Taking her last parade route down Nicollet Mall, Mary Marion still remembers her first Holidazzle 20 years ago. “I started out as what they called an ambassador, a pacer, and it was primarily to get some extra holiday money,” Marion said. In her fifth year on the job, she met her husband, Marty. “I popped out of what was the Princess and the Pea float one night, and he goes ‘Hey, you want to go out for a turkey sandwich afterwards?’” she said.
As we get ready for the weekend, we want to help you get ready too. Everyone is getting in the holiday spirit, and you can do the same with these weekend events. Here are some ideas as we are Working for the Weekend.
Friday night marked the beginning of the end of downtown Minneapolis’ Holidazzle parade, and WCCO-TV was there to capture the luminous celebration. Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello emceed the parade’s opening night, which coincided with the official lighting of the WCCO Weather Watcher.
It’s one of the most family-friendly events of the holiday season, and it kicks off on Friday as the annual Holidazzle parade kicks off in downtown Minneapolis. It’s a bittersweet year as it will be the final season of the Holidazzle in Minneapolis.
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Despite the snowstorm that hit the Twin Cities metro on Sunday, the Holidazzle parade went on as planned Sunday night in downtown Minneapolis. And one Twin Cities man couldn’t have been more relieved that it went on.
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WCCO employees, friends and family all suited up and had their chance to shine during the Holidazzle Parade on Nicollet Mall Thursday night.
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One of the most popular winter attractions of the holiday season is starting Friday night in downtown Minneapolis.
The annual Holidazzle wraps up its 20th season with parades down Nicollet Mall Saturday and Sunday nights.
Saturday’s snow became a glittering backdrop as Matt Echols asked his girlfriend, Kathryn Morris, an important question at the Holidazzle Parade.
The twentieth anniversary of the Holidazzle Parade kicked off Friday night in downtown Minneapolis, and the weather was so nice you didn’t even need to sit in the “hot seat.”
See all of WCCO’s coverage of Target’s twentieth Holidazzle Parade.
The Target Holidazzle kicks off its 20th season of parades through downtown Minneapolis Friday night.