Blog: Holidazzle Village & Market

Last weekend Minneapolis Northwest explored the new Holidazzle Village featuring the Minneapolis Holiday Market. Take a peek at their fun experience!

Last weekend Minneapolis Northwest explored the new Holidazzle Village featuring the Minneapolis Holiday Market. The Holidazzle Village is the festive concept that has replaced the annual Holidazzle Parade in downtown Minneapolis. It's centerpiece is a traditional European-style market, along with a schedule of weekly free family activities.

We spent a few hours wandering around the market, shopping for authentic handcrafted Christmas ornaments and gifts and had fun trying samples of delicious European treats. We enjoyed live music and carolers, saw reindeer, watched a glass blowing demonstration, and more. This event is sure to grow into a Minneapolis tradition!

Take a peek at all the fun holiday activities you can take part in at the Holidazzle Village:

If You Go

Location:
Nicollet Mall in Downtown Minneapolis between 10th and 12th Streets

Dates & Times:

Holidazzle Village                                           Minneapolis Holiday Market
Saturdays & Sundays through 12/21                 Daily through 12/24
3:00pm- 8:00pm                                                11:00am- 9:00pm (6:00pm on 12/24)

Fee:
An entry fee is required for the Holiday Market, but the Holidazzle Village offers lots of free family entertainment on the weekends.

Holidazzle Village                                             Minneapolis Holiday Market
Free                                                                     $3-$6 for season pass

Tips:

  • Come hungry—you won’t be able to resist the aromas of authentic German brats, potato pancakes, roasted nuts, and warm European pastries.
  • Arrive early in the afternoon on weekends, before the free family activities kick off at 3pm to avoid waiting in long Market entrance lines
  • Bring cash—the Minneapolis Holiday Market is cash only!
  • Wear thick socks; you’ll thank us later!
About the Author
Minneapolis Northwest
  • Becca Schaar

Minneapolis Northwest native and freelance blogger 

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