Winter Events

Snow and cold doesn't slow us down. There are still plenty of winter activities and events keeping us busy in Minneapolis.

Sistine Chapel Exhibit

November 13, 2020 – April 25, 2021
Mall of America

Be transported safely and responsibly to the Vatican, all while never leaving Minnesota. Marvel up close and personal at one of the world's greatest artistic achievements, Michelangelo's renowned ceiling frescoes.

The internationally acclaimed Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition is an immersive presentation of museum-quality, near life-size reproductions of the iconic master’s frescoes that adorn the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

The Sistine Chapel exhibit allows visitors to experience one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements: Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced in near-original size in a format that allows viewers to get face-to-face with the masterpieces. Through 34 artfully displayed reproductions, this innovative presentation includes world-renowned pieces like The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement, bringing them just a few feet away from the audience.

Northeast Winter Market

First Saturday, November through April
St. Boniface Catholic Church

Support local food vendors and artisans throughout the winter months!

The Northeast Winter Market will be outdoors this season! A true Northern winter experience for hardy Minnesotans who like to brave the cold to support local small businesses.

Walker Winter Fun: Snowshoeing and Outdoor Films

Thursdays, February 4–25, 2021
Walker Art Center

Venture out to the Walker for some socially distant snowshoe trekking. Back by popular demand, snowshoes will be available for check out at the Esker Grove patio. Explore the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in the moonlight. Self-guided tour materials will also be provided.

Then, head up to the top of the snow-covered hill next to the museum and not only will you find yourself looking out onto the best view of the city but you will also catch a glimpse of our winter film series.

Restaurant Week February 2021

February 22-28, 2021
Various Participating Restaurants

Celebrate the best of Twin Cities Dining this winter with 6 days of great deals to dozens of local restaurants.

Bicycle Film Fest

February 28th, 2021 - March 7th, 2021

Bicycle Film Festival celebrates the bicycle through a virtual festival program, specifically curated for Minneapolis. The BFF selected short film program offers an international point of view of the cycling movement. The stories appeal to a wide audience from film connoisseurs to avid cyclists and everything in between.