MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Many of you will be finishing up your last-minute holiday shopping this weekend.

But if you are also looking for fun things to do with your family or out-of-town guests, we have you covered.


It is the final weekend to enjoy Holidazzle in downtown Minneapolis.

Thursday through Saturday, you can celebrate the winter wonderland with ice skating, shopping for local goods and sip and snack on Minnesota craft beer, roasted nuts, cheese curds and more in Loring Park.

Fireworks are Saturday night.

On Thursday night, you can watch the movie “Polar Express” under the stars at 7 p.m.

Santa At The Train Museum

Have a train-lover in your family? Take them to the Twin City Model Railroad Museum for Night Trains!

Every Saturday through February, the lights are turned down, the buildings and street lights come on.

This Saturday, Santa will be visiting the museum.

Bring your camera and tell Santa about the train you want for Christmas.

St. Nick Visits Nickelodeon Universe

Mall of America will be a fun place to take the kids this weekend.

On Saturday, guests are invited to Nickelodeon Universe to write letters to Santa or loved ones, color pictures and join a parade to drop off their letters to Jolly Ol’ St. Nick himself.

The Candy Cane Stroll takes place at 7 p.m.

Border Battle Fun

Finally, there are plenty of border battle watch parties Saturday night.

The Lookout Bar and Grill in Maple Grove has drink specials and free food at halftime.

A live band will start at the end of the game.

Skitzo Fonik will play until 1:45 a.m.