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Winter is upon us here in the Midwest, and as the cold weather rolls in our team is reflecting on our favorite activities to enjoy with our family and friends. Whether you embrace this time of year by curling up at home with a good book and a lit candle, or by going out and exploring all that the surrounding community has to offer, we hope you enjoy our curated list of fun “To-Do’s” in the area.


Holiday Light Stroll/Drive on Summit Avenue and more of St Paul – Info HERE


Betty Dangers Mary’s Christmas Palace – Info HERE


Luminary Loppet: A Celebration of Winter in Minnesota, at Lake of the Isles – Info HERE


Nature Illuminated at MN Zoo – Info HERE 


GLOW Outdoor Holiday Festival at the MN State Fairgrounds – Info HERE


Upcoming Maker Markets – Info HERE 


European Christmas Market in Saint Paul – Info HERE


The Northern Express in Excelsior – Info HERE 


Dayton’s Nostalgic Holiday Displays & Maker Market – Info HERE


Winter Solstice Celebration at the American Swedish Institute – Info HERE


Daytons Maker Fair – Info HERE


British Arrow Awards at the Walker Art Center – Info HERE


A Christmas Carol at The Guthrie – Info HERE


Kevin Kling “Tales from the Underbelly of the Yule Log” Performance at The Guthrie – Info HERE





Winter Igloo Dining at the NineTwentyFive, in Wayzata – Info HERE


Fireside Cocktails at W.A. Frost’s Lower Level Lounge – Info HERE


Cove Piont Lodge, near Grand Marais – Info HERE


St James hotel, in Red Wing – Info HERE


Skiing Weekend, in Lutsen – Info HERE


Please comment below with any additional ideas or thoughts! We love hearing from our members and community. Also feel free to share and tag us in your social media with any fun activities you discover!


We hope that this season finds you happy, fulfilled, and healthy. Warm hugs to you all!



Caitlin Wolff – Social Spaces Specialist


Emily Degallier – Interior Designer

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