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Check out our 3rd annual Shop #RochMN: Local Holiday Shopping Guide for unique and special local gifts!

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So much fun holiday shopping at local shops and businesses! This holiday season consider supporting local!

Sunday November 12th

Holiday Pop Up Market | Forager Brewery

Stop by Forager to do some holiday shopping!

Address: 1001 6th St NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Friday November 17th

Holiday Art Fair | Crossings at Carnegie

Crossings welcomes 6 special guest artists offering jewelry, handmade clothing, carved wood figures and more to the gallery and gift shop for our 23rd Annual Holiday Art Fair.

Address: 320 East Ave, Zumbrota, 55992
Time: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Saturday November 18th

Holiday Art Fair | Crossings at Carnegie

Crossings welcomes 6 special guest artists offering jewelry, handmade clothing, carved wood figures and more to the gallery and gift shop for our 23rd Annual Holiday Art Fair.

Address: 320 East Ave, Zumbrota, 55992
Time: 10:00am-7:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Sunday November 19th

Holiday Art Fair | Crossings at Carnegie

Crossings welcomes 6 special guest artists offering jewelry, handmade clothing, carved wood figures and more to the gallery and gift shop for our 23rd Annual Holiday Art Fair.

Address: 320 East Ave, Zumbrota, 55992
Time: 11:00am-3:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Tuesday November 21st

Sola Salons Crossroads Grand Opening & Holiday Celebration

Start checking off your holiday gift-giving list! There will be several services, products, unique gifts, and gift cards available for those hard-to-buy-for people on your list, and for yourself! Enjoy a fun evening at Sola! Relax and enjoy!

Address: 1201 S Broadway Ste 24, Rochester, 55904
Time: 3:00pm-7:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Friday November 24th

Lasker Jewelers

Get out of the rat-race that is Black Friday and shine bright at Lasker’s BLING Friday. Great products at great values, convenient parking at our door, special financing offers and a knowledgeable and cheerful staff await you.

Address: 101 1st St SW, Rochester, 55902
Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Saturday November 25th

Dwell Local

Stop by for holiday cheer, treats, raffles and so many perfect gifts!

Address: 602 7th St NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 9:00am-8:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Fiddle & Frog

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with Fiddle & Frog! Support lots of local and regional artists and crafters, enjoy yummy refreshments from Rachel’s Kitchen, shop a wide selection of handmade goodies, and show your love for local!

Address: 201 N Main Street, Suite C – Stewartville, 55976
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Lasker Jewelers

Get out of the rat-race that is Black Friday and shine bright at Lasker’s BLING Friday. Great products at great values, convenient parking at our door, special financing offers and a knowledgeable and cheerful staff await you.

Address: 101 1st St SW, Rochester, 55902
Time: 9:30am-5:00pm
Cost: FREE
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ReStore Saturday

Raffles, games, reusable ReStore bags free with a $20 purchase, pre-wrapped White Elephant gifts available for the buying, and so much more! There will also be great SALE prices on the ReStore’s already low prices!

Address: 3034 40th Ave NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Rochester Art Center

With over 100 artworks by local artists, Rochester Art Center is the place to be to view and purchase local art for the holidays.
We are pleased to offer a variety of local foods in our gift shop for a limited time including Curly Girlz Candy, Grandma’s Gourmets, The Bee Shed, Gardenaire, & Jacaranda Artisanal Snacks. 

Address: 40 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Salem Glen Lighting of the Vines

Head out to Salem Glen for their first Lighting of the Vines celebration. The fun starts at at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday 11/25 when they will serve warm spice cider, with the formal lighting of the vines taking place at dark (around 5:30 p.m.).

Address: 5211 60th Ave SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Sargent’s Holiday Potting Party

Attend this Wintergreen Potting Party and go home with your very own designer spruce top container. The class is divided into two segments. The first is instructional and we’ll discuss the different evergreen varieties, use of nature’s elements and how they are used. The second segment you get to create your own 12″ pot to take home!

Purchase tickets here.

Address: 1811 2nd St. SW, Rochester, 55902
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Scandinavian Glogg Tasting and Sale

Glogg tasting, sale, and candy sampling!  Free gifts with purchase!

Address: 111 S Broadway Ste 202, Rochester, 55904
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Shops at University Square

#ShoppingSmall has never been more fun! Say Cheese, Shop, Support Small Businesses (and Save!)

Snap your picture with your family, friends or favorite shopping buddy in our photo booth and your photo strip becomes your exclusive coupon for great Small Business Saturday deals from your some of your favorite Shops at University Square stores!

Address: 111 South Broadway, Rochester 55904
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
 Cost: FREE admission 
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Soul Purpose Boutique

*10%off entire store!
*Take an additional 50% off all clearance!
*Exciting giveaways all day!
*FREE GIFT with purchase!
*Holiday treats and drinks!
*Free downtown parking on the weekends!

You will LOVE all of the meaningful, unique and quality products that we carry. Brands that GIVE back, causes you want to support.

Address: 321 S Broadway, Rochester, 55904
Time: 8:00am-4:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Tala Hair Studio

Shop Tala Hair Studio and Meraki Fashion Boutique for your Holiday Gifts!! From hair products to makeup to clothes you will be able to find great deals on your Christmas gift lists!!! There will be Sales, Giveaways and Goodies for this fun event! Bring a friend or two and enjoy this AMAZING shopping event!!!

Address: 2934 Dunlap Ln SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 12:00pm-5:00pm
 Cost: FREE admission
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What Women Want Shopping Event

Direct Selling Companies, small businesses, crafters and more!

Address: Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
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Local at the Stone House

Save the date for the first local event out here in beautiful rural Mantorville by Comfortbugbyheidi! Wine and snacks will be served. Come on out for some fun!

