Breakfast with Santa Presented by Tavern on Grand
Join us for Breakfast with Santa from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Tavern on Grand. Pancakes will be provided and you will have the opportunity to meet Santa! Please bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots! Tavern on Grand is located at 656 Grand Avenue.
Visit Santa's Reindeer Presented by Frattallone's Ace Hardware
Meet a member of Santa's reindeer team at Frattallone's Ace Hardware East Grand Avenue location. You can visit the reindeer between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Frattallone's will also have Christmas trees and holiday decorations for sale!
Fire Truck Rides Provided by the Vulcan Krewe
There will be free fire truck rides provided by the Vulcan Krewe from 10:00-11:00 a.m. The rides will start and finish at Dixie's on Grand, 695 Grand Avenue. This is a great way to experience Grand Avenue and meet members of the Vulcan Krewe!
Art at Ramsey Presented by the Artists Circle
Art at Ramsey is a Juried Holiday Art Fair of quality fine crafts and fine art. It is is sponsored by Highland/Macalester/Groveland Community Education in cooperation with Artists’ Circle, a non-profit art organization promoting fine crafts. Stop by Ramsey Junior High between 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to see and purchase some beautiful arts and crafts.
Participate in a Grand Avenue tradition and help us crown the People's Choice Winner! Vote for your favorite soup below. From 12:00-3:00 p.m. you can sample delicious soups at the following businesses:
|Whole Foods Market||30 Fairview Avenue|
|Frattallone's Ace Hardware||1676 Grand Avenue|
|Everest on Grand||1278 Grand Avenue|
|Lexington Restaurant||1096 Grand Avenue|
|D'Amico & Sons||975 Grand Avenue|
|Billy's on Grand||857 Grand Avenue|
|Wild Onion||788 Grand Avenue|
|Brasa Rotisserie||777 Grand Avenue|
|Saji-Ya||695 Grand Avenue|
|Dixie's on Grand||695 Grand Avenue|
|Tavern on Grand||656 Grand Avenue|
Free Trolley Rides
What better way to experience all of Grand Avenue than by trolley? FREE trolley rides will be provided from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. You can hop on or off the trolley at a bus stop between Dale & Cleveland. Our trolleys are presented by: Penzeys Spices, SUBWAY, Whole Foods, Oilerie St. Paul, Grand Hand Gallery, Coulee Bank & Keller Williams Realty-Odd Couple Team.
Enjoy the music of the Elizabethan Syngers from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. In addition to their performances each summer and fall at the Renaissance Festival, the Elizabethan Syngers are recognized as an excellent ensemble for the holiday season. They will be meandering the Avenue!
Join St. Paul's United Church of Christ's Evensong Ensemble from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. inside of Victoria Crossing. The group will perform holiday music for all to hear!
Tree Lighting Ceremony Presented by Charlemagne Fine Jewelry
Join us at 5:00 p.m. for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. This will take place at Charlemagne Fine Jewelry, which is located at 1262 Grand Avenue. Enjoy music, refreshments and the community spirit of the season as the Grand Avenue tree is lit. Thank you to the following businesses for donating treats: SUBWAY, Whole Foods Market, Vita Nutrition, Wuollet Bakery and D'Amico & Sons.