It's a Time for Sharing at 5 Festive Thanksgiving Events in the Twin Cities

Jean Jones
November 06, 2017

Thanksgiving Events in the Twin CitiesHolidays in the Twin Cities are a time of sharing fun and making memories with friends and family. Start the season on a high note with these festive Thanksgiving events near our Springs Twin Cities luxury apartment communities.

1. Holidazzle
Loring Park
1382 Willow St, Minneapolis
19.9 miles from Springs at Apple Valley

As its name promises, Holidazzle is a truly spectacular event that transforms Loring Park into a holiday wonderland. What really makes Holidazzle special is that it celebrates the people, products and lifestyle of our local community. Activities include outdoor skating, live music, movies, fireworks, food and beverage vendors, and unique craft and gift items. Holidazzle is open Thursdays through Sundays from November 24 through December 23. Admission is free for all visitors, including leashed pets. Visit the website for daily hours and schedule.

2. The Hip-Hop Nutcracker
State Theatre
805 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
19.8 miles from Springs at Apple Valley

Hip-hop meets classical at this creative reworking of the holiday classic. A dozen all-star dancers, a DJ and a violinist enact the story of Maria-Clara and her Nutcracker prince traveling back in time to her parents' first meeting at a club in 1980s Brooklyn. Hip-hop legend Kurtis Blow will be on hand as the special guest MC. Performances are scheduled for Tuesday, November 21 and Wednesday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $28.50 to $68.50.

3. Burnsville Winter Lighting Ceremony
Nicollet Commons Park
12550 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville
5.6 miles from Springs at Egan Drive

Sparkling lights help to create that magical holiday ambiance. Be there when the glow goes up in Burnsville at the 19th annual Winter Lighting Ceremony. The display includes 230 streetlight snowflakes and more than 200,000 mini-lights, with a 30-foot tree as the centerpiece. Entertainment will be provided by local school choirs. The ceremony takes place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22.

4. Turkey Trot
The Meadows at Mystic Lake
2100 Trail of Dreams, Prior Lake
7.3 miles from Springs at Egan Drive

Enjoy a guilt-free Thanksgiving dinner after burning off calories at the Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 18. A 5K run/walk kicks off at 8 a.m., followed by a kids' half-mile fun run at 8:45 a.m. Registration fees are $25 for adults and $10 for kids, which includes a t-shirt.

5. Happy Hour for Hunger
Eden Prairie Liquor
8018 Den Rd, Eden Prairie
11.1 miles from Springs at Egan Drive

Helping others is an important part of giving thanks. Find the perfect wine for Thanksgiving dinner while supporting a good cause at Happy Hour for Hunger on Thursday, November 16. More than 90 wines will be available for sampling, and admission of $5 or three cans of nonperishable food items goes to benefit PROP Food Shelf. Hours are 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

What traditional Thanksgiving event are you looking forward to most? Tell us in the comments!New Call-to-action

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