Holiday Events and Santa Photos for Kids and Pets!

Holiday Events and Santa Photos for Kids and Pets!

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Looking for holiday events in your area? We can help! We've compiled a list of area holiday events including: Santa visits, tree lighting ceremonies, unique local shopping experiences, live musical performances, holiday photo opportunities and more! Plenty of fun for all ages! The list will be frequently updated, so be sure to check back soon. Scroll down for the latest local events! Events are listed in date order.

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NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 1

MINNEAPOLIS - Holidazzle (Thurs-Sun, Starting Nov. 29, Ending Dec. 22): Santa visits, local vendors, movies, ice skating, fire works and more!
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NOVEMBER 29

EXCELSIOR- Christkindlsmarkt: A cherished German tradition of an open-air market with local charm and a festive holiday atmosphere.
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WAYZATA - Light up the Lake: reindeer, letters to Santa, treats, candy cane hunt, parade, tree lighting, music.
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NOVEMBER 30

EDINA - 50th & France Winter Market and Tree Lighting: Santa visit, tree lighting, carolers, and shopping. Childcare and festive projects for the kids while you shop!
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HOPKINS - Old Fashioned Holiday in Hopkins: Santa, sleigh rides, hot chocolate, shopping and more.
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DECEMBER 3

ROBBINSDALE - Annual Tree Lighting: Santa visit, sing-a-long, refreshments and food drive.
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DECEMBER 5 - DECEMBER 8

MINNEAPOLIS - Holidazzle (Thurs-Sun, Starting Nov. 29, Ending Dec. 22): Santa visits, local vendors, movies, ice skating, fire works and more!
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DECEMBER 5

CRYSTAL - Holiday Band Concert: Traditional band music, holiday favorites, and refreshments.
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MAPLE GROVE - Light the Grove: Santa, reindeer, horse drawn trolley rides, face painting, and refreshments.
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MINNEAPOLIS - University of MN - CSE Winter Light Show: Light show set to music recorded by students at the university.
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TONKA BAY - 3rd Annual Tree Lighting: kids activities, refreshments, bonfire, and tree lighting.
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DECEMBER 6

MINNEAPOLIS - University of MN - CSE Winter Light Show: Light show set to music recorded by students at the university.
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OSSEO - MiniDazzle: parade, Santa visit, tree lighting, toy drive, refreshments, fire truck rides.
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DECEMBER 7

CHANHASSEN - Holiday Botique: variety of commercial and handmade arts and crafts, jewelry, home decore, toys and trinkets. Bring a non-perishable donation for the food drive.
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CHANHASSEN - Tree Lighting: Santa, live reindeer, refreshments, tree lighting, and gingerbread house displays.
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CRYSTAL - Winterfest: Santa, make and take crafts, petting zoo, DJ music by Kidsdance, horse drawn hayrides, and refreshments.
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LINDEN HILLS - Reindeer Day: Santa visit, s'mores, campfires, cookie decorating, crafts, refreshments and more!
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LONG LAKE - SBB's Toy & Food Drive: toy drive, food drive and Santa visit.
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MAPLE GROVE - Breakfast and Lunch with Santa: Join Santa for breakfast or lunch. Register online, this event fills quickly.
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MAPLE GROVE - Sleigh Bells and Sparkle Parade: parade and tree lighting.
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MINNEAPOLIS - University of MN - CSE Winter Light Show: Light show set to music recorded by students at the university.
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OSSEO - Osseo Lions Lunch with Santa: pictures and lunch with Santa. Kids eat free!
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PLYMOUTH - Old Fashioned Christmas: enjoy traditional Christmas activities including carolers, hay rides, cookies, and a visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the reindeer.
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ROBBINSDALE - Santa's Coming to Town Children's Party: Free photos with Santa, face painting, cookie decorating, holiday dance music, and holiday crafts for the kids.
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ST. LOUIS PARK - Tinsel & Tails - AHS at The Block: Dog friendly restaurant fundraiser featuring food & drink, holiday photo opportunities, and an AHS pop up shop.
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DECEMBER 8

CHAMPLIN - Skate with Santa: Bring a non-perishable food donation for free admission!
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CHANHASSEN - Rotary Breakfast with Santa: Catch pancakes, sing along to live holiday music plus have a photo taken with Santa. There will also be a photo contest and face painting.
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MINNEAPOLIS - Dog Photos with Santa Paws: Bring your favorite fur baby for FREE dog photos with Santa, and support Saveabull Rescue.
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DECEMBER 11

GOLDEN VALLEY - CP Holiday Train: live music, holiday lights, and food drive.
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ST. LOUIS PARK - CP Holiday Train: live music, holiday lights, and food drive.
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DECEMBER 12-15

MINNEAPOLIS - Holidazzle
(Thurs-Sun, Starting Nov. 29, Ending Dec. 22): Santa visits, local vendors, movies, ice skating, fire works and more!
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DECEMBER 13

NEW HOPE - Skate with Santa: skating, food drive and refreshments.
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DECEMBER 14

GOLDEN VALLEY - Holiday Pop Up Shop at Animal Humane Society: shop for a cause! Merchandise from mugs and backpacks to T-shirts and hats will be available for purchase.
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MAPLE GROVE - Skate with Santa: skating, Santa, music, and food drive. click for details

MINNEAPOLIS - University of MN - CSE Winter Light Show: Light show set to music recorded by students at the university.
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NEW HOPE - West Metro Auxiliary Craft and Vendor Show: unique gifts and handmade crafts.
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ST. LOUIS PARK - Lions Breakfast with Santa: Santa visit, photos, breakfast, vendor fair and food drive.
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DECEMBER 19-22

MINNEAPOLIS - Holidazzle
(Thurs-Sun, Starting Nov. 29, Ending Dec. 22): Santa visits, local vendors, movies, ice skating, fire works and more!
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Posted By: Town Planner



Event Details

Date: December 12, 2019


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