December Event Lineup
December is a magical time to visit Eagan – bright holiday lights around every corner, Santa sightings every weekend and joyous events to celebrate the spirit of the season. So grab a cup of hot cocoa and start planning your December to remember!
Now – December 22 // Loring Park, Minneapolis
Holidazzle is a downtown Minneapolis free holiday destination located in Loring Park that features ice skating, music, movies, fireworks and fun for all ages!
Holiday Events at the Zoo
Now – December 31 // Minnesota Zoo
Enjoy the season with Santa, reindeer, and holiday fun for the whole family. Special holiday weekend events, breakfast with Santa, Adult Chill Out, carolers, holiday crafts, camps, and more.
Indoor Market Fest
December 7 and December 21 // 10am – 1pm // Eagan Community Center
Shop local this winter and visit your favorite Market vendors inside at the Eagan Community Center. Approximately fifteen vendors will be featured weekly with free samples and time to visit one on one about their products.
Visit Santa and his Reindeer
December 7 and December 14 // 10am – 12pm // Twin Cities Premium Outlets
In between checking off your shopping list, join Santa and his reindeer at Center Court outside Market Hall at Twin Cities Premium Outlets. Don’t forget your camera!
December 8 // 12pm // U.S. Bank Stadium
December 23 // 7:15pm // U.S. Bank Stadium
December 29 // 12pm // U.S. Bank Stadium
Watch the Minnesota Vikings take on the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears at their state-of-the-art stadium in Minneapolis.
Old Fashioned Holiday at Holz Farm
December 8 // 12pm – 3:30pm // Holz Farm Park
Gather the family and celebrate the holidays 1940’s style with an old fashioned holiday experience at Holz Farm. Bundle up with warm winter gear and enjoy a winter hayride, live reindeer, bonfire, cookies, cider and making magic reindeer dust.
Skate the Star at Mall of America®
December 14 – February 2 // Mall of America North Entrance
Mall of America invites you to Skate the Star! Bring your friends, family + coworkers to skate at the MOA north entrance around the iconic star sculpture.
Santa and his Reindeer
December 14 // 2:30pm – 4:30pm // Central Park Commons
Come see Santa and his reindeer this holiday season at Central Park Commons!
Ugly Christmas Sweater at Bald Man Brewing
December 21 // 7pm – 10:30pm // Bald Man Brewing
Wear your ugliest sweater and get ready to rock with singer and guitarist Jeff Loven all night long!
Friday Football Feast
December 27 // 9am – 12pm // Buffalo Wild Wings, Eagan
The Friday Football Feast goes down at Buffalo Wild Wings in Eagan thanks to Coors Light! Come out and see PA and Charch as they broadcast live and gear up for the Chicago Bears!
December 28 // 3pm and 8pm // Xcel Energy Center
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group will be bringing its highly anticipated Christmas Eve and Other Stories Winter Tour to Xcel Energy Center this month.
New Year’s Eve Family Event
December 31 // 9am – 12pm // Eagan Community Center
Celebrate at this family-friendly New Year’s Eve Event. Dance to music by JPS Entertainment, capture your memories at the Mirror Me Perfect Photobooth, play in the Blast, catch a movie, and enjoy the beach ball drop at noon!
Family New Year’s Eve Party
December 31 // 5pm – 8pm // Lebanon Hills Visitor Center
Celebrate all things winter with candlelight ice skating, walking, hiking and snowshoeing. Hang out at the A-frame, warm up with crackling bonfires. Stay for the FAMOUS ball drop at 7:59 PM. 1,000+ candle luminaries!
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