Minneapolis College Partners with Holidazzle to Provide Handy Parking


Minneapolis College is all about convenience. They’re located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, and their faculty is driven to help students achieve their goals. Minneapolis College also borders Loring Park, home to Holidazzle.

Guests can park at Minneapolis College’s parking ramp, located at 1420 Hennepin Avenue, for just $5 when heading to Holidazzle from 4-11 pm on Thursday and Friday and 10 am-11 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Holidazzle is open Thursdays through Sundays from November 29 through December 22: 5-9 pm on Thursdays, 5-10 pm on Fridays, 11 am-10 pm on Saturdays and 11 am-7 pm on Sundays.

“We have the Upper Midwest’s keynote winter holiday festival right in our backyard,” Minneapolis College’s Director of Marketing and Communication Geoffrey Jones says. “Holidazzle has an enviable tradition associated with it, and we’re proud to be a partner.”

Minneapolis College, whose full name is Minneapolis Community and Technical College, has a long history in Minneapolis, too. The institution has been educating students for more than 100 years, first as a Girls Vocational High School, then Minneapolis Community College, then MCTC, and now Minneapolis College. This past year, nearly 10,000 students were enrolled there.

They offer 100-plus career, technical and transfer programs.

“Many are surprised to learn how many options Minneapolis College has to enhance your future,” Jones said “We offer more than 100 programs of study, stellar faculty, a spacious campus right on Loring Park, and support services to help you achieve your educational goals at an affordable cost.”

The vibrancy of downtown Minneapolis lends itself well to both Minneapolis College and Holidazzle, making the partnership natural.

“Holidazzle is one of a kind,” Jones said. “It’s distinctly Minnesotan, in this beautiful setting of Loring Park. It’s also the entrepreneurial spirit that the vendors bring with their amazing variety of one-of-a-kind wares that makes Holidazzle what it is.

“I enjoy that downtown is home to many key corporations, government, arts, businesses and destinations that rival any U.S. city,” Jones says. “Minneapolis College is proud to be the only public higher educational institution that serves this vibrant downtown area.”

Minneapolis College’s ramp provides a cheap, convenient parking solution for Holidazzle visitors is just another way they are serving downtown Minneapolis and the region as a whole.

“Whether it’s a degree in a career-track program, or seamless transfer to a 4-year college, we’re here to get you there,” Jones said.