The Christmas season is just around the corner, and that means that shopping has probably been added on the to-do list. Mille Lacs Area’s merchants are offering special holiday shopping events, savings and sales to get shoppers in the holiday spirit.

Join the merchants over the coming weeks and enjoy hot cider and holiday goodies while you shop. Not only is the shopping great, but quaint downtown locations are truly a festive experience. The holiday decorations and friendly personalities of the local owners make it a much different experience than the mall.

Those used to the holiday savings at the busy malls will not be missing out on special deals, either. Shoppers can take advantage of the specials and sales, and people looking for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts are sure to find them our many different locations around the lake.

Come to Mille Lacs and visit Garrison, Onamia, Wahkon and Isle for a weekend filled with shopping and holiday fun. Pick up a Holiday Gift Guide when you get in the area. To learn about accommodations and other activities in the Mille Lacs Lake area, please visit

Upcoming Holiday Events:

December 1st – Garrison’s Annual Christmas Ball at the Blue Goose
December 8th – Christmas in the Park at the Isle Lakeview City Park
December 8th – Santa Hayride in Garrison
Friday & Saturday thru December 22nd – Enchanted Pioneer Village at Paul Bunyan Land
Visit our Calendar of Events for a complete list of events and details.