An Early Kickoff to the Holiday Shopping Season

The first signs of the holidays emerge at area retail stores well before Halloween, but as soon November 1 rolls around it is officially holiday shopping season.


Believe it or not, 40% of us begin our holiday shopping before Halloween, according to the National Retail Federation. While some may cringe at this ‘Christmas creep’, that really just means consumers can enjoy thinner crowds and shop in a more relaxed environment, while still benefitting from major holiday deals.  

Holiday Shopping Season

With 220+ stores in the Arbor Lakes shopping & dining district, plus Cabela’s and Albertville Premium Outlets nearby, bargain hunters and big spenders alike will be flocking to Minneapolis Northwest all fall to get their holiday shopping done. Minneapolis Northwest does not have the largest mall in Minnesota, but these three shopping centers account for more combined retail square footage than Mall of America! It’s safe to say that no matter when you shop, you can check everyone off your list in Minneapolis Northwest.