The "Mini MN Christmas Market"

Remember when COVID hit and we were all faced with what it might look like if our local small businesses started going away? The Northern Lights Festival will include a mini market for those who value supporting local businesses and want their money to fight for kids waiting to be adopted here in Minnesota at the same time. Each weekend we'll have between 8-12 local businesses for guests to shop from in our pop-up market. What better way to get your Christmas shopping done than coming out to enjoy some food & drink while shopping local?

Here's a list of businesses who will be joining us this year and the weekends you can expect to see them there:

Weekend 1 (Dec. 2-4)

Weekend 2 (Dec. 9-11)

Weekend 3 (Dec. 16-18)

... And more to be announced later!

 7% of all shopping proceeds will be invested into Santa's College Fund, in partnership with local non-profit, The Urban Village

Santa’s College Fund is a scholarship that exists to remove financial barriers to higher education faced by many of our refugee neighbors living right here in Minnesota, through 4-year scholarships.

The Goal: To fundraise $420k of scholarships in order to have at least 30 scholarshipped students from refugee populations in Minnesota by 2026.

A special thanks to Schuler Shoes for being the Mini MN Christmas Market Sponsor. We are beyond thankful for your commitment to local businesses and charities fighting for kids throughout Minnesota over the years. 

Interested in being a part of the Mini MN Christmas Market at the Northern Lights Festival? Apply here.