9 Festive Things to Do on Your Christmas Vacation in Minnesota 


Embrace winter wonder in Minnesota! From Christmas markets to dazzling light displays and holiday train rides, the state offers festive delights for all.

One of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is to visit a Christmas market, where you can find local crafts, food, and gifts. 

Shop at a Christmas Market 


Nothing says Christmas like a stunning light show. Minnesota has some of the best light displays in the country, such as Bentleyville in Duluth.

View Local Christmas Light Displays 


You can hop on the Christmas City Express on the North Shore Scenic Railroad and enjoy a storybook ride to Duluth.  

Take a Ride on a Holiday Train 


Minnesota has many farms where you can choose and cut your own tree, such as B&J Evergreen, Krueger’s Christmas Trees, or Revak Nursery. 

Pick Your Own Christmas Tree 


If you’re in the mood for some entertainment, you can catch a holiday show at one of Minnesota’s theaters.  

Watch a Holiday Show at a Theater 


One of the most magical things to do in Minnesota is to visit the Ice Castles in New Brighton. 

Wander Through Ice Castles 


The Holidazzle Village is a festive destination in downtown Minneapolis, where you can enjoy ice skating, fireworks, Christmas choirs, and more. 

Visit the Holidazzle Village 


The Glensheen Mansion is a historic estate in Duluth that is decorated for the holidays with over 25 Christmas trees.

Tour the Stunning Glensheen Mansion 


Bentleyville Tour of Lights is one of the nation’s largest free walk-through light displays, with over 5 million lights spread over 20 acres.  

Walk Through Bentleyville Tour of Lights 


Next: 9 Top Places in the US to See the Northern Lights This Winter

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