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 4: Sunday, November 26
Featured pick: The Spirit of Winter at The Winery at Sovereign Estate
This is the event to take the place of Holiday Lights in the Park in Saint Paul. The Winery at Sovereign Estate in Waconia hosts the Spirit of Winter, a light show featuring over eight miles of lights over 10 acres, with animated displays set to synchronized music. Although it’s at winery, all ages are welcome. And since it’s at a winery, their wine shop will be open for adults to buy a glass or bottle (no tastings). Cider, hot chocolate, cookies and more will be sold, too. Tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 3 to 12. They must be purchased in advance online.
The Spirit of Winter
The Winery at Sovereign Estate
Wednesday, November 22 – Saturday, December 30 and Thursday, January 25 – Saturday, February 3 (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
4:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 kids 3 – 12
- 100 vendors from across the Midwest will be at the Apple Valley Community Center for a Holiday Market. It runs today from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.