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Global Holiday Gathering

December 3, 2022 @ 5:30 pm CST

Registration for this event is now closed. Please contact Anna DeWitt at adewitt@globalminnesota.org with any questions. 

International students and friends are invited to join Global Minnesota for a holiday celebration at the Union Depot and European Christmas Market in Downtown St. Paul. On Saturday, December 3 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, explore all the European Christmas Market has to offer including festive food, warm drinks, and local vendors selling handcrafted items in a traditional European market setting. The Union Depot’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will happen next to the European Christmas Market at 7:00 PM, accompanied by live entertainment. Admission to the Union Depot and European Christmas Market is free.

Want to stay past 7:30 PM? This is a great opportunity to explore Downtown St. Paul! Several other holiday-themed attractions are located within walking distance of the Union Depot and European Christmas Market. Starting at 7:30 PM the Union Depot will host a free indoor movie showing of “Elf”. Other options include the Glow Festival located at CHS Field (6 minute walk), which features a large interactive walk-through light display. Tickets for the Glow Festival can be purchased online. Alternatively, you can create your own walking tour to see the holiday lights. Check out the decorated trees in Mears Park (4 minute walk) and Rice Park in front of the historic Landmark Center (15 minute walk).

Transportation: A Global Minnesota group will meet outside of the European Christmas Market around 5:30 PM. The Union Depot is easily accessible by public transportation including several bus lines and the Metro Green Line. Parking is also available. Click Here for more information about public transportation.

Contact Anna (adewitt@globalminnesota.org) with questions.


December 3, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Global Minnesota


European Christmas Market
240 E. Kellogg Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55101 United States
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