MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Union Depot in St. Paul is kicking off the festive holiday season Thursday night.

The Hub for the Holiday is opening Thursday with a European Christmas Market and “North Pole Express” train.

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On Friday, the experience will also include tree lighting ceremony and screening of the movie “Elf.”

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The Canadian Pacific Holiday train stops by next Friday.

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For more information on all the holiday activities, visit the Union Depot online.