About Holidazzle

Get ready to enjoy a little North Country right here in Downtown Minneapolis.

The Minneapolis Downtown Council and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board are excited to partner together and bring Holidazzle to Loring Park. As downtown Minneapolis’ premier holiday celebration, Holidazzle has delighted residents, visitors and downtown employees for years. Now, in 2016, this tradition is bringing family-friendly programming to Loring Park and is free and open to the public. You and yours are invited to join in the festivities!

2016 Holidazzle dates:
Thursdays through Sundays, November 25-December 23

Friday, November 25-Sunday, November 27

Thursday, December 1-Sunday, December 4

Thursday, December 8-Sunday, December 11

Thursday, December 15-Sunday, December 18

Thursday, December 22-Friday, December 23

Thursdays from 5 p.m.9 p.m. | Fridays from 5 p.m.10 p.m.
Saturdays from 11 a.m.10 p.m. | Sundays from 11 a.m.7 p.m.

Take Part In Our Beloved Holiday Experience

Holidazzle creates a community gathering place and holiday destination for people of all ages to come together and celebrate winter in Downtown Minneapolis. This year’s Holidazzle features stories highlighting local people, products and places that showcase the food scene, art district, park system, active lifestyle, local entertainers and community groups that make our city and our region unique and special.

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Minneapolis-centric vendors provide options for prepared and packaged food, beverages and unique gift and craft items. This year’s programming lineup will include the outdoor skating rink, visits from Santa Claus, musical performances from bands and choirs, weekly movies featuring holiday classics, themed days, giveaways, surprise and delight moments and more.

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Heat up and grab a beverage in our warming house, then continue your trek testing out some of Minnesota’s finest products. Vikings, moose, and abominable snow men alike are all welcome. Stroll through the festive lights and follow the savory smells as you enjoy your holiday experience in the heart of the city.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When does Holidazzle take place?

Holidazzle will run Thursdays through Sundays from Friday, November 25 through Friday, December 23. Check back for more information on the times Holidazzle will be open each day.

Where will Holidazzle be located?

Holidazzle will take place at Loring Park this year. Click Here for full directions on how to arrive at Holidazzle, and visit our site map to get a feel for the layout of the site once you are there.

What does it cost to visit Holidazzle?

Holidazzle is completely free to attend and open for all ages to enjoy.

What can people expect at Holidazzle?

Holidazzle is a Minneapolis tradition, and when you’re here you can expect a Minneapolis-centric experience that includes well-known local businesses and products. Enjoy prepared food and beverages, packaged food, merchandise, free music and other festive entertainment for all ages and much more.

Is Holidazzle fully accessible?

Holidazzle is located in Loring Park and uses permanent pathways to enhance accessibility. For reasonable accommodations as you visit Holidazzle or to learn more information about disability parking zone options, please email holidazzle@downtownminneapolis.com.


Do Holidazzle’s movie nights have closed captioning?

Yes, Holidazzle’s movies are shown with closed captioning.



Is Holidazzle pet friendly?

We love your pets, and they are welcome to experience the fun at Holidazzle. We just ask that you use a leash, that they are comfortable in large crowds and that you pick up after them.


Are there Hospitality opportunities at Holidazzle?

Yes! Email us at holidazzle@downtownminneapolis.com to receive your Hospitality application for this year’s Holidazzle and to learn more about what the opportunity entails.


How can I participate in Holidazzle as a vendor?

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a vendor for Holidazzle, please visit our Holidazzle Participation Page.


How can I become a performer at Holidazzle?

If you are interested in becoming a performer at Holidazzle, please email us at holidazzle@downtownminneapolis.com and a member of the Holidazzle staff will contact you regarding opportunities.

 

How can I learn more about Holidazzle?

Stay up to date with news and information right here at Holidazzle.com in our Stories section, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for up-to-the-minutes news and information. Interact with us on social media using the hashtag #Holidazzle.

 

Why is Holidazzle at Loring Park this year?

Holidazzle moved to Loring Park in 2015 due to construction as part of the Nicollet Mall Project.

Is there a warming house on site?

Yes, a heated tent will be available during all of Holidazzle’s operational hours.

 

Are there restrooms on site?

Yes, there are Portalets on site for use.