7 Christmas Towns In Minnesota That Will Fill Your Heart With Holiday Cheer
By Trent Jonas|Published November 08, 2023
Trent Jonas came to Minnesota to attend college - and never left. He's a Twin Cities-based writer with a BA in English and a MFA in creative writing, a Minnesota Master Naturalist, and the proud father of two adult children. With more than a decade of freelance writing experience under his belt, Trent is often out exploring his favorite topics: Minnesota's woods, lakes, and trails. Rhubarb pie is his weakness, so discovering new diners is also a passion.
We in the Land of 10,000 Lakes are fortunate to have so many unique and charming small communities throughout our beautiful state. They all have something to offer, but when the holidays roll around, a few take their charm and kick it up several notches. These are what we’d call Christmas towns in Minnesota. And if you’re looking for some festive places to go for Christmas in Minnesota, this septet of communities is certain to push your holiday spirit meter over the top.
These are just seven of the best Christmas towns in Minnesota, and all are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. So what is the Christmas capital of Minnesota? I think it very well could be the capital city itself. Between Rice Park, the seasonal markets, and all the holiday events, St. Paul is a standout. Of course, Duluth is pretty hard to compete with for holiday spirit, especially with Bentleyville USA along its harbor front. Ultimately, what it all means is that we are fortunate when it comes to holiday cheer in the Land of 10,000 Lakes – there’s a lot to go around no matter where you are in the state!
And hey – when you’re doing your Christmas shopping this year, be sure to check out our holiday gift guide – it’s chock-full of presents perfect for the travelers in your life.
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