Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis Reveals Five-Month Celebration of Winter, Complete with a Nordic Village Expansion

September 13, 2023,
Minneapolis, USA

Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis will kick off its five-month celebration of winter with the expansion of Nordic Village, special offers on hotel rooms and suites, guided sauna experiences through The Spa, seasonal shopping and holiday happenings at Mara.

“After such an incredible response to Nordic Village