Winter Events

Did you know we’re one of the Top 10 Best Winter Vacations in the nation? With events like the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, City of Lakes Loppet, great shows at the Minneapolis Convention Center and numerous outdoor activities, it’s no secret as to why we’ve ascended into “Winter Wonderland” status. Check out these cool (pun absolutely intended) events going on during the winter in Minneapolis. 

Egypt’s Sunken Cities

November 4th, 2018 - April 14th, 2019
Minneapolis Institute of Art

More than 1200 years ago, two ancient cities were lost to natural disasters and the rising tides of the Mediterranean Sea. Two decades ago, underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio and his team discovered those cities, revealing monumental statues, religious images carved in stone, exquisite jewelry, and delicate ceramics—and a greater understanding of life during the age of the pharaohs. Don’t miss this epic story of their discovery at the Minneapolis Institute of Art's new exhibit! Tickets on sale now.

MN Christmas Market 2018 at The Hutton House

November 11th, 2018
The Hutton House

The MN Christmas Market is an annual pop-up holiday shopping event that showcases homegrown brands and makers, with a charitable twist. All vendors and The Hutton House bar will donate a portion of sales from the event to three local charities, The Sheridan StoryTreeHouseand The Reel Hope Project.

Jurassic Park - In Concert

November 24th, 2018 at 8:00pm
November 25th, 2018 at 2:00pm
Orchestra Hall

The action-packed adventure pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking filmmaking, this epic film is sheer movie-making magic 65 million years in the making. Now audiences can experience this ground-breaking film as never before: projected in HD with the Minnesota Orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture. Welcome… to Jurassic Park!

Jurassic Quest

November 30th - December 2nd, 2018
Friday 3:00-8:00pm
Saturday/Sunday 9:00am-8:00pm
Minneapolis Convention Center

Jurassic Quest is Americas Largest and most realistic Dinosaur Event. Guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs. Enjoy dinosaur rides, fossil digs, dino scooters, exhibits, tours, crafts and so much more!


Thursdays-Sundays, November 23rd-December 23rd, 2018
Thursdays from 5:00-9:00pm | Fridays from 5:00–10:00pm | 
Saturdays from 11:00am–10:00pm | Sundays from 11:00am–7:00pm
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Loring Park

As downtown Minneapolis’ premier (and free to attend!) holiday celebration, Holidazzle has delighted residents and visitors for years. Enjoy food, drinks, holiday shopping and activities for all ages! A skating rink (open daily), dedicated movie nights, firework displays, interactive art installments and even Santa Claus are just a few *holidazzling* activities waiting for you.