Travel Packages Showcase Unique Holiday Happenings in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ — From brilliant lights to glistening icicles to one-of-a-kind travel packages, Minneapolis shines this holiday season. And, there’s an online guide to help visitors explore it all.

No matter your style, Minneapolis has something to offer this holiday season. A one-stop shop for holiday travel, Minneapolis’ holiday website — http://holidays.minneapolis.org/ — offers travel packages featuring timeless holiday entertainment and a world premiere art exhibition

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular brings high kicks, tap dancing and dazzling stage effects to Minneapolis. Amazing audiences with their precision, the Rockettes will perform to exclusive holiday music. (A family four-pack of tickets is just $99.)

The newly expanded Walker Art Center will debut its Andy Warhol exhibit, Supernova, Nov. 13. Featuring works that center on postwar consumer culture, the exhibition will tour the U.S. after its run in Minneapolis. Visitors can find downtown hotel deals packaged with exhibition tickets on Minneapolis’ holiday website.

The classics

Minneapolis bursts with holiday traditions that are can’t-miss events for visitors. Light-soaked floats and characters march down Nicollet Mall during the free 14th annual TCF Holidazzle parade. Watch the parade from an above skyway or bundle up to watch along Nicollet Mall.

A classic story told in a classic space, the Guthrie Theater will put on its 31st annual performance of A Christmas Carol for the last time in its current location. The Tony Award-winning theater will move to a new three- theater complex on the Mississippi River in June 2006.

Cinderella comes to life in a larger-than-life walk-through storybook display at Marshall Field’s. The free annual holiday auditorium display, along with Santa and a kid-size shop, can be found on the 8th floor of the downtown store.

Shop til’ you need a nap

Light rail transit connects downtown Minneapolis to the largest shopping complex in the country, offering an amazing array of options for holiday shoppers. Trying to do it all can leave shoppers looking for a way to replenish. A new store in the Mall of America has the perfect solution — a nap center. The newly opened MinneNAPolis features themed rooms for shoppers to rest up and get back to some of the best shopping around.

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