Erin Smith Photography


Holidazzle 2017

Every Thu. from Nov. 24-Dec. 23
5-9 p.m.
Every Fri. from Nov. 24-Dec. 23
5-10 p.m.
Every Sat. from Nov. 24-Dec. 23
11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Every Sun. from Nov. 24-Dec. 23
11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Art, Family Events, Festivals, Food and Drink, Holiday, Music

Once a glitzy holiday parade that ran down Nicollet Mall for 20 years, the Holidazzle has morphed and adapted over time, turning into a village and market on Peavey Plaza and eventually finding its way to its current location in Loring Park. The heart of the event remains the same: to bring some light and joy and entertainment to downtown Minneapolis. Holidazzle has plenty of attractions, including fireworks displays, Santa visits, movie nights, free skating, bonfires, and musical performances. There’ll be a chance to call the Santa Hotline with gift requests, and a Winter Open Streets will go from Loring Park to Fifth Street and Nicollet via Grant Street. Say hi to a lit-up Wolf and Moose created by Christopher Lutter-Gardella, and don’t forget to come hungry, as there will be plenty of roasted almonds, mini pancakes, pierogies, mulled hot cider, wild rice and cranberry sausages, and adult beverages. Score a free ride to the event from MetroTransit on Saturdays. More info can be found at