• Brighten Up Winter With the Minneapolis Holidazzle

     
    POSTED December 11, 2016
     

The Holidazzle is a longstanding Minnesota tradition for people of all ages. Between local food and beverage providers, ice skating, movie nights, and live performances, there is something for everyone. And you haven’t missed your chance to check it out! The Holidazzle runs through Friday, December 23 and we’ve got all the information you’d ever need to attend this holiday festival.  

Location: Loring Park

Price: Free

Transportation Options: Parking is available for $5 or less at the IDS Center Parking Garage, Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Parade Park and the Walker Art Center. Ride the bus or light rail for free every Saturday from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Regular fares apply during the other days of the week.

Amenities: Heated tens and portable restrooms are available throughout the park grounds.

Pet Policy: Animals are encouraged to enjoy the holiday fun while on a leash.

Food Vendors: Breadsmith, Cindy’s Cinnamon Roasted Nuts, Fire & Flour Bread Drop, Kramarczuk’s Sausages, K-Town Street Food, Local Cheese Curds, Polish Bistro, The Littlest Pancake, Royal Asian Foods, Sweet Dreams Concessions, T-Rex Cookies, and Walt’z Wings & BBQ.

Beverage Vendors: Fulton Beer, Holidazzle Beverages, Sociable Cider Werks, and Spyhouse Coffee.

Pre-Packaged Foods: Cookie Cups, Heather’s Dirty Good Seasoning, Mademoiselle Miel, Nordic Cinnamon Sprinkle, Superior Switchel, The Thirsty Whale, and Wallace’s Kettle Corn.

Crafts & Gifts: A Dame, Errant Pottery, The Abbey Alpacas, Amelia & Holly’s, Apothicare, Blue Turtle Handmade Crafts, Bring It!, Comfortbug by Heidi, Crankosaurus Press, Diamond Willow Dreams, DK Wood Toys, Fair Anita, Faribault Woolen Mill Co., Favorite Things Boutique, Gray Duck Soap, Hagen & Oats, Hippy Feet, Kathe Wohlfahrt, KCM Woodwork, Lakestone Jewlery, LB Originals, Longshadow Woodworks, Love Your Melon, Makamae Hawaii, Makwa Studios, Merchant Leather, Moxie Malas, My Sister, PartyCloudy Collective, Pure Goodness Bath & Body Shoppe, Shoppe by Lola, Sota Clothing, Stein House, Strey Designs, StylArena, The Beer Dabbler, Tilly Air Plants, Viikse Designs, and Wintercraft.

Activities:

  • Movie Nights: Frozen: Sunday, December 18 at 5 p.m.; Ice Age: Thursday, December at 7 p.m.; A Charlie Brown Christmas: Friday, December 23 at 7 p.m.
  • Fireworks: Friday, December 23 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Carriage Ride: Friday, December 16
  • Meet Santa Clause: Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 18; Thursday, December 22 – Friday, December 23
  • Interactive Illuminated Art Installations: Daily
  • Ice Skating: Daily

Brews & Buses: St. Paul Brewery Bus Crawl offers beer lovers the unique opportunity to experience each of Saint Paul’s 11 breweries, without having to worry about driving throughout the day. The GetKnit event is in its third year and will be taking place on Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Participants board a fleet of specially-commissioned “brewery buses” at Union Depot in Lowertown Saint Paul and will be delivered door-to-door of each brewery in the capital city.

 

It’s time for the local meetings and events industry to show the NFL what the Bold North is all about

 

For the thirteenth consecutive year, the International Live Events Association (ILEA) Minneapolis-St. Paul chapter is hosting its annual Minnesota Star Awards. Events industry professionals throughout the area, both ILEA members and non-members, are welcome to submit their events for consideration. Those who are interested should do so quickly, the deadline for submission is Jan. 20, though they have a generous late deadline on Jan. 27.