Enjoy Shopping, Holiday Show and Festivities Thanksgiving Weekend at North Shore Holiday Nov. 25-27 in Cook County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Enjoy Shopping, Holiday Show and Festivities Thanksgiving Weekend at North Shore Holiday Nov. 25-27 in Cook County

Cook County, Minn. – October 28, 2016 –  Rather than battling the black Friday shopping crowds, plan a trip to Cook County to celebrate a North Shore Holiday for your Thanksgiving weekend.  Visitors can enjoy an old-fashioned holiday themed weekend in Cook County, Minn., where they can shop local establishments, take in a show, watch a tree-lighting ceremony, a holiday parade, and enjoy fireworks over the Grand Marais harbor.

“The holidays in Cook County are a truly authentic small town shopping experience,” says Linda Jurek, executive director of Visit Cook County.  “You’ll find handmade crafts from small mom-and-pop shops, technical gear from a specialty shop, and one-of-a-kind works of art from a local gallery.”

North Shore Holiday - Shop Local

North Shore Holiday - Shop Local

Shopping local in a small town keeps the economy moving forward.

Shopping local in a small town keeps the economy moving forward.

Visitors can enjoy the following activities in Cook County Friday, Nov. 25-Sunday, Nov. 27:

Everyone is encouraged to come and see the quirky small town Scandinavian heritage holiday parade, with a tree-lighting ceremony, fireworks and caroling and fireworks over the harbor to follow.  The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m., and can be viewed from Harbor Park in downtown Grand Marais.  Santa and his sled dogs will be at Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply prior to the parade on Friday.

The New Standards Holiday Show, now in its 10th year, has become a beloved yuletide institution in the Twin Cities and beyond. Their first performance of the season takes place Friday, Nov. 25 at 8:30 p.m. on Papa Charlies intimate stage!  Buy your tickets here.

Shop Local Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the downtown Grand Marais Christmas Village.  Many of the stores will have sales and specials for visitors.  There will also be a Holiday Market at Last Chance Gallery in Lutsen; with Christmas carols and traditional tree lighting at 5 p.m.

See: http://www.visitcookcounty.com/holiday

Fireworks on "Black Friday" are after the Oh Ole Night Parade

Fireworks on "Black Friday" are after the Oh Ole Night Parade

About Visit Cook County

Visit Cook County encompasses the northeastern Minnesota communities of Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Grand Marais, the Gunflint Trail and Grand Portage, commonly referred to as “the Arrowhead” and the “North Shore of Lake Superior”.  Cook County, Minn. has earned numerous accolades recently including “2015 Coolest Small Town in America” contest by Budget Travel and “The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S. 2016” list by Outside Magazine. Visit Cook County invites visitors to rekindle their sense of adventure by exploring the Superior National Forest, paddling through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and discovering the Lake Superior watershed basin. Be inspired by connecting on social media using #visitcc, Twitter @CookCoVisitors, Facebook, or Instagram @donorthmn. Discover more at www.visitcookcounty.com or by downloading the Visit Cook County mobile app.

###

 

Kjersti Vick 218.387.2788 kjersti@visitcookcounty.com