Minnesota's Christmas and Holiday Event Guide!

From December 6 to December 23, explore the holiday season with an array of festive events in Minnesota. Experience winter fun with Sever's Holiday Lights, take part in a Wild Santa 5K run, be mesmerized by the Glow Holiday Festival, get some holiday shopping done at the Arts Of The Holidays Show And Sale and much more.

Sever's Holiday Lights, Shakopee, MN

December 6, 2023 at 5:00pm
Treat yourself to an enchanting holiday event at Sever's Corn Maze and Farm Market this December! With an incredible 2,500,000+ light display that is set to the best songs of the season, this is sure to be the perfect way to get into the festive spirit. Enjoy food and drink vendors while you take in the awe-inspiring display.

Spirit of Winter Festival of Lights, Waconia, MN

December 7, 2023 at 4:00pm
Experience the Spirit of Winter at The Winery at Sovereign Estate! Marvel at the majesty of the over twenty miles of musical, synchronized lights strung over 20 acres of their lakeside vineyard. Enjoy a variety of attractions including a Candy Cane Lane, real winter llamas, and a kid's Boot Hockey Arena. Grab a warm treat and a glass of wine or beer and make this holiday season magical!

European Christmas Market, Saint Paul, MN

December 8, 2023 at 4:00pm
Celebrate the holiday season in style at Union Depot East Plaza! Enjoy a variety of live entertainment, 70 vendors and a magical Santa’s Village featuring gift shopping, European style food, crafts and more. Don't forget about the Holiday Train and Carousel rides too! All ages are welcome to join in on the festive fun.

Wild Santa 5k run, Duluth, MN

December 9, 2023 at 10:15am
The Wild Santa 5K Run is descending upon Duluth, MN! Get ready for a spirited race beginning at Wild State Cider and ending at Lincoln Park Middle School. Join Santa and his reindeer for this jolly event that features music by Laura Velvet, food by A Room at the Table, and plenty of prize raffles!

Holiday Craft And Gift Show At Saint Peter Community Center, Saint Peter, MN

December 10, 2023 at 10:00am
Attendees can explore over 40 vendors at the Saint Peter Community Center with a wide variety of unique items to choose from. Guests can find handcrafted items, jewelry, clothing, wellness, woodworking, and more. The first 100 attendees also get a free rose. Don't miss out on this holiday craft and gift show in Saint Peter, MN!

Glow Holiday Festival, Saint Paul, MN

December 10, 2023 at 5:00pm
Soak up the magic of the season at CHS Field this December! The Glow Holiday Festival is returning to Saint Paul with over a million holiday lights, illuminated trees, larger than life sculptures, and art installations. Make sure you don't miss out on Minnesota's newest wintertime attraction!

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, Saint Paul, MN

December 10, 2023 at 5:00pm
Witness the spectacular arrival of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train at Union Depot in Saint Paul, MN. Join Tenille Townes and Breland for a free live outdoor concert, and show your support for local food shelves with your donations of cash or non-perishable food items. Get a head start on the festivities with VIP concessions, holiday shopping, model trains, games, and craft stations.

Minnetonka Center for the Arts: Arts Of The Holidays Show And Sale, Wayzata, MN

December 16, 2023
The Minnetonka Center For The Arts is hosting the Arts of the Holidays Show and Sale on December 16, 2023. Explore the Laura H. Miles Gallery and find the perfect item for the holiday season amidst new collections of work by returning favorites. Unhurried shopping awaits and admission is free for all.

Chaska Winter Lights, Chaska, MN

December 18, 2023 at 5:00pm
Gaze upon the dazzling spectacle of Chaska Winter Lights this winter at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum! Take a self-guided walking route to explore light displays that feature flowers, trees and the beauty of nature. See the 16-foot Weeping Willow in a new space, walk through a giant apple, and enjoy the 25-foot Cuetlaxóchitl Tree adorned with poinsettias.

Bentleyville Shuttle Train, Duluth, MN

December 23, 2023 at 4:35pm
Lean into the enchantment of the season aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad as you take the shuttle train to the Bentleyville Tour of Lights. Enjoy the hassle-free ride beginning at the Fitgers station and relax during the 10-minute journey. Skip the hassle of parking at Bayfront and take in the aroma of dinner at Fitgers before or after your tour. Discover the wonder of Bentleyville during the holiday season at North Shore Scenic Railroad.

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