Holidazzle Welcomes All to Ceremonial Opening Friday in Loring Park
Holidazzle Ceremonial Opening
Friday, November 25 | 6:30 PM
Loring Park (1382 Willow Street)
Come celebrate the opening of Holidazzle in Loring Park! Holidazzle will run Thursdays through Sundays from November 25 through December 23. Hours are Thursdays 5 pm-9 pm, Fridays 5 pm-10 pm, Saturdays 11 am-10 pm and Sundays 11 am-7 pm.
The Ceremonial Opening will take place at 6:30 pm and will include:
- Brief remarks by Minneapolis Ward 7 City Council Member Lisa Goodman, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Commissioner at Large Meg Forney and Minneapolis Downtown Council President & CEO Steve Cramer
- Holiday Heralds by Minnesota Chorale musical performance
- Official lighting of Holidazzle
- Opening night Holidazzle Fireworks display
After the ceremonial opening, enjoy Holidazzle activities that include an outdoor showing of the movie Miracle at 7:30 pm - part of Holidazzle Movie Nights presented by PCL Construction, visit Santa to take photos or tell him your wish list, take the kids to the Holidazzle Kids Zone to enjoy the hay bale maze, a holiday-themed obstacle course (Conquer the Moguls, swing across the wreaths and balance your way through Candy Cane Lane) and enjoy the Elves Building Station with natural wood building blocks, skate for free at the Wells Fargo Minneapolis WinterSkate, and browse the incredible selection of foods, beverages and gifts, including holiday favorite Kathe Wohlfahrt ornaments and decorations. Special on-site foods and beverages include the Fulton Holidazzle Proper Porter, Sociable Cider Werks Fat Bike Hot Mulled Apple Cider, Kramarczuk’s Holidazzle sausage and more.
For more information on Holidazzle, including a full schedule of events, neighborhood and site maps, directions and a vendor list, visit Holidazzle.com. The Holidazzle.com website is compatible on all desktop and mobile devices and is a resource for visitors before they head to Holidazzle or are navigating on site. Share your experience at Holidazzle by interacting with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #Holidazzle.
The 2016 Holidazzle is managed and produced by the Minneapolis Downtown Council in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Holidazzle is an annual holiday tradition in Downtown Minneapolis that offers free programming and activities for all ages and ability while also highlighting local people, places and products that make our community unique. The 2016 Holidazzle is sponsored by CenterPoint Energy, Xcel Energy, U.S. Bank, PCL Construction, Fulton Beer, Sociable Cider Werks, Minneapolis Building & Construction Trades Council, Egan, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 292, Comcast Business, Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, Metro Transit, Minneapolis Recycling and Premium Waters, Inc. dotcom.printing.inc., The Holidazzle Welcome Team Partners include the Minneapolis Downtown Council, YouthLink, Minneapolis Community & Technical College, and Metro Transit.
About the Minneapolis Downtown Council:
Founded in 1955, and one of the most historic central business associations in the nation, the Minneapolis Downtown Council (MDC) is a membership-based entity that works to create an extraordinary downtown. The MDC’s collaborative developments of Intersections: The Downtown 2025 Plan was designed to help downtown businesses, community leaders and citizens build on downtown assets and implement future goals. For more information, please visit DowntownMpls.com.
About the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board:
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is an independent, semi-autonomous body responsible for the Minneapolis park system. With 179 park properties totaling 6,801 acres of land and water, the Park Board provides places and recreation opportunities for all people to gather and engage in activities that promote health, well-being, community and the environment. Its Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, neighborhood parks, recreation centers and diversified programming have made the park system an important component of what makes Minneapolis a great place to live, play and work. More than 21 million annual visits are made to the nationally acclaimed park system, which was named the number one park system in the nation in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by The Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore® Index.