The special-event train will leave Big Lake Station at 3:06 p.m. both days and, after stops at Elk River, Anoka, Coon Rapids and Fridley, will arrive in downtown Minneapolis at 3:55 p.m., giving parade goers extra time to enjoy downtown attractions. The popular parade kicks off on Nicollet Mall at 6:30 p.m.
The free-ride offer is available on Northstar trains after 3 p.m. on both days. Metro Transit buses and light rail will be free from 4-8 p.m. on Dec. 10 and 17 as well.
Once Northstar customers reach downtown Minneapolis, getting to Nicollet Mall is an easy ride on light rail, which connects at Target Field Station. Return Northstar service leaves downtown Minneapolis at 8 p.m.
This year’s Holidazzle season begins Friday, Nov. 25, and continues every Thursday through Sunday night through Dec. 18. Now in its 20th season, the parade features colorful displays, lights, costumes, music and dancing to celebrate the holidays.
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