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Holiday Train - Dec 13, 2022

The CP Holiday Train will be rolling through Columbia Heights for the first time since 2019 on Dec 13, 8 pm. The train, with performers Alan Doyle and Kelly Prescott, will stop at Lions Park on 37th Ave, between 37th Ave & Stinson Blvd. This is a festive, family-friendly event that helps raise money and food donations for area food shelves. City activities and fire pit ignitions begin at 7 pm.


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Monarch Festival

Upcoming City Events

DECEMBER 5 - Holiday Light Tour Submission Deadline
Columbia Heights has joined the cities of New Brighton, Mounds View, Roseville, St. Anthony, and Arden Hills to offer the 2022 Holiday Light competition and map. To enter your home, submit the signup form by December 5th. You should plan to finish decorating by December 7. If you'd rather not compete but just want to take the tour and/or vote for your favorites, a downloadable map will be available of the registered properties on approximately December 7. Voting runs through December 30. Prizes will be awarded to the top contenders!

The link to the signup form is here.

December 15 - Santa's City Tour | Citywide
Santa's City Tour returns to Columbia Heights on Dec 15. Santa will be driving around town in a firetruck along with other City vehicles from 5:30 to 6:45 pm. Following the tour, join Santa at Murzyn Hall for family photos and treats from 6:30 to 8 pm. Visit the City's Facebook page for the route. Non-perishable donations for SACA will be accepted at Murzyn Hall.

February 4 - Snowblast | huset park east | 4-7 pm 
Come on by Huset Park from 4-7 pm, Feb 4, for this annual winter festival! SnowBLAST began in 2021 as part of the City’s 100th anniversary, but we had so much fun we decided to make it a yearly event. Hope to see you at the third annual SnowBLAST!

Skating Rink Open
Free Pony Rides
Free Popcorn*
Free S’mores Station*
Fire Pits
Food Trucks
Beer Sales
Free Hot Beverages*
Snow Soccer
Bring a Sled and Enjoy the Hill
Snow Shoeing
*while supplies last

The event is truly a community effort. City staff from recreation, public works, police, fire and administration rely heavily on volunteer support and contributions from several community groups and organizations.

Event Sponsorships and Volunteer Opportunities

The City has opportunities for businesses or organizations to sponsor an event such as Movie in the Park or Music in the Park. View the 2023 Sponsorship form here. Please contact Will Rottler (763-706-3614 or for more information.

The City has opportunities for businesses or organizations to volunteer at an event such as SnowBLAST or Truck or Treat. Please contact Will Rottler (763-706-3614 or for more information. You can also learn more about volunteering opportunities in Columbia Heights here.