Did you know Halloween is the second most expensive holiday for consumers, behind only Christmas? Yep. Didn’t think so. In fact, the National Retail Federation said the average person is expected to spend more than $75 on decor, costumes, and candy.
Target plans to hire about 70,000 seasonal workers for the holiday shopping season, down about 20 percent from a year ago. The discounter is aiming to be more efficient in its hiring practices.
A Minnesota business that’s brought Christmas cheer to families for years is in jeopardy. Bob Kendall’s five-year-old reindeer bull, Claus, was shot and killed two weeks ago. Claus was the head of Kendall’s reindeer clan, and would spend the holiday season in huge outdoor Christmas displays alongside the family’s other animals. “Claus was…very sincere, and he’s very loving and he always will come up to you because he always wants his apple,” Kendall said. He recalls the fateful day he found Claus.
The State Fair is still a week away, but stores are already thinking ahead to winter. From the decorations to the seasonal hiring, the holidays are trending earlier and earlier each year. Michael Hagie, owner of the 50th and France boutique Gather, said inquiries for holiday gifts started months ago.
Tiny Puppy vs. Giant Polar Bear in THE SMACK DOWN!
Two New Competitors start out the New Year Of Smack Down!
On a sleepy Apple Valley street just a few miles West of the Minnesota Zoo, is one of the Twin Cities’ finer holiday light displays — a spectacular show of color and motion, all synchronized to its very own radio station.
More than likely, you now have a gift or two that you’re not so sure about. If you’re hitting the mall or trekking to the post office to return a present, you may want to keep some common gift return pitfalls in mind.
What is it about Christmas that brings us back to childhood?
Christmas can be one of the loneliest days of the year for those without friends and family.
Many of us will have Christmas gifts on their minds tonight or tomorrow morning. So we thought about an age-old question that deserves a few answers this time of year.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was busy Monday with travelers flying in just in time for Christmas, and the loved ones waiting for them
Christmas shopping sales aren’t expected to be as good as retailers had hoped, but lots of shoppers out Monday might make up some of that difference.
For one Twin Cities family, Santa Claus came a little ahead of schedule, but only because he’d lost his way and needed some directions.
It’s Christmas Eve and many procrastinators still have some shopping to get done. Malls and shopping centers in the Twin Cities have been packed this holiday shopping season.