If you want a massive menu near the University, look no further this Christmas. My favorite is the chicken lo mein.
Located in Minneapolis, this affordable Vietnamese eatery offers traditional bahn mi sandwiches, pho, and a big variety of spring rolls and small plates to share.
As they state on their website, Hong Kong Noodle is a cozy little restaurant near the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. They have lots of different special noodle dishes that are always a surprise.
This family-owned restaurant is located in the western suburbs on the border of Minnetonka/Wayzata at the corner of Hwy 101 and Minnetonka Blvd. They are open on Christmas Eve from 3 – 9:30 pm.
We gotcha, St. Paul. The St. Paul Grill will be open on Christmas and features great American food with a steak-centric menu.
Russian style restaurant and vodka bar. Need we say more?
A staple. Get your steaks here.
Do you want to see a Star War (quote Lucille Bluth)? Well, now you can! Thanks, Disney.
If your children are a bit restless try Moana. Swimming in a tropical paradise sounds nice right about now.
Aliens, sci-fi, etc.
“Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them”
If you are looking for a Harry Potter extension with even more CG, then try this movie.
A great one for the Marvel geeks in the family, Doctor Strange is sure to make you feel magical. I’m definitely sensing a theme this winter.
Activities & Adventures
Come celebrate on Christmas eve at First Ave. and 7th Street Entry. Jewbilee will have a great selection of musicians and comedians this year. View more about the event here.
I’m a huge fan of this one. Go see some animals or beautiful flowers (they have special holiday themes) this year at Como. It’s free and fun for the little ones, too.
This fun ski slope will be open on Christmas eve from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Go have fun and get cold!
If you really don’t want to stuff your face with great food maybe you could donate your time to help someone else do just that. This time of year is a great one for tzedakah.
What else is open on Christmas Eve/Day that you and your family like to take part in? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook!