For the Kids

Oktoberfest and Halloween Fun at Heidi's GrowHaus!

Heidi's GrowHaus celebrates Harvest and Halloween in one, free, family-friendly Oktoberfest event on Saturday, 10/28, from Noon - 4:00 PM. Pumpkin-carving contests with prizes, pumpkin bowling games, live music, food and drink from the Strudel Haus food truck, and ongoing food fermentation, preservation and cider-pressing demonstrations. Author Dawn Pape will present a pollinator puppet show at 3:00 PM. Heidi's GrowHaus is located at 7555 Country Road 116, Corcoran, MN  55340. Phone: 763-420-2909. 

Santa and Albert's Holiday Play at Bachman's on Lyndale

Albert the Elf has been admiring the skills of his favorite superheroes and is eager to become one himself! But when Super Rudolph - a popular Christmas toy and Albert's desired sidekick - is in high demand and short supply, Albert's superhero dreams are at risk. Will our favorite elf get everything he wants this Christmas, or give up on his dream and turn in his cape? For more than 30 years, it has been a beloved Bachman's tradition to host an annual holiday play. 

Macy’s Santaland

Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis transforms its eighth floor into a magical North Pole. Macy’s Santaland offers a magical walk through the elves’ workshop, the cozy home of Mr. and Mrs. Claus and the colorful holiday candy land. There are sweet treats made fresh from Mrs. Claus’ kitchen and a toy shop that makes holiday shopping convenient and fun. All ages. Free; photo packages $20-$60. 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Macy’s, 700 Nicollet Mall, Mpls; 612.375.2200; macys.com

Wells Fargo Winter Skate

Through December Skate outdoors in the middle of Saint Paul, right in front of the historic Landmark Center. All ages. $4 skate rental. 11 a.m.–4:50 p.m. Mon.–Thur., 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Fri.–Sat., 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Sun. Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St.; 651.292.3293; landmarkcenter.org

Arctic Fever Winter Festival

Enjoy a good Minnesota winter by getting active in Shorewood, Tonka Bay and Excelsior! Most events are free, and all ages will love to participate! Dog sled rides, horse drawn sleigh rides, snow sculptures, pizza party, Fat Tire bike race, human bowling on ice, and SO much more! Introducing winter yoga in 2017. Don't miss a thing! 

ZooBoo

Families and young children can interact with more than 200 live costumed characters around the zoo. Kids can go trick-or-treating and enjoy many other Halloween surprises.

Pumpkin Nights Comes to the Twin Cities

From the creators of The Color Run comes Pumpkin Nights, a one mile long walking path with 12 worlds of marvelous art and Halloween fun, lined with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins in larger than life displays. Launching in Twin Cities at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Friday, October 14, Pumpkin Nights will be open for 18 days until Halloween Day—Monday, October 31.

Birchwood Cafe's Poppin' Party!

Birchwood Cafe is celebrating its 21st Birthday this year, and we'd grin from ear to ear if you'd come celebrate with us!

We'll be roasting corn on the cob, popping popcorn, and passing out cupcakes all night! Plus there will be $2 kids root beer floats and $3 taps.

The party will be POPPIN’ on Saturday, September 17 from 4-8 pm. Bring your family and friends! Find more event details on the website or Facebook!

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