Holidazzle has been a yearly winter staple that happens in November/December. The first one occurred in 1992 and was thought up as a way to bring people downtown to shop during the holiday season. It's hosted by the mpls downtown council. It used to be a triumphant parade up and down the Nicollet Mall, including floats, and it has recently moved to Loring Park with a broader array of activities. Now, it's less of a parade and more of a gathering to meet and celebrate all that makes Downtown Minneapolis unique. The activities include musical performances, movies, and visits from Santa Claus.