Where to Go Before & After Holidazzle

Bundle up and get ready for the most anticipated holiday festival in Minneapolis! Holidazzle is back in Loring Park in 2018 from November 23 - December 23.

Shop locally made goods, enjoy specialty food items and sip on a warming cider. Or get comfortable in the beer tent and enjoy craft brews from Fulton. Check the schedule to see which movies are playing outside, lace up your skates and bust out your ice skating moves, or simply enjoy the twinkle of the lights and the dazzle of the holiday decorations. If you need some extra fuel or you're looking for a night on the town, check out what to see, do and eat before and after heading to Holidazzle. 

Café and Bar Lurcat

Calling all foodies! You can’t come to Minneapolis and NOT try Café and Bar Lurcat. The trendy, urban eatery has both a café for a fabulous sit-down dinner, and a bar for hanging out with a couple of craft cocktails. Located right outside of Loring Park, it’s the perfect spot to relax, indulge and overlook the sparkling Holidazzle lights.

The Bird

Fuel up before or after heading to Holidazzle. Also right outside of Loring Park, The Bird is a great spot for healthy eats, nutritious smoothies and fresh squeezed juice. If you’re looking for more of a jolt in the morning, don’t worry. They offer bottomless bloody marys and mimosas with breakfast and lunch!

Lakes & Legends

A trip to Minneapolis just wouldn’t be the same without experiencing our incredible craft beer scene. Luckily, Lakes and Legends is just a few short blocks from Loring Park, so you can quench your thirst with a cold beer whenever the mood strikes. The beer is incredible, the space is beautiful, and they even offer games.

Eggy's

Whether you're craving breakfast for breakfast, or breakfast for dinner, Eggy's has something delicious for you. Don't let the name fool you into think all they do is eggs. Their chicken & waffles is phenomenal and their pancakes are plate-sized goodness. 

Brit's Pub

Located just a short pedestrian walkway from Loring Park, you'll find a corner of the UK right in Minneapolis beautifully decorated for the holiday. Complete with fish and chips, bangers and mash, shepherd's pie and other British specialties, Brit's is the perfect spot in town to fuel up before or after the Holidazzle.  And with multiple roaring fireplaces and a full bar, it's also the perfect place to relax all winter long.


Walker Art Center

The Walker Art Center is a must-see destination in Minneapolis, especially with its location right next to Loring Park. Although the Walker has a number of incredible galleries and exhibits, the star is the Sculpture Garden. Recently renovated, the Sculpture Garden is a true gem in Minneapolis. Visit the iconic Spoon Bridge and Cherry among more than 40 other works from the Walker’s collection. Afterwards, make a visit to Esker Grove, the attached restaurant at the base of the museum. Enjoy top-notch cocktails and remarkable dishes all with a fabulous view through the glass-enclosed walls.

4 Bells

Incredibly fresh seafood and a bit of southern charm make 4 Bells an award-winning Minneapolis restaurant. They overnight their seafood directly from the coasts and serve local fish from Minnesota rivers and lakes. The quality cannot be beat. Prefer to stay on land? Try their amazing fried chicken. 

Sisyphus Brewing

Weekly comedy shows, unique flavor combinations and...dogs?! Yep, Sisyphus has everything you could want in a brewery. Getting hungry? They often have food trucks parked outside, or you can order from a place nearby and even bring in your own food!

Butcher & the Boar

A local favorite, Butcher and the Boar is the perfect spot to have a few drinks and get your fix of protein. Head out to their year-round, heated beer garden and get a little cozy. Be sure to try one of their sausages and for some extra fun, get their brat + beer + shot deal for only $12.