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Report: Winter Market Part Of New Holidazzle

We’re finding out some details about what’ll replace the popular Holidazzle parades in downtown Minneapolis this winter. The president of the Minneapolis Downtown Council, Steve Cramer, says there will be a winter market centered around Peavey Plaza.

06/21/2014

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Holidazzle Was More Than A Tradition For Local Woman

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.

12/21/2013

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Good Question: Reply All: Black Friday, Quarterbacks & Holidazzle Floats

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.

11/29/2013

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What Will Take Holidazzle’s Place?

Next year, it will only be a story to tell the kids. After 22 years, those storybook floats are going dark. This is the final season for the Target Holidazzle parade. The parade’s a lot to look at, especially if you’ve never seen it before. Friday’s parade was Alicia Harris’ first. “I heard it’s going to be my last, so sad,” Harris said. The news hit Claudia Fuglie especially hard.

11/29/2013

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ICYMI: Opening Night Of The Last Holidazzle Season

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.

11/29/2013

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A Look At Holidazzle History Before Final Season Starts

‘Tis the season to bundle up and head to the Holidazzle. This Friday marks the final season of the dazzling display of lights.

11/27/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Thanksgiving Weekend Alternatives

You’ve slept off the turkey, you’re not interested in battling crowds on Black Friday, but you have free time and possibly family and friends to entertain. What is there to do this weekend? Plenty. Here is just a sampling of events taking place around the state in the days after Thanksgiving.

11/25/2013

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Holidazzle Downsizing And This Year Will Be Its Last

A bright holiday tradition in downtown Minneapolis is nearing the end of the road. The Holidazzle parades have been running down Nicollet Mall since 1992 – the year Mall of America opened in Bloomington — with new competition for downtown retailers.

10/09/2013

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DeRusha Eats: Vincent A Restaurant’s Crepes

Holidazzle is a time for families to enjoy the downtown stores and restaurants. But one fancy local dining spot is selling curbside — and it’s a hit.

12/08/2012

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Preview Of Macy’s Eighth-Floor Holiday Display

When making your holiday plans, consider the kid friendly, annual Holiday Display on the 8th floor of the downtown Macy’s. This free, festive display is family fun that can easily be combined with a viewing of the Holidazzle parade or a little holiday shopping.

12/04/2012

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Morning Team Gets Into The Holidazzle Spirit

WCCO employees, friends and family all suited up and had their chance to shine during the Holidazzle Parade on Nicollet Mall Thursday night.

11/30/2012

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Winter Cold Arrives With Flip Of The Switch

Winter has arrived. The metro is dealing with a one-two punch of chilly winds and a dusting of snow.

11/23/2012

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In Case You Missed It: Target’s Holidazzle Parade 2012

See all of WCCO’s coverage of Target’s 21st Holidazzle Parade!

11/23/2012

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Best Holiday Travel Tips For People From Minnesota

For some, holiday travel can be time consuming and stressful. With a bit of planning, however, many travel headaches can be avoided entirely.

11/17/2012

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Final Holidazzle Parade A Special One For Mpls. Couple

The last Holidazzle parade of the season was particularly memorable for one Minneapolis couple.

12/18/2011

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