Grand Meander

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Grand Meander is a St. Paul tradition that captures the charm of historic Grand Avenue and the cozy communal spirit of the holidays! Pick out your Christmas tree, have breakfast with Santa, hear carolers meander from store to store, and hop on a classic trolley and ride the 20-block length of Grand Avenue.

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Breakfast with Santa  — 8:30-10:30 am
Presented by Tavern on Grand

Join us for Breakfast with Santa from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Tavern on Grand. Breakfast includes 2 free pancakes and coffee, milk, or juice. Extra pancakes and sides can be purchased. There is no cost to meet Santa, but please bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots if you are able. Tavern on Grand is located at 656 Grand Avenue.

Visit Santa's Reindeer — 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Meet members of Santa's reindeer team between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Reindeer will be at:

Frattallone’s Ace Hardware (east), 650 Grand

Fire Truck Rides Provided by the Vulcan Krewe — 10:00 am-Noon

There will be free fire truck rides provided by the Vulcan Krewe from 10:00-Noon  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!

Carolers — 11:00 am-2:00 pm

A variety of Caroling Groups will be entertaining Grand Meander guests all along Grand Avenue

Santa on the Avenue — 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

There will be several places for Santa sightings, starting at the early morning Santa Breakfast at Tavern on Grand. Santa stops will be listed in the 2016 Grand Meander Guide. Pick up your at participating businesses.

Grand Area Art Fairs - 10:00 am-5:00 pm (unless otherwise noted)

Art at Ramsey Presented by the Artists Circle

A Juried Holiday Art Fair of quality fine crafts and fine art. This event is sponsored by Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education in cooperation with Artists’ Circle, a non-profit art organization promoting fine crafts.  This is the art fair’s 20th anniversary show. The Youth Art Fair, with local young artists, ages 10-18 will also return for its 9th year. Stop by Ramsey Middle School between 10am - 5pm (Youth Art Fair ends at 4pm) to see and purchase some beautiful arts and crafts. FREE to attend.

Mims Photography Art Show

Mims Photography at 1746 Grand and will be open from 10am-5pm. Click here for a full listing.

Summit Ave Artisan Festival

Located at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 900 Summit Ave, the show runs 9:00 - 4:00. See for more information.

Soup Tasting — 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Come out and vote for your favorite soup on Grand Avenue. Samples will be available at several locations. For a complete list of soup stops pick up the Grand Meander Guide at participating businesses.

Free Trolley Rides — 10:00 am-3:00 pm

What better way to experience all of Grand Avenue than on a historic 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 on Grand between Dale & Fairview.

Activities at Participating Businesses

Info to come this fall