Minneapolis Holidazzle preps bigger beer garden, giant wolves and fireworks

“Enjoy all the activities and programs, we have more this year than we ever had before.”

Edgar Linares
November 16, 2018 - 8:04 pm

By Edgar Linares


Preparation for this year's Holidazzle in Minneapolis' Loring Park are underway featuring hundreds of local vendors.

“First of all it’s free,” said Holidazzle spokesperson Mark Remme. “Enjoy all the activities and programs, we have more this year than we ever had before.”

Some of the fun events include fireworks on Saturdays, musical performances, a free outdoor skating rink, outdoor movies and of course, Santa will be there every night. Holidazzle officially opens on Black Friday and runs through December 23, every Thursday to Sunday.

For people looking for an adult beverage go to the Fulton Beer Garden where you can try their special beer the Holidazzle Proper Porter. It’s a coffee infused porter that Remme says has a great taste.

“The Fulton Beer Garden has expanded a little bit this year,” said Remme. “We’ve had such demand coming in over the course of Holidazzle the last couple of years; we actually expanded it 20 feet.”

Remme says they’re bringing back a fan favorites the interactive wolf and moose. They are giant lighting exhibits attached to bike pedals that can move.

Holidazzle is fun for children of all ages and abilities with their kid zone featuring an obstacle course and their new interactive exhibit called “The Thwing”.

“There are four swings that are kind of in a square area, and there’s a middle piece. And as the swings happen the middle piece moves,” said Remme.

On Friday nights, they will also have some specialty s’mores with all kinds of flavors located near the kid zone.

Organizers have also dug up some items from the Minneapolis Super Bowl last February, the football snow globe for selfies and free sleigh rides around the park that were popular during the big game.

By Edgar Linares

If you plan to come on Saturday, Holidazzle has teamed up with Metro Transit and is offering free rides on light rails and buses.