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, visit 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
Plan your list for Santa! He’ll be waiting to hear your requests and pose for a holiday photo. Abbott Paint and Carpet 10am-11am, Kinderberry Hill 11:15am-12:15pm & inside Escom Properties at 867 Grand Ave 1pm-2pm.
CAROLERS & MN BOYCHOIR
Enjoy the festive sounds of the season with the Elizabethan Syngers 10am-12pm and the angelic voices of the MN Boychoir 1pm-3pm at various locations along Grand Ave.
SOUP TASTING CONTEST
The famous Grand Avenue Soup Tasting Contest returns! This year Bap & Chicken, Billy’s on Grand, Colossal Cafe, Crisp & Green, Dixie’s on Grand, French Meadow, Iron Ranger, The Lexington, and Saji-Ya flex their tummy-warming soup skills to see who is the best on Grand. Go visit our Facebook Page during Grand Meander to vote for the People’s Choice Award and let your voice be heard.
VULCAN TRUCK RIDES (11AM-2PM)
Rides start at Dixie’s – 695 Grand Avenue. Join the St. Paul Vulcans for a ride on their fire engine! Courtesy of St. Paul Vulcans and Dixie’s.
PETTING ZOO (10am-2pm)
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
St. Paul United Church of Christ is hosting an art show featuring beautiful hand crafted work from over 40 artisans for sale. Children’s activities from 10am-2pm.
The Salvation Army Bell Ringers line the avenue with merriment and cheer.
Art at Ramsey (10am – 5pm) – 1700 Summit Avenue A juried holiday art fair organized and run by artists for artists. Artists’ Circle promotes art and fine craft in St. Paul.
Trolley Rides from 10am-4pm with MN Wild’s Nordy (Joining from 11am-1pm)
Sing and dance and create art! Activities and celebration are happening at the Gather Here event at 1659 Grand Avenue from 11am-3pm. Sponsored by PIPartpopup, High Winds Fund & Macalester College.
In-store events and samples, for more information click here