40 Ways to Holiday, Day 12: December 4

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 12: Monday, December 4

Featured pick: Minnesota Marketplace inside Mall of America

A pop-up shop featuring 20 emerging Minnesota companies is open for the holiday season on the second floor of Mall of America. Minnesota Marketplace includes i like you, Pearson’s Candy, Worker B and many others. The Minnesota Marketplace will stay open through the Super Bowl.

Minnesota Marketplace
Level 2 West
Mall of America
Open mall hours through February 9

Other happenings

  • The students, faculty and staff of Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights start their Holiday Art Market today. Thirty percent of all sales benefit art scholarships. The sale runs from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. through Friday, December 8 in the Fine Arts Building on campus.
  • Holidays got you stressed? Remember that Mondays are open mic nights at ACME Comedy Company in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. Best of all, open mic nights are free to attend.