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Make Rand Tower Hotel Your Holiday Season Destination

Minneapolis is a remarkably charming destination for travelers on the move during the holiday season. Likely to receive fresh snow, bustling with festive and memorable events, and home to the Rand Tower Hotel — it has all of the makings for a luxurious and refreshing getaway. 

To help paint a more detailed picture, we put together this brief breakdown of why you should make the Rand Tower Hotel your holiday season destination. 

Holiday Cheer at Rand Tower Hotel

Enjoy the spirit of the season with Art Deco Era-inspired decorations and a grand tree display in our hotel lobby. Watch the historic Rand Tower in wonder as it displays its dynamic lights with a themed light show throughout the holiday season. Each night will honor the holidays in a special way starting at sunset on December 18th through January 1st.

  • Hanukkah Lights, December 18-26 
  • Christmas Lights, December 24-25 
  • Kwanzaa Lights, December 26- January 1 
  • New Year Lights, December 31- January 1

Also, be sure to check out our Holiday Ice Bar this December. Inspired by botanicals, greenery and feel-good earthy flavors, the Holiday Ice Bar will serve up signature warm and cold cocktails on Blondette’s beautifully-decorated outdoor terrace, complete with a retractable roof, fire pits, and complimentary blankets to cozy up with under the stars.


Whether you’re still tired from that Thanksgiving feast, or that year of hard work you just put in, ensuring a cozy and luxurious holiday vacation hotel room is paramount. To make things easy, you can just book a guest room with the Rand Tower Hotel to ensure luxurious comforts such as Malin + Goetz Bath Products and Turkish-cotton robes for your stay. Stylish Art Deco aesthetics, custom-made linens by Frette, and mobile check-in help too. 

Be sure not to wait too long to book your holiday season getaway to Minneapolis. This Advance Purchase special can save you up to 15 percent on these luxury accommodations when booked in time. 

Cuisine & Cocktails

Home to three distinct restaurants and lounges, The Rand Tower Hotel offers guests a versatile hub of the area’s best dining on-premises and in-room. Here’s where you can eat, drink, and be jolly: 


This lobby-level bar steps right up to the plate with French bistro dining from the mind of Minneapolis-based chef Daniel del Prado. From fresh-shucked oysters to its beloved Le MacDo Burger, it offers plenty to whet the palette. 


Located on the 5th floor of the hotel, this restaurant is new as of Fall 2022 and also features a menu created by del Prado. The menu features classic French dishes with fresh ingredients inspired by the Pacific Northwest. Your holiday dinners can get quite tasty here with options like poached lobster, seared scallops, charred leeks, prime rib, and more. 


An homage to post-prohibition cocktail culture, Miaou Miaou is an elevated cocktail lounge also located on the hotel’s fifth floor. Some of its French island rums offer a unique, tropical vibe that can complement your holiday celebrations perfectly. Of its many cocktails, the Moonglow is another great holiday pick, featuring mezcal, cherry, tamarind, and citrus. 

Local Shopping & Events

Travelers coming to Minneapolis this holiday season can also look forward to a wide range of local holiday events. Some that are highly anticipated include Holidazzle, the GLOW Holiday Festival, Nutcracker! Magic of Christmas Ballet at the Orpheum Theatre, The New Standards - Holiday Show at the State TheatreElf in Concert with the Minnesota Orchestra, and more. 

We invite our guests to venture out and explore the many seasonal activities and celebrations taking place throughout the Twin Cities each holiday season. Our Calendar of Events is filled with an exciting array of opportunities to create moments of joy. 

For your holiday shopping, there are few better cities to visit during this time of year than Minneapolis. Check out our guide to local shopping with tips on visiting places like The Mall of America and The Dayton’s Project.

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