A Christmas spent in Minneapolis this year is a chance to embrace the best of the season and festive fun! Minneapolis is a vibrant city year-round, but when Christmas comes around, visitors will find this destination is packed with holiday charm, activities, and events that you simply won’t want to miss out on. When you’re ready to enjoy a Minneapolis Christmas, the following list of activities is a great place to start!

Holiday Shows and Performances

Among the many Minneapolis Christmas events to be enjoyed this year, those who love to be entertained will find a long lineup of holiday shows and performances to check out. A Christmas Carol will be playing at the Gutherie Theater between November 12th and December 31st. Tickets can be booked online in advance and the theater is found at 818 South 2nd Street in Minneapolis. Les Misérables will also take to the stage at the Orpheum Theater which is found at 910 Hennepin Avenue. This production will run between December 6th and December 18. Those looking to infuse a little celebrity into their Minnesota holiday stay will want to be sure to reserve their pace at a Holiday Evening with Kristin Chenoweth! This event is running in combination with the Minnesota Orchestra on December 13th at Orchestra Hall.

Christmas Shopping

The annual Holidazzle event is back for those looking to add a Christmas market Minneapolis experience to their to-do list over the holidays. Holidazzle is hosted downtown in Loring Park between November 25th and December 18th Fridays through Sundays. A visit to this exciting holiday market includes a fantastic selection of on-site food to enjoy, interactive art exhibits, gift vendors and options for little ones to meet with Santa too! It’s an event that brings local small businesses together over the holidays and provides guests with a chance to check everything off their holiday shopping list too.

Dazzling Holiday Lights

For many, Christmas simply doesn’t seem complete without some time set aside to enjoy dazzling light displays. Fortunately, there are plenty to choose from when you head to Minneapolis this year. Winter Lights will run from November 17 through January 1. This illuminating experience is hosted at the Arboretum gardens and provides guests with access to a .75-mile walking route designed to inspire with lights that highlight the beauty of nature. After the walk, guests can warm up with s’mores and hot cocoa at S’mores Village. To enjoy this event, you’ll need to purchase a ticket in advance.

The Festival Holiday Lights Tour is also running between December 1st and the 21st of the month.  This is a great way to get a comprehensive look at the best lights across Minneapolis while settled into a cozy coach bus with family and friends, enjoying holiday sweets along the way. The Festival Holiday Lights Tour is 2-hours in total and can be booked as a group or private event in advance. The bus departs from the Mall of American North lot and is a fun for the entire family event you won’t want to miss out on this year!

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