Courtesy Holidazzle Village
Ice Rink at Minneapolis Holidazzle Village
Price point. For $90, San Franciscans can wander through the gourmet chef and fine art booths of the Dickens Fair and see a Victorian-era reenactment of A Christmas Carol. Minneapolis’s Holidazzle Village costs $6 for a season pass and features a holiday market, carousel, nightly choir, live band, real reindeer, story time, and more.
Old-world charm. When you go to a holiday market, you expect goods from around the world. New York City has three big holiday markets that offer just that. Chicago’s Christkindlmarket focuses on German goods and traditions. Minneapolis will have 30 huts with local and international vendors, plus a weekend showcasing diverse Twin Cities cultures through live performances and pop-up gift and food booths.
Other attractions. Like the tree in Rockefeller Center, but on a smaller scale, Minneapolis will have a tree-lighting ceremony, and winter fireworks on certain weekends. There will also be an interactive dog-sled exhibit, glass-blowing demonstrations, and a pop-up ice rink.
Deets: Open Nov. 28–Dec. 24 at Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis. holidazzle.com