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FREE Holiday and Christmas Events in Carver County - Eden Prairie, MN

By Jamie Schlechter, Macaroni Kid Publisher November 26, 2021

Family fun doesn't have to cost anything! This list is full of local FREE events for families to enjoy this Holiday Season.

Find 2021 FREE Christmas, Holiday, Santa and Winter fun for all ages in Carver County and Eden Prairie, MN. 

If Santa is planned to be at the event there will be a πŸŽ… next to it. Click on pink links for more information on times and locations. Make sure to bring a camera to capture the moments! This list only includes FREE events, to view the Full List of Holiday Events Click HERE.

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2021 FREE Christmas, Santa, Holiday and Winter Events

NOVEMBER 26, 2021

Community Tree Lighting with Santa  - Waconia πŸŽ…

Opt Outside: Self-Guided Clue Walk - Victoria

Free Entrance to all Minnesota State Parks

NOVEMBER 27, 2021

Tree Lighting Ceremony at Gazebo Park - Carver

Holiday Extravaganza Tree Lighting - Norwood Young America -  πŸŽ…

Candy Cane Hunt at Park  - Waconia

Santa at Fire Station - Waconia πŸŽ…

Opt Outside: Self-Guided Clue Walk - Victoria

DECEMBER 2, 2021

Light up Victoria and Santa - Victoria πŸŽ…

DECEMBER 3, 2021

Visit Santa for Photos at Fire Station - Mayer πŸŽ…

DECEMBER 4, 2021

Arli-Dazzle Lighted Parade and Holiday Event - Arlington πŸŽ…

Village Christmas - Carver πŸŽ…

Tree Lighting Ceremony - Chanhassen πŸŽ…

Christmas Celebration at Market Square - Chanhassen πŸŽ…

The Great Christmas Give Together at Westwood

Hometown Holiday and Tree Lighting - Chaska πŸŽ…

Lunch with Santa - Hamburg πŸŽ…

Lighted Dazzle Parade - Jordan πŸŽ…

Tree Lighting at City Hall - Mayer

Breakfast with Santa - New Germany πŸŽ…

Breakfast with Santa - Norwood Young America πŸŽ…

Visit the Grinch - Norwood Young America

Nature Art Exploration - Victoria

Santa at Mackenthun's - Waconia πŸŽ…

Santa Day at Community Center - Watertown πŸŽ…

Tree Lighting Ceremony - Watertown πŸŽ…

DECEMBER 5, 2021

Tree Lighting Ceremony at Fireman's Park - Chaska πŸŽ…

Visit Santa at VFW - Chaska πŸŽ…

Share the Warmth Holiday Concert - Eden Prairie

The Journey to Bethlehem at Trinity - Waconia

DECEMBER 7, 2021

Story Time with Santa at Lola's - Waconia πŸŽ…

DECEMBER 10, 2021

Christmas Concert at SWCHS - Chaska

Visit with Santa at Carver Junk Company - Chaska πŸŽ…

DECEMBER 11, 2021

Christmas in the Park - Cologne πŸŽ…

Polar Express Story Time - Victoria

Santa in the Taproom - Waconia πŸŽ…

Santa Photos at Freshwater Furniture Depot - Waconia πŸŽ…

DECEMBER 15, 2021

Visit with Santa at West Union Lutheran - Cologne πŸŽ…

DECEMBER 17, 2021

Christmas Drive-Thru Experience - St. Bonifacius

DECEMBER 18, 2021

Cookies with Santa at Lake Life Chiropractic - RSVP - Chaska πŸŽ…

Christmas Drive-Thru Experience - St. Bonifacius

Christmas Party with Santa at Sam & Friends - Waconia πŸŽ…

DECEMBER 19, 2021

Miracle in the Manger Photos at Parkside - Waconia


Please note: This list will be updated as info about more events comes in, so check back often to make sure you don't miss out on any Holiday family fun in Carver County and Eden Prairie, MN!


Don't see a family-friendly Holiday event listed here that you know about? Send me an email at Jamies@macaronikid.com with the details!


2021 Ultimate Holiday and Christmas Guide for Carver County and Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Find Christmas Events, Santa, Tree Lighting Events, Holiday Light Shows, Local Gifts, Free Holiday Events, Shows & Plays, Donation Spots, Christmas Tree Lots, Holiday Printables, Recipes, Crafts and More.

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