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!

2018 Holidazzle dates:
Thursdays through Sundays, November 23-December 23

Thursdays from 5 p.m.9 p.m. | Fridays from 5 p.m.10 p.m.
Saturdays from 11 a.m.10 p.m. | Sundays from 11 a.m.7 p.m.

Friday, November 23-Sunday, November 25

Thursday, November 29-Sunday, December 2

Thursday, December 6-Sunday, December 9

Thursday, December 13-Sunday, December 16

Thursday, December 20-Sunday, December 23

We can’t wait to see you at Holidazzle 2018! Check back throughout the year as we update dates and times for the activities below.

Photo credits: Movie, fireworks, kids zone, interactive art, games and singing photos courtesy of Dusty Hoskovec Photography. Santa and skating photos courtesy of Kurt Moses Photography.


Holidazzle Movie Nights presented by U.S. Bank

Join us for classic winter/holiday movies in our Winter Wonderland. Grab a spot on a haybale, or bring a chair/blanket and enjoy!

All movie showings at Holidazzle include closed captioning


Holidazzle Fireworks

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

skating rink

Skate With Us At Holidazzle

Enjoy outdoor skating in Downtown Mpls at the Wells Fargo Mpls WinterSkate! The skating rink officially opens on Wednesday, November 15 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.


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!

Friday, November 23 (5 pm – 10 pm) | Saturday, November 24 (11 am – 10 pm)

Sunday, November 25 (11 am – 7 pm) | Thursday, November 29 (5 pm – 9 pm)

Friday, November 30 (5 pm – 10 pm) | Saturday, December 1 (11 am – 10 pm)

Sunday, December 2 (11 am – 7 pm) | Thursday, December 6 (5 pm – 9 pm)

Friday, December 7 (5 pm – 10 pm) | Saturday, December 8 (11 am – 10 pm)

Sunday, December 9 (11 am – 7 pm) | Thursday, December 13 (5 pm – 9 pm)

Friday, December 14 (5 pm – 10 pm) | Saturday, December 15 (11 am – 10 pm)

Sunday, December 16 (11 am – 7 pm) | Thursday, December 20 (5 pm – 9 pm)

Friday, December 21 (5 pm – 10 pm) | Saturday, December 22 (11 am – 10 pm)

Sunday, December 23 (11 am – 7 pm)

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. In 2016, the addition of the Kids Zone at Holidazzle was a huge hit for young and old enjoying a holiday night out, and this year the Kids Zone will be bigger and better than ever with a climbing wall, slides, maze, tunnel, hay bales and more. They’re a huge hit!


Enjoy The Interactive Illuminated Art Wolf and Moose Installations

Enjoy the Interactive Illuminated Art Installations at Holidazzle. Holidazzle has enhanced lighting this year including the Wolf and Moose exhibit, which made its first appearance in 2016. 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.


Play games and have fun

The Fulton Beer Garden has fun activities for all ages, including card games, cribbage, puzzles, Jenga, TVs to watch the big game each weekend, live music, bingo and more. Stop in!



2018 Daily Events Schedule & Performances (musical performances take place at Holidazzle Stage presented by PCL Construction)


  • Friday, November 23 

  • Saturday, November 24 

  • Sunday, November 25 

  • Thursday, November 29 

  • Friday, November 30 

  • Saturday, December 1 

  • Sunday, December 2 

  • Thursday, December 6 

  • Friday, December 7 

  • Saturday, December 8 

  • Sunday, December 9 

  • Thursday, December 13 

  • Friday, December 14 

  • Saturday, December 15 

  • Sunday, December 16 

  • Thursday, December 20 

  • Friday, December 21 

  • Saturday, December 22 

  • Sunday, December 23