Holidazzle is back this year at Loring Park this weekend, November 27th – 29th! And the best part – it’s FREE!
Celebrate the holiday season together in true Minnesota fashion. Though there’s no longer a parade, you can still enjoy family-friendly programming, delectable treats, music, entertainment and much more. Make lifelong memories with you and yours at the 2015 Holidazzle!
Here’s the full scoop with info and tips for parking and finding your way around:
Join Us On Opening Night…It Will Be A Blast!
We’ll kick off Holidazzle with a special Ceremonial Opening in the heart of Loring Park. Join us at 6:30 p.m. for an evening that includes a fireworks show that kicks off the holiday season, live music, brief comments from our local leaders, the official lighting of our Holidazzle Tree and more. Wrap up your Black Friday by joining us for a spectacular evening.
Holidazzle will have fireworks during the Opening Ceremony as well as the closing evening on Sunday, December 20. Come early to find a spot for viewing near the Holidazzle Stage. The fireworks display will be visible from the Holidazzle Stage.
Skate while you enjoy Holidazzle!
Downtown Minneapolis has a downtown skating rink this winter located inside Holidazzle at Loring Park! Bring your skates and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells as you hit the ice. The rink is free and available during Holidazzle hours. There’s nothing like outdoor skating during the Minnesota winter. Bring your skates and come join us! The downtown skating rink is a collaborative effort by the Minneapolis Downtown Council, Minneapolis SafeZone Collaborative and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and is supported by VEIT, Kraus-Anderson, Minneapolis Building & Construction Trades Council, Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District, U.S. Bank and Love Your Melon.
The downtown Minneapolis skating rink will be available for use after Holidazzle as well. It will be open through the winter outdoor skating season.
Your Favorite Holiday Movie Classics
One of the best feelings of the holiday season is enjoying a treasured holiday movie with your friends & family. At Holidazzle, you’ll be able to enjoy that feeling while you’re enjoying the festivities in Loring Park. Join us each week for a holiday classic, beginning Friday, November 27 with the movie Elf at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 29 with the movie It’s A Wonderful Life at 5 p.m. The full list of movies is available atHolidazzle.com/schedule
Best Ways To Arrive
There are several ways to arrive at Holidazzle, including parking at several $5 or less flat rate locations around Loring Park (Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Parade Park, Walker Art Center and IDS Center Parking Garage), taking Metro Transit bus routes (4, 6, 12, 17 & 18 all directly service Loring Park) or light rail lines (blue and green toward Target Field Station, then connect with 4, 6, 12, 17 or 18 bus routes at Warehouse District stop), a pick-up and drop-off location (Yale Place/Willow Street). For full directions and a detailed map, visit Holidazzle.com/directions.
Follow the Walking Paths
All arrival options lead to three Holidazzle Walking Paths supported by North Memorial Clinics. Follow these paths to Holidazzle when you enter Loring Park at Grant Street/Willow Street, Maple Street/Harmon Place or Hennepin Avenue & Lyndale Avenue/Oak Grove Street.
Visit Holidazzle on Saturday and ride Metro Transit for FREE. Metro Transit is offering free rides from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. both to and from Holidazzle on Saturdays with a printed Metro Transit free ride voucher. Each rider must have a printed voucher with them to receive free ride. Simply visit Holidazzle.com’s home page and follow the Metro Transit link to print off your voucher.
* Holidazzle runs Thursdays through Sundays from Friday, November 27 (the day after Thanksgiving) through Sunday, December 20
* Hours on Thursdays and Fridays: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
* Hours on Saturdays and Sundays: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.