• Mall of America and Twin Cities Holiday Events

The holiday season in Bloomington and the Twin Cities involves more than just shopping. Spend time with family and friends as you enjoy the sights and sounds of the season at some of these winter events.


The Classic Nutcracker Preview
Saturday, November 19 Noon-4 PM

The Santa Experience
November 5-December 24
Level 1, next to Macy's; Level 3, West

The Big Ring: Breaking a Handbell World Record
Saturday, November 19 10 AM-1:30 PM

Pet Photos with Santa
Sundays, November 20-December 11 7:30-9 P.M.
Level 1, next to Macy's

Black Friday
Friday, November 25 5 AM

Cirque Dreams Holidaze Preview
Saturday, November 26 11:30 AM, 12 PM, 12:30 PM

Holiday Music Festival
November 27-December 23

Toddler Tuesdays: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical
Tuesday, December 6 10 AM

The Giving Tree
December 10-23
Macy's Court

Celebrity Bell Ringer Day and Rock the Red Kettle
Friday, December 16 9 AM-9 PM

New Year's Eve Moonlight Circus
Saturday, December 31 6 PM-Midnight
Nickelodeon Universe


Lantern Lit Holiday Glogg Tours
American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
November 11-January 7

Winter Light at the Arboretum
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
November 12-April 9

A Christmas Carol
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
November 16-December 30

Wells Fargo Winter Skate in Rice Park
Rice Park, St. Paul
November 19-February 1

Gingerbread Wonderland
Norway House, Minneapolis
November 22-January 6

Triple Espresso
New Century Theatre, Minneapolis
November 23-January 8

Loring Park, Minneapolis
November 25-December 23

Nordic Julemarket
Sons of Norway, Minneapolis
November 26

Straight No Chaser
Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis
November 27

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Holiday Flower Show
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, St. Paul
December 3-January 2

Mannheim Steamroller
State Theatre, Minneapolis
December 4

KDWB's Jingle Ball
Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul
December 5

Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Ordway Center, St. Paul
December 8-31

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone - Film & Concert
Minneapolis Convention Center
December 9 & 10

Handel's Messiah
Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
December 9 & 10

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul
December 10

Ole & Lena's Family Christmas
Ames Center, Burnsville
December 15

Nutcracker Fantasy
State Theatre, Minneapolis
December 16-23

It's A Wonderful Life in Concert
Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
December 17-18

Medalist Concert Band - Sounds of the Season
Schneider Theater, Bloomington
December 18

Jim Brickman - Comfort and Joy
Ames Center, Burnsville
December 29

Louie Anderson Live - New Year's 2016
Ames Center, Burnsville
December 31

New Year's Eve with Mario Lopez
Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake
December 31