Minnesota Has Its Very Own German Christmas Market And You’ll Want To Visit

Being home to the world’s first modern shopping mall – Ridgedale Center – plus many other small stores – not to mention the Mall of America – Minnesotans really don’t have to search too hard to find great Christmas gifts for their loved ones. But sometimes, it’s nice to shop in a more festive environment. That’s where Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt comes in. This German Christmas market is the perfect place to get into the holiday spirit, and maybe pick up a few gifts, too. It’s a fun way to celebrate Christmas in Minnesota

Will you be going to this German Christmas market? Do you have any other favorite holiday markets in Minnesota? What are some other fun ways to celebrate Christmas in Minnesota? Let us know in the comments below! Looking for more Christmas fun? Visit these Christmas tree farms in Minnesota.

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Address: Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt, Minnesota 7, Excelsior, MN, USA
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November 06, 2022

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