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Christmas in Minnesota gets all of us out to celebrate and enjoy winter activities. Doing our Christmas gift shopping online is how we free time to spend with those we love.   Christmas vacation ideas in Minnesota include winter festivals and Minnesota ski resort getaways.

Christmas In Minnesota

I have celebrated Christmas in Minnesota every year of my life. Many of my favorite memories are of family holiday gatherings and Christmas traditions. I can recall one that  was not a white Christmas; most were "snow-globe" perfect.

One year many from our family spent Christmas in our northern Minnesota "deer camp" cabin.

We scouted the woods nearby for the perfect Christmas tree and all joined in cutting it down and dragging it back to the cabin.

We spent the evening making traditional tree decorations including popcorn and cranberry strings and paper snowflakes. 

A fire in the wood stove, hot chocolate, and the rustic setting all contributed to the best Christmas ever.

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Homemade Minnesota Christmas

Christmas in Minnesota

Do you like to make some of your Christmas gifts? Here are a few ideas:

Christmas Food Gift Basket: Treats and recipes to stuff a Christmas basket.

Christmas Appetizer Recipes: These easy and tasty appetizers are perfect tidbits for your Christmas party or family gathering.

Christmas Wreath Ideas: Perfect Christmas wreaths to keep or give.

Homemade Gifts in a Jar are simple gifts you can make with items you may have right at home.

Chocolate Christmas Gifts are high on my list!

Here are a few more Christmas Pages to enjoy:

Christmas Post Cards Learn how to create your own personal holiday greeting card.

Christmas gift shopping online is how we now choose to free up more time for meaningful time with those we love.

Christmas Festival of Lights: Dozens of places all across the state to enjoy holiday light displays and festivities.

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Traditional Minnesota Christmas Recipes

Christmas in Minnesota Recipes

The population in Minnesota is increasingly diverse, however when the Christmas season arrives, those who claim a Scandinavian heritage often get the rest of us to at least try some of their Christmas recipes. Lutefisk and lefse is a traditional Minnesota Christmas meal that everyone should experience at least once!

We're often asked if a white Christmas in Minnesota is guaranteed. The answer is "yes...but...." It's a near certainty that there will be snow for Christmas in the northern part of the state with the probability of Christmas snow lessening to about sixty percent for the southern parts of the state. 

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Christmas Vacation Ideas

If you are planning to visit Minnesota for the holidays, here are some Christmas vacation ideas.

Almost all lodging is available year round. Beautiful winter vacation destinations can be enjoyed in all parts of Minnesota.

Minnesota Vacations are just as much fun in a Minnesota winter!

A white Christmas in Minnesota is the perfect setting to enjoy outdoor fun from a long list of winter sports. Children who found new ice skates, sleds or skis under the tree can't wait to get out and use them.

During the entire Christmas season we take every opportunity to enjoy displays of lights and the festive atmosphere. Main streets in almost every town are decorated with bright lights; Christmas concerts, parades and other celebrations add to the joy of the season. You can enjoy a Christmas festival of lights in many parts of the state. 

Minnesota winter festivals bring us together to celebrate our communities, the season and the joys of family and home. 

Need more winter vacation ideas?

Minnesota Hotels and B&Bs provide cozy lodging for your Christmas getaway.

Just of Few of the Many Celebrations of
Christmas in Minnesota

Christmas In Minnesota
  • Holidazzle Village in Downtown Minneapolis
  • Macy's Annual Holiday Show
  • Christmas at Northwestern College
  • Christmas at the American Swedish Institute
  • Performances of the Nutcracker, Handel's Messiah and other traditional Christmas offerings at locations all around Minnesota.
  • Bentleyville Festival of Lights in Duluth
  • Christmas Tour of Homes in Wabasha
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If you want to travel for the holidays our best Christmas vacation ideas include coming to Minnesota for the food, the snow, and the festivities. You will love it.

We have lots of other interesting information about winter in Minnesota and the winter sports you can enjoy during your Christmas vacation.

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