Event Schedule

Plan your trip to Holidazzle today or just show up and enjoy the fun!

Check out when you can visit Santa Claus, see our Holidazzle fireworks displays, and see our schedule daily entertainment below.

Visit often, as we’ll continue rolling out more details on daily events!

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

Thursdays from 12 p.m.10 p.m. | Fridays from 12 p.m.10 p.m.
Saturdays from 11 a.m.10 p.m. | Sundays from 11 a.m.7 p.m.

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

**UPDATE** Holidazzle is closed Sunday, Dec. 18 due to severe weather. Extended hours Dec. 22 & 23: 12 pm – 10 pm

We can’t wait to see you at Holidazzle 2016! Check back throughout the year as we update dates and times for the activities below.


Holidazzle Movie Nights presented by PCL Construction

Join us for classic winter/holiday movies in our Winter Wonderland:

Friday, November 25 | 7:30 pm: Miracle

Sunday, November 27 | 5 pm: Miracle on 34th Street

Thursday, December 1 | 7 pm: Home Alone

Sunday, December 4 | 5 pm: A Christmas Story

Thursday, December 8 | 7 pm: Elf

Sunday, December 11 | 5 pm: Happy Feet

Thursday, December 15 | 7 pm: Serendipity (will be played inside Fulton Beer Garden)

Sunday, December 18 | 5 pm: Frozen

Thursday, December 22 | 7 pm: Ice Age

Friday, December 23 | 7 pm: A Charlie Brown Christmas


All movie showings at Holidazzle include closed captioning


Holidazzle Fireworks

Join us for winter fireworks displays at Holidazzle this holiday season!

Friday, November 25 | 6:30 PM

Saturday, December 3 | 6:30 PM

Saturday, December 10 | 6:30 PM

Saturday, December 17 | 6:30 PM

Friday, December 23 | 6:30 PM


Holidazzle 12 Hours Of Giving

Visit us on Thursday, Dec. 22 and Friday, Dec. 23 and win great prizes!

We’ll be giving away prize packages valuing $50 and more on the hour on December 22 & 23! Sign up on site at the Fulton Tent. When you sign up (it’s free!), you’ll be eligible for the next hour’s drawing. Must be present to win. Drawings occur at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm today. Stop by for your chance to win great prizes!

skating rink

Skate With Us At Holidazzle

Enjoy outdoor skating in Downtown Minneapolis at the Wells Fargo Minneapolis WinterSkate! The skating rink officially opens on Wednesday, November 23 and will be open daily throughout the winter skating season—including all Holidazzle operating hours. Skating is free and open to the public. Bring your own skates, or borrow a complimentary pair located in the Warming House courtesy of CenterPoint Energy. Skate sizes vary and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click Here for more information on skating downtown.


Hop On A Carriage Ride

You won’t want to miss the Holidazzle carriage rides in Loring Park! Stop by and enjoy these free rides compliments of Citizens for a Loring Park Community and Friends of Loring Park. Welcome to beautiful Loring Park!

Friday, December 2 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Friday, December 9 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Friday, December 16 | 6:30-8:30 pm


Meet Santa Claus

Stop by throughout Holidazzle and meet Santa! He’ll be visiting throughout the run and will be taking photos, hearing your wish list and spreading holiday cheer. Stop by and meet Santa this winter! Holidazzle will have an ASL interpreter on site with Santa on Saturday, December 17 from 11 am-2 pm.

Friday, November 25 (5 pm – 10 pm) | Saturday, November 26 (11 am – 10 pm)

Sunday, November 28 (11 am – 7 pm) | Saturday, December 3 (11 am – 3 pm)

Sunday, December 4 (1 pm – 5 pm) | Saturday, December 10 (2 pm – 6 pm)

Sunday, December 11 (1 pm – 5 pm) | Thursday, December 15 (5 pm – 9 pm)

Friday, December 16 (5 pm – 9 pm) | Saturday, December 17 (11 am – 9 pm)

Sunday, December 18 (11 am – 7 pm) | Thursday, December 22 (12 pm – 9 pm)

Friday, December 23 (12 pm – 9 pm)


Enjoy The Interactive Illuminated Art Installations Made Possible At Holidazzle By U.S. Bank

Enjoy the Interactive Illuminated Art Installations made possible at Holidazzle by U.S. Bank at Holidazzle. Holidazzle has enhanced lighting this year including the Wolf and Moose exhibit originally displayed at the Creative City Challenge this summer. The Wolf and Moose, a Christopher Lutter-Gardella creation, are interactive exhibits that light up and allow viewers to peddle and engage in the art itself. The animals are comprised of 90 percent recycled waste-stream materials. Total products for each sculpture include 7,179 recycled plastic materials (bottles, jugs), 320 yards of recycled window screen and more. Come down and enjoy the displays.

kids zone

Take In The Kids Zone

Don’t miss out on the Holidazzle Kids Zone, which will include a collection of fun activities for all ages and abilities to enjoy. Conquer the moguls, swing across the wreaths, and balance your way through Candy Cane Lane as part of our holiday obstacle course courtesy of Conquer Ninja Warrior. Plus, enjoy a hay bale maze, Elves Building Station with natural wood building blocks and more! There will also be holiday craftmaking opportunities throughout, so follow the Holidazzle schedule for more details.

Enjoy Holiday Fitness Classes With The YMCA

Enjoy holiday-themed fitness classes with the YMCA throughout Holidazzle! The next class is Nutcracker Barre: Find your inner holiday ballerina with some basics of ballet, Pilates and yoga in an energizing workout. Gain grace, strength and posture while improving muscle tone and endurance. Bring a mat. This class has been moved inside to the Holidazzle hospitality tent (next to the Holidazzle Shops tent) due to Saturday’s cold weather conditions.

Saturday, November 26 | 11:00 am: Jingle Bell Boot Camp

Saturday, December 3 | 11:00 am: Holiday Hustle Oula

Saturday, December 10 | 11:00 am: Yuletide Yoga

Saturday, December 17 | 11:00 am: Nutcracker Barre



2016 Daily Events Schedule & Performances


  • Friday, November 25 

  • Saturday, November 26 

  • Sunday, November 27 

  • Thursday, December 1 

  • Friday, December 2 

  • Saturday, December 3 

  • Sunday, December 4 

  • Thursday, December 8 

  • Friday, December 9 

  • Saturday, December 10 

  • Sunday, December 11 

  • Thursday, December 15 

  • Friday, December 16 

  • Saturday, December 17 

  • Sunday, December 18 

  • Thursday, December 22 

  • Friday, December 23