Santa Saturdays at the Minnesota Zoo – Apple Valley
Visit Santa at the Minnesota Zoo! Click here for dates & times.
Holz Farm Old Fashioned Holiday – Eagan
Enjoy a 1940′s holiday celebration with a visit from Santa, live reindeer, bonfire smores, holiday crafts, cookies, hot cider, and carol performances.
Christmas In The Village- Farmington
First two weekends in December, stroll through a decorated historic Heritage Village including Santa, Mrs. Claus, trolley rides, choirs and more.
All About Santa – Lakeville
Click here for details regarding letters & phone calls from Santa, Santa’s Secret Store (for children to purchase inexpensive gifts) and decorating cookies for Santa.
Holiday on Main – Lakeville
Santa, carols, entertainment, crafts, live reindeer, & trolley rides all downtown Lakeville! www.downtownlakeville.com/holiday-on-main
Decemberrr Dazzle Free Family Event – Prior Lake
Click here for more details. www.cityofpriorlake.com/calendar
OTHER AREA CITIES:
Christmas Tree Farms- South Metro area
A listing by county, of Christmas tree farms, lots, sleigh rides, and more. www.pickyourownchristmastree.org/MNxmassmnpl.php
Folkways of the Holidays – Murphy’s Landing in Shakopee
Discover the holiday traditions of 19th century Minnesotans. www.threeriversparks.org/events/Other/42nd-annual-folkways-of-the-holidays
Holiday Lights in the Park – Lake Phalen, St. Paul
Holiday Lights in the Park will run nightly. Visitors will experience more than 60 larger-than-life holiday light sculptures and animated displays from their vehicles.
Holidazzle – Downtown Minneapolis
A 3-block stretch of Nicollet Mall will be transformed into a “winter wonderland”.
Macy’s Santaland & Breakfast & Dinner with Santa – Macy’s Downtown
Take in the magical, animated display of “A Day in the Life of an Elf,” or plan a breakfast or dinner with Santa. Click here for dates, times, and ticket prices. www.macys.com/santalandmn
St. Paul Winter Carnival- St. Paul
Lots of fun family events going on during St. Paul’s Winter Carnival- skating, a winter run, concerts and more!
The Depot – Indoor Ice Rink – Downtown Minneapolis
The Depot Rink is a historic train shed that now houses an indoor rink with great views of the city. It’s fun, romantic & warm in the winter!
Twinkle Parade - Stillwater
The children’s twinkle parade in downtown Stillwater, followed by Santa’s arrival by firetruck and fireworks! Click for details, and an entire month of holiday events.