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Minneapolis, MN – The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, is selling Christmas trees at five local tree lots starting on November 29. 

Since 1938, Y Service Clubs have been selling Christmas trees and this year the Y will also offer garland, swags, bows and wreaths for sale.  The Blaisdell, Ridgedale, Southdale, St. Paul Downtown, Eastside and Midway YMCA’s and Camp St. Croix are selling these holiday decorations to raise money for youth across the Twin Cities to participate in Y programs and camps. 

“The YMCA is committed to removing barriers that may prevent kids and teens in our community from participating in enriching programs and camps,” said Glen Gunderson and CEO of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities. “The Christmas Tree Lots are an annual tradition that help raise funds so all youth have opportunities to participate in meaningful activities that can inspire their future goals and help them reach their potential.”

WHO: 
YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities

WHAT: 
Annual Christmas Tree Lot

WHERE: 

Blaisdell YMCA Tree Lot: Corner of 42nd Street and Hiawatha Avenue

  • November 29 – December 22
  • Monday – Friday 4:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ridgedale YMCA Tree Lot: Ridgedale YMCA on 12301 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305

  • November 29 – December 22 or until trees sell out
  • Friday 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Special Hours November 29 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Southdale YMCA Tree Lot: Southdale YMCA 7355 York Avenue South Edina, MN 55435 (In the Skate Park area)

  • November 29 – December 24
  • Monday – Thursday 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

St. Paul Downtown, Eastside and Camp St. Croix Tree Lot: Highland National Golf Course, 1403 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55116

  • November 29 – December 24
  • Monday – Thursday 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday – Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Special Hours November 29 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

St. Paul Midway Tree Lot: 530 Wheeler Street

  • November 29 – December 24
  • Monday – Thursday 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

About the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities

The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 163 years ago, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across the greater Twin Cities metro region, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities. The 29 Y locations and program sites, eight overnight camps, 10 day camps, and more than 90 child care sites engage more than 370,000 men, women and children of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit www.ymcamn.org.