HUB FOR THE HOLIDAYS This year’s Hub for the Holidays is going virtual! In order to ensure the health and safety of the community, Hub for the Holidays will feature virtual event experiences that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Although the festivities will not be taking place at Union Depot, we hope you can still join in on the magic of the season and celebrate your annual holiday traditions online. European Christmas Market Get your holiday shopping done virtually. The European Christmas Market will run throughout the months of November and December and will virtually feature unique vendors, traditional European entertainment, commemorative gifts, and more. Visit stpaulchristmasmarket.org for all event details. Cooking Up Holiday Memories Photo Contest Submit a photo of a cherished holiday baking memory and be entered to win a holiday prize basket! One Grand Prize winner will take home a brand new KitchenAid mixer, a 10-Piece Williams Sonoma bakeware set, a marble stone rolling pin, and a set of train cookie cutters! Three first-prize winners will also receive a 10-Piece Williams Sonoma bakeware set, marble stone rolling pin, and a set of train cookie cutters. The contest will run Nov. 13 – Dec. 8. and randomly selected winners will be contacted on Dec. 9.Submit your favorite holiday baking memories for a chance to win at uniondepot.org/holidaymemories. Holiday Bake Sale The festivities continue with a virtual take on the annual Holiday Bake Sale. Pre-sale holiday treat bags are available for purchase Nov. 15 – Nov. 30 at uniondepot.org/bakesale. Also tune in to see vendor interviews, holiday baking tips, recipes and more. Holiday Tree Lighting In place of the usual kickoff event, Tree Lighting and Movie Night will be replaced with a Holiday Tree Lighting video special—premiering on Friday, December 4 at 7 p.m. right here on our website, and on our Facebook page. The tree will be lit through the remainder of December on the North Plaza, the perfect back drop for some socially distanced holiday photos! 2020 Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony North Pole Express Have a virtual visit to the North Pole! Train fans can watch special video messages from Santa and some special guests with the North Pole Express. Check back here or tune in to Union Depot on social throughout the month of December to see more. Follow along on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more holiday fun.