With snow just barely on the ground, it is hard to believe that the holidays are less than two weeks away! If you need some help finding your holiday spirit this year, check out one of these area events.Holidazzle Parade: The Minneapolis Holidazzle parade, now celebrating its twentieth year, has become a holiday tradition for many Minnesota families. Taking place on Nicollet Mall from 12th Street – 4th Street, this annual parade features fully lighted floats, familiar storybook characters, and holiday music. Free and open to the public, the parade runs Thursdays – Sundays, from November 25 – December 18, beginning at 6:30PM each night. Visit the Holidazzle website for more information! Sweets & Stories With Santa: Visit the Sears Court in Mall of America on Saturday, December 17 at 10:30AM for the free program, Sweets & Stories With Santa. Enjoy your favorite Christmas stories read by Santa’s Elves, before taking part in a tasty holiday treat. After story time visit with Santa himself! Wells Fargo Winter Skate: Visit the Landmark Center for a family ice skating trip! Enjoy views of the Landmark Center and Rice Park, decorated in all their holiday glory, while you skate. If things get too chilly, stop by the warming house and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. Visit www.wellsfargowinterskate.com for specific rink hours. Macy’s Santaland: Have you ever wondered what happens and what exactly elves do up in the North Pole? Find out when visiting Minneapolis Macy’s free holiday display, “A Day In The Life Of An Elf.” Visit the store’s website for hours of operation.