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Mall of America Hotels

November 16, 2010 11:14 ET

Enjoy the Holidazzle Parade and Last Minute Shopping With Mall of America Hotels

Warm Up to Holiday Fun and Dazzling Parade Excitement in Minneapolis

BLOOMINGTON, MN--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - There'll be plenty of bling-bling as the Holidazzle Parade 2010 marches down Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis bedazzling the hearts of young and old alike with the warm spirit of Christmas. This year's inaugural parade is set for 6:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 26, but there'll be plenty of opportunity for a rewind as the parade continues each Thursday through Sunday until Dec. 19. 

Holiday shoppers and families seeking Christmas adventures can pick their best date and make their way to downtown Minneapolis for this remarkable parade, now in its 19th year of bringing fairy tale magic to life. This free family event has come to be a holiday favorite in the Twin Cities drawing more than 300,000 spectators annually to the downtown area. Spectacular lighted floats, favorite cartoon characters, marching bands, music and holiday personalities will be included in the parade as it makes its way over the eight block parade route from 12th Street to 4th Street.

With accommodations at one of the finest Mall of America Minneapolis hotels, travelers can easily access the mall area and enjoy not only the parade but the magnificent offering of shopping and entertainment options. From the downtown's famed Warehouse District with its many art galleries, antique shops and night clubs to department stores and restaurants, the excitement of the holidays resonates throughout the area.

The Minneapolis Airport Marriott hotel is conveniently located just minutes from the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport and is surrounded by popular local attractions. A select choice among Mall of America hotels, the Marriott offers guests a smoke-free environment, spacious guest rooms and relaxing amenities including plush bedding ensembles, high-speed Internet access, cable television with premium movie channels and room service. For on-site dining, guests can enjoy the popular Bistro 79, a popular choice among restaurants near Minneapolis Airport. Featuring a wide selection of entrees and appetizers, Bistro 79 is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A variety of restaurant choices are also located nearby including the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company and TGI Friday's.

Accommodations at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott may be booked online at or by calling 1-952-854-7441 for reservations or information.

About the Minneapolis Airport Marriott

The Minneapolis Airport Marriott Hotel is a perfect destination for Minneapolis travelers whether visiting the city for business or leisure. As one of the most sophisticated hotels near Mall of America, the Airport Marriott also offers a full-service business center so busy travelers can stay on top of their work load. For relaxing, guests will have access to the hotel's inviting indoor pool, whirlpool and well-equipped fitness center. The hotel is also fully outfitted and professionally staffed to host successful corporate business conferences and elite social events.