Not sure where the days have gone but we are behind in shopping and realized that we have yet to bring the kids to see Santa. Lucky for us there’s still a few days yet. We love the Midtown Global Market and discovered Santa’s going to make six jolly stops there. So have your kids make their list. We love to go there to eat, there’s enough variety that we can all find something. Not only can the kids visit with Santa there will be other fun activities happening.
Some Santa visits provide the opportunity for children and family members to support others in the community by participating in a variety of activities; from making crafts for others, to donating canned goods or warm winter wear. Guests will also be able to enjoy live music and participate in the Jingle Bell Parade around the Market.
These Santa visits are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website for Midtown Global Market
Midtown Global Market Santa Schedule
Friday, Dec. 13 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Visitors can make greeting cards to send to children in foster care with representatives from Doing Good Together.
Sunday, Dec. 15 1 – 4 p.m. Decorate grocery bags for recipients of meals from Open Arms.
Wednesday, Dec. 18 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wee Wednesday at the Market! Entertainment provided by Papa Siama and Auntie Dallas. Join the Jingle Bell Parade. The first 100 kids get free jingle bell sticks.
Friday, Dec. 20 4 – 8 p.m. Family Friday Night at the Market! Entertainment by the Roe Family Singers. In partnership with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Twin Cities, guests are encouraged to bring canned food, hats, socks or gloves to donate.
Saturday, Dec. 21 12 – 4 p.m. Saturday Sounds with Joel Shapira and Charmin Michelle
Sunday, Dec. 22 1 – 4 p.m. Pick up those last minute gifts for everyone on your list. Check out the vendors of Midtown Global Market’s “Last Minute Gift Gallery.” Enjoy hot cider and free candy canes. Kids can make their own gift wrap.
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Kristi is married with twin girls in high school. She grew up on a small dairy farm, but now lives in the southern suburbs of the Twin Cities. She enjoys finding free or thrifty things to do whether they are outings close to home or last minute adventures to far-away places.
Kristi can also be found enjoying estate sales, attempting to garden, volunteering in the wetlands or a favorite thrift store, or maybe just enjoying a good play in one of the many theatre venues in the area.