Maybe you need to do some last-minute shopping this weekend, or perhaps you’re just looking for some family-friendly holiday fun. Whatever the reason, you can hop on the Northstar Holiday Train for FREE this Saturday, December 21st and take a ride to the European Christmas Market at Union Depot in St. Paul!
Take the Northstar starting at Big Lake station (it does stop at other locations; see below) and enjoy two hours of shopping, food, and seasonal entertainment for the whole family. The ride itself will be festive fun as Santa’s elves will be making an appearance on the train ride.
Here’s the schedule of stops:
- 2:40 pm – Big Lake
- 2:50 pm – Elk River
- 2:56 pm – Ramsey
- 3:01 pm – Anoka
- 3:05 pm – Coon Rapids
- 3:14 pm – Fridley
- 4 pm – Union Depot
- 6 pm – return trip leaves Union Depot
At the European Christmas Market you can shop for unique, handmade holiday gifts and decorations from local vendors, drink Glühwein (spiced mulled wine), and taste European inspired food and delicacies. On the 21st they’ll have an ice lantern demo as well as the King Boreas 83rd Knighting Ceremony (for the St. Paul Winter Carnival).
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Laura is a former high school English teacher turned avid deal shopper following the birth of her first child. Now she’s a work-from-home mom of six which keeps her plenty busy!
Laura grew up in southern Minnesota and has called the Twin Cities home for over fifteen years. On the off chance she gets some free time you’ll find her with her nose in a book, spending time with family and friends, or enjoying a hot cup of coffee.
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