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Tall Evergreen Tree Sought for Union Depot's "Hub for the Holidays" Festivities
June 02, 2017

A tall evergreen tree, approximately 80 feet in height, is sought to serve as the sparkling centerpiece of Union Depot’s annual “Hub for the Holidays” festivities this winter in Lowertown. The majestic evergreen fitting this description will become the featured holiday tree for the Union Depot Holiday Tree Lighting celebration on Friday, December 1, 2017.

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Northern Pacific Railway Post Office Car No. 1102 to Make First Appearance in More than 40 Years at Union Depot Train Day
April 26, 2017

For the first time in 40 years, the Northern Pacific Railway Post Office Car No. 1102 will be accepting mail for Railway Post Office cancellation when it appears at Union Depot’s Train Day on Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Special envelopes with a special cancellation stamp will be available for purchase …

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Nearly 40 Artists to Exhibit at Union Depot During Saint Paul Art Crawl
April 20, 2017

Union Depot will be a hotspot in downtown Saint Paul when more than 30 local businesses celebrate the Spring Saint Paul Art Crawl, April 28-30. In its 26th year, the Saint Paul Art Crawl is nationally recognized as one of the largest cultural events of the year, featuring more than 400 artists and live entertainment …

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Lowertown Pop Minnesota Maker’s Market Returns to Union Depot on April 15 with the Twin Cities’ Most Talented Artisans and Craftspeople
April 03, 2017

The popular Lowertown Pop Minnesota Makers’ market will return to Union Depot in downtown St. Paul for its second year on Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the venue’s Waiting Room.  The event, held in partnership with Becky Sturm of StormSister Spatique, will feature an array of local artisans and craftspeople …

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Union Depot will Host Annual Doggie Depot Event February 4 with Canine Experts, Pet Adoptions, Vendor Marketplace, Dog Yoga and More
January 06, 2017

Union Depot will go to the dogs for a day when it hosts Doggie Depot, the popular annual celebration of all things canine, on Saturday, February 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, is being sponsored by Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota and …

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Union Depot Hosts Top Twin Cities Bakeries at Fourth Annual Holiday Bake Sale on December 10
November 15, 2016

From gluten-free cupcakes to honey-infused chocolate confections, Union Depot will offer visitors a sweet day of shopping when its Waiting Room is transformed into the Fourth Annual Holiday Bake Sale on Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The popular event will showcase top bakeries from around the Twin Cities, hostess and holiday …

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European Christmas Market Returns to Union Depot with More than Double the Number of Vendors
November 10, 2016

The festive European Christmas Market will return to Union Depot’s East Plaza with more than double the number of vendors from last year’s event, and an expansion of dates to include Thursdays. The market will run December 1-4 and December 8-11. Inspired by “Christkindlmarkt,” the traditional open-air holiday festival common across central European countries during …

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Hertz® Will Host Grand Opening at Union Depot With November 15 Ribbon Cutting and Public Celebration
November 08, 2016

The Hertz location at Union Depot will celebrate its Grand Opening at a public celebration with refreshments and a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, November 15.  The ribbon cutting will take place at 3 p.m. at the rental counter, located in the entrance at 240 Kellogg Boulevard East, next to the Amtrak® ticketing and baggage area. …

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Union Depot to Participate in Fall Saint Paul Art Crawl with Free Visual Arts Exhibits, Musical Performances and “Wishes for Peace” Origami Project
September 28, 2016

Union Depot in downtown Saint Paul will participate in the 25th anniversary Saint Paul Art Crawl and Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl October 14-16 with visual art exhibits by 35 artists, classical music performances by four ensembles including VocalEssence and Apollo Master Chorale, and a month-long installation of the “Wishes for Peace” Origami Peace Crane …

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“Hub for the Holidays” Festivities at Union Depot Begin December 1
September 14, 2016

Union Depot in downtown St. Paul will transform into the “Hub for the Holidays,” kicking off the festive holiday season Thursday, December 1 with the European Christmas Market and the North Pole Express train, followed on Friday, December 2 by the annual Union Depot Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony with live musical entertainment, fireworks, and the …

