Things To Do This Winter in Minnesota!

Snow Much Fun! Things To Do This Winter in Minnesota!

Snow, snow and more snow. There’s so much to do this winter in Minnesota; we had to make a list!

Zoo Lights at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory: Come see over half a million twinkling lights. Enjoy ice skating, s’mores and live music while you’re there! (Friday-Sunday until January 4th)

Holiday Lights on Display & Tree Lighting Ceremony: Celebrate the holidays on Nicollet Mall with thousands of festive lights adorning the trees along the mall. A tree-lighting ceremony will take place at 6 PM on November 24th! (November 25th – December 31st)

Minneapolis City Hall Holiday Open House: Stop by Minneapolis City Hall for free holiday ornaments and hot chocolate. There will also be pictures with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides around downtown, s’mores & cookies! (December 1st – 31st)

Ice Castles in Excelsior: Immerse yourself in an enchanted winter world where massive icicles form cascading waterfalls and towers reaching towards the sky. (Opens December 14th! Starts every half hour from 10 AM to 9 PM.)

Polar Bear Safari at the Minnesota Zoo: Take a safari bus tour through this winter wonderland. You’ll see animals like bison, wolves and arctic foxes in their own habitat! (Open now until January 3rd)

Ice Skating on Lake Nokomis: Bring your family out for an afternoon of ice skating, s’mores & hot chocolate. Or bundle up with your friends for some public skating–it’s $5 per person with an all-day pass.

Bundle Up Minneapolis at Loring Park: Get ready to dance to live music, eat gourmet sores and roast marshmallows! This free event is going to be a blast! (January 17th from 4 PM – 8 PM)

Winter Farmers’ Market at the Minneapolis Farmers’ Market: Stock up on locally grown fruits and veggies, breads & cheeses. And don’t forget to buy fresh cut flowers for your sweetheart! (Every Saturday from November 5th until April 2nd)

Snowshoeing at Elm Creek Park Reserve: Bring your snow boots and a pair of snowshoes for this two-hour guided tour through a winter wonderland. Your friendly guide will tell you about winter ecology as you learn how animals adapt to the cold Minnesota winter. All equipment is provided, but reservations are required.

Have fun, and stay warm!

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About the Author Madison Meyers

Madison Meyers is a Minneapolis native who knows what it takes to survive in the land of 10,000 lakes. She’s made it her mission to make sure people never have to shovel again by combining her love for snow with the entrepreneurial skills she picked up at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

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