Holidays in Minneapolis

In the City by Nature, you'll find that holidays come pretty naturally.

And why wouldn't they? We complement the picturesque holiday scenery with captivating experiences unlike any other in the nation.

Are you a theater fan? We've got all the classics (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker Fantasy) along with some newer twists on the holidays (Brave New Workshop's Twerking Around the Christmas Tree, God Rest Ye Scary Gentlemen III: Christmas Ghosts, ASI's Christmas by Design: The ASI Christmas Rooms and A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol).

Love the holiday music? We've got that too. You can catch Minneapolis native John Trones rock the holidays, lose yourself in the Grammy Award-winning stylings of The Manhattan Transfer, and walk in to the Dakota Jazz Club anytime and get that jazzy holiday feeling.

Perhaps you've got a shopping itch to scratch. Not only do we have tax-free shopping on all apparel and shoes, but we've got the largest mall in America to find what you're looking for. Plus, you can complement your shopping experience with Macy's Santaland at the downtown Macy's.

But maybe what you need is some outdoor fun in the enchanting holiday scenery. Grab a carriage ride tour across the city, lace up some skates and glide around an ice rink at The Depot.

The beauty of it all? You don't have to pick just one. You can mix and match, creating your own holiday experience. And by the time you leave, you'll find that you're already making plans to come back next year.

Don't worry. That comes naturally.

Holiday Itineraries

Our experts of the city have created special holiday itineraries to make your visit to Minneapolis the most enjoyable it can be. With these valuable holiday itineraries, you'll make the most of your holiday visit to Minneapolis:


Holiday Events

While losing track of time walking amidst the beautiful scenery is always encouraged, sometimes you need a big event to schedule things around. Luckily, the holidays in Minneapolis has an absolute plethora of theatre, sporting and artistic events to keep you coming back time and time again.


2014 New Year's Eve Spots

New Year's Eve in Minneapolis is a party. Step in to any building and, chances are, you'll be fitted with one of those pointy polka-dotted hats reserved for this time of year. This is your guide for the best places to celebrate in Minneapolis.


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