GRAND MEANDER

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

Join us for Grand Meander, a St. Paul tradition that captures the charm of historic Grand Avenue and the cozy neighborhood spirit of the holidays! Choose your Christmas tree, have breakfast with Santa, hear carolers as they meander from store to store, and hop on a classic trolley and ride the length of Grand Avenue.

Grand Meander is a community event produced annually by the Grand Avenue
Business Association. All proceeds support beautification of the Avenue.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR THE FAMILY

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Santa makes his annual visit to Tavern on Grand (656 Grand Ave) from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a breakfast of complimentary pancakes. Tell him your wishes and bring a unwrapped new toy to donate to Toys for Tots. 

@Tavern on Grand

STROLLING CAROLERS

Enjoy a full day of music with carolers and musical performances from Decantus a capella ensemble and Elizabethean Syngers.

SOUP TASTING CONTEST

Restaurants compete for avenue bragging rights for best soup. Participating restaurants offer free samples. 

VULCAN TRUCK RIDES

Join the Saint Paul Vulcans for fire truck rides along the avenue. Hop on at Dixies on Grand.

WINDOW DECORATING

The Grand Avenue Business Association is pleased to host the 2018 Holiday Window Decorating Contest.  Grand Avenue businesses are transforming our charming neighborhood avenue with creative, whimsical, and possibly snow-covered windows and displays.  

TWO LOCAL ART FAIRS

Summit Avenue Artisan Festival at 900 Summit Ave hosts more than 30 artisans and children’s activities. Stop in for their legendary Pot Pies for lunch. 

Art at Ramsey located at 1700 Summit Avenue is a juried holiday art fair of fine crafts and art. Sponsored by St. Paul Public Schools Community Education in cooperation with Artists’ Circle. 

SALVATION ARMY

The Salvation Army Bell Ringers line the avenue with merriment and cheer. 

More activities

Santa’s Petting Zoo at Frattallone’s

Craft make ‘n Take at Kinderberry Hill

Vintage Trolley Rides

Wooden spoon and cookie recipe give away at Bank Cherokee (while supplies last) 

Story time at Red Balloon

In-store events and samples

THANK YOU TO OUR HOLIDAY LIGHT SPONSORS