It’s time to start thinking about the next holiday, Christmas. This year, think food when it comes to gift giving. Dara dug into this a bit and shares her Top 5 Local Gift Shopping Destinations!
Two-year-old Lila has cerebral palsy and finds working with horses helps improve her mobility. Allie is a teenager who heard Lila’s story, and raised close to $3,000 to help pay for her horse therapy session. With Allie’s help, WCCO’s Aristea Brady was able to surprise Lila and her mom with the Christmas of their dreams. Watch the video above to see this heartwarming story of hope.
Holiday time is upon us yet again, and before the stress weighs you down, it’s a good idea to have a plan in place to help ensure that you’ll make it through the season with a smile.
From shipping your luggage to taking public transportation to the airport, we’ve assembled a few of our favorite tips for saving money on holiday travel. You don’t have to waste your whole holiday budget on getting home this year!
Alright, Singletons, it’s time to stop moping around feeling sorry for yourself for being single during the holidays. We have five reasons to celebrate your solo status!
Former Minnesota Orchestra conductor Eiji Oue is returning to conduct the orchestra’s locked-out musicians in a pair of holiday concerts. Oue will conduct the musicians on Dec. 14 and 15 in the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium.
James from Apple Valley and Anna from Sartell wanted to know: When did Black Friday start? According to BlackFriday.com, the term “Black Friday” was coined back in the 1960s, but it was really 1924 – the first year of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – that the day after Thanksgiving became the unofficial start to the Christmas shopping season. Early on, when the term was coined in 1961, it had a negative connotation because Philadelphia Police used it to describe the traffic jams and clogged sidewalks of that day. But, by the 1980s, the idea of the Friday after Thanksgiving putting the retailers back in the black (or profitable) started to take hold.
A late Thanksgiving means the shortest possible holiday shopping season, but a local survey shows Minnesotans will spend more. The University of St. Thomas just released a survey that says people will spend more than they have in the past 12 years.
Two people are charged with stealing nearly 2,000 spruce trees from county-managed forestland in northeastern Minnesota. Authorities say the two planned to sell the small trees and tree tops as miniature Christmas trees in southern Minnesota.
Former Minnesota Orchestra music director Eiji Oue will return to the Twin Cities to conduct the orchestra’s holiday performances of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite.” Oue was the director of the orchestra from 1995 until 2002.
More and more stores are announcing that they’ll be open on Thanksgiving, and some will even be opening earlier. It’s a phenomena some call the “Thanksgiving creep.” On Monday, Target announced they would open on 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving – an hour earlier than last year. Another hometown company, Best Buy, will open even earlier, at 6 p.m.
CBS has announced plans to broadcast two newly colorized episodes of the 1950s comedy, “I Love Lucy,” including the memorable grape-stomping episode and the rarely-seen “Christmas Episode” this coming Christmas holiday.
Halloween is next week. Thanksgiving is next month. And right after that, many of us will be opening holiday gifts from our loved ones. But first, we have to shop for them.
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.