Your Stress-Free Thanksgiving Weekend in Saint Paul

Your Stress-Free Thanksgiving Weekend in Saint Paul

Make it a holiday weekend to relax and connect.

Photo: @joshmeitz

Take the stress out of this holiday weekend and focus on what's most important. Enjoy delicious food, festive events and family attractions to make it a weekend to remember.


Order dinner to go

Take a break from cooking, enjoy a delicious meal AND support local restaurants - it’s a win-win-win. These Saint Paul restaurants are ready to help you create a festive and stress-free holiday dinner. Some restaurants may sell out, so we recommend planning ahead and checking to confirm availability.

The Buttered Tin - scratch-made feast or pies and cinnamon rolls. Order by Nov 17

Colossal Cafe - made from scratch Colossal Thanksgiving from Grand or Como.

Cossetta's - Thanksgiving meal kits. Order by Nov. 18.

El Burrito Mercado - ala carte family packages.

Herbie’s - Heat & go takeout or reservations to dine in.

Highland Grill - take & bake family meal. Order by Nov 20.

Holman’s Table - meal kits for 4 to 5 complete with pie.

Hot Hands Pie - ala carte pies, biscuits, gravy and more.

Kincaid’s - take-home meals. Call to order by Nov 19 651-602-9000.

The Lexington - heat and serve dinner kit.

Red Cow - full dinner or ala carte. Order by Nov 21.

Saint Dinette - full dinner kit for 2 people.

Surly - heat and serve Thanksgiving feast.



Shop holiday markets for the perfect gift from local businesses and artisans

As an alternative to the holiday shopping frenzy, grab a coffee and peruse handcrafted and locally made items. Give a gift that’s just that much more special when you’ve purchased it direct from the maker.

Black Friday at the Black Market (Nov 26)

European Christmas Market (Nov 26-28)

Holiday Market at Schmidt Artist Lofts (Nov 26-28) 

11 Wells Holiday Market (Nov 27)

Winter Gift Market at Saint Paul Brewing (Every Sunday through Dec 19)


Make memories at these attractions and holiday events 

Lights, decor and the sharing of holiday traditions make a visit to our favorite attractions a festive occasion during the holiday season. 

Turkey Trot St. Paul 6K & 10K (Nov 25) 

GLOW Holiday Festival

Holidays on the Hill (Nov 26-28)

Night Trains (Nov 27)

Thanksgiving Break: Sinclair Lewis (Nov 26-28)

Final weekend of the Fall Flower Show at Como Conservatory (Nov 25-28)

Awkward Family + Friends Photo Sessions at Saint Paul Brewing (Nov 26-27)


Take a deep breath and get outside

What pairs better with a big meal than a long walk? Get some fresh air and enjoy some time in natural spaces (in Saint Paul you have your pick from over 179 parks and open spaces and more than 100 miles of trails). 

Parks & Trails - Explore Saint Paul's park system, ranked No. 2 in the country by Trust for Public Land.

Bike - See Saint Paul by bike via its 188.8 miles of bikeways.

Explore the Mississippi - Did you know Saint Paul has more shoreline than any other city along the entire Mississippi River? Take advantage of all that riverfront to get out and explore.


Take your pick from accommodations that are close to it all 

Whether you're looking for a hotel with a pool or a peaceful retreat, book your overnight stay and enjoy a relaxing holiday weekend in Saint Paul.



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Brasa Restaurants/Dining Brasa
The Buttered Tin Bakeries & Coffee Shops The Buttered Tin
Colossal Cafe - Grand Restaurants/Dining Colossal Cafe - Grand
Golden Thyme Coffee & Cafe Bakeries & Coffee Shops Golden Thyme Coffee & Cafe
Holman’s Table Restaurants/Dining Holman’s Table
Kincaid’s Restaurants/Dining Kincaid’s
The Lexington Restaurants/Dining The Lexington
Red Cow Restaurants/Dining Red Cow
Revival - St. Paul Restaurants/Dining Revival - St. Paul
Saint Dinette Restaurants/Dining Saint Dinette