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Yoga in the Gardens

Thursdays and Sundays throughout 2023

With over 1,200 acres of breathing room, including peaceful indoor spaces, the Arboretum serves as a refuge to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit in one of the greenest spaces in Minnesota. Our Yoga in the Gardens series features year-round wellness classes led by local instructors.

AppleHouse Holiday Boutique

November 4–December 20, 2023

The Arboretum’s popular AppleHouse becomes a Holiday Boutique for the season.

Winter Lights at the Arboretum

Select dates November 16 through December 31

Stroll through the Arboretum gardens decked out in Winter Lights. Enjoy fresh air as you explore outdoor light displays, highlighting flowers, trees and the beauty of nature, on the one-mile self-guided walking route. Check the calendar for special date nights, photographer nights, and more.

Winter Lights Tea at the Arboretum

Select dates November 29 through December 17, 1–3 p.m.

MN Landscape Arboretum Auxiliary Holiday Sale

December 1–2, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. | December 3, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list at the Arboretum's annual Auxiliary Holiday Sale. Explore a collection of unique and lovingly handcrafted seasonal items available for purchase, made locally by the Arboretum auxiliary team. Proceeds from the holiday sale go to support the Arboretum. 

Narrative structure: Why and how to tell a good story

Wednesday, December 6, 12–2 p.m.

Learn how to make every one of your presentations transformative by addressing your audience’s needs and wants before, during and even after you speak.

AECM Student Showcase

December 6, 2:30–4 p.m.

December Gift Market

December 9–10 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Stumped for gift ideas? Find inspiration for even the most hard-to-shop-for recipients at the December Gift Market, featuring work from local crafters and artisans. Swing through the market from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Limited vendors will also be open for business on Saturday night during the Winter Lights.

Spotlight Science: Cancer and Community

Saturday, December 9 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Cancer research is a team effort! The University of Minnesota’s Masonic Cancer Center is bringing scientists, patients, and communities together to reduce the burden of cancer in Minnesota. Join in for games and hands-on activities that will help you learn more about the roles you can have in cancer research, treatment, and prevention!