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Self-Guided Nicollet Go Tours
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  • Nicollet is a place with a thousand stories, and we’d like to share them with you. Fun and free Go Tours show you another side of the city. These are self-guided tours that can be found below and taken at any time. Nicollet Architecture—learn more about Nicollet’s iconic buildings and the people who made them from architectural historian Richard L. Kronick Nicollet Design—get the inside story on Nicollet’s recent redesign from landscape architect Lisa Switkin (James Corner Field Operations) Nicollet Public Art—experience the city’s largest public art collection outside the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with artist/landscape architect/photographer Regina Flanagan Weird Nicollet—get the low down on Nicollet’s strange and storied past from urban geographer Bill Lindeke Find Go Tours on Soundcloud, izi.Travel or Tip Tour apps If you’re listening on your computer, then Sound Cloud is your best option. If you are lucky enough to be #OnNicollet, then simply download our free tour app: IZI.travel.
  • Location: Nicollet Mall
  • Tag(s): Downtown Events 
Sunday Drag Brunch
  • Saturday, 10:00am CST-12:00pm CST   Ical event icon
  • Each Saturday's drag brunch has a different theme. See them all here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/UNIONRooftop/events/?ref=page_internal
  • Location: Union Rooftop
  • Tag(s): Downtown Events  NightClub/Bars  Performance Arts 
Holidazzle
  • Saturday, 11:00am CST-10:00pm CST   Ical event icon
  • Get ready to enjoy a little North Country right here in downtown mpls. The mpls downtown council is excited to once again bring Holidazzle to Loring Park. As downtown mpls’s premiere holiday celebration, Holidazzle has delighted residents, visitors and downtown employees for years. In 2019, this tradition is bringing family-friendly programming to Loring Park and is free and open to the public. You and yours are invited to join in the festivities! This year, the Mpls Craft Market will be on site each day with new vendors throughout the run, so the shopping experience will be new from week to week. Also remember that Metro Transit is offering free ride passes on Saturdays from 11 am-10 pm, so download your pass at Holidazzle.com. Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1 Thursday, December 12 – Sunday, December 8 Thursday, December 12 – Sunday, December 15 Thursday, December 19 – Sunday, December 22 Thursdays from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Fridays from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. | Sundays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Plan your trip to Holidazzle today or just show up and enjoy the fun! Check out when you can visit Santa Claus, see our Holidazzle fireworks displays, and see our schedule daily entertainment below. Visit often, as we’ll continue rolling out more details on daily events! click here for more information.
  • Location: Loring Park, 1382 Willow Street, Minneapolis, 55403, United States
  • Tag(s): Downtown Events 
Mpls WinterSkate
  • Saturday, 11:00am CST-10:00pm CST   Ical event icon
  • Wells Fargo Mpls WinterSkate in Loring Park (1382 Willow Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402) offers you a chance to skate under the downtown Minneapolis skyline. Join us for one of Minnesota’s favorite winter activities. The skating rink will be open once again during the 2019-20 winter season beginning November 23 and running through the beginning of March. Skating on the rink is free, and complimentary skates are available during warming house hours on a first-come, first-served basis. Sizes and quantities vary. In the event of inclement weather (heavy snow or a combined temperature and wind chill of 20 degrees below zero), the warming house will be closed.  holidazzle hours Holidazzle operating hours – Nov. 29 – Dec. 22 Thursdays: 5 – 9 pm Fridays: 5 – 10 pm Saturdays: 11 am – 10 pm Sundays: 11 am – 7 pm daily hours of operation 2019-20 Warming House courtesy of CenterPoint Energy Hours are: Monday-Friday: 3-9 pm Saturday: 9 am-9 pm Sunday: 10 am-6 pm special holiday hours Dec. 24 (12-4 pm), Dec. 31 & Jan 1 (12-6 pm) Closed: Dec. 25   mpls school release dates 2019-20 Mpls WinterSkate hours on Minneapolis School Release Days: 12 pm-9 pm Dec. 26-28 Jan. 2-4 Jan. 21 Jan. 24-25 Feb. 15 Feb. 18
  • Location: Loring Park, 1382 Willow Street, Minneapolis, 55403, United States
  • Tag(s): Downtown Events 
A Christmas Carol
  • Saturday, 1:00pm CST-4:00pm CST   Ical event icon
  • A Twin Cities holiday tradition! A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with “Bah! Humbug!” until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. Through a restless night, the spirits show him happy memories from his past, cruel realities from the present and a grim future should he continue his cantankerous ways. Charles Dickens’ timeless tale continues to be a perennial favorite and holiday tradition that invites audiences of all ages to celebrate the merriment of the season with their family and loved ones.
