Halloween is officially over, that means it is time to jump right into the Holiday season! It should come as no surprise that some people have some strange holiday traditions, but us Minnesotans, we may take the cake with some of our unique Holiday traditions. Most of the country won’t quite get these, but if you are from Minnesota, then you will know exactly what we are talking about.


A traditional Norwegian holiday dish, many Minnesotans enjoy eating and making this delicious dish as part of their holiday traditions. Making lefse is a typical Minnesota family tradition and the only thing better than making it as a family, is eating it once it is done!

photo c/o Cooking Channel

Shopping at the Mall of America

Alright, so most people go shopping at their local Mall this time of the year. But in Minnesota, this is taken to a whole new level. Locals get to enjoy shopping at the largest Mall in America.

Photo c/o Mall of America

Seasonal Drinks at Caribou Coffee

Starbucks may have the national market covered when it comes to seasonal coffee, but here in Minnesota, Caribou Coffee is king!

The Christmas Pickle

This German tradition seems to be catching on around the country, but it has always been a big part of Christmas here in Minnesota. Place a pickle in the Christmas tree and whoever finds it on Christmas morning gets an extra special gift!

photo c/o The Local


Who doesn’t love a good Christmas festival? While there are beautiful displays all around the country, there is none so wonderful as the Holidazzle parade! A massive community gathering to celebrate the Holiday and look on in awe at the beautiful lights and even a skating ring!

photo c/o Holidazzle

Bentleyville Tour of Lights

It is tradition around the nation to visit Holiday lights, but Bentyville takes to another level. This massive lights display is one of the most beloved Minnesota holiday traditions!

photo c/o Bentleyvilleusa

These are just a few of the unique holiday traditions that we love here in Minnesota! Now we want to know, what are your favorite holiday traditions?

Minnesota Holiday Traditions


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