#42 Holidazzle

#42 of 52 Must See Things in Minneapolis.

Bundle up and get ready for the most anticipated holiday festival in Minneapolis! The Holidazzle is in Loring Park and offers local goods, delicious food and brightly lit decorations to make it the official start of the holiday season.

Walk around the Holidazzle village and get some of your holiday shopping done. Explore locally made items including mittens, hats and scarves from The Abbey, healthy homemade dog treats from Amelia & Holly’s, beautiful jewelry from AnnMade, intricate ornaments from Blue Turtle Handmade Crafts, Minnesota-inspired wood art from Hagen & Oats, socks that help give back from Hippy Feet, hats from Love Your Melon and so much  more.

Once you’re done checking off your gift list (or getting a few items to treat yourself), refuel with local specialty food items. Try Cindy’s Cinnamon roasted nuts, hot apple cider, Kramarczuk’s sausages, K-Town street food, cheese curds, coffee, mini donuts, paella and more. Head into the beer tent to warm up and grab a Fulton craft brew. Be sure to try the exclusive Holidazzle Proper Porter!

To really celebrate the winter season, check out some of the other outdoor events Holidazzle offers. The schedule of outdoor movies includes favorites like Elf, Harry Potter, Home Alone and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Stick around for the fireworks on select weekends. You can even bust out those old skates or rent some from Holidazzle and get out on the ice rink. Skating and renting skates is complementary and open to the public! And of course, get the opportunity to meet Santa Claus. Take photos, share your wish list, and watch your little ones light up with joy.

Looking to make a night of it? Check out where to go before and after visiting Holidazzle