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 36: Thursday, December 28
Featured pick: Free indoor ice skating
The Charles M. Schulz – Highland Arena in Saint Paul and the Vandais Sports Center in Vadnais Heights are open for free open skating today. Highland Arena is accessible from 3:15 – 5:15 p.m. In the north metro, hop on the ice at Vadnais Sports Center from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. If you don’t have skates, you’ll be able to rent them for $5. They’ll also sharpen your skates for $5.
Open skate in Ramsey County
Highland Arena in Saint Paul and Vadnais Sports Center in Vadnais Heights
Select dates through December 29
Free admission, skate rental $5
- Burn off the kids’ built-up energy with a trip to U.S. Bank Stadium. It’s the last night for inline skating. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. and family skate goes from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Athletic skating goes from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Learn more.