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