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Holidays in the Twin Cities

If you’re in the Twin Cities area then you’ve heard of Valleyfair Park. With its rollercoasters, bumper cars, and the infamous Soak City Waterpark, you’re bound to have a summer you won’t forget. With temperatures starting to drop, the days of splashing around are over for 2021 but the fun is not. Bring your family and friends back for the winter months to enjoy some holiday cheer.

Insert Christmas in Color. This drive-thru animated light show is perfectly synchronized to holiday music that comes right from your radio. In the comfort and warmth of your car, you’re bound to see giant candy canes, snowmen, arched pathways, and much much more. On select dates starting November 19th and ending January 2nd (closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas) take a night stroll to enjoy a Christmas light show you don’t want to miss.

Do something different this year and enjoy the 1M+ lights while giving back to those in need. Christmas in Color takes pride in giving back to the community. A portion of all proceeds from the show will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help bring joy to Minnesota children facing critical illnesses. You can reserve your tickets by clicking here. If you’re a Valleyfair Season Passholder, get a special discount by logging into the Season Pass Portal.

Looking for other holiday fun in the area?

Saint Paul Winter Carnival
The Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation’s 136th Saint Paul Winter Carnival will run for 10 days – all day on weekends and evenings during the week. From Friday, Jan. 28 through Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, the festival will attract 250,000+ people from Saint Paul and beyond to celebrate winter in Minnesota. Landmark Center, located in the heart of downtown Saint Paul, the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, and businesses throughout the city will be venues for event festivities, which include ice carving competitions, family-friendly artistic and educational activities, and much more!

Saint Paul Winter Carnival Fire & Ice Run/Walk
The in-person NoK, 5K, and 10K will be held on Sunday, January 30th, 2022 at 8:30 am & 10:30 am. Join us for a beautiful run or walk past the Vulcan Snow Park and a wintry Minnesota State Fairground. REGISTRATION BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10th.

Holidazzle
A Minneapolis downtown holiday tradition that creates a community gathering place and holiday destination for people of all ages to come together and celebrate winter. Holidazzle focuses on featuring local people, places, and products that showcase the local food and art scenes, active lifestyle, local entertainers, and community groups that make our city and region unique and special.