Around Town: A look at this weekend's events

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November 23, 2018 12:10 PM

No plans this weekend? Need to get out of the house? Here is a look at what is going on in the Twin Cities this weekend:

Black Friday


Whether you're wrapping up your holiday shopping or just starting, you can find holiday deals during Black Friday. Some of the malls, shopping centers and stores participating in Black Friday include: The Mall of America, the Ridgedale Center, the Eden Prairie Center, the Rosedale Center, the Twin Cities Premium Outletsthe Albertville Premium Outlets and more. 

Small Business Saturday

Wanting to avoid big box stores? Find a unique holiday gift during Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is used to encourage people to shop and support locally-owned smalls businesses. Learn more about Small Business Saturday here.


Kick off the holiday season Friday with the start of Minneapolis' Holidazzle. Holidazzle is downtown Minneapolis' premiere holiday celebration. The celebration includes food, shopping, a kid zone, movies, fireworks and more. 

Date: Friday - Sunday through Dec. 23

Place: Loring Park, Minneapolis 

Hmong New Year 

Immerse yourself in the Hmong culture over the weekend during the Hmong New Year celebration. The event includes traditional Hmong dancing, music, vendors and more. 

Date: Friday - Sunday

Place: St. Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul

Holiday Market at the Schmidt Brewery

See the work of more than 40 local artists during the Holiday Market at the Schmidt Brewery. Patrons can shop for unique gifts and enjoy live entertainment during the event. 

Date: Friday - Sunday

Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Place: Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis

Making Spirits Bright at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Find inspiration for your holiday light display during Making Spirits Bright at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. During the event, participants can hike through the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and enjoy 16 different lighting displays. 

Date: Friday - Sunday

Time: 5 to 9 p.m. 

Place: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska 

Free State Park Entry

Wanting to avoid the hectic crowds searching for deals on Black Friday? Want to work off some of those Thanksgiving calories? The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is giving residents the opportunity to get outdoors on Friday with free entry to all 75 Minnesota state parks. A few of the parks will be offering special programming as a part of the Free Park Friday. 

Black Friday: Minneapolis Institute of Art's Egypt's Sunken Cities

On Friday, the Minneapolis Institute of Art will offer free tickets on-site to its latest exhibit: Egypt's Sunken Cities. According to the museum, the exhibit includes statues, religious images, jewelry and ceramics that spent thousands of years underwater. 

Date: Friday

Time: 6 to 10 a.m.

Place: Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis

50th & France Winter Market

Minnesotans have yet another chance to find holiday goods over the weekend during the 50th & France Winter Market. The first market kicks off Saturday and will be held weekly through Dec. 15.

Date: Saturday

Time: 1 to 5 p.m.

Place: 50th & France, Edina 

Linden Hills Holiday Market

See what more than 60 local craftspeople and food producers are up to during the Linden Hills Holiday Market. The weekly market offers an opportunity to pick up that perfect holiday gift and food. 

Date: Sunday

Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Place: Sunnyside Gardens, Minneapolis

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