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Holiday Season

Celebrate the Holidays Downtown! Don't miss out on the local shops, Holiday Pop-Up Markets, The Christmas City of the North Parade, Bentleyville, Holiday Lights Contest, and more!

Listen to KOOL 101.7 December 6th through the 17th, 2021 for daily giveaways and extensive gift-giving ideas. Locally owned businesses have selected amazing items to be given away, just in time for Holiday gift-giving or as a gift for yourself. Take in the breathtaking color and lights this holiday season, and then listen to KOOL 101.7 to win.

Holiday Markets

Because gifts are better local...

This holiday season head downtown to our many amazing local shops! And check out the local Holiday Makers Markets happening December 4th and 5th at the DECC, Hoops Brewing, Zeitgeist, and the Holiday Center.


The Hillside Makers Market will be moving down to the Holiday Center!

Date: December 4th and 5th
Location: Holiday Center
Time: 10am to 4pm



Townsquare Media will be live broadcasting at the event from 10:30am to 12:30pm with DJ Chris Allen.

Sign up to win prizes from Eslabon Jewelers, Media USA, Townsquare Media, Lake Superior Magazine, and more!

Winners will be drawn on Monday, all participants must submit their entry by 12:30pm.

Shop Small Duluth, Zeitgeist, and the Greater Downtown Council welcome you to this two-day Holiday Popup Event.

A one-stop-shop for gifts and art that are locally handcrafted by these local vendors:



Warrior Printress Letterpress & Design
Luke Krisak Pottery
Kym Young Treats
Wax Journals & Zenith Tea
Tashia Hart
Chris Monroe
Lisa Lokken
VLAMM Hair Creme

Date: December 4th and 5th
Location: Zeitgeist Arts Atrium
Time: 11am to 4pm

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Support local this holiday season with a one-stop-shop, every Saturday! Browse the best seasonal and holiday items, made right here in Duluth - just like your favorite Hoops beer!

Vendors December 4th:
Happy Space Duluth
D Town Merch
YØR Beadworks
Mago Glass
Eagleview Metalworks
Leatherwork by Ty Warbuck
Clever Threads
NorShor Woodshop
Clay Creations by Carlie

Date: December 4th
Location: Hoops Brewing
Time: 11am to 3pm

**Hoops Makers Market is happening Nov 27th, Dec 4th, and Dec 11th**

The Duluth Winter Village is a free, two-day community event where local small businesses will sell their goods out of festive wooden cabins. In addition to shopping, visitors will enjoy food and beverages, campfires by the lake, live animals, carol singers, and more.

Date: December 4th and 5th
Location: Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Time: 10am to 5pm

The Depot Great Hall Marketplace

Date: December 18th
Location: St. Louis County Depot
Time: 10am to 5pm

Great Hall Market



Bentleyville opens each night at 5 pm – including all Holidays! – Bentleyville will open Saturday, November 21st and continue through Saturday, December 26th. We will be open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

November 20th – December 27th, 2021
Sunday – Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
Friday & Saturday 5 pm – 10 pm

Bentleyville is FREE – Bentleyville has free admission for all guests, as well as free hot cocoa & coffee, free cookies, free freshly popped popcorn, free marshmallows to roast, and free visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus! $10 per vehicle to park in the Bentleyville lots.

Want to know the best time to go? Check out their Crowd-O-Meter!


Jingle Bus

Downtown Duluth's Greater Downtown Council is once again offering a FREE shuttle service on Fridays and Saturdays to Bentleyville from Downtown and Canal Park!

The Canal Park Jingle Bus stop is at Buchanan Street near Canal Park Drive, while the Downtown Jingle Bus travels along Superior Street with stops at Greysolon Plaza, Holiday Center, and the Radisson Hotel.  Jingle Buses will have color-coded banners for each route and stops will be marked.  The service will be provided every Friday and Saturday night through December 18th. Buses run approximately every 10-20 minutes, starting at 5:00pm.

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Holiday Window & Lighting Contest

Vote for your favorite Holiday Windows to enter for a chance to win some amazing local prizes! The contest runs from November 19th to December 10th. Winners will be announced at the December 14th Downtown Perk with Mayor Emily Larson.

Ballots available at participating locations:


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CSL Plasma
106 West Superior Street
Townsquare Media
207 West Superior Street

Frame Corner
323 West Superior Street

Security Jewelers
307 West Superior Street
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PS Rudie
26 East Superior Street

A&L Properties
11 East Superior Street
Duluth Candy Co.
103 East Superior Street
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600 East Superior Street


Reimagined by T. Underwood
138 West 1st Street


Downtown YMCA
302 West 1st Street


Lester River Trading Company
28 North 3rd Ave West


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AICHO/Indigenous First Arts & Gifts Shop
202 West 2nd Street
St. Louis County Depot
506 West Michigan Street

Canal Park

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Duluth Pack
365 Canal Park Drive
Grandma's Saloon & Grill
522 South Lake Avenue
Lake Superior Art Glass
357 Canal Park Drive
361 Canal Park Drive

Lincoln Park

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Frost River Trading Co.
1910 West Superior Street

Chrismas City of the North Parade


The 2021 Holiday Season kicks off with The 63rd annual Christmas City of the North Parade!

Join us on November 19th as the Northland holiday tradition marches down Superior Street once again! The route starts near the Fitger's complex and extends through Downtown Duluth.

Spectators are welcome to line the street and watch the excitement once again!

This year the parade will be dedicated to the essential workers in our community who have stepped up and made a difference during the pandemic.

If you can't watch it in person, the parade will also be broadcast live on KBJR 6 and starting at 6:30om hosted by Dan Wolfe and Bonney Bowman!

Esquire Magazine listed Duluth as #3 on their 27 Best Christmas Towns to Put on Your Holiday Bucket List! With notable attractions like Bentleyville USA and Duluth Winter Village, we couldn't agree more that this is what Christmas magic looks like ✨


"Thousands flock to Duluth during the holidays to witness Bentleyville, a massive light display. The event is free to the public and runs through November and December. There's also a scenic train journey along Lake Superior, as well as a bustling Christmas village set up in front of the historic Glensheen mansion."