Transportation Options For

Getting To Holidazzle

Find us at Loring Park!

Entrance points to Holidazzle include the walking paths near the intersections of Harmon Place; Maple Street, Willow Street; Grant Street, and the pedestrian bridge near Oak Grove Street.

Click on the map elements below (scroll to the bottom of this page), including the red area designating the Holidazzle site, red lines highlighting the Pathways to Holidazzle, blue and red pinpoints showing highlighted parking options and orange pinpoints showing nearby bus stops.
View Holidazzle Site Map

Quick Tips For Arriving At Holidazzle:

Parking (Click Each Below For $5 Or Less)

Minneapolis College (1420 Hennepin Avenue) | **$5 parking good for all day, free after 7 pm Saturdays and all day on Sundays **

IDS Center Parking Garage (80 S. 8th St | Entrance between 7th & 8th)

Parade Park (400 Kenwood Parkway)

Church Lot (228 S. 12th Street)

Walker Art Center (1750 Hennepin Ave)

Metro Ramp (90 S. 9th Street)

Metro Transit

Free Rides: Get there by bus or by light rail with a free-ride pass
each Saturday from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Take the free survey, then print a pass for each rider to bring along. Passes are exclusive to each weekend.




CLICK FOR FREE RIDE PASS: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22

Enjoy a downtown sleigh ride! Enjoy free sleigh rides to and from Holidazzle! Sleighs will pick up and drop off both at 6th and Nicollet and Loring Park (Willow and Grant). Sleighs will arrive at pick-up points approximately every 20-30 minutes. They will run Thursdays (6:45-9 pm), Fridays (6:45-9 pm), Saturdays (12-9 pm) and Sundays (12-5:30 pm). While you?re at 6th and Nicollet, enjoy games, music, Traveling Museum and more at Jingle Bell Junction courtesy of the Mpls Downtown Improvement District.

Get to Holidazzle with Uber or Lyft: Plan your trip to Holidazzle using Uber or Lyft. Get picked up or dropped off at the corner of Willow and Yale, located on the northern edge of Loring Park (see drop-off location on map below).

For information regarding disability parking options, please email holidazzle@mplsdowntown.com


Interstate 35W construction:

Remember that Interstate 35W is under construction from Hwy 62 to downtown Minneapolis. As you plan your trip, be sure to stay up to date with news and information at the Minnesota Department of Transportation 35W@94 webpage. A recommended alternate route is to take Hwy 62 Westbound to Hwy 100 Northbound to Interstate 394 Eastbound into downtown Minneapolis.

Popular Routes To Holidazzle:

Click the links below and adjust the dates/times to plan your trip from these popular downtown locations

ABC Ramps (North 2nd Avenue near Target Center/Target Field)

Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue)

Guthrie Theater (818 South 2nd Street)

U.S. Bank Stadium (401 Chicago Avenue)

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Directions To Holidazzle

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  • From I-94 Westbound 

  • From I-94 Eastbound 

    • From I-394 Westbound 

    • Option 1: Turn right onto Stadium Parkway, then follow to Parade Ice Garden parking lot (600 Kenwood Parkway).
    Option 2: Turn right on Lyndale Avenue South, then turn right onto Vineland Avenue and park in Walker Art Center ramp (1750 Hennepin Avenue).

  • From I-35W Northbound 

    • From I-35W Southbound 

    • Option 2: Take Interstate 35W toward Downtown Minneapolis and merge onto Interstate 94 Westbound (Exit 17B). Follow Interstate 94 2.0 miles before taking Exit 231B for Lyndale Avenue/Hennepin Avenue. Option 1: Turn right on Lyndale Avenue South, then turn right onto Vineland Avenue and park in Walker Art Center ramp (1750 Hennepin Avenue).
    Option 3: Follow Lyndale Avenue/Hennepin Avenue North, then turn left on Vineland Place. Follow Vineland Place to Kenwood Parkway, then turn right and park at Parade Park (400 Kenwood Parkway).

    • From Green Line 

From Nicollet Mall light rail stop, take the Nicollet Mall Free Ride bus from 5th Street southbound on Nicollet to Alice Rainville. From there, walk one block south to Grant and one two blocks west to Loring Park. You can also exit the bus at Alice Rainville and walk along the Loring Greenway to Loring Park. Other buses that service this stretch include the 10, 11, 17, 18, 25 and 59.

For more bus route information regarding the stretch on Nicollet between the light rail and Holidazzle visit MetroTransit.org’s Nicollet page to plan your trip.

    • From Blue Line 

From Nicollet Mall light rail stop, take the Nicollet Mall Free Ride bus from 5th Street southbound on Nicollet to Alice Rainville. From there, walk one block south to Grant and one two blocks west to Loring Park. You can also exit the bus at Alice Rainville and walk along the Loring Greenway to Loring Park. . Other buses that service this stretch include the 10, 11, 17, 18, 25 and 59.

For more bus route information regarding the stretch on Nicollet between the light rail and Holidazzle visit MetroTransit.org’s Nicollet page to plan your trip.

MetroTransit.org’s Trip Planner

From I-394:

From I-94 Westbound: Follow Interstate 94 and take Exit 231B. Stay right when exiting, then veer right onto Hennepin Avenue North. Follow Hennepin Avenue toward Downtown, then turn right on Spruce Place. Turn right on Yale Place, and arrive at the drop-off zone. (Corner of Yale Pl & Willow St).

From: I-94 Eastbound: Follow Interstate 94 and take the Lyndale Avenue North exit (Exit 231A-231B) in Minneapolis. Continue on Lyndale Avenue, then take left onto Hennepin Avenue. Turn right on Spruce Place, then turn right on Yale Place, and arrive at the drop-off zone. (Corner of Yale Pl & Willow St).

From I-35W Northbound: Follow 35W Northbound toward Downtown Minneapolis and take Exit 16A toward 11th Street. Turn left on Harmon Place, travel three blocks and turn left on Spruce Place. Turn right on Yale Place, and arrive at the drop-off zone. (Corner of Yale Pl & Willow St).

From I-35W Southbound: Take Intestate 35W toward Downtown Minneapolis and merge onto Interstate 94 Westbound (Exit 17B). Follow Interstate 94 2.0 miles before taking Exit 231B for Hennepin Avenue. Follow Hennepin Avenue North, then turn right on Spruce Place. Turn right on Yale Place, and arrive at the drop-off zone. (Corner of Yale Pl & Willow St).