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Hertz® Signs Lease Agreement at Union Depot with Plans to Open in Time for the Holiday Season
September 13, 2016

Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority is pleased to announce that Hertz will open a new location at Union Depot. Hertz has signed a two-year lease agreement at Union Depot in Lowertown Saint Paul and is expected to open by November 1, 2016, in time to meet holiday travelers’ needs. The rental counter will be located …

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Union Depot Adds Two New “Choose Your Own Experience” Ideas for Travel, Recreation and Entertainment
August 31, 2016

Union Depot in downtown St. Paul began an online campaign, “Choose Your Own Experience,” in 2015 to promote a variety of experiences around the Twin Cities in which guests can participate when they visit Union Depot. Each experience includes a visit to Union Depot, whether simply to park in the venue’s parking garage while exploring …

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Kaskaid Hospitality, Creator of CRAVE restaurants, to Open Union Bar & Grill at Union Depot
August 16, 2016

Kaskaid Hospitality, owner and operator of  CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar and other popular restaurants, as well as a full-service catering company, ultra lounge, and event center, has agreed to open a full-service restaurant at Union Depot in the Head House space formerly occupied by Christos.  The restaurant will be the second location for …

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Union Depot Seeking Evergreen Tree for “Hub for the Holidays” Festivities
August 02, 2016

Union Depot is seeking a beautiful evergreen tree, about 80 feet tall, to serve as the glittering center of its “Hub for the Holidays” festivities this winter in Lowertown. The magnificent evergreen fitting this description will become the featured holiday tree for the Union Depot Holiday Tree Lighting celebration on Friday, December 2, 2016. …

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Online Video and Audio Tours Introduce Historic Union Depot
July 12, 2016

Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority has introduced online video and audio tours that visitors can use to become familiar with Union Depot, a nationally recognized, award-winning multimodal transportation hub in downtown St. Paul. As part of the celebration of the landmark station’s 90th anniversary, the recently released the tour campaign, titled “See. Do. Learn. Go.,” …

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Lowertown Bike Shop Grand Opening Celebration
June 20, 2016

Lowertown Bike Shop at Union Depot (retail shop on the main level of the Head House in Suite 160; indoor bike storage facility with shower services on the lower level of the Head House); Mobile Comedy Suitcase will also be there.
Lowertown Bike Shop, which relocated to Union Depot in May, is hosting …

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Union Depot to Serve as “Official Transit Hub” of Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
June 14, 2016

Union Depot in downtown St. Paul will serve as the “Official Transit Hub” of the 2016 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon that will happen Sunday, October 9.  Beginning Friday, October 7 the historic venue will provide free shuttles to the Health & Fitness Expo happening October 7-8 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre.  During the marathon, Union …

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The Java Express to Open Coffee Shop at Union Depot
June 08, 2016

Union Depot in downtown St. Paul will soon be able to offer its visitors an on-site coffee and snack option when The Java Express opens there on June 20.  The coffee shop, owned by Crystal Scott, will operate for 60 days from a temporary space located along the original ticketing windows in the Head House. …

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Union Depot to Host Free “Kids Days” Programs in June with Focus on Summer Safety and Fun
May 23, 2016

Union Depot in downtown St. Paul will host a series of free Wednesday “Kids Days” events on June 15, 22, and 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with the Twin Cities Road Crew.  Each week, representatives from the Twin Cities Road Crew will bring fun ways for kids ages 4 – 12 to learn …

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Union Depot Train Days, April 30 & May 1, to Feature Historic Rail Equipment, Kids Activities, Merchandise, Educational Sessions & More
April 28, 2016

Union Depot in St. Paul will host two fun-filled, jam-packed Train Days, April 30 – May 1, offering an array of railroad-themed treats including historic locomotives, model train displays, train merchandise, kids’ activities, special ticketed events and free educational sessions.
The Amtrak® Exhibit Train, showcasing the past, present and future of America’s Railroad®, will roll …

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