Nearly 30 of the Top Twin Cities Bakeries and Hostess Gift Purveyors will be at Union Depot for Fifth Annual Holiday Bake Sale on December 9

November 20, 2017

From festive holiday baked goods to gourmet confections and holiday gifts, guests at the Fifth Annual Holiday Bake Sale at Union Depot will find an array of delectable bakery items and other goods when the Waiting Room is transformed into the popular event on Saturday, December 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The Holiday Bake Sale will showcase nearly 30 vendors, including many of the top bakeries from around the Twin Cities, and makers of smart hostess and holiday gift items, in a marketplace format. New this year will be a holiday cake walk sponsored by The Germanic American Institute. Every half hour, guests will be invited to participate. Prizes include handmade Old World German cakes and tortes.

Guests will enjoy baking and cooking demonstrations by participating chefs – scheduled every 30 minutes – as well as musical performances, and craft demonstrations. Radio hosts Alexis Thompson from myTalk 107.1 – Minneapolis/St. Paul and Staci from KS95 – St. Paul/Minneapolis will each lead an on-stage demonstration. For a complete list of demonstrations and to purchase Holiday Bake Sale tickets in advance, visit

“Our community is stronger from the welcoming work our great neighbors on the West Side have offered to immigrants and refugees for 120 years,” said Rafael Ortega, Ramsey County commissioner. “We are pleased with the opportunity to give back as Neighborhood House has been named the recipient of financial donations and non-perishable food items collected at the fifth annual Holiday Bake Sale at Union Depot.”

Admission is $5 for adults, with 100 percent of proceeds going to Neighborhood House. Seniors 60+ and kids under 12 are free. VIP admission is $10 and includes a commemorative bakery box that includes an oven mitt, recipe cards and coupons/offers from participating bakeries. Tickets are available online at and at the door. Ticket prices do not include service fees.

This year’s participating bakeries include North Mallow, Potter’s Pasties, Bread Art, Curly Girlz Candy, Ink Sweets, Sarah Jane’s Bakery, and many more. Vendors offering hostess gift ideas include Jamazing, Double Take Salsa, Patti’s Granola, Panache and others. For a complete list of vendors, visit

The Holiday Bake Sale will join the roster of Union Depot’s “Hub for the Holidays” events at Union Depot: Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration (Dec. 1); “North Pole Express” Holiday Train (Nov. 30-Dec. 3 and Dec. 7-10); Holiday Movie Night (Dec. 1); and the European Christmas Market (Dec. 1-3 and Dec. 8-10). For more information about Union Depot holiday events, please visit or or Information about Neighborhood House is at


Getting to Union Depot 

Bike:   Bicycle parking is located at the East Plaza/bus platform, North Plaza/4th Street, Kellogg entrances, Rail View Picnic Area and throughout the parking facilities
Bus:  Daily service to bus platform on Metro Transit buses 3, 16, 21 and 54, Metro Transit buses 63, 70, 350, 351, 361 and 364 stop at the corner of Kellogg Boulevard and Broadway Street
  Weekday-only service on Metro Transit buses 94, 262, 417 | MVTA buses 480, 484, 489
Light Rail: Daily service on Metro Transit’s Green Line
Park: Union Depot parking facilities and electric vehicle charging stations
Car Share: Zipcar
Car Rental:  Hertz