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Christmas in Excelsior – Experience the Magic, December 2, 9, & 16

Excelsior Minnesota November 16th 2017: Today more than ever many of us are longing for an old fashioned Christmas. One filled with community, horse drawn carriage rides, carolers, the town tree lighting, Santa and a cup of hot cocoa. The City of Excelsior wants to share the magic of Christmas in Excelsior.

Snuggled up against Lake Minnetonka the historic village of Excelsior provides a picturesque backdrop for the Christmas many dream about. A charming historic main street blends seamlessly with modern day amenities.
There is truly something for everyone in the family in downtown Excelsior.  You have your choice of cozy spots for a mug of hot cocoa to carry with you as your stroll down Water Street searching for the perfect holiday gift from one of Excelsior’s many local small business.

During the month of December Excelsior retailers and the Excelsior Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce are hosting special Christmas in Excelsior events on Saturdays.

The festivities kick off with:

December 2nd
9:30am Excelsior Firefighters and Excelsior Real Estate Kid's FREE Movie at the Dock Cinema in Excelsior. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the ICA Food Shelf.

12pm-4pm: See historic Excelsior on a whimsical horse drawn wagon. Board the wagon at Gary’s First Class Car Care on Water St.

5pm-7pm Enjoy a delicious old fashioned Chili Dinner at the Excelsior Masonic Lodge with a special visit from Santa. Be sure to bring your camera. There is no cost for the dinner thanks to the generosity of Excelsior Downtown Retailers sponsoring the dinner. Donations are being accepted for the ICA Food Shelf, which will be matched by the Minnesota Masonic Charities. 

5pm-7pm: Gather your favorite people and board a white, horse drawn carriage for a picturesque ride down the streets of Excelsior. Board at Gary’s First Class Car Care.

7pm-8pm: Stroll over the the Excelsior Town Tree Lighting on the corner of Water St. and 19.

8pm: Enjoy an ALL AGES After Party at the the Excelsior Brewery Excelsior Brewing Company.

December 9th   AND December 16th

10am-2pm: Enjoy a cup of cocoa with Santa at the Excelsior Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center at 37 Water Street in Excelsior. Kids will have fun creating a holiday craft piece with our friends and volunteers from Kinderberry Hill Development Center from 10am-Noon. Bring your camera for photos with Santa!

12pm-4pm: See historic Excelsior on a whimsical horse drawn wagon. Board the wagon at Gary’s First Class Car Care.

2pm-4pm: Enjoy and even sing along with Christmas Carolers as they serenade holiday shoppers up and down Water St. in Excelsior.