Holiday Happenings and Seasonal Celebrations

Let the spirit of the season guide you to Rand Tower Hotel in the heart of Minneapolis for an unforgettable holiday experience. Join us for the holidays and enjoy luxurious accommodations paired with memorable holiday offerings for you, your family, and friends to enjoy. Reserve your winter getaway with us and experience a new standard of high-end hospitality.

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. Ring in the New Year with creative dining options and our spectacular New Year’s Eve party at Miaou Miaou.

Be sure to check out our Holiday Ice Bar! 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, heat lamps and complimentary blankets to cozy up with under the stars.

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

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. 


Seasonal Celebrations In The Twin Cities

Winter Activities & Excursions

Ice Fishing, Ice Climbing, Snowshoeing, Dog Sledding, Snowmobiling, Curling, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating and more.


Holidazzle

November 25 - December 18

Watch in wonder as Loring Park is transformed into a winter wonderland; enjoy seasonal treats, a local market, carolers, interactive art exhibits, visits with Santa, and more.


GLOW Holiday Festival

November 23 - January 1

Immerse in holiday cheer as you walk through the display of over a million lights, special art installations, a marketplace and so much more.


European Christmas Market

Weekends, November 25 - December 18

The outdoor Christmas village is filled with holiday magic, activities, and plenty of handcrafted finds, Christmas ornaments and decor.


Winter Lights at the Arboretum

November 17 - January 1

Stroll the beautifully illuminated arboretum grounds at night with a walking tour. 


Christmas in Color

November 18 - January 2, 2023

This year, Valleyfair has assembled an incredible collection of millions of Christmas lights. It’s a drive-through display so you’ll be able to experience it all in the comfort of your heated vehicle. Don’t forget to tune in your radio to hear the synchronized music!


Nature Illuminated

A magical narrated journey through brilliant, oversized lit displays at the Minnesota Zoo. 


Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet

December 2 - December 3

This year, Valleyfair has assembled an incredible collection of millions of Christmas lights. It’s a drive-through display so you’ll be able to experience it all in the comfort of your heated vehicle. Don’t forget to tune in your radio to hear the synchronized music!


Give the Gift of Rand Tower Hotel

Treat friends and family to the gift of travel this holiday season. 

Gift Cards