Weekend Family Guide: December 26-27, 2020

Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekenD!

This December Family Weekend Guide covers the weekend of December 26-27, 2020. To find our most recent guide, click here.

This weekend we’ve compiled a mix of indoor, outdoor and virtual
activities to choose from. For more ideas, hop over to our December Family Guide or our Family Fun Calendar. We try to keep it stocked with options to fit your family’s needs – whether you’re keeping


GLOW Holiday Festival | Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul

The Great Minnesota Holiday Get-Together is a one-mile drive-thru with a dozen seasonal scenes, a million+ lights, a 100-foot illuminated tree and more. Thru Jan 3, 2021, 4:30 pm-9/10 pm, Tickets $46, One car/ticket

Christmas In Color | Valleyfair, Shakopee

Drive right into the park to be entertained by 1.5 million lights synchronized to holiday music. Thru Jan 3, 2021, 4:30 pm-9/10 pm, Tickets $30, One car/ticket.

Sever’s Holiday Lights | Shakopee

Holiday light shows, Winter Carnivals, and more. Nov 26, 2020-Jan 3 2021; Sun-Thur 5pm-9pm; Fri-Sa 5pm-10pm. $7/pp; $25 Car Max.

Schultz Family Lights/Holiday Lights on York | 1526 York Ave, St. Paul MN

Comprised of 9 yards on both sides of the street dancing to holiday favorites you can listen to on your car radio. Synchronized to 91.5. Collecting food shelf donations for the holiday season. Christmas will run Nov 27th- Dec 31st, 5-10pm.

The Christmas Story in Lights | Wayzata Community Church

Drive through and pause at 8 stations telling the Christmas story in bright lights, music, and narration. Thurs-Sun, Dec. 3-27th; 6pm-9pm.

Create your own drive-thru holiday lights event! We have an enormous list of homes around the Twin Cities that deck their halls up for the holiday: Jump over to Light It Up: Twin Cities & Greater Minnesota Christmas & Holiday Light Displays for our map!


Maybe the weather will cooperate and we’ll have a White Christmas this year…or maybe not. Either way, these snow tubing hills are open for business and creating their own conditions. Check out our list of the best:

Green Acres | Lake Elmo

Reservations for your 2-hour session are required. The lodge is open when you need to warm up! $16/pp.

Buck Hill | Burnsville

Purchase tickets for your 2-hour session online in advance. $20/pp.

Wild Mountain | Taylors Falls

Wild Chutes tubing open for 2-hr sessions. $24/pp.

If there’s more than a dusting this weekend, make sure to consult our huge list of the best sledding hills in the Twin Cities – they’re FREE!


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