Find convenient parking and a whole lot more at Minneapolis College


“Holidazzlers” can park in the Minneapolis College ramp at 1420 Hennepin Avenue and take the ‘warm way’ through heated skyways and buildings to get to Loring Park. The ramp provides convenient parking for just $5.

“We are pleased that, once again this year, the Upper Midwest’s best winter holiday festival is being held right in our backyard,” said President Sharon Pierce. “The vibrancy of the event and the entrepreneurial spirit of its vendors mirror the energy of our campus and students.”

Signs in the parking ramp will provide directions to take the ‘warm way’ through campus to Holidazzle. This route is available during the campus’ hours of operation.

Minneapolis College, the only public higher educational institution serving the vibrant downtown area, prepares its students with real-life work experience and targeted academic programming. Like Holidazzle, Minneapolis College also has a long history in the downtown area. Since 1914, it has been providing high-quality, affordable education pathways, first as Girls Vocational High School, then Minneapolis Community College and Minneapolis Technical College, then Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC) and now rebranded as Minneapolis College.

“Providing convenient, reasonably priced parking for this event is one way we are able to serve downtown Minneapolis and the broader community,” Pierce said.

Minneapolis College offers more than 100 liberal arts, career and technical programs designed to prepare students to transfer to a four‐year college or university or to begin a career in high-wage, high-demand professions. It also offers a robust selection of Continuing Education & Workforce Development options. The College’s innovative Exploratory Majors provide students who are undecided about a major to begin progressing on their educational pathway while still deciding which specific academic program to pursue. Apply now for Spring semester.

Minneapolis College is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system. Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, nearly 10,000 students enroll annually. Minneapolis College is an active partner with many local initiatives designed to strengthen the social, economic and cultural vitality of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The College’s Foundation provides scholarships and emergency assistance awards to highly motivated, low-income students. For additional information, please visit