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.
Holidays Under Glass concert series features a diverse line-up of our community’s performing artists, musicians, choirs, and orchestras. Each performance takes place at noon in the IDS Center Crystal court in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Plus, get your selfies with Santa every Saturday from 1 – 3 pm!
November 29 – Ballet Minnesota
November 30 – Nicole Carey with special guest Scot Froelich
December 2 – Katy Vernon
December 3 – Sarah Morris
December 4 – The Patrick Henry High School Band and Choir
December 5 – Pioneer Ridge Middle School Jazz Collective
December 6 – Anoka MS for the Arts Band, Orchestra, and Choir
December 7 – The Family Three
December 9 – Pistachio Singers
December 10 – Singers from the Minnesota Chorale
December 11 – The Spots
December 12 – FAIR School Downtown Band and Choir
December 13 – Minneapolis South High Pop Singers
December 14 – Freedom Jazz! Big Band
December 16 – Olson Middle School Choir and Band
December 17 – Lake Harriet School Band, Orchestra, and Jazz Band
December 18 – Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School
December 19 – Sanford Middle School Concert Band and Choir
December 20 – Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion School Choir
December 21 – Northeast Chorale
December 23 – Two Sons of Music
December 24 – Rebecca Kragness
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.