About Holidazzle

The mpls downtown council is excited to produce Holidazzle this holiday season. Holidazzle will return to mpls downtown in-person during the 2021 season, including in food, beverages, shopping, entertainment and fun in Loring Park on December 17-19.

Click here to view or download the Holidazzle site map and key

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Parking at Holidazzle: Minneapolis College is the premier parking partner at Holidazzle. Park at their ramp (1420 Hennepin Avenue, entrance on Laurel Avenue). Minneapolis College will offer a $5 flat rate 5-8 pm on Friday, and the ramp will be free after 8 pm on Friday and during all Holidazzle hours on Saturday and Sunday.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

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Will Holidazzle take place in 2021?

Yes, Holidazzle will return to mpls downtown and provide in-person experiences this holiday season.

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What are the 2021 Holidazzle dates?

Holidazzle’s 2021 schedule includes the Holidazzle Yeti at Peavey Plaza from November 26 through December 3, Holidazzle Santa Zoom virtual calls on Saturday, December 4 (9 am-1 pm) and Saturday, December 11 (9 am-1 pm), and Holidazzle in-person at Loring Park on Friday, December 17 (5 pm-9 pm), Saturday, December 18 (2 pm – 9 pm), and Sunday, December 19 (11 am – 5 pm).

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What will be part of Holidazzle in Loring Park?

Holidazzle in Loring Park will feature local foods, beverages and shopping from area small businesses, fireworks (Friday & Saturday at 7 pm), Holidazzle Yeti, amusement rides (carousel, Ferris Wheel, giant slide), fire pits, photo ops, SnowGa and more.

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Where should I park when attending Holidazzle in Loring Park?

The Mpls College Parking Ramp is the premier parking partner for Holidazzle. Parking at Mpls College will be a flat $5 or less rate during all Holidazzle hours, including free on Saturday and Sunday. The parking ramp is located at 1420 Hennepin Avenue (entrance on Laurel Ave. W.) and is a short walk to Holidazzle in Loring Park. Click here to visit the Mpls College parking ramp website.

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What other activities and events are happening in mpls downtown this holiday season?

Along with Holidazzle, enjoy the holiday season in mpls downtown including Anastasia at the Orpheum Theatre, A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater, Toy Story at Orchestra Hall, holiday storefront windows and entertainment at The Dayton’s Project, lighting along Nicollet and Peavey Plaza, Timberwolves and Vikings games, concerts, first-class dining and much more. Visit mplsdowntown.com for a full calendar of events. See you downtown.

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Why is Holidazzle taking place during just one weekend in Loring Park?

Holidazzle is excited to be back in-person this year but, but public health is still a top priority. As we walk back toward the full Holidazzle experience in 2022, we are offering moments to celebrate together this holiday season while making adjustments for public health purposes.

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What differences will I see related to COVID-19 planning and preparations?

Holidazzle will be gathering in Loring Park for one weekend, Friday, December 17 through Sunday, December 19. Holidazzle will not have indoor heated tents this year, and the Mpls WinterSkate skating rink will not be part of Holidazzle. Hand sanitizer will be present, and entertainment offerings have been adjusted to help provide social distancing experiences.

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Will there be a kids zone area this year?

Holidazzle’s kids zone will be removed this year as we know children under 5 are not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and kids 5-11 have just received clearance for vaccinations. There will be amusement rides and activities including a carousel, Ferris Wheel and giant slide—all of which offer social distancing opportunities.

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What is your masking policy?

Public health is a priority at Holidazzle. The event will be following CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines as part of its planning process. CDC recommends people who are not fully vaccinated wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people.

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Are there any opportunities to participate in Holidazzle this year?

Yes, we suggest that you start by visiting Holidazzle.com and by following Holidazzle on social media.

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How can I volunteer?

We encourage you to click here to sign up for a volunteer shift.

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What is the Minneapolis Holidazzle?

Holidazzle is a mpls downtown holiday tradition that creates a community gathering place and holiday destination for people of all ages to come together and celebrate winter. Holidazzle focuses on featuring local people, places and products that showcase the local food and art scenes, active lifestyle, local entertainers, and community groups that make our city and region unique and special.