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Anoka’s 33rd Annual Tree Lighting Event

December 2, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring your family, friends and holiday spirit to this fun and festive holiday event.
On Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, join in on the countdown to light up the official city Christmas tree. It takes place at Anoka City Hall River Plaza in historic downtown Anoka. Festivities are planned from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Enjoy complimentary horse-drawn trolley rides along 2nd Avenue, merry holiday music, bonfires to keep you warm and toasty, listen for the Anoka High School Seventh Avenue Carolers strolling in the early evening, enjoy the beautiful holiday décor, and more. Food vendors will be selling warm beverages and tasty treats.
Capture photographs as your children share their holiday wish list during their free visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Plus, large wooden cutouts of nutcrackers and snowmen will be perfect backdrops for selfies and family photos. Merriment will abound to bring back memories of an old-fashioned Christmas.
The exciting countdown to the tree lighting will begin at 5:59 p.m. with the tree lighting up the night sky at 6 p.m.
Toys for Joy Anoka County will be accepting new, unwrapped toys for those in need at their booth.
Come early and take a walk along the Rum River, do some holiday shopping at some of the most unique shops in the Twin Cities, and have dinner at one of the many downtown restaurants.
Anoka City Hall River Plaza is located at 2015 First Avenue in downtown Anoka, along the Rum River.
For more information visit www.anokaminnesota.com, call 763-421-7130 or 763-576-2700.
But wait…there’s more! On Friday, Dec. 1 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Saturday, Dec. 2, (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.) stroll through the Artisan Delights Winter Market and find local artisans showcasing their original hand-made designs, artwork, and baked goods. You will find accessories, clothing, fiber art, fishing lures, glass art, home decor, jewelry, soaps, candles, pottery, wood working and much more!
Over 20 local artisans will be displaying their beautiful artwork in a beautiful venue! It’s just a stroll away from City Hall at The Mill Site – Events on the River, 111 Harrison St., just a short stroll north of Anoka City Hall.
Learn more at https://www.anokaminnesota.com/…/Artisan-Delights…


December 2, 2023
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Andover City Hall
1685 Crosstown Boulevard NW
Andover, MN 55304 United States
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