Are you looking to get into the holiday spirit but not quite sure where to start? Whether you’re a holiday fanatic or just looking for something to do as the weather gets colder and colder, there are many fun and festive activities you can do right here in Minnesota.
Make this the year you start some new holiday traditions with family or friends by visiting one of the many places that are filled with holiday cheer all around the state. The land of 10,000 lakes has holiday activities to meet the interests of almost anyone! Let’s take a look at some of the tried and true traditions going on all around us that you can be a part of.
Main Street Shopping
With Black Friday just around the corner we want to help encourage you to keep small businesses and shops in mind. Our state is filled with wonderful small stores and boutiques overflowing with unique products for yourself or for gifting. Check out your town’s main street shopping options or search online for some of the best stores, your support means the world to these shop owners.
You are never too old or too young to go meet Santa. Whether you have little kids who light up at the chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas or you just want to snap a picture with St. Nick for your Instagram feed, there are Santa’s all over the state ready to meet you!
After a quiet year last year, many of the holiday festivals are back up and running this year. Including the Classic Holidazzle festival in Loring Park. These festivals often include fun treats, fireworks, shopping, kids activities and more!
Holiday Light Shows
Holiday light shows are popping up all over the state. You can easily find both light shows you can walk through or drive through for a fun family experience. Bentleyville in Duluth is one of the state’s most popular light shows that makes for a fun day trip with family or friends.
From your local high school or city theater program to St. Olaf orchestra, holiday productions and plays can be viewed all across the state. This could be a fun evening to get dressed up and enjoy an evening of festive fun at the theater.
No matter what Holiday traditions or activities you decide to participate in this year, be sure to get it started with a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Our Coffee Shops in Downtown Minneapolis are a great place to cozy up after a holiday light show or grab a coffee to fuel your shopping day. Nothing says happy holidays like a warm festive drink with the ones you love!