Ice artisans begin crafting Ice Castles in Excelsior

It's finally gotten cold enough for artists to start creating, collecting and carving ice to build one of the coolest - get it? - winter attractions in Minnesota: the Ice Castles. The Ice Castles are annual acre-sized attraction made up of ice that's been carefully crafted to look like castles. The Minnesota location is in …

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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

The couple behind Excelsior’s The Makers Studio

Business owners Suzanne and Ryan Huggett rebelled against retail trends in their design of The Makers Studio. When the couple decided to open a brick and mortar, they quickly turned down the prospect of online sales. The studio carries woodworking, ceramics from around the metro and fair trade textiles from Suzanne’s company, Digo Goods. To …

Excelsior Elementary students honor local veterans

Excelsior Elementary fourth-graders and teachers hosted their annual tribute to veterans Nov. 8 in the school auditorium. A Veterans Day ceremony was Nov. 12 at Deephaven Elementary as the Sun Sailor was going to press. Full Story: https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_sailor/news/education/excelsior-elementary-students-honor-local-veterans/article_40defb3a-e85a-11e8-9efd-a3b06ebe6416.html

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 …

Spooky rides offered Oct. 26-28 on the Excelsior Trolley

The Excelsior Streetcar line will offer some spooky fun 6-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, when the streetcar will feature the Fantastically Spooky Ghost Trolley annual event. Riders can stop and mingle with the ghosts, zombies, witches and other unworldly creatures near the haunted Iron Range Trolley and the Creepy Graveyard, play …

Excelsior will celebrate Halloween with events Saturday, Oct. 27

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce will host a Halloween celebration 2-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at their welcome center at 37 Water St., Excelsior. There will be games and crafts 2-6 p.m. at the welcome center. Children can grab a map at the chamber and find all the merchants who will hand out goodies. …