Around Town: A look at this weekend's events

MOA plans to open a skating rink this holiday season. Photo: Courtesy Mall of America
MOA plans to open a skating rink this holiday season.

December 07, 2018 03:23 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:



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

Date: Thursday - Sunday through Dec. 23

Place: Loring Park, 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 

St. Paul European Christmas Market

Get in the holiday mood by visiting the St. Paul European Christmas Market. According to the event organizers, the market is based on open-air Christkindlmarkts, which can be found in Germany and Austria during the Christmas season. 

Date: Friday - Monday

Place: Union Depot, St. Paul

Holiday No Coast Craft-o-Rama

Find a unique holiday gift during the Holiday No Coast Craft-o-Rama. Held at the Midtown Global Market, the No Coast Craft-o-Rama is a "modern, urban and indie style art and craft show." 

Date: Friday - Saturday

Place: Midtown Market, Minneapolis 

Mall of America Skate the Star 

Looking to lace up your ice skates over the weekend? Head over to the Mall of America for the opening weekend of the Skate the Star ice rink. The 12,000-square-foot ice rink is a new attraction to the Mall of America. All proceeds from the rink will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities.

Date: Saturday through Jan. 27

Place: Mall of America, Bloomington

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 

Reindeer Run

Welcome the holiday season by hitting the pavement during the Reindeer Run at Lake Harriet. Saturday's event offers a 5K race, a 10K race and a 15K race. During the race, there will be a toy donation for Toys for Tots. 

Date: Saturday

Time: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Place: Lake Harriet, Minneapolis

Monster Jam

Monster Jam is back in the Twin Cities. Attendees can get their fill of monster trucks as they take to the dirt at U.S. Bank Stadium Saturday night. Audience members will get to see "12,000 pound vehicles doing back flips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 mph," according to U.S. Bank Stadium officials. 

Date: Saturday

Time: 7 p.m.

Place: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis

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

Minneapolis Institute of Art Family Day: Musical Museum

Enjoy live performances and hands-on opportunities during the Minneapolis Institute of Art Family Day: Musical Museum. According to event organizers, attendees will have the opportunity to "make your own instrument, join a band and sing and dance along." 

Date: Sunday

Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Place: Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis 

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