During the holiday season Minneapolis is buzzing with excitement. Here are just a few things going on during this magical time of the year.
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Declared by USA Today as having the top 10 best food scene in America, Minneapolis is a culinary hot spot these days. With a large and growing crop of award-winning chefs and one-of-a-kind restaurants, the area is a large playground for food lovers to taste and explore. Here is your guide to the top things for foodies to do in Minneapolis this winter.
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During the holidays, many Minneapolis venues and destinations come alive with special exhibits and events. In fact, Minneapolis recently landed on a list of the best cities for winter holiday travel pulled together by WalletHub because of its number of attractions and things to do during the winter months, as well as its affordable travel costs. If you and your friends and family are planning a trip to the Twin Cities this winter, leave some space on your agenda for these eight top things to do with a group in Minneapolis during the holiday season.
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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 like A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker Fantasy along with some newer twists on the holidays.

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.


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:



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.



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