Can you feel the holiday season in the air? We sure can! The crisp air of Fall is our annual reminder that it’s time to get ready for the holidays. From festivities with family and friends to indulging in your favorite seasonal dishes, we want to help you prepare for happy celebrations and a warm, inviting home for the holidays this year.
Let’s dive into the seasonal festivities! Even with some of our favorite Fall and Holiday activities being canceled, there are still ways to make this season special this year. In New Ulm, we are finding new, creative ways to enjoy our community safely. Here are some upcoming Holiday events going on around town throughout the holiday season:
- October 2-3 and 9-10: Oktoberfest
- October 3: Music on the Steps
- October 23-24: New Ulm Nightmares Haunted House
- November 5-8: GnomeMade Market
- November 20: Christmas Candlelight Winetasting
- November 27: Parade of Lights
- December 5-6: Morgan Creek Vineyards Holiday Open House
- December 10: #ShopNewUlm At Night
- December 24 & 25: Christmas Luminaries at Schell’s
These events give us so much to look forward to, but of course there are your own holiday gatherings too! As you plan your holiday gatherings this year, of course you want to consider the health and safety of your family and guests. Virtual gatherings may be the best option for large groups so you can still connect with extended relatives and friends.
Filling your home with warm, seasonal decorations is the best way to bring the magic of the season into your daily life. We have some wonderful, local shops to browse to pick up the perfect seasonal décor for the inside and outside of your home. They include (but certainly aren’t limited to):
Make an evening or a weekend of visiting these and other local spots to pick up something new for your seasonal décor collection!
Last but not least, let’s talk about the food of the season! From the trendy pumpkin spice everything to the classic homemade soups, here are a few of our favorite recipes to make in the Fall:
- Cozy Autumn Wild Rice Soup
- Pumpkin Spice Muffins
- Slow Cooker Apple Crisp
- Autumn Beef Stew
- Classic Beef Chili
All these recipes are sure to warm your soul and fill your home with the mouthwatering scents of Fall.
We hope you are as excited as we are about the arrival of the new season. We hope to see a lot of familiar faces out around town!