Arboretum all aglow for the holidays

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is getting into the holiday spirit. On Thursday night, they will light up their 25-foot poinsettia holiday tree and unveil their winter lights walking tour. The botanical-themed display is about a half-mile long and includes 14 vignettes. FOX 9’s Shayne Wells has a preview of the event. Winter Lights runs Nov. 22-Jan. 5, 5-9 p.m. (plus Dec. 23, daily Dec. 26-Jan. 5)

The Mall of America is getting a lot sweeter

There's another new eatery at the Mall of America. It's a name you might know already if you follow celebs like Drake, Mariah Carey and the Kardashians on Instagram. The Sugar Factory owes its success to creating 'wow' moments with their over-the-top drinks and desserts.

Christmas trees: Green isn't your only color option now!

One of the very first Christmas tree farms in the metro is still going strong almost 70 years later. Hansen Tree Farm in Anoka opens for the season on Saturday, November 23rd. And though it's been a family operation since 1952, they've had to evolve over the years.

Thanksgiving means pie!!!

Thanksgiving is under two weeks away, and whether you’re hosting or showing up at someone else’s house, the key to winning is the right pie. Pick up the best from local bakers, but do it soon! Stephanie March of Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine stopped by the Buzz with her top picks for the holiday season.

It's Give to the Max Day!

It’s Give to the Max Day meaning it's the perfect time to support a cause that's important to you. Every year raises millions for Minnesota non-profits and schools. Last year's big winner was the Second Harvest Heartland. The food bank turns this event into more than just a fundraiser. For the 3rd year in a row they organized a 24-hour ‘Pack to the Max’ event.

Sever's is your new holiday light destination

Sever's is known for its Fall Festival and now they'd like to become a holiday destination as well. They've added one-million lights synchronized to holiday tunes and the best part is you can take it all in from the warmth of your car.

The enchanting 'Night Trains' opens for the season

The magical world of the "Polar Express" has come to life at Twin City Model Railroad Museum in St. Paul. ‘Night Trains’ brings a winter wonderland to the make-believe town of Matlin. It’s an enchanting experience for kids and adults. The exhibit opened on November 2nd and runs every Saturday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 through the last Saturday in February.

Meet the animals of Farmaste

Tucked away in Lindstrom is a nearly 80-acre farm that's home to more than a dozen animals who are getting a second chance at life, after being rescued from bad situations. They get vet care and will live the rest of their lives roaming the pastures of Farmaste Animal Sanctuary. Over the past twelve months, nine of their residents required emergency veterinary care at the University of Minnesota. Because of those visits, their emergency vet fund is low. They have a 'Give to the Max Day' campaign to replenish that account. You can learn more at: