WEEKAWAY: Bloomington, Minn. gears up for holiday transformation

When the holidays arrive in Bloomington, the city transforms to help everyone get in the mood to share in celebration. People of all ages can delight in the spectacles that the city has to offer throughout the holiday season—including the best shopping destination in the nation. 

Santa at Mall of America

As you begin your early holiday shopping, you can stop off to see Santa Claus appearing at Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America. Santa will be bringing along his nine live reindeer, which will be quite a sight for the kids (and excellent photo opportunity for parents).

A Christmas Carol

The classic Charles Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, “A Christmas Carol,” is coming to the Guthrie Theater from November 14 to December 29. This wonderful story can brighten your holiday season and encourage the spirit of giving.

Holiday Music Festival

If you cannot get enough holiday music, you will not want to miss Sounds of the Season at the Holiday Music Festival taking place at the Mall of America throughout the month of December. An array of holiday-themed performances will be featured on stage, and you might even bring your own musical ensemble to play on the Rotunda and share your favorite songs of the season.

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