Minnesota

Holiday Gallery Shop

Thru Dec. 24/MINNEAPOLIS – Textile Center’s Shop is tripling in size for the holidays and expanding to fill the Joan Mondale Gallery with even more fabulous one-of-a-kind fiber art. Many of the artists are new to the Textile Center, selling their work for the first time at this special pop-up holiday shop. Each Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm, the Holiday Gallery Shop hosts artists in person with trunk shows, demonstrations of their technique, hands-on “try it” opportunities, prize drawings, and more! Hours are 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mon.-Thur. and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. On Sun., open noon to 4 p.m. 612-436-0464. >MORE

Sleepy Eye Holiday Lights in Motion

Thru Dec. 31/SLEEPY EYE – Animated Christmas season holiday light show at Sportsman’s Park.  5-9 p.m. You are invited to drive or walk through Sleepy Eye’s Holiday Lights in Motion featuring 85 festive trees decorated in 200,000 Christmas Lights. Tune your radio to 89.1 when entering the Sportmen’s Park Campground for choreographed holiday music. On certain days, treats will be served and horse & carriage rides will be offered. This event is free but a drop box is available for free will offerings. For more information, visit http://sleepyeyeholidaylights.org/ 507-794-4731

Winterfest

Dec. 1-3/FARIBAULT – Downtown Faribault turns into a magical snow globe filled with fun. The annual Parade of Lights will be Saturday, along with fireworks and a street dance — bundle up and boogie away the winter blues! Over the weekend, take time to visit the Paradise Art Center galleries and gift shop filled with artistic wares by over 20 regional artists during the Holly Days Sales. https://members.faribaultmn.org/events/details/2022-winterfest-19749

Hometown for the Holidays

Nov. 25 – Dec. 31/STILLWATER – Find joy in shopping and dining during the holiday season with many FREE family-friendly events happening each weekend! Most events are FREE thanks to our main sponsor Discover Stillwater . Festival highlights include strolling carolers, free horse-drawn Victorian wagonette rides along the river, the Twinkle Party, Santa and his reindeer. Other festivities include Breakfast with Santa, shopping specials, BierCycle Caroling Tours, Winter Market at Northern Vineyards, Downton Abbey Christmas Dinner at the Outing Lodge and more. Get in the old-fashioned holiday spirit! Historic Downtown Stillwater. For more information, visit https://events.discoverstillwater.com/event/hometown-for-the-holidays-2/ or call 651-351-1717.

Mary’s Light Tunnel

Nov. 1 – Feb. 2023/MOOREHEAD – Evenings at Viking Ship Park behind the Hjemkomst Center. features 50,000 lights that bring joy to visitors looking for a winterscape photo opportunity. The Tunnel is named in honor of the city of Moorhead employee Mary Schmidtt. The lights for the Tunnel came from Moorhead City Manager Dan Mahli, who acquired the lights from downtown Fargo. Mahli stored the lights in his garage until they could be displayed in what is now a family-fun 60-foot canopy that lights up the night from dusk ’til dawn. Don’t miss the Frostival on Jan. 31 from 6-8 p.m. Snow sculpture competition announcement, possible constellation narration from local astronomy groups. Games, bonfires, s’mores, hot dogs, ski rentals, hot chocolate. https://www.facebook.com/cityofmoorhead/posts/10157988603807336

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