Instead of the 12 Days of Christmas, I’m challenging you to 12 days of winter fun! Because only in Minnesota is the state’s biggest outdoor beer festival held in the dead of winter…

1. Practice your backward crossovers at Wells Fargo WinterSkate

2. Howl for FREE Cherry Berry during the 4th quarter of a Minnesota Timberwolves game

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3. Cheer on Minnesota native Cameron Naasz at the Red Bull Crashed Ice season opener

4. Go fly a kite at the Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival

5. Watch some fireworks or your favorite holiday movie at the Holidazzle Winter Wonderland

6. Don your ugliest Christmas sweater and participate in your favorite winter fun run

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7. Celebrate the “State of Hockey” at a Minnesota Wild game

8. Get your drink on at the Winter Beer Dabbler, Minnesota’s biggest outdoor beer festival

9. Attend the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 50th & France

10. Fly down The Big Hill on a snow tube at Green Acres

11. Rent a party bus, spike your hot chocolate and check out Holiday Lights in the Park

12. Lace up your warmest boots and explore Stillwater’s Ice Castles

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What are your favorite winter activities?  What would you add to your winter bucket list?