Welcome to December in the Twin Cities!
Welcome to the magical month of December in the Twin Cities! We are so excited to share ideas for the holiday season with you from sparkling light displays and spirited festivals to tracking down Santa and tackling a stretch of winter break from school. As always, we hope to be an inspiration in planning your family time together. Looking for something fun to do this weekend with kids? Start here:
- Hop on over to our DECEMBER WEEKEND FAMILY GUIDES page
- Make sure to check our fully-stocked FAMILY FUN CALENDAR for outing and activity ideas.
- Our 2023 TWIN CITIES CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY GUIDE is our gift to you!
- WINTER BREAK IDEAS for your kids when they’re off of school this month.
Merry & bright: Twin Cities Christmas & holiday light shows
Year after year our locals get out in Minnesota weather and put up displays for the community to enjoy. You would not believe how massive our holiday lights list is! We also include all the drive-thru and walk-thru holiday displays we can scout out across the Twin Cities. Shine on, December!
Twin Cities holiday festivals & Christmas tree lightings
Our Holiday Festival Guide is full of hometown festivals at their holiday best. Whether it’s a holiday tree lighting, a skating event or a full-on festival with fireworks and movies, we think this is quite simply the perfect way to kick off the holiday season in 2023.
Holiday on stage: Shows, sing-alongs & more
Do you hear what I hear? We hear the sounds of families across the Twin Cities enjoying Christmas theater, concerts, sing-alongs and other live performances all December long.