How can I volunteer?
We would love to have you volunteer! On the evening of the event, there are many opportunities for volunteering. We need folks to help with setup, help event goers on and off hay wagons, supervise marshmallow roasting stations, sell raffle tickets for ice carvings and wood carvings, hand out roasted chestnuts, and tear down afterward. We have 3 (one-hour) shifts for each volunteer position for the evening. That way you can still have fun and participate in the event.
If you are interested in being part of the steering/planning committee, please contact us for that too! Click here to send an email and let us know what you are interested in helping with.
How can I participate in the craft show?
Our craft sale is full! If you would like to be put on the waiting list in case of cancellations, contact Angela.
What is the weather usually like?
Here at Holiday on 44th, and in Minnesota, we don't let the weather stop us from having a bunch of fun. The average temperature for the first week of December is around 33 degrees. And from our memories, it's been anywhere from -5 to 40s. Sometimes the skies are clear and sometimes we get a beautiful snowfall. The horses and haywagons will be running on the avenue whatever the weather. Holiday on 44th has never been cancelled due to weather.
Can Holiday on 44th be postponed due to bad weather?
No. Permits, insurance and contracts are all set far in advance of the date of the event. They cannot be changed to another date.
Who pays for Holiday on 44th?
Holiday on 44th is completely donor driven. We are not funded by the city of Minneapolis in any way.
Is there a charge for activities?
We want Holiday on 44th to be accessible for everyone, regardless of financial status. Pony rides, face painting, wagon rides, entertainment, roasted chestnuts and marshmallows are all free of charge. We work with vendors to sell food at reasonable costs, and our craft sale always features affordable items.
How are performers selected for the event?
Our goal at Holiday on 44th is to bring talent from a variety of cultural backgrounds. We try to represent the diverse population in the Camden area, but we also like to introduce our event goers to cultures they may have never experienced. The steering committee meets in July and August every year to brainstorm ideas for new performers and activities.
Can my business or organization participate?
We have a limited number of tables for local nonprofit organizations in our community space at Patrick Henry High School. These are available at no charge. Send us an email for more information.
If you would like to participate representing your northside business, send us an email with your proposal.
Other questions? Please email us and we'll do our best to answer.