Holiday Activity Takes Over Downtown

Yearly tradition brings merriment to Maple Grove.

Every year, Maple Grove residents find themselves drawn to Main Street for the annual Sparkle Parade and tree lighting ceremony. This year, residents are encouraged to share holiday cheer before the night of pizazz. Bring your child or grandchild to breakfast or lunch with Santa Claus, and allow them to share their secret Christmas wishes, have their faces painted and complete crafts, all while you enjoy the photo opportunities. During the day, folks can head over to the Arts Center to check out an art boutique and enjoy some tea. Take your chances at a raffle offering several prizes.


Breakfast with Santa, 8:30-10 a.m., $4 for breakfast pastries, fruit, juice or milk.

Lunch with Santa, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $6 for pizza, pop and cookies.

Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road; 763.494.5985; space is limited, bring your own camera.

Art Boutique and Tea, 10 a.m.-noon, free.

Maple Grove Arts Center