Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekenD!
This December Family Weekend Guide covers the weekend of December 5-6, 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 close to home or you need a break from it.
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.
Dakota City Heritage Village | Farmington
Buildings will be illuminated inside and out throughout the village. The public is welcome to drive through the Village to enjoy this holiday tradition. First two weekends of December.
Old Fashioned Holiday | Holz Farm, Eagan
Drive-up to get your holiday treat bag and greet Santa. Tickets sold online only. Dec 6, $3/pp.
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!
Yeti story stroll | Centennial Lakes Park
Embark on a self-guided Story Stroll in Edina Parks! Follow the signs to read pages from the book of the day. Keep an eye out for the 7-foot Yeti at the start of the stroll. Dec 12, 10am-2pm.
See the duo perform in “Christmas Magic Mischief”, this year’s edition of Bachman’s annual holiday play. Tune into Bachman’s page at 10 a.m. on Saturdays thru Dec 19. Have fun interacting with Santa and Albert!