HUB FOR THE HOLIDAYS This year’s Hub for the Holidays is back and bigger than ever! Get your holiday shopping done at the European Christmas Market, ride along on the North Pole Express to Santa’s village, kick off your season with the Holiday Tree Lighting and Movie Night featuring Elf, grab delicious treats at the Holiday Bake Sale and enjoy an outdoor concert with the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train! Enjoy Free rides to Union Depot Hub for the Holidays with Metro Transit! Download the free ride pass and take the Metro Transit Green Line right to the front doors of Union Depot. European Christmas Market The European Christmas Market is setting up their magical Christmas Village at Union Depot for four Holiday weekends. New this year is the expansion of the market with more room between booths for gathering plus new vendors and a dedicated children’s market! Visit the only authentic outdoor Christmas Market in Minnesota running through the advent season. The market opens on Friday, November 24 and runs through Sunday, December 17. Visit stpaulchristmasmarket.org for all event details. North Pole Express All aboard! The North Pole Express is chugging into Union Depot the first two weekends of December. Take a short train ride to the North Pole, meet Santa and his elves and enjoy meeting some entertaining characters along the way! Learn more: North Pole Express | Friends of the 261 Holiday Tree Lighting & Movie Night The crowd favorite event is back and bigger than ever. Holiday Tree Lighting and Movie Night will take place on Saturday, December 2. Festivities kick off at 5 PM with the unveiling of the St. Paul Winter Carnival 2024 button. Watch live entertainment from 5:30-6:30 PM with The Mistletones then make your way to the North Plaza for the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7 PM. Finish the evening with the showing of the classic holiday movie, Elf. The tree will be lit through the remainder of December on the North Plaza, the perfect back drop for family holiday photos! Holiday Bake Sale The festivities continue with the top bakeries in the Twin Cities at the annual Holiday Bake Sale on Saturday, December 9 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Shop 40+ local bakeries and food vendors in a day filled with cookies, candy and fun! Enjoy live entertainment, meet local baking influencers and be the first 300 in line for a free gift bag! Canadian Pacific Holiday Train On Sunday, December 10 the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will roll into Union Depot at 7 PM! The brightly lit train will have a stage drop out of the train and Tenille Townes and Breland will play a 45-minute concert. Get here early for concessions and vendors inside Union Depot. VIP tickets are available at: https://CPTrainUD23.eventbrite.com Follow along on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more holiday fun.