GRAND MEANDER

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 10AM – 5PM

    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.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR THE FAMILY

VISIT WITH SANTA

Santa makes his annual visit to Grand Avenue. He will be stopping at a number of stores along the avenue. Tell him your wishes and bring an unwrapped new toy to donate to Toys for Tots. 

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.

PETTING ZOO

Come down to Frattallone’s Ace Hardware to pick up your Christmas tree and bring the kiddos to meet a bunch of furry friends at their petting zoo!

LOCAL ART FAIR

 

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. 

SALVATION ARMY

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

More activities

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