Explore the Scenic St. Croix Valley










A Place Like No Other


The Scenic St. Croix River Valley invites you to escape from the world for a while – explore the hiking trails, go fishing or boating, head to the beach… visit historic river towns - explore the galleries, shops and enjoy fine dining, theater and music.  In the St. Croix Valley you will find those wonderful secret places that provide a lifetime of memories. 


The St. Croix River Valley is just 30 minutes from downtown St. Paul and 45 minutes from downtown Minneapolis.  Once you’ve been here, we know we’ll have the pleasure of seeing you again.  The St. Croix Valley is a destination you will never forget.  Enjoy!


 Hudson, Wisconsin 



Christmas Tour of Homes & Craft Sale

November 20-22, 2015


The annual Christmas Tour features four privately owned homes

and the historic Octagon House, all decorated in their Christmas finery. 


Evening Dazzle Tour

Visit the four homes during the evening hours when each home sparkles and glows!

Friday only:  November 20, from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Tickets:  $35


Traditional Four -  November 21 &22 - Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm & Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm

Visit the four homes plus the Historic Octagon House.

A map is provided with each ticket.  Shuttle transprotation is included or you may drive yourself.  Must be 12 or older to arrend.  

Tickets:  $20 on or before November 12 & $22 after November 12.  Tickets may be purchased at the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau at 502 2nd Street or by phone - 715-386-8411.


Craft Sale & Marketplace - Saturday Only - November 21 -  9:00am-5:30pm,

Hudson House Grand Hotel, 1616 Crestview Drive, Hudson, Wi.

FREE admission - No ticket required.

2 floors of vendors & crafters.  Find the perfect item for your home or gift for a friend at the Craft Sale & Marketplace held in conjunction with the Christmas Tour of Homes!


Girls Getaway Lodging Packages

Slip away with the girls for the weekend to shop, dine, relax and attend the Christmas Tour of Homes!  Find a list of participating lodging properties and their special discounts being offered only for the weekend of the Christmas Tour of Homes.

Visit Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism http://www.hudsonwi.org/the-chamber



 November St. Croix Valley Events


 November 13-15 - River Falls, WI - Fall Finds Tour  

"Find It" in River Falls during the Fall Finds Tour.  Eclectic shops and historic barns are transformed into artisan galleries filled with antiques, furniture, vintage finds, garden art and affordable, handmade holiday gifts.  www.riverwalkandand antiques.com


 November 19 - Scandia, MN - Gammelgarden Musewms's Lutfisk & Meatball Dinner



November 19 - Afton, MN - Ultimate Girl's Night Out

Stroll the town and take advantage of discounts, demos and free gifts.  www.aftonareamn.com


November 20-22 - River Falls, WI - Fall Finds Tour

Find It" in River Falls during the Fall Finds Tour.  Eclectic shops and historic barns are transformed into artisan galleries filled with antiques, furniture, vintage finds, garden art and affordable, handmade holiday gifts.  www.riverwalkandantiques.com



November 20-22- Hudson, WI. - Christmas Tour of Homes & Craft Sale

Tour four of Hudson's finest homes and the Historic Octagon House - all decked out for the Holidays.  Craft Sale & Marketplace Saturday only.www.sayhellotohudson.com, 715-386-8411.


November 21 - Baldwin, WI -  Craft Fairs 



November 21-22 - Osceola, WI - Doe On The Go

Hunting widows and friends, get treated to a host of specials and treats as you shop and dine in a fun, festive, small town atmosphere.  Enjoy FREE Make 'N Takes and wine tastings.  Merchants, artists, and businesses showcase their wares and one-of-a-kind handcrafted items.


November 26 - Hastings, MN - Gobblegait 2015 

8K  walk/run.  8:30am, 2K Fun Run/Walk 8:45.  Downtown Hastings .http://www.hastingsmn.org/calendar.html


Holiday Lighting Events


Some of the simplest joys of the season are the spectacular lighting festivals held throughout the

St. Croix River Valley.



November 27 - Hudson, WI. - Light Up The Night

Kick off the Holidays with Santa in downtown Hudson, WI.  www.sayhellotohudson.com, 715-386-8411


November 27 - River Falls, WI - River Dazzle

Enjoy a lighted parade, holiday sing-along, chili crawl, and family friendly festivitles with visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus. www.rfchamber.com


November 27 - 29 - Taylors Falls, MN. - Lighting Festival 

The Lighting Festival in the Christmas card village of Taylors Falls has become the largest winter holiday festival in the area, one filled with magic and fun for the whole family.  www.fallschamber.org, 715-438-3580.


November 28 - Hastings, MN. - Holiday Tea LeDuc Historic Estate

Guests will enjoy the splendor of this Gothic Revival House while feasting on the finest tea delicacies.  Musical entertainment and time to browse the Museum Shop will round out the event.  $20 tea, $25 tea & tour.  651-437-7055 for reservations.








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 St. Croix Valley Regional Tourism Alliance


Last Updated: 11/12/2015