'Tis the Season to be Merry!
Holiday Pop-Up Shops in Minneapolis
Are you looking for an authentic shopping experience this season? Let Minneapolis take your gift giving game to the next level! The team has curated a list of the best boutiques, pop-up markets and unique shopping experiences across the city.
Sundays, November 20 - December 18 from 10am - 3pm
Over 50 vendors gather to celebrate creativity, great food and a well-rounded selection of handmade gifts. Need a Christmas tree? This Holiday market is located inside the greenhouses at Sunnyside Gardens supplying you the best Christmas tree selection in town!
November 25 - December 31, every Thursday through Saturday from 6-10pm
Tis' the season to be beer'ry! What do you get when you mix craft beer and holiday lights together? Brews 'n Bulbs! Take a seat in a warm luxury motor coach and travel to a few of the coolest breweries in Minneapolis/St. Paul. In between tastings, you will enjoy a ride through the park to view a plethora of holiday illumination! Fresh popcorn will be provided to pair with your seasonal tap of choice. Check out the Brews 'n Bulbs website to view participating breweries.
Sample local craft beer - pint at each location included
Souviner pint glass
Holiday popcorn from Candyland
Cooler to store your growlers in
Fun and knowledgeable tour guide that will show you a great time and help select your craft beer
Convenient pick up and drop off location
Enclosed luxury coach
Special brewery discounts
November 25 - December 23
Are you looking for an authentic shopping experience this season? Let Holidazzle take your gift giving game to the next level! Holidazzle is the motherland of pop-up shops in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Enjoy food, beverages, Minnesota made crafts, live music, giveaways, fireworks, tree lightings and don't forget to take your ice skates for a ride on the big rink!
Please note that parking can be limited in the Loring Park area during this event. It may be easier to research Metro Transit bus lines to shofer you directly to the celebration!
While you're in the neighborhood take a stoll over to The Walker Art Center and raise a glass to the stunning new lobby and surrounds as you investigate the Esker Grove restaurant space and anticipate its opening later in December. For more exclusive information on the Walker please check out Episode Four of the Minneapolis Insider Podcast!
Third Wednesday, November - March from 4-7pm
Just because it's winter doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your Farmers Market routine. Stay warm during the #frostfreemarket featuring family fun activities, eats, local beer, live music, meat raffles and dozens of cool crafty vendors.
November 26 from 11-4
Come celebrate women owned, local small businesses that offer unique products to satisfy your gift giving needs!
Location: Riverplace - 43 SE Main St. #134, Minneapolis
Stop by and take a photo op with the Mary Tyler Moore Statue and make history! After your close-up, peruse the store for Minneapolis artistic retail products, as well as area sports team logo merchandise, unique holiday gift ideas, and delicious homegrown food items. Current items include pint glasses and prints from well-known local artists, as well as jewelry, ceramics, glassware, clothing and much more by talented Minnesota artists.
December 3 from 10am - 4pm
If you're looking for a unique shopping experience for holiday gifts, come over to Betty Danger's on Saturday between 10 am and 4 pm for our Bizarre Bazaar. Local artists will be there selling their fun and quirky crafts, art, jewelry, etc. Plus you can get in the holiday spirit by having a few spirits of your own. #bdcc #holidayshopping #bazaar #buylocal
December 3, 10 & 17
Are you a last minute shopper? No problem, Procraftinate has you covered! Hosted in the beautiful 3,500 square-foot Lakes and Legends Taproom. Sip on a farm-to-table belgian beer while you peruse dozens of items made by local taleneted artists. They will also feature a wrapping station, live music and delicious eats!
In addition to metered street parking, customers will get three hours of parking for $3 at the Hyatt Regency parking ramp (entrance located at Nicollet Ave & E Grant St) or their first 90 minutes of parking FREE in the parking ramp above Lakes & Legends (entrance located on 14th).
December 3 from 10am - 5pm
Julmarknad, ASI’s Christmas Market, is the largest holiday weekend at the historic Turnblad Mansion! This magical festival features performances by Nordic music and dance groups, exceptional holiday shopping at ASI’s Museum Store, and the Julmarknad Handcraft Fair (with handmade or handcrafted goods by 30+ local artists). FIKA serves up a special European winter market inspired menu or stop by the Bake Sale to pick up treats to bring home for the holidays, too. Families can create slöjd (handcraft) projects or take a break with story time with the Julmarknad Fairy. Tomte and Santa may even stop by.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: $12 adults, $5 children ages 6-18, free for children 5 and under and for ASI members.
Admission includes museum and market.
December 7 from 3:30 - 6:30
Get in the spirit of the season at the Grand Hotel's Holiday Market! Think mulled wine, twinkly lights, locally crafted goodness and more all wrapped up in The Grand Hotel's lobby. They will feature items from local retail shop owners and artists. Chef Koch will be feeding your appetite while The Six15 Room will be providing custom crafted beverages (21+).
This is a free event. However, they are accepting non-parishable food items for the local food shelf.
DECEMBER 16,17 & 18
The Somali Museum has collected so many pieces of art from around East Africa, that we need to clear out some space for even more artifacts of Somali culture. Help us make room for new collections by taking home some treasures from Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and more!
Friday, 12/16 - 10:00-7:00 pm
Saturday, 12/17 - 11:00-5:00 pm
Sunday, 12/18 - 11:00-5:00 pm
**Sunday, 2:00-5:00 pm BAG SALE**
Fill a bag and take it home for $5!
No admission fee necessary to visit the sale.
All proceeds will benefit the Somali Museum's year-end fundraising initiative.