Family Outings MN

Are you looking for something to do this weekend?

Minnehaha Falls
Springbrook Nature Center
Animal Feeding
Saturdays 10:00 a.m
This is your chance to see predator prey relationships in action.  All of our exhibit animals are fed live food in front of your eyes.  At the end of the feeding program, you will get the chance to meet one of our program animals.  Feeding typically lasts 45 minutes.  There is NO CHARGE to attend.

Springbrook Nature Center – 100 85th Ave, Fridley

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

NOON YEAR’S PARTY WITH TWIN CITIES ROAD CREWVisitor Center12/31/201410:00 am

A family event so popular, we’re doing it twice! Ring in the “Zoo” year during a special Noon Year’s Celebration on December 31 & January 1. Join us for dancing, music, fun and games hosted by the Twin Cities Road Crew! We will have craft making, special animal enrichment, giveaways, and a countdown to noon with hundreds of beach balls dropped from the ceiling. 

Go to…Winterskate
Cost: Free
Location: Rice Park in Downtown St. Paul
Open: November 29 – January 1

Visit Saint Paul, the City of Saint Paul, and Xcel Energy invite you to experience Rice Park powered by Xcel Energy, downtown Saint Paul’s winter holiday destination. Downtown Saint Paul’s historic Rice Park transforms into an enchanting winter wonderland.

Rice Park powered by Xcel Energy captures the spirit of the holiday season with a tree as tall and bright as the iconic Rockefeller Center tree in New York City. The gigantic tree in Rice Park will be lit 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 2013 – 2014 tree will be lit with 15,000 energy-efficient LED lights. The park will sparkle with millions of twinkling lights, classic Nutcracker and angel statues, and other holiday décor.

Skate With Santa
Andover Community Center
15200 Hanson Blvd. NW
Andover, MN 55304 

Anoka Tree Lighting Ceremony

On Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, from 4-7 p.m., plan to visit River Plaza (City Hall – 2015 1st Avenue North) to experience the excitement of the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting with bonfires, holiday music, Santa shack, and more.  Here is the schedule: 

4 pm – Lighting of the Bonfires 

4 pm – Festive holiday music sets the scene 

4-7 pm – FREE-Horse drawn trolley rides 

4-7 pm – Food vendors serving up goodies!               

4:15 pm – Santa Claus ARRIVES!! Mrs. Claus will be there too!

4:15 pm to 6:45 pm – Visit Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus in the Santa Shack (FREE)

5:50 pm – Welcome from Anoka Mayor-Phil Rice

5:59 pm – C-O-U-N-T-D-O-W-N to the Christmas tree lighting

6 pm – Christmas tree lighting

4-7 pm – Bonfires and music continue along with horse drawn trolley rides.

For more information call the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce at 763-421-7130 or visit  


Macy’s Santaland at Macy’s Downtown
700 On The Mall , Minneapolis, MN
Nov 22 – Dec 23

Take in the magical, animated display of “A Day in the Life of an Elf,” telling the story of Santa’s elves as they prepare for Christmas! Then, visit Santa and tell him all your wishes! Have your picture taken with the man himself!


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