My last post about Anni-birth-mas traditions neglected to mention our trip downtown to the Holidazzle parade. We tried to go last year, but the weekend we had planned to go was the same weekend that we got 16 inches of snow.
Our first Holidazzle was just what I had hoped when I heard about the concept of a winter parade in downtown Minneapolis. People lined the streets (and the skyways) waving glow sticks or drinking hot chocolate as the lights of the season danced down the street in front of us. What better way to celebrate winter? As you might imagine, we are huge fans of the St. Paul Winter Carnival as well. :)
Of course, this story from MPLS.tv of a suburban family going to see the parade only to say “Screw Downtown!” at the end is pretty hilarious. Maybe it’s not for everyone. :)
It was, however, for us. As was the kettle corn from the street vendor and the butterscotch pudding we indulged in later at Nick & Eddie.
Twin Cities residents, this weekend is your last chance to see the parade until next year. It’s a cool 35 degrees outside, and you can ride Metro Transit for free from 4 to 8pm. Have fun and don’t let winter get you down!