The holiday season is here and so are many amazing deals and events in the Twin Cities! Here is a round-up of some of my favorites:
Brickmania Toyworks: A LEGO Fan Event – November 25 – January 7
Get 50% off admission to this special event in Northeast Minneapolis on Groupon right now. Available Saturdays and Sundays starting November 25- January 7. Times on Saturdays are 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. Times on Sundays are 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Multiple vouchers can be purchased to form groups.
The Expo will include new LEGO displays from Brickmania and some of the most talented LEGO builders in Minnesota. Come see train layouts, Star Wars and Superhero displays, scale models of Nye’s and the Polynesia Room and First Avenue nightclub, and detailed Historic military displays, all made from LEGO parts!
There are two dates for this memorable event with Pretty Awesome Appearances:
Sunday, November 26th at 9:30am
Sunday, December 3rd at 9:30am
Includes opportunity to take pictures of your little ones with The Ice Sisters and Snowman in front of their blue wintery background! Plus activities for kids!
Brunch includes scrambled eggs, bacon, danishes, muffins, bagels, fruit, juices, and coffee.
*EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT!* Get $5.00 off a child admission ticket for Brunch with Santa and Friends with Pretty Awesome Appearances in Bloomington for Sunday, November 26th at 9:30am (only valid for this one date)! Enter code TCFRUGALMOM via my special link here!
1178 Burnsville Ctr, Burnsville, Minnesota 55306
Events take place on Black Friday, November 24th starting at 6am!
Our iHeart Media DJ will pump out the jams and give away hourly prizes from 6am – 2pm! Enter to win these hourly prizes at Black Friday Headquarters in the Food Court.
BLACK FRIDAY WITH YOUR BESTIE:
From 6am to 2pm, enter to win a $250 shopping spree for you and a $250 shopping spree for your best friend!
Visit our selfie station and strike a pose! Get creative with the props & snap a pic. Share the fun by uploading your pictures to your favorite social media using #MakeBlackFridayYours
Enchanted Holiday Party – Sunday, December 3rd
Join Tiny Diva Princess Party’s Enchanted Frozen Sisters and Princess Friends for a Holiday celebration this December! Experience the magic with the Enchanted Sisters and Friends as you enjoy games, dancing, singing,
and more during this festive celebration!
- Goodie Bag
- Princess Autograph Card
Attending Enchanted Princesses:
- Enchanted Frozen Sisters
- Enchanted Cinderella
- Enchanted Beauty
- Enchanted Frog Princess
- Enchanted Little Princess
- Enchanted Rapunzel
- Enchanted Pacific Princess
Event is hosted from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Link Event Center: 2100 Trail of Dreams Prior Lake, MN 55372
Gift Your Little Princess:
- Little Princess Rhinestone Tiara $15
- Enchanted Rose $8
- Tickets are priced for 1 child with 1 accompanying adult.
- Adult only tickets are available
- Special gift item tickets available
- Children 2 and under are FREE!
- First 25 registered guests will receive a special gift from the Enchanted Princesses!
Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt 2017 – November 24 – 26
Storytelling, face painting, parades and more!
My kids have been taking swimming lessons here since August and have been loving it! (Read my review here!)
They have a Holiday Gift Package for $199.00 for a limited time (Value $257.00).
– Two Months of Swim Lessons
– Annual membership
– Goldfish Beach Towel
– Bubbles Plush Toy
– Two Family Swim Passes
How The Grinch Stole Christmas at Children’s Theatre Company – November 7 – January 7
My kids and I saw this production on opening night and we all loved it! It’s hilarious and fun and will put your whole family in the Christmas spirit. Tickets start at $15.
Holidazzle – November 24 – December 23
Holidazzle is returning to Loring Park this year! Enjoy family-friendly programming, delectable treats, music, entertainment and much more for FREE including:
- New Fireworks displays each week
- Visit Santa!
- Free skating and complimentary skates available
- Enjoy outdoor movies each week
Visit Holidazzle on Saturday and ride Metro Transit for FREE. Get there by bus or light rail with a free-ride pass, which can be downloaded and printed at Holidazzle.com. Metro Transit is offering free rides from 10 a.m.-11 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.
Holiday in Lights – December 8-10, 2017
Friday, December 8th – Sunday, December 10th
Anoka County Fair
3200 St Francis Blvd, Anoka, Minnesota 55303
Free Holiday Community Event with hayrides, live entertainment, snacks, Santa & Mrs. Claus and a cast of characters. Also a Drop off location for Toys for Joy, NACE Food Shelf and Granny’s Closet.
Marvel Universe Live – December 7-10, 2017
There are a couple of ways to get discounted tickets which I outline here. The best way is to get opening night tickets for $12.50 with code MOM2017.
Mike’s Discount Foods – Fridley
230 Osborne Rd NE, Fridley, Minnesota 55432
On Black Friday only – Buy a $25 Mike’s Gift Card on Black Friday and receive a FREE Gallon of Milk! (I like shopping at Mike’s Discount Foods – you can get a lot for less here!)
Wells Fargo Mpls WinterSkate in Loring Park (1382 Willow Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402) offers you a chance to skate under the downtown Minneapolis skyline. Runs November 15 through the beginning of March. Skating is free and complimentary skates are available.
Save $20 on a gift membership!
Monster Jam – December 2nd, 2017
Monster Jam is coming to U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 7:00pm, and I have a special discount to share!
And you can get Monster Jam Event tickets as low as $15!
