No matter what type of holiday activities you enjoy, you'll find plenty of exciting seasonal entertainment in the Twin Cities. Start a new tradition with family and friends at one of these lively holiday events near our Springs Twin Cities luxury apartment communities.
Dig out that hideous holiday sweater you got from Aunt Edna and head to the Twin Cities' most popular seasonal event. The Ugly Sweater Crawl takes you to eight of the top downtown bars which will offer food and drink specials, complimentary holiday shots, a holiday karaoke contest, raffles and cash prizes. Get additional raffle tickets for each can of non-perishable food you bring. The Crawl takes place Saturday, December 9 from noon to 10 p.m. and tickets are $20.
Saint Paul brings the traditional holiday activity of ice skating to its urban downtown area with this outdoor rink. It's free fun for the whole family, whether you're an experienced skater or new to the sport. Skate rental is available for $4, or free of charge for holders of a Wells Fargo credit or debit card. Open skating sessions are scheduled each day through February 11 except for December 25 and January 1. Visit the website for daily hours.
3. Holidazzle Loring Park 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis 612.376.SNOW 19.9 miles from Springs at Apple Valley
With an amazing assortment of activities and events that offers something for everyone, Holidazzle truly lives up to its name. Festivities include holiday movies, winter fireworks, interactive light exhibits, live music and a Kids' Zone. Holidazzle is free for all guests and runs Thursdays through Sundays until December 23. Visit the website for a detailed schedule.
4. A Minnesota Nutcracker Ames Center 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville 952.895.4685 5.5 miles from Springs at Egan Drive
Past and present blend in this imaginative staging of the beloved holiday classic. The show retains the iconic music from Tchaikovsky as the setting changes to the Twin Cities and familiar locations such as Rice Park, Summit Avenue and the banks of the Mississippi River. A Minnesota Nutcracker plays from Friday, December 8 through Sunday, December 10 and tickets start at $20 for all ages. Visit the website for showtimes.
5. Celtic Holiday Hooley Chanhassen Dinner Theatre 501 W 78th St, Chanhassen 952.934.1525 16.8 miles from Springs at Egan Drive
Add some international flavor to the holidays with Celtic Holiday Hooley, an Irish-themed variety show for all ages featuring music, dancing, sketches and stories. Enjoy the show on its own or come early for lunch or dinner. Performances are scheduled for 8:15 p.m. on Friday, December 22 and Saturday, December 23 with a 1 p.m. matinee also on Saturday. Tickets are $40 for the show and $55 with a meal included.
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