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 8: Thursday, November 30
Featured pick: Holiday bazaar in Downtown Saint Paul
2017 marks the 39th year the historic Landmark Center in Downtown Saint Paul will host its Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar. The event, which starts Thursday, November 30 and runs through Saturday, December 2, features 75 booths of handcrafted gifts. Every exhibitor will have a prize giveaway, too!
39th Annual Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar
Thursday, November 30, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, December 1, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Landmark Center, downtown Saint Paul
Tickets: $5, kids 12 and under free
Minnesota Monthly is celebrating the best of the North Star State at their Best of Minnesota party at the Lumber Exchange Building in downtown Minneapolis. About a dozen restaurants will serve food and Tim Mahoney will perform.
GIVEAWAY: Register here to win a pair of tickets to the Best of Minnesota Party. They’re valued at $100! The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. CST on Sunday, November 26. Click here to sign up.
Stop by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska for the Lighting of the Trees celebration happening tonight. You’ll see a 25-foot poinsettia tree, evergreens and more holiday decor dazzle for the first time. A bell choir will play, and complimentary hot cocoa and cookies will be served. The indoor event is $10 for members, $20 for non-members and $5 for children ages 3 – 15. That ticket price also includes viewing of the Arboretum’s first-ever outdoor holiday lighting display. Tonight’s festivities go from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.