• 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.


Santa's Arrival Ceremony
Thursday, November 9 5:30-7 PM
Rotunda and Nickelodeon Universe

Photos with Santa
November 10-December 24
Level 1, North Atrium

Salvation Army Big Brass Blast
Friday, November 17 7 PM

The Santa Experience
November 18-December 24
Level 1, next to Macy's; Level 3, next to Best Buy

Pet Photos with Santa
November 19, December 3, December 10 7:30 PM
The Santa Experience

Black Friday
Friday, November 24 5 AM

FlyOver America Holidays
November 24-January 2
FlyOver America

Holiday Tea with American Girl
November 26, December 3 3:30-4:30 PM
American Girl

Holiday Music Festival
November 26-December 26

Toddler Tuesdays: The Polar Express
Tuesday, December 5 10 AM-Noon

KS95 for Kids Radiothon
Friday, December 15 6 AM-6 PM
Sears Court

KS95 "Clouds" Choir for a Cause
Friday, December 15 6-7:15 PM

Toddler Tuesdays: Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Tuesday, December 19 10 AM-Noon

Salvation Army Celebrity Bell Ringer Day
Friday, December 22 9 AM-8:30 PM

Rock The Red Kettle
Friday, December 22 7-8:30 PM


Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
November 7-January 7

Triple Espresso
Ames Center, Burnsville
November 8-February 15

A Christmas Carol
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
November 14-December 30

Wells Fargo Winter Skate in Rice Park
Rice Park, St. Paul
November 18-February 11

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Ames Center, Burnsville
November 19

Gingerbread Wonderland
Norway House, Minneapolis
November 21-January 7

Loring Park, Minneapolis
November 24-December 24

Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake
November 25-December 3

Make Merry: Spirited Glogg Tours
American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
November 30, December 28, January 4

Rock & Roll Christmas Show
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
November 30-December 3, December 6-10

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration
Union Depot, Saint Paul
December 1

European Christmas Market
Union Depot, Saint Paul
December 1-3, December 8-10

Julmarknad Christmas Market
American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
December 2-3

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Holiday Flower Show
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, St. Paul
December 2-January 7

Continental Ballet Company Nutracker
Bloomington Center for the Arts
December 2-10

KDWB's Jingle Ball
Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul
December 4

Ole & Lena's Family Christmas
Ames Center, Burnsville
December 14

Nordic Julemarket
Utepils Brewing, Minneapolis
December 15-16

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets - Film & Concert
Minneapolis Convention Center
December 15-17

Nutcracker Fantasy
State Theatre, Minneapolis
December 15-23

Medalist Concert Band - Sounds of the Season
Schneider Theater, Bloomington
December 17

Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas
Ames Center, Burnsville
December 27

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul
December 30

Louie Anderson Live - New Year's 2017
Ames Center, Burnsville
December 31

New Year's Eve with Buddy Guy, Morris Day and The Time, and Dane Cook
Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake
December 31