40 Ways to Holiday, Day 19: December 11

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In 2017, there are exactly 40 days from Thanksgiving Day to New Years Day. And with the elimination of the eighth floor display at Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis and Holiday Lights in the Park in Saint Paul, along with the disappointing change from tradition at Holidazzle, more people than ever are looking for new holiday activities. Enter “40 Ways to Holiday.” Each day between November 23 and January 1 will have at least one event worth checking out, along with plenty of giveaways along the way! Find the full list of days here.

Day 19: Monday, December 11

Featured pick: PD Shimmers light show in Plymouth

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The PD Shimmers light display features 60,000 lights, one for each person diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2017. Photo credit: PD Shimmers

The PD Shimmers display in Plymouth is designed and built by those living with Parkinson’s disease. In 2017, 60,000 Americans will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and this year, the PD Shimmers display will feature 60,000 lights. On their website, you can dedicate one of their lights to someone you know with Parkinson’s. The display is along Ithaca Lane; set your GPS for 4320 Ithaca Lane North, Plymouth. It is lit nightly from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. starting November 24 and lasting through Christmas.

PD Shimmers
4320 Ithaca Lane North, Plymouth
5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Get a full list of holiday light displays in Minnesota here.

Other happenings

  • The Textile Center in Minneapolis is selling hand-made fiber gifts created by more than 100 artists. It’s Holiday Gallery Shop is open daily through December 24. There are free hour-long parking spots in front of the building on University Avenue and along the west side of the building on Arthur Avenue.
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