Holiday Activities in Stillwater, Minnesota

Historic Stillwater, Minnesota is the perfect winter getaway, offering plenty of activities to get you in the holiday spirit! Listed below are just a few of the events that Stillwater and the St. Croix Valley has to offer.

Saturday, November 20th – Sunday, November 21st

Victorian Christmas at the Historic Courthouse

Enjoy champagne, cider, appetizers and desserts donated by area caterers while strolling through the beautifully-decorated courthouse and grounds. Costumed volunteers and vendors add to the holiday atmosphere as guests visit booths filled with high quality arts and crafts. Live music fills the air, a holiday exhibit is open and guests may visit the old county jail. Tickets are $25.

For More Information, Please Visit Washington County Historic Courthouse.

Saturday, November 20th – Sunday, November 21st

Event at Rose Floral & Greenhouse

Rose Floral’s annual Holiday open house. Refreshments, door prizes, live music, face painting, kid’s activities, discounts on Christmas merchandise.

For More Information, Please Visit

Friday, December 3rd, 5:00-8:30pm

Afton Candlelight Stroll, Horse & Wagon Rides

Candlelight skating in the park, romantic horse & wagon rides, strolling Christmas carolers and torchlight shopping. Visit the unique shops of Afton for special discounts, free gifts and treats. Enjoy wine sampling at The Afton House Inn, live music and specials at Sail Away Cafe or a free chair massage at Calla Lily Day Spa. Squire House Gardens is offering free appetizers and holiday decorating tips.

For More Information, Please Visit

Friday, December 3rd, 4:00-9:00pm & Saturday, December 4th, 11:00-5:00pm

Art on Main: Stillwater’s Fine Art Walk

Stillwater’s Fine Art Walk showcases Stillwater’s fine art scene including new and hidden treasures. An artist reception will be held at each location on Friday, featuring one or more artists as well as refreshments. Enjoy and appreciate the growing art scene in Stillwater, with its diverse galleries and recognized artists. Location include: Gallery 310, Parrot Art Sanctuary, Mart Jo Van Dell Studio, Alesci Furniture Gallery, KMK Designs/KMKostumes, Stillwater Art Guild Gallery.

For More Information, please contact Scott Zahren at 651.351.0262

Saturday, December 4th

Stillwater’s Twinkle Parade

Last year over 1,000 people gathered to carol down Sam Bloomer way to the Gazebo where Santa arrives on the fire truck. A great community event! This year two vending booths will be added, one for hotdogs and snacks and one for light-up hats to purchase. Free hot chocolate, coffee and cookies will be served.

Sunday, December 5th, 1:00-5:00pm

Christmas Tea and Historic Homes Tour

18th annual tea and tour of 6 Bed and Breakfasts decorated for the holiday season, with live music, fine food, and beverages. Order tickets through the Aurora Staples Inn, 651-351-1187. Tickets are only $29.95 each, and can be ordered by phone or on-line,

Friday, December 10th – Sunday, December 12th

Winter Scenes: Valley Chamber Chorale

A weekend of holiday concerts that look at unique aspects of Christmas and winter. Featured with the choir will be the sounds of Sarah Grudem on harp, David Livingston on recorder, and the narration of David Horstmann. The Historic Courthouse provides the perfect location.


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