The snow has started to fall and winter is upon us, but don’t despair! The holiday season is here, and Minneapolis really knows how to have fun during the winter holidays. Read on for a just a few of the holiday events and fun things to do in and around the Twin Cities this holiday season.
Holiday Favorites at Minneapolis Theaters
Holiday Pop-Up Bars
For the grown ups, holiday pop-up bars help you feel that Christmas cheer with lots of festive holiday cocktails drunk admidst over-the-top decor.
Mary’s Christmas Palace at Psycho Suzi’s is an annual Christmas extravaganza now in its fifth year. Holiday-themed cocktails like gingerbread white Russian or bourbon-spiked hot chocolate. Holiday-themed eats include nutmeg-spiced wings, tots with red and green sauce, a pizza loaded with Thanksgiving fixings, and a DIY cookie decorating kit. Mary’s Christmas Palace is open daily from October 1 through January 28.
Every year, Lawless Distilling partners with barware company Cocktail Kingdom to transform its tasting room into a dreamland of Christmas kitsch. Come for the garish holiday decor and grab a seat beneath the vast canopy of ornaments dangling from the ceiling. The festive cocktail menu has favorites from previous years, like the Christmapolitan — a cosmo riff with creme de flora, lime, anise, and rosemary — plus brand-new drinks, like a warm mug of chai spiked with whiskey and espresso liqueur. Miracle at Lawless runs daily from November 21 to December 31.
Every year, the crew transforms Excelsior’s Old Log Theatre, a 125-year-old log cabin, into a cozy, kitschy winter wonderland festooned with garlands, lights, and baubles. The theater’s restaurant, Cast & Cru, is serving drinks: Cozy up to the fireplace with a hot buttered rum, an eggnog white Russian, or maple pecan old fashioned. Wine, beer, and spirits are also available. The Jingle Bar is open from November 25 to December 23 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
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Holidazzle feature photo by Dusty Hoskovec Photography.