  • Location: Guthrie Theater, 818 S 2nd St., Minneapolis , MN, 55415, United States
  • Tag(s): Downtown Events 
The Great Russian Nutcracker
  • Saturday, 1:00pm CST-3:00pm CST   Ical event icon
  • This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. The New York Times, “Hot Ticket!” Celebrate this cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Get tickets for the whole family now! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
  • Location: Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave. , Minneapolis , MN, 55403 , United States
  • Tag(s): Downtown Events 
The Band's Visit
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  • https://hennepintheatretrust.org/broadway/
  • Location: Orpheum Theatre
  • Tag(s): Downtown Events  Theater 
Holiday Show - -$39
The Great Russian Nutcracker
  • Saturday, 5:00pm CST-7:00pm CST   Ical event icon
  • This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. The New York Times, “Hot Ticket!” Celebrate this cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Get tickets for the whole family now! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
  • Location: Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave. , Minneapolis , MN, 55403 , United States
  • Tag(s): Downtown Events 
DAN RODRIGUEZ — The All I Want for Christmas is Whiskey Tour
  • Saturday, 7:00pm CST   Ical event icon
  • ALL AGES | Ticketing$25.00
  • Location: The Cedar Cultural Center
  • Tag(s): Concert/Live Music 
J.S. ONDARA
  • Saturday, 7:00pm CST   Ical event icon
  • 18+ | Ticketing$20.00 advance | $22.00 door
  • Location: First Avenue, 701 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
  • Tag(s): Downtown Events 
J.S. ONDARA
  • Saturday, 7:00pm CST   Ical event icon
  • 18+ | Ticketing$20.00 advance | $22.00 door
  • Location: First Avenue
  • Tag(s): Concert/Live Music 
MASON JENNINGS
  • Saturday, 7:00pm CST   Ical event icon
  • ALL AGES | Ticketing$30.00
  • Location: The Fitzgerald Theater
  • Tag(s): Concert/Live Music 
Nicollet Lighting
  • Saturday, 7:00pm CST-11:59pm CST   Ical event icon
  • The Nicollet lighting system, including the Light Walk, Nicollet Lanterns and street light beacons, is a key architectural and experiential element of the new Nicollet. The Light Walk and Nicollet Lanterns bring light, color and movement into Nicollet Center, the busiest and most urban area of downtown. The DID routinely programs this system to support activation and operations on Nicollet. Check out our Lighting Events Calendar to find out which events are supported by our lighting system. If you are interested in requesting a lighting scene on Nicollet for a civic celebration or event, please refer to our guidelines. Along with these events, watch for more routine activities coming to Nicollet in 2018, including the Nicollet Makers Market, Street Show performances, the Hennepin County mobile bike library, and more. If you have ideas for activities #OnNicollet, please contact Lisa Middag.
  • Tag(s): Downtown Events 
A Christmas Carol
  • Saturday, 7:30pm CST-10:00pm CST   Ical event icon
  • A Twin Cities holiday tradition! A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with “Bah! Humbug!” until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. Through a restless night, the spirits show him happy memories from his past, cruel realities from the present and a grim future should he continue his cantankerous ways. Charles Dickens’ timeless tale continues to be a perennial favorite and holiday tradition that invites audiences of all ages to celebrate the merriment of the season with their family and loved ones.
  • Location: Guthrie Theater, 818 S 2nd St., Minneapolis , MN, 55415, United States
  • Tag(s): Downtown Events 
Jim Brickman
  • Saturday, 7:30pm CST-9:30pm CST   Ical event icon
  • Jim Brickman returns to Minneapolis this Christmas to wow the crowd with his uplifting, family-friendly, holiday concert tradition. The best-selling piano artist of our time, Jim Brickman and his special guests will dazzle audiences with holiday favorites, number one hits, vibrant vocals, laughter and joy in this bright, festive winter’s night celebration that the Dallas Morning News calls “Pure Entertainment.” Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
  • Location: Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Tag(s): Downtown Events 
MORBID ANGEL 2019 USA Sickness Tour
  • Saturday, 7:30pm CST   Ical event icon
  • 18+ | Ticketing$30.00 advance | $45.00 door
  • Location: Fine Line
  • Tag(s): Concert/Live Music 
Deadmau5
  • Saturday, 8:00pm CST-11:00pm CST   Ical event icon
  • Presented by: SIMshows Special Guests: TBA Saturday, December 7th 18+ Doors at 8:00pm // Show at 8:00pm
  • Location: The Armory, 500 South 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415
  • Tag(s): Downtown Events 
Holiday Show - $49
PKEW PKEW PKEW
  • Saturday, 8:00pm CST   Ical event icon
  • 21+ | Ticketing$12.00
  • Location: Turf Club
  • Tag(s): Concert/Live Music 
DEATH TO THE DECADE — featuring the jams & gems of the 2010s
  • Saturday, 10:30pm CST   Ical event icon
  • 18+ | Ticketing$10.00
  • Location: First Avenue
  • Tag(s): Concert/Live Music