The holidays are—of course—going to look a little different this year. To help you have the best holiday season possible, we’ve made a list (and checked it twice) with 5 SAFE things you’ll want to do while you’re here. For even more Owatonna holiday ideas, follow #visitowatonna on Facebook and Instagram — no matter if you’re naughty or nice!
BEST PLACE TO RIDE This WINTER
With over 8 miles of intermediate to expert level mountain bike trails, Kaplan Woods State Park will not disappoint. No need to take our word for it – this quote from MTB Project speaks for itself “A fun series of loops, tight single track, wide open hardwood under-story, with short, punchy climbs. ” – Matt Pekuri If you’ve never tried fat tire biking before – don’t fret – Straight River Sports & Fitness has you covered when it comes to rentals. Once you’ve finished biking, you’ll need something to quench your thirsty. Lucky for you, Mineral Springs Brewery is right around the corner.
SHOP SAFE – SHOP LOCAL PROMOTION
Get a head start on your holiday shopping. Our shops are offering a variety of shopping experiences, from in-person, to online and curbside pick-up. Everything from stocking stuffers to “best present ever”, can be found locally, right here in Owatonna. Not sure what to give? Give the gift of options! Purchase a Chamber gift certificate that can be redeemed at over 530 Owatonna businesses.
Plus! When you shop local November 27th – December 20th at participating businesses, you will be entered into a drawing for a $2000 giveaway!
Ready to be dazzled?
Businesses all over the downtown will decorate their windows with spectacular, eye-popping displays for all to enjoy. To add to the festive fun, there will be a window display contest on Facebook where you can VOTE NOW for your favorite window display. The Village of Yesteryear is also decorated for the holidays, check out the festive fun decorations with a safe outdoor self guided tour.
Are you looking for a safe way to enjoy the holiday lights this year. If so, you’re in luck because the Havana Lights have been doing a free drive-thru holiday light event for over 15 years! The drive-thru event will run every evening from dusk until 10 PM until New Years Day 2021. Grab the family, we promise to provide dazzling moments of twinkling lights even on the darkest of evenings.
Owatonna Park & Recreation has put together a list of FUN things that will keep you active throughout the month of December.
Keep the holiday vibe alive in your household! It doesn’t matter if they’ve been naughty or nice, it’s time for kids to write their Letters to Santa!
Timmy, the Elf will be hiding in Owatonna Parks all month long. Once you find him, post a picture on Facebook where you spotted him! You’ll be entered into a drawing for a cool prize! The more times you find the spot, the better your chance at winning. Santa has also dropped candy canes all over Owatonna Parks and Owatonna Parks & Recreation needs help to pick them all up during its newest holiday event, the Candy Cane Hunt