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Winona Holiday Market

Saturday | December 14 | 12:00-4:00pm
Levee Park Plaza and Patio | Winona

The City of Winona, WINONArts, the Boathouse Restaurant, and Winona entrepreneur Alisha Christiano are teaming together to return a holiday tradition to Winona: the Winona Holiday Market.

Like the wonderful European and Metropolitan style Christmas Markets in major cities, the Winona Holiday Market will feature twenty one of a kind artisan vendors from all over the region, each with a tempting stocking stuffer or unique gift item sure to make your friends and family thrilled to open on that special day. From exquisite holiday baked goods, to handmade clothing, to ornaments, to fine jewelry- The Winona Holiday Market brings shop local and small to the great outdoors.

And speaking of outdoors, the Winona Holiday Market will feature the return of the popular Park and Recreation feature in Winona: The Levee Park Ice Skating Rink. The Rink will be open throughout the Winter season, weather permitting, and if all goes well will have its initial skate during the Market. Skating will be first come first served, subject to space on the ice, and free of charge. BYOS, bring your own skates, please. There will also be food trucks, hot crepes by Jean Luc, and special hot beverages thanks to the Boathouse Restaurant.

What better time to come to Winona, share the season with family and friends, and celebrate our community during the height of the Holiday Season- and grab some wonderful gifts too! Winona Holiday Market 2019 will be a picture postcard way to spend your weekend on the banks of the Mississippi River. Saturday December 14th 12-4pm at Levee Park Plaza Winona, Where Main Street Meets the Mississippi.

For more information call the Winona Park and Recreation office at 507.457.8258 or visit the Park Rec Department website at and click on the link or like the WINONArts Facebook page at

The City of Winona is a partner of the River Arts Alliance.

December Second Saturday at MMAM: ‘The Gift of Art’

Saturday | December 14 | 10:00am-5:00pm Minnesota Marine Art Museum | 800 Riverview Dr Celebrate the season and the wonder of art at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) as part of MMAM’s Second Saturday events. This month’s theme is ‘The Gift of Art’. December’s event offers $1 admission for all, free guided tours,… Continue Reading

Winona Fine Arts Commission Holiday Awards Reception

Monday | December 9 | 6:00-8:00pm Blue Heron Coffeehouse | 162 W 2nd St The Fine Arts Commission will recognize the 2019 Fine Arts Commission Award recipients and Grants awardees and our new Creative Laureate at a special Holiday Reception with light food, cash bar, and live music from the Wabasha Street Trio. The… Continue Reading

Christmas at Old Main

Sunday | December 8 | 3:00pm Old Main | 20869 College Ave Galesville, WI | Celebrate Christmas at Old Main with Wina Mortenson and an array of talent, both local and from afar – even as far away as the North Pole. Old Main Historical & Community Arts Center is a member of the… Continue Reading

The Flip Side, an art exhibit

Opening Reception: Saturday | December 7 | 6:00-8:00pm Red Horse Gallery | 116 S. Main St. | Fountain City WI Julia Crozier will be exhibiting at The Red Horse Gallery in Fountain City Dec.’19-Jan.’20. Crozier will be showing mostly new abstract work, art that promises to be a new and somewhat quirky way of looking… Continue Reading

Winona Art Walk and Tour – TODAY!

Participating artists and locations for the 2019 Winona Art Walk are listed below. Click on the images to bring up a printable .pdf of the poster and map. Today’s the Big Day! See you at the 2019 Winona Art Walk and Tour. 1 Schumaker Pottery 676 W. 5th St. Teresa Schumaker, pottery Dave Johnson, wood… Continue Reading