Osseo Hosts 2014 Minidazzle Parade and Lunch With Santa, Dec 5-6

Days are getting shorter. Temps are growing colder. And the holiday season is within sight. This can only mean one thing…the Osseo Minidazzle celebration is nearing!

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One of the best Christmas and holiday celebrations in the Twin Cities, the Osseo Minidazzle is scheduled for Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6, 2014. And this year is going to be bigger than ever! Join us for this great holiday tradition that’s fun for the entire family!

The festivities kick off in style on Friday night (December 5) with a light-filled parade starting at 1st Street NE, heading north on Central Avenue in downtown Osseo starting at 6:00 PM. Trees up and down the main street are lit with beautiful Christmas lights (double the amount this year!). The parade features fire trucks from the local Osseo Fire Department, as well as trucks are other area departments. Santa will be on hand in Boerboom Park along with his Elves. Photo opportunities will be available so make sure to bring your camera!

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The Osseo Oriole Chamber Singers will be singing holiday songs at the bandshell in the park, while a roaring bonfire will be on site to help keep everyone toasty warm. Goodie bags will be available for kids, and hot dogs, hot cocoa and holiday cookies will also be available. Additionally, the US Marine Corps Reserves will be on hand to accept toys for the Toys for Tots drive this year. You can donate any new and unwrapped gift to the Toys for Tots campaign, and toys for all ages are welcome. Local Osseo businesses will also provide drop off locations for local families, as well as Osseo City Hall (donation box is located next to the Administration window) providing yet another way to spread the holiday spirit.

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For those who find the chilly weather a little much can head inside to the Osseo Community Center where we’ll be playing a children’s holiday movie from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Step inside to warm your hands and feet if needed!

The celebration will spill over into Saturday (December 6) as we host the Lunch with Santa event from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (sponsored by the Osseo Lions Club). Lunch will be served in the Osseo Community Center where kids eat free and adults pay $8. Photos opportunities will be available with Santa and we’ll be playing another children’s holiday movie.

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The holidays are a great time to gather with friends and family. And what better place to do that then in downtown Osseo for the Minidazzle celebration. We hope to see each and every one of you here in Osseo for the holiday festivities! Happy Holidays from the Osseo City Council and the City of Osseo Staff!

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Riley Grams, Osseo City Planner

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