Christmas

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Excelsior's Christmas market is canceled due to COVID restrictions

An online festival is planned and will include Father Christmas and a llama-cam.

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ValleyFair the latest to introduce drive-through holiday lights display

The announcement follows similar events planned in Duluth and at the State Fairgrounds.

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Socially-distant Santa Claus comes to Cabela's

Beginning Saturday, Santa will be at Cabela's in Woodbury, Rogers and Owatonna

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Starbucks' red cups and holiday drinks return Friday

The coffee chain is giving away free reusable collectible holiday cups on Friday.

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This year's British Arrows Awards will be an online 'Greatest Hits' showcase

The Walker Art Center won't be holding the popular event in person due to COVID-19.

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Excelsior's annual Christmas market will be a socially distanced affair

Event organizers say it'll be one of the only places where kids can get up close with Santa because he'll be in a bubble.

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No Holidazzle at Loring Park this year as festive event goes virtual

The holiday event is going online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The best of the Target, Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart deals

The major retailers are holding major sales this week.

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Bentleyville transforms into drive-through for 2020

Roadways made from hardwood will allow visitors to drive through the light experience

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Weather looks pretty good for Christmas Day in Minnesota

Maybe some light snow or mixed precipitation for some.

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What's open and what's closed on Christmas Eve in MN?

Most stores and services will be running as normal, though many will close early.

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Watch: Savage Fire Department's unusual Christmas light show

The department is wishing local residents Merry Christmas in a different way this year.

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MN woman wins $1,000 job to watch 24 Hallmark Christmas movies

Entrepreneur Jasmine Stringer won a contest promoted by CenturyLinkQuote.com.

Will warmup threaten chances for a white Christmas?

Another cold start to the week but warmer days are ahead.

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Grinch decoration stolen from Apple Valley yard, appeal goes viral

Insert obligatory "Grinch Who Stole Christmas" pun.

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Holiday Train to make 25 stops in Minnesota Dec. 5-14

The First stop is in Rochester and the last stop will be in Elbow Lake.