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Doing Things Downtown
Join us November 25–December 31, 2022
Walk or drive through a Winter Wonderland for free during the Kiwanis Holiday Lights in Mankato’s Sibley Park. The Kiwanis Holiday Lights uses nearly two million LED lights in an animated and choreographed display. Enjoy the Mary Dotson synthetic Skating Rink, live reindeer and visits with Santa on the weekends. Warming houses and concessions are available.
Spend $50, Get $20
For a limited time, the purchase of at least $50 in food, merchandise and/or gift cards from a participating City Center business will earn you a FREE $20 gift card to a City Center business listed below of your choice.
Vot for Let it Glow, Kato! People's Choice
Holiday window displays are a new tradition in Mankato’s City Center! Our businesses, from retail to hospitality to professional services and more, are all aglow. Stroll through the streets of City Center Mankato and North Mankato or pile the family in the car for an evening cruise and enjoy the festive storefronts. Be sure to vote for your favorite!
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For almost a decade, CityArt had been strategizing about ways to incorporate artwork onto the silos and thanks to van Helten and a group of generous donors, Silo Art is now telling a story of Greater Mankato.