3. Spend a night surrounded by lights
It gets darker a lot sooner this time of year so take advantage and see some of the most colorful and sparkling lights in the city.
At the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum stroll through lit up paths of decorated trees, flowers, nature and winter fun. Stop by s’mores village to warm up near a fire and buy s’mores kits to roast marshmallows.
Over in St. Paul, stroll through CHS Field during the The GLOW Holiday Festival. See over a million holiday lights and art installations.
A drive-thru experience can be found at the Valleyfair amusement park. Lights will be synchronized to holiday music while you drive by giant candy canes, snowmen and arched pathways. Check out the Christmas in Color Animated Light Show.
For more ideas see a complete list of all Minneapolis light shows.