5 Fun Things To Do Thanksgiving Weekend


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So you are together with family and friends this weekend but you just don’t know what to do.  This is the perfect list to get you going and make sure you have the best time possible this Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.

5. Keys Café & Bakery Good gosh if you have not done Keys Café yet, what are you waiting for?  While you are running around downtown Minneapolis you will get hungry and when you do get to Keys. The Keys Café philosophy is simple: memorable service and absolutely the best food … breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts created from scratch recipes “you grew up with”.

4. Guthrie Theater Named for founder Sir Tyrone Guthrie, the downtown theater is one of the nation’s most renowned and one of the city’s most beloved treasures. Having opened in 1963 with a production of Hamlet, the Guthrie Theater’s repertory company has made a name for itself with its highly praised balance of classical theater and avant-garde productions.

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3. Walker Art Museum
The Walker Art Center is a catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences. Focusing on the visual, performing, and media arts of our time, the Walker takes a global, multidisciplinary, and diverse approach to the creation, presentation, interpretation, collection, and preservation of art. Walker programs examine the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities.

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2. The Depot, in downtown Minneapolis, opens their beautiful indoor ice rink on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, and will be open for skating all Thanksgiving Weekend. Thanksgiving Day hours are 10 am – 9 pm. The rink opens at 10 am – 11.30pm daily during the rest of the weekend.


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1. The most famous Twin Cities holiday event, the “Holidazzle Parade”.

Holidazzle begins on the Friday after Thanksgiving and runs Thursdays through Sundays, culminating on Sunday, December 20. The event takes place in Loring Park and is open Thursdays & Fridays from 5 pm-9 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am-9 pm. It is free for all ages to enter, and you can enjoy the downtown skating rink, meet Santa Claus, watch holiday movies, listen to musical performances, and browse great local foods, beverages and merchandise items on site. For more information and a full schedule, visit


Be safe and have a great Thanksgiving weekend!


Top 5 things to do in Minneapolis Thanksgiving Weekend

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