Address: Mantorville, Minnesota 55955
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Thursday November 30th

Olde Fashioned Christmas | Magnolia Cottage

It’s an Olde Fashioned Christmas celebration at The Magnolia Cottage and in the community of Plainview, MN!

Address: 229 W Broadway, Plainview, 55964
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Friday December 1st

Olde Fashioned Christmas | Magnolia Cottage

It’s an Olde Fashioned Christmas celebration at The Magnolia Cottage and in the community of Plainview, MN!

Address: 229 W Broadway, Plainview, 55964
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Saturday December 2nd

Nature Art Show and Sale | Quarry Hill Nature Center

You’ll see pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography, glass, woodworking and more. Admission is free and ten percent of all sales are donated to the Friends of Quarry Hill in support of nature education programs.

Address: 701 Silver Creek Road NE, Rochester, 55906
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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First Unitarian Universalist Handcrafted Bazaar

Over 35 local artisans come together to show their creations. Celebrate the creativity of our community while supporting the local artists, and buying handmade this holiday!!

Address: 1727 Walden Lane SW, Rochester, 55902
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Local at the Stone House

Save the date for the first local event out here in beautiful rural Mantorville by Comfortbugbyheidi! Free coffee samples from our very own local roasters {coffee will also be available for purchase 😉 } along with incredible items from local makers. Bring a friend and have fun doing some Holiday shopping!

Address: Mantorville, Minnesota 55955
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Olde Fashioned Christmas | Magnolia Cottage

It’s an Olde Fashioned Christmas celebration at The Magnolia Cottage and in the community of Plainview, MN!

Address: 229 W Broadway, Plainview, 55964
Time: 9:00am-7:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Sunday December 3rd

Nature Art Show and Sale | Quarry Hill Nature Center

You’ll see pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography, glass, woodworking and more. Admission is free and ten percent of all sales are donated to the Friends of Quarry Hill in support of nature education programs.

Address: 701 Silver Creek Road NE, Rochester, 55906
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Friday December 8th

Gift Quality Book and Bake Sale | Friends of the Rochester Public Library

Great selection of gift-quality books for all ages! Delicious home-baked goods and other items.

Address: 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 11:00am
Cost: FREE admission
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A Handmade Christmas: Indie Craft Market

Over 30 handpicked makers and artists from all over MN gather at the beautifully decorated Hormel Historic Home. Friday Night is the Christmas Party with passed hors d’oeuvres, live music, chair massages, a. Ash bar with holiday favorites, free self-guided tours of the house. Sunday is our 5th anniversary party. The first 75 shoppers receive a an anniversary bag of coupons and surprises, there will be anniversary treats, the cash bar will have a Bloody Mary bar, there will be lunch for purchase. The best part of the weekend will be having the opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done as we provide “Handmade Gifts you actually WANT to give!”

Address: 208 4th Ave NW, Austin
Time: 4:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $5-10
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Saturday December 9th

Gift Quality Book and Bake Sale | Friends of the Rochester Public Library

Great selection of gift-quality books for all ages! Delicious home-baked goods and other items.

Address: 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 11:00am
Cost: FREE admision
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Bear Creek Cookie Classic

The Bear Creek Cookie Classic will feature up to 20,000 cookies and other baked treats which are made by hundreds of local community bakers! 

This is more than just a bake sale… it’s a family-fun event!!! The kids will stay entertained with an assortment of arts and crafts and other children’s activities. 

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for FREE PHOTOS, and you can also pose with Rudolph the Red-Nose-Reindeer and the Bear Creek Services Bear!

Address: 3108 Highway 52 N, Rochester, 55901
Time: 8:00am-11:00am
Cost: $7/lb or cookies
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Christmas Open House | Rochester Harley Davidson

Annual Christmas Open House at Rochester Harlye Davidson. Come enjoy the celebration with good holiday cheer & fun! Food, Drinks, Prizes & Santa! 

Address: 7180 Highway 14 East, Rochester, 55904
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Dwell Local Holiday Open House and Fundraiser

10% of Dwell Local sales to benefit Women’s Shelter, Inc. during the annual Holiday Open House.

Address: 602 7th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901
Time: 10:00am-10:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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A Handmade Christmas: Indie Craft Market

Over 30 handpicked makers and artists from all over MN gather at the beautifully decorated Hormel Historic Home. Friday Night is the Christmas Party with passed hors d’oeuvres, live music, chair massages, a. Ash bar with holiday favorites, free self-guided tours of the house. Sunday is our 5th anniversary party. The first 75 shoppers receive a an anniversary bag of coupons and surprises, there will be anniversary treats, the cash bar will have a Bloody Mary bar, there will be lunch for purchase. The best part of the weekend will be having the opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done as we provide “Handmade Gifts you actually WANT to give!”

Address: 208 4th Ave NW, Austin
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $5-10
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Holiday Open House | The Yellow Monkey

Goodies, deals and fun decor!

Address: 1119 7th st NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Whimsical: A Vintage Holiday Artists Market | Fox & fer Floral

A holiday pop-up market featuring vintage clothing, vinyl, home goods, and décor at Fox and Fern Floral! Sign up for a vintage styled photo session by M Brandt Photography and Moments of Life Photography! Warm beverages by Café Steam will be available for purchase and ambient music will be provided by John Sievers and other local musicians! 

Address: 615 6th Ave NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Santa’s Workshop Holiday Bazaar | Stewartville American Legion

Stop by Santa’s workshop where his elves can help you with all your holiday needs. Lots of crafters and home base vendors. Door Prizes!!! Join us for lunch 11:30am-1pm

Address: 1100 2nd Ave NW, Stewartville, 55976
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
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Looking for even more festive fun? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Rochester MN Holiday Events!

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