Duluth Winter Village expands with more Kids Activities & More Animals!

Duluth Winter Village returns with 25 of your favorite local stores in charming wooden cabins, more vendors selling goods and foods inside, plus new activities! But this is not an event to rest on its laurels, despite the heaps and heaps of greenery – including a 25-foot tree – brought in for the event every year.

New to the beloved event this year is a Kid’s Shop.

Let’s talk about this charming concept for a quick minute.  The Hollybeary Shoppe, by local gift store Hucklebeary, lets littles get in on the holiday fun of giving and surprises. Children enter the tiny shop via a child-sized door. Inside are selections of gifts for parents on display and a Santa’s Helper to assist with picking out the present.

It’s all flat fee, so there’s no issue with pricing. The child emerges with a wrapped gift for their adult! Seriously, how cute is THAT?!


Stroll down Candy Cane Lane, the new indoor family-focused area:

This area will delight kids and a parent is only as happy as their least happy kid. True Story.

    • Corn pit
    • Holiday-dressed Hens available for Hugging
    • Hands-on art
    • Kids activities
    • Hollybeary Shoppe


There’s also an Exclusive VIP Area inside a pampered Cedar Bound glamping tent.

There will only be 100 VIP tickets daily. More information on the Signature Flight Paddle: https://www.universe.com/events/duluth-winter-village-vip-experience-tickets-9K7RN3


More Eats!

Also new will be expanded food offerings and more snacks and treats from local restaurants and the DECC culinary team. But bars with festive beverages will return!


The beloved event’s classic offerings remain:

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  • 25 charming cabins brimming with items from your favorite small shops and 25 more vendors inside,
  • Free atomic skating in DECC Arena
  • Bonfires
  • Llamas and other animal friends
  • Carolers




Vendors include:

North & Shore, Bailey Builds, Y-ker Acres, Hucklebeary, Frost Rivr, Free Air Life Co, Flagship Apparel, Wintergreen Northern Wear, Hungry Hippie Tacos, Duluth’s Best Bread, Love Creamery, Scenic 61 by New Scenic Café, TBSP Waffles, Yes Cheese and many more.


Duluth Winter Village 2023

  • Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, 2023
  • Open 10am until 5pm, both days
  • FREE to attend – no admission fee. Paid Parking at the DECC is $10
  • Outdoor & indoor event with shopping, dining, bonfires, carolers, open skating, and activities by Lake Superior
  • 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth 55805

More questions?  Reach out at hello@decc.org