Twin Cities December Family Events & Activities Guide

Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to December in the Twin Cities Banner Christmas

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:

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.

December's winter break ideas

We’ve drummed up lots of ideas for family fun — some around town, a few at home, and all free or budget-friendly — to help you make the most of your winter break.  Plus, all the insider info on the best sledding hills, skating rinks and snow tubing to keep the kids active.

New Years Eve in the Twin Cities 2023

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