Open Today: The Excelsior Ice Castles

The Ice Castles open at noon in Excelsior. The popular winter experience has become a Minnesota tradition. This is the first year the Ice Castles has been built in Excelsior, with previous locations in Stillwater, Eden Prairie and the Mall of America. features include an unbelievably long slide, twice as long as last years in …

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Excelsior Ice Castles Open Saturday

The annual showcase of ice castles will open Saturday in Excelsior. The castles, formerly displayed in Stillwater, have been in the works for about five weeks. Artists must grow, harvest and hand-place the ice to create the tunnels, fountains, slides, thrones and ice towers, which are also embedded with color-changing LED lights. The frozen structures …

St. Martin’s by the Lake hosts free mobile mammography screening

Breast health is vital to overall health and well-being. Annual screening mammograms are the best way to detect breast cancer in its earliest, most curable stages. Many women put off getting a mammogram due to busy schedules or because they do not have resources to get screened. The Park Nicollet Jane Brattain Breast Center is …

13th annual Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt

The 13th annual Christkindlsmarkt is being celebrated this weekend. The three-day event brings people from all over the the Midwest and is fashioned after the traditional German, open-air markets. Christkindlsmarkt features German holiday foods, decor, gifts, a Biergarten and fun for the whole family. It is free and open to the public. Full Story: https://www.kare11.com/article/news/local/kare11-saturday/13th-annual-excelsior-christkindlsmarkt/89-617114225

3rd annual community Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by Westonka Food Shelf & the Legion set for Thursday

The Westonka Food Shelf and The American Legion Post 398 invite the community to attend their third annual complimentary Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 22 from 12-4 p.m. Dinner will be served at the American Legion located on 2333 Wilshire Blvd. in Mound. A special welcome is extended to seniors, active military, veterans, and those …

Holiday boutique at the Gillespie Center Nov. 23

The holiday season is slated to begin at the Gillespie Center on Nov. 23 with their 24th Annual Holiday Boutique. The boutique will run from Friday, Nov. 23 to Sunday, Dec. 2, and feature over 80 vendors selling unique gifts. “This season we have several new vendors and I’m really excited about that,” says co-coordinator …

Ice Castles will be in Excelsior this year

The Ice Castles will be coming to Excelsior this winter. The popular winter attraction that features icy tunnels, fountains, slides, thrones and ice formations will be built on the shores of Lake Minnetonka at The Commons and Port of Excelsior this winter. For the past two years, the Ice Castles were in Stillwater, and before …