downtown Council and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board are excited to partner together and bring Holidazzle to Loring Park. As downtown Minneapolis’ premier holiday celebration, Holidazzle has delighted residents, visitors and downtown employees for years. Now, in 2015, this tradition is bringing family-friendly programming to Loring Park and is free and open to the public. You and yours are invited to join in the festivities!


Holiday Bazaar at Landmark Center

When: December 3rd – 5th

Where: Landmark Center

Tis’ the season for holiday cheer and shopping! Landmark Center will open its doors for the 37th Annual Landmark Center Old-Fashioned Holiday Bazaar featuring 75 booths of beautiful and unique handcrafted gift items by the area’s finest artists.

The Bazaar will feature quality handcrafted items including, jewelry, wreaths, paintings, woven and wearable art, handmade lotions, soaps and more! Festive music and delicious treats will add to the enjoyment of holiday shopping. The Landmark Center Holiday Bazaar will offer shoppers a chance to win one or more of 75 items, donated by each of the exhibitors.


Grand Meander

When: December 5th | 8:30am – 5pm

Where: Grand Avenue in St. Paul

Grand Meander is a St. Paul tradition that captures the charm of

historic Grand Avenue and the cozy communal spirit of the holidays!

Pick out your Christmas tree, have breakfast with Santa, hear carolers strolling from store to store

or hop on a classic street trolley and ride the 30-block length of Grand Avenue.


Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Making Spirits Bright

When: Now through Jan. 3rd

Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

‘Tis the season for celebrating the serenity of winter beauty, the gifts of family and friends … and childlike wonder.

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum presents “Making Spirits Bright,” a season of Gingerbread, visits with Santa, a 20-ft. Poinsettia Tree, live music, outdoor lights on the buildings and trees and live evergreen trees decorated in natural ornaments. Making Spirits Bright runs Nov. 27-Jan. 3. (Need another reason to visit?  The Arboretum offers free gate admission every Thursday, November through March.)


Photos with Santa

When: Now through December 24th

Where: Mall of America | Sears Court

Ho, Ho, Ho – Santa Claus has arrived at Mall of America®! Mall of America has the perfect place to pose for photos with Santa and to share your holiday wish list. So pack up the little ones and head on out to Mall of America to share all the joy of the holidays. Visit Santa at your convenience. No appointment necessary! Share your holiday wishes with Santa and purchase great photo packages and other holiday merchandise. Please click here for the daily schedule. Presented by Grandma’s Cookies, Colorvision and Country Inn & Suites. Treats provided by Grandma’s Cookies.