A Special Opening Ceremony Kicks Off Holidazzle On Friday, November 27

Last year’s Holidazzle Opening Ceremony, which was located on Nicollet Mall, drew thousands of onlookers who enjoyed a dazzling fireworks display (pictured). This year’s Holidazzle is located in Loring Park due to Nicollet Mall Project construction. (Photo credit: Richard Westley Wong Photography)


Start off the Holidazzle season with a bang!

One of the most exciting nights of the holiday season is the first night of Holidazzle, which kicks off a magical month of festivities, delicious foods, tasty treats, incredible musical performances, unforgettable activities and more. Beginning the night after Thanksgiving, Holidazzle comes to life and brings excitement in Downtown Minneapolis for all to enjoy.

This year’s Holidazzle begins Friday, November 27 in Loring Park. Doors open at 5:00 pm, and the Ceremonial Opening will begin at 6:30 pm in the center of the Holidazzle area.

The full Holidazzle schedule includes:
Friday, November 27 through Sunday, December 20
Open Thursdays through Sundays:
Thursdays-Fridays: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturdays-Sundays: 11 am-9:00 pm

This event is a spectacular way to welcome in the holiday season. It’s short and sweet, but the lineup is jam-packed with events that you won’t want to miss.

For starters, it will include our first winter fireworks display of the season. Last year, our Opening Ceremony fireworks were one of the most enjoyed parts of the Holidazzle experience based on feedback we received from our visitors, and this year we’ll again begin the Holidazzle season with a great display in the Minneapolis sky. You won’t want to miss the excitement.

You want music? We’ve got music. Holidazzle will be jam-packed with bands and choirs throughout the season, and it will be highlighted by a kickoff performance during the Ceremonial Opening.

Local leaders will also be on hand to address the crowd and kick off the Holidazzle season.

Don’t miss your chance to take part in a spectacular event, and while you’re here enjoy all of the delicious food, beverages and merchandise with a Minneapolis-centric feel. Take some time to enjoy the incredible outdoor activities that Holidazzle has to offer. And enjoy creating memories with family and friends that last a lifetime.

We look forward to seeing you here, starting with the Opening Ceremony on November 27.