Holidazzle returns to Loring Park on day after Thanksgiving

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Holidazzle will return to Loring Park in Minneapolis for the second year in a row, starting the day after Thanksgiving.

The longtime Minneapolis holiday tradition moved to Loring Park in 2015 due to the construction on Nicollet Mall. The 2016 Holidazzle will run Thursdays through Sundays starting on Friday, Nov. 25 through Friday, Dec. 23.

There will be an outdoor skating rink again this year, as well as the Wolf and Moose exhibit, which is designed to remind people to “care for the earth and one another in the midst of the holiday season,” according to a statement.

Admission to the Holidazzle will be free.

Holidazzle activities

Fireworks displays: Holidazzle will have fireworks displays each Friday at 6:30 pm

Santa visits: Meet and take photos with Santa Claus

Movie nights: Two outdoor movies will be played each weekend, including; Miracle (Nov. 25), Miracle on 34th Street (Nov. 27), Home Alone (Dec. 1), A Christmas Story (Dec. 4), Elf (Dec. 8), Happy Feet (Dec. 11), Serendipity (Dec. 15), Frozen (Dec. 18), Ice Age (Dec. 22) & A Charlie Brown Christmas (Dec. 23)

Free ice skating: The Wells Fargo Minneapolis WinterSkate will be open seven days a week plus during all Holidazzle hours and includes the Warming House courtesy of CenterPoint Energy.

Kids zone: Holidazzle 2016 will have a kids zone with activities that offer creative opportunities that let kids build, navigate a haybale maze, participate in yard games and more.

Local musical performances: Musical performances from local groups, community bands and choirs will provide entertainment throughout this year’s Holidazzle. 

A full schedule of Holidazzle events can be found here