The Top 5
Holiday Makers & Gift Bazaar
Maplewood Mall hosts various vendors, live music, prize drawings, signature cocktails, and of course, shopping at this Black Friday spending spree—literally. The first 250 shoppers to spend $250 will receive a Black Friday Survival Bag. Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. @ Maplewood Mall, 3001 White Bear Ave. N., St. Paul, maplewoodmall.com
Holiday Market At The Schmidt
Shop fine art and gifts from more than 40 local artists, meet special guests like artist Maggie Thompson, and wander Landmark Gallery’s “Sculpt, Weave, & Etch” exhibit at Schmidt Artist Loft’s holiday market. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. @ 900 West Seventh St., St. Paul, friedliarts.wixsite.com
This annual three-day celebration in the Twin Cities west metro promises a festive selection of German Christmas traditions, delicious treats, shopping, and sips. Bring the kids, too, because this family-friendly event caters to everyone—from the Sugar Plum Fairy-themed kids center to the adult-favorite Biergarten. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. along East Drive (adjacent to Excelsior Brewing Co. in downtown Excelsior), excelsiorchristkindlsmarkt.com
The Holiday Stroll
Dress warm for Pretty Little Red Wing’s 16th annual Holiday Stroll event—complete with magical Santa visits at the historic Sheldon Theatre, cookie decorating at Hanisch Bakery, horse-drawn wagon rides at John Rich Park, and Instagrammable photo ops with the world’s largest boot. Friday, 3-9 p.m. @ the intersection of Third & Bush streets in downtown Red Wing, redwingstroll.com
Small Business Saturday
Because when they prosper, so do we. This special shopping day was launched by American Express in 2010 in an effort to pull our community together to support small businesses. Join the #ShopSmall movement and get in on the nationwide momentum. Saturday, all day @ various locations, americanexpress.com
Feeling brave? Don’t miss these Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales on home furniture and accessories from retailers around the state.
Ashley Furniture || From mattresses to dining room furniture, you can get it all 50 percent off online. Now through Nov. 23, ashleyfurniture.com
Eight Sleep || Get $100 off smart mattresses and a free Amazon Echo Dot with your mattress purchase. Nov. 22-26, eightsleep.com
Forage Modern Workshop || Score 20 percent off online and in-store on a curated selection of trendy and vintage furniture and home décor items. Nov. 23-26, foragemodernworkshop.com
Home Depot || The more you buy, the more you save. Shop large appliances, flooring, tools, and more at major discounts. Now through Nov. 29, homedepot.com
Lowes || With 50 percent off custom blinds and shades, major savings on large appliances, and 25 percent off rugs and in-stock cabinets, you’ll find something worth saving on. Nov. 22-28, lowes.com
Macy’s || Score $50-150 off various Dyson vacuums and small kitchen appliances like air fryers, pressure cookers, and the infamous Instant Pot. Nov. 21-24, macys.com
Sears || Save more than $1,000 on a new Kenmore French Door Refrigerator or spoil a special someone with a discounted 320-piece Craftsman mechanic tool set. From 6 p.m. on Nov. 23 through Nov. 24, sears.com
Sotheby’s Home || You can get 20 percent off site-wide on consigned vintage and antique furniture, decorative objects, contemporary art, prints, and accessories using the code “CYBER2018”. Nov. 25-27, sothebyshome.com
Wayfair || Living room, bedroom, kitchen, and dining room furniture are up to 80 percent off through Black Friday. Now through Nov. 23, wayfair.com
World Market || Get 40 percent off all furniture. Now through Nov. 25, worldmarket.com
*All prices and sales are accurate as of time of publication.
And, of course, the most anticipated event of November:
It’s finally time to break out the festive serving platter, break in the new sofa, and most importantly, give thanks. Enjoy the holiday with your friends, family, and all the amazing people you cherish most. Happy Thanksgiving from the entire Midwest Home team to you!