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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby Nick » June 21st, 2014, 9:58 am

http://www.startribune.com/local/minnea ... 66471.html
Holidazzle to be replaced with Christmas marketplace

The Holidazzle parade marched down Nicollet Mall for the last time in December, but the holiday celebration will return as a European-style marketplace.

Steve Cramer, Downtown Council president, said Friday that the council hopes to reinvent Holidazzle as a shopping, eating and entertainment experience centered on Peavey Plaza.

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I had this idea!

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby John » June 21st, 2014, 12:04 pm

Um , maybe they should also think about renovating the plaza now ???

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby Aville_37 » June 21st, 2014, 10:44 pm

Saw the idea of a holiday market coming. Personally - I liked the idea of the Holidazzle Parade and agree that it's too bad the city can't do both, at least have the parade 1 night as a final hurrah. Still - like the idea of a market too - hopefully they can get Peavey renovated and open the sunken pool area for ice-skating again with lots of lights on the trees, glogg, etc. Make it really festive - choirs, etc.

During the days of the Holidazzle, the malls/stores downtown should have offered deals before/after the parade to keep people downtown and shopping instead of simply offering a free heated seat by spending $100=+ dollars somewhere.

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Holidazzle Market

Postby grant1simons2 » November 6th, 2014, 10:10 am

http://www.holidazzle.com/news_article/ ... _id=234208

More news on the Holiday Market. Looks like it's basically a tiny pop up fair with German beer

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby Silophant » November 6th, 2014, 10:17 am

An unlimited season pass for the Minneapolis Holiday Market can be purchasaed at the gate for between $3-6.


I see they're not backing down on making it unsuccessful.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby mullen » November 6th, 2014, 1:32 pm

grant1simons2 wrote:http://www.holidazzle.com/news_article/ ... _id=234208

More news on the Holiday Market. Looks like it's basically a tiny pop up fair with German beer
the carousel is a great idea and i can see this drawing families.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby seanrichardryan » November 7th, 2014, 7:28 am

Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby TroyGBiv » November 7th, 2014, 9:27 am

Boy they made sure that the chain link fence was prominent in this rendering... If they were smart they would try to get a sponsor so that it was free... the pay to enter thing is so UN-Minnesotan! It just rubs people the wrong way. For christ sakes it is the holiday... let the children see Santa...

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby Didier » November 7th, 2014, 9:49 am

Isn't the assumption that the entrance fee is in part to keep undesirables from loitering around?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby HiawathaGuy » November 7th, 2014, 9:53 am

I think it's 1st to help cover the costs of the whole production, with keeping loiterers out being a 2nd.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby SixOneTwo » November 7th, 2014, 12:14 pm

Isn't the fencing a requirement given that they are serving alcohol?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby mullen » November 11th, 2014, 10:32 am

Didier wrote:Isn't the assumption that the entrance fee is in part to keep undesirables from loitering around?
so it's a seasonal pass, one time fee. in that case i don't have too much issue with it then.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby grant1simons2 » November 20th, 2014, 12:37 pm

http://www.holidazzle.com/news_article/ ... ferrer_id=

Good progress and good to know there will be free events. Also glad that they're going with a one time charge for the entire time the event is going on.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby Aville_37 » November 20th, 2014, 8:45 pm

$3/weekeday, $6/weekends? I still am not a fan of paying a fee, especially since the city paid a bunch of money to go towards this and then you will likely be spending money on drinks, foods, etc. once in. I think they should've designed a commemorative pin that you purchase that gets in you like a season pass. I know it would be an added expense to make, but makes more sense to me...at least you get something. How are they going to track that you've already paid when you go back a second, third time, etc.? So if you go for the first time during the week and pay $3 then you have to spend another $3 when you go back on that first weekend?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby mullen » November 21st, 2014, 7:28 am

they'll probably give people some sort of proof of admission. season pass or whatever. it looks pretty cool. ryan companies is coordinating the construction. seems as if there will enough free things to bring people down. so that reindeer pen will be right on the mall, not in the fenced off market area it appears.

chicago's chirstmas market is free admission.
http://www.christkindlmarket.com/about-us/

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby Didier » November 21st, 2014, 9:52 am

Aville_37 wrote:How are they going to track that you've already paid when you go back a second, third time, etc.?
I hate to be an optimist, but don't you think the organizers would have thought of this?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby Aville_37 » November 21st, 2014, 11:29 am

I had a general question. Didn't assume they didn't have a plan. Thinking I am going to stop posting/responding on this site. It's an ok site to check into once in a while to find some real information about projects but most of the time people have snarky remarks about other's posts. Also seems like there are "certain" people who post all the time who are the only ones others respond to. Typical MN clicky.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby LakeCharles » November 21st, 2014, 11:42 am

I agree that this site can get snarky at times (me included) but I don't think Didier's response was really that big of a deal. Anyway, I hope you stay. The more people who leave because they don't like snark, the more snarky and insular this site will get.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby David Greene » November 21st, 2014, 12:11 pm

That trend should tell us something.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Postby Didier » November 21st, 2014, 1:05 pm

I guess I don't really understand why that post would make you leave this site.


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