Once Labor Day passes it seems to be a race to the holidays. The logistics can be hard, stressful, and sometimes just not even fun. Whose year is it to go where? Where will everyone sleep at mom and dad’s house at Thanksgiving now that they’ve downsized? How am I supposed to decorate the Pinterest-perfect tree, have the flakiest pie crust, and get the house clean and keep it clean? Wouldn’t it be fun to have a white Christmas? I would love to ring in the New Year with a large group of our closest friends and their families! We have the answer: book a holiday stay at a Minnesota resort.

Everyone wants to join together for a meal at Thanksgiving and give thanks to everything they have. Along with a meal everyone needs a space to rest their weary head (tryptophan strikes again!) We also hope it’s not in the living room next to the kitchen where your mother-in-law will be banging pots and pans around 4:30 am. And remember those Thanksgivings with ALLLLL the cousins? Why not do that again, even if they all have families of their own now. You can find plenty of space in a large family cabin at a Minnesota resort. Even better, get your own space and rent multiple cabins, one for each family. You’ll all be together for meals and activities to create memories and that’s what it’s all about!

The holidays are magical and we think Minnesota’s 10,000+ lakes are magical all year around. The ground even sparkles during our winter season and the stillness of soft, fluffy snow can make for a very silent night. And if you think that you might feel cooped up in a cabin, forget it! There is so much to do outdoors. We have ice skating, downhill and cross-country skiing, ice fishing, sledding, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing to name a few Minnesota winter activities. Throw that on top of gifts, Santa and holiday treats, you’ll have fun-filled memories for a life time.

No one forgets the holiday tradition of giving. Get in the giving spirit and take a day or two to shop while visiting a Minnesota resort during the holidays. Many small-town local businesses will have Black Friday events. Don’t forget about Shop Small Saturday the Saturday after Thanksgiving to support many of our unique privately-owned small-town shops located in one of our 686 small towns with populations of 20,000 or less.

Want to see more of what holidays are like in Minnesota? Check out a holiday event. Here is a list of events from Thanksgiving to New Year’s: Explore Minnesota Events  This list contains events from Sno-Cross racing to the arts. Something for everyone!

“Should Old acquaintance be forgot,”…You know where we are going here. Ring in the New Year at a Minnesota resort. A perfect place can be found for your entire squad or maybe you want to ring it in romantically with just your significant other.

It might be time to create a new holiday tradition and we think a Minnesota resort is just the place to do it. Click here to see a list of our member Minnesota resorts which are open in the winter.

Submitted by: Megan Johnson
Photo Credit: Bonnie Beach Resort

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