Christmas City 2016 & Military Appreciation

November 13, 2016


While the weather in Duluth at this time of year can be frightful, this year it is simply delightful with warmer than usual temperatures.  For those of you who like the great white outdoors, no need to fret.  We will have plenty of snow soon enough, you can bet.  Despite the lack of snow there is still so much to do and see for the holiday season.  Here are just a few holiday reasons.

With Veteran’s Day in November, ZMC Hotels salutes all the men and women serving past and present with some great deals – just for them!  ZMC doesn’t just spend one day honoring our military, they spend all week November 13 – 19.  We invite you to visit the military page for all the deals and specials from hotels to dining to attractions to retail and so much more.  We humbling thank you for your service!

The Christmas City of the North parade is Friday, November 18.  This is always a great time for adults and children alike. This year the postal service will be collecting the letters to Santa along the parade route.  They will be towards the end of the parade with Santa on his sleigh.  Be sure to write your letter early so it can be collected!

Everyone will delight in the Pepperkakebyen Gingerbread City Duluth.  This is sponsored by the Duluth Son’s of Norway and is open to the public November 18 and then is open Saturdays and Sundays only until December 11.  This is a FREE event and we are sure you are going to just love it!

Also, the weekend of November 19 – 20, the Arrowhead Chorale will present their Autumn Concert at the Depot.  And of course, everyone’s favorite, Bentleyville USA will open this weekend and will remain open through Christmas, weather dependent.  Come and enjoy some hot cocoa and a cookie and see all your favorite holiday characters, include Mrs. Claus, Santa and his reindeer.

Santa and his reindeer come to Fitger’s beginning November 25, Saturday and Sundays only, and will there until they need to head back to the North Pole to get ready for Christmas Eve.  You may also join Santa for Breakfast at Midi’s on Saturday mornings.

Duluth has a very special experience to offer you for the holidays beginning November 25.  The Christmas City Express train ride will delight even the most scroogiest of people.  Riders board at Fitger’s and take the ride to the Duluth Depot where they enjoy holiday displays and a reading of the book. They also get time with Santa and receive a very special gift before they board the train for the return trip.

Beginning December 1 and running through December 18, the Duluth Playhouse presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  The Playhouse always does a spectacular job with performances and there is never a bad seat in the house!

This holiday season can be full and fun for you and your family when you visit Duluth this season.  The Edgewater will be decorating in the style of Whoville from the classic Dr. Suess tale.  We also provide transportation to and from Bentleyville on the weekends – save yourself any hassles with parking by staying with us!