Although we’ve seen only a few snowflakes, the holidays are just around the corner. I was really hoping winter wasn’t quite here and the holidays were months away. Yes indeed, sooner than later. It also means, mark the calendars for upcoming holiday and winter events.
This Saturday, November 23rd, is the Rice Park Tree Lighting event. The lights typically stay lit until mid March although I don’t see a final date on the website this year.
Additional information about the event:
Everyone and anyone—all ages are welcome. This is a great event to invite your neighbors, friends and family to attend.
The Grand Opening of Rice Park powered by Xcel Energy—the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season in Minnesota’s capital city. Attendees of this free event will witness downtown Saint Paul come to life with all the magic of the season as the holiday tree is lit. The event will also feature music, photo opportunities, fireworks and more.
Saturday, November 23: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
4 p.m.: Minnesota Dance Collaborative on the Rice Park Stage
5 p.m.: Teddy Bear Band on the Rice Park Stage
6 p.m.: Opening ceremonies and speeches
6:30 p.m.: Holiday tree lighting and fireworks show
379 St. Peter Street | Saint Paul, MN 55102