Pop-Ups on the Plaza

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The Plaza at Nolan Mains hosts monthly outdoor activities throughout the winter.

As the cold freeze of January sets in, it might feel challenging to get you and your family bundled up for an outdoor adventure. But fresh air is essential—even (especially?) in the winter. It can energize you and positively impact your outlook during those endless strings of cloudy, frigid days.

Luckily, there are some great options for outdoor winter activities around Edina. If you’re looking for something beyond skating or sledding, check out Pop-Ups on the Plaza. This monthly outdoor event, hosted by the 50th and France Business & Professional Association at the Plaza at Nolan Mains, offers the opportunity for kids to work on nature art projects. This month, the theme for the hands-on activity is “Ice Crystals and Color.”

This family-friendly event is led by artists and naturalists from Silverwood Park Center for Arts and the Environment with the Three Rivers Park District and is geared toward kids ages 5–12 (though these activities can certainly be enjoyed by adults, as well.). Registration for the event is suggested, but walk-ups will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

1–3 p.m. January 15; Plaza at Nolan Mains, 50th and France; 3945 Market St.; 952.491.0001   50th & France  @50thandfrance   @50thandFrance