Night Trains at the Twin City Model Railroad Museum – November 4 – February 24
Night Trains season is a special Holidays tradition at the Twin City Model Railroad Museum. Night Trains will begin on Saturday, November 4th and will runs every Saturday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm through the last Saturday in February (Saturday, February 24th, 2018). Admission is $15.00 per person and FREE for children age four and under.
Visit Santa at Rosedale Center’s Winter Castle! The magical palace is a true winter wonderland come to life, standing 31 feet tall and dazzling with illuminated lighting. You must see it to truly to believe it!
We saw it when it opened and it was definitely worth visiting! You can get your picture taken with Santa (variety of photo options at cost). You can download their FREE app to bring “stations” to life on your phone and capture them in pictures!
Shop on Friday, November 24th and get 75% off pre-loved jeans, pants, shorts and skirts until 12pm, and then 50% off until closing. This is a Club Member sale, so sign up at the register if you’re not yet a Member!
Shopkins LIVE! – December 1
“Shopkins Live!” lights up the stage in this premiere live production packed with show-stopping performances featuring the Shoppies. Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions. All of Shopville is in a tizzy as preparations get underway for the annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair.” Shady Diva showcases her latest fashion designs; Lippy Lips gives colorful advice at the nail salon; Kooky Cookie tries to get in a beauty nap! But wait! No event is complete without a few hiccups! Who has high-jinxed the fashion pageant? Where is the super-secret celebrity guest? Will Slick Breadstick ever find a dance partner? The Shopkins and Shoppies need your help — the show must go on! Featuring innovative set design, creative costuming and state of the art projections, this is one family theatrical event at Minneapolis’ The Orpheum Theatre you don’t want to miss!
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 7:00pm | $18 – $31.50 (regularly $37.64 – 58.62)
Spirit Mountain in Duluth is offering great deals on skiing and snowboarding packages:
Snow Saver Lift Tickets (Avid Skiers and Snowboarders)
Priced at $179 for four adult (ages 13 and up) lift tickets and $139 for four youth (ages 6-12) tickets, this package is the perfect choice for the avid ski and snowboarders on the gift list already planning on hitting the slopes for the season. Tickets are valid anytime with no black out dates. One package of lift tickets available to purchase, per person, per household. Rentals can be added for $70 (adult) and $60 (youth), too and includes a complete ski or snowboard package.
Snow Saver Winter Kids Package (Beginners Ages 4-12)
The Snow Saver Winter Kids package is a great choice for kids ages 4 to 12 that are relatively new to the sport. The package is priced at $55 and includes a beginner’s lift ticket, ski or snowboard rental and all-day lesson program. After successful completion of the initial session, those ready can upgrade to a full mountain ticket for free. Reservations are required to redeem the Snow Saver Winter Kids package. To redeem, call (218) 624-8516.
Snow Saver Learn To Ski or Snowboard Package (Beginners Ages 13 and up)
If you’ve always wanted to learn to ski or simply are interested in staying active this winter and trying a new sport, this package provides a great head start. Priced at $55, the Learn to Ski Or Snowboard package includes a beginner lift ticket, ski or snowboard rental and a 1.5-hour group, beginner lesson. Best of all, there is an option of upgrading your ticket for an all mountain lift ticket after the successful completion of the lesson for free. Package is valid for ages 13 and up.
Mountain Money Gift Cards (Affordable Stocking Stuffers $5 and Up)
If you’re not sure what to give your ski and snowboard loved ones or is simply looking for some stocking stuffer ideas, Spirit Mountain offers “Mountain Money” gift cards that can be purchased in denominations of just $5. Its a practical gift that keeps giving all year long and can be redeemed for lift tickets, rentals, lessons, season passes, food, beverage, tubing and even the Adventure Park. To purchase, visit, http://spiritmt.com/cart/products.php?cat=6.
Stocking Stroll at Maplewood Mall – November 25
From 9:00 – 11:00am, the Stocking Stroll will include a fun scavenger hunt for holiday treats where kiddos will fill their stockings at over 20 stations. Tickets for kids are $5.
Winter Lighting Ceremony – November 22
More than 200,000 mini lights, 230 streetlight snowflakes and a 30-foot-tall tree will come to life again this November, and all Burnsville residents and winter-lighting enthusiasts are invited to attend! Location: Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville. 6:00 – 6:45pm.
Save $10 on memberships or renewals now through November 30 with code NOVMEMBER. Buy in person or online.
Plus they have a new creative space called the workshop and opening day is December 2nd!
Opening Day in The Workshop
Saturday, December 2, 11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Stop by The Works Museum for a special day of activities in their new creative space, The Workshop!
Drop in to see demos featuring some of the specialty classes kids ages 9-99 can take in The Workshop – sewing, soldering, circuitry, and more.
Dig into glue guns and hardware as you participate in a community project for the Museum
Meet some of the education staff and learn firsthand why making is so powerful!
Also on December 2, experience a special Explore It! afternoon with Squishy Circuits from 1 – 4 p.m.
About The Workshop
The Workshop is The Works Museum’s new creative space for families. In The Workshop, families can take specialty classes together in areas like electronics, sewing and wearable tech, woodworking, and more. You’ll be the creator, inventor, and maker – the engineer.
It’s also where visitors participate in the Museum’s own Engineering Design Process. You might test and share feedback on prototype activities for a new camp, try out a new experience that’s being considered for the Museum floor, or check out a feature with one of their STEM partners. You might also find new or much-loved design challenges, or suggest something you’d like to see tried out in the Museum.
The Workshop is a dynamic space where you’re the engineer. Come create, make, and problem solve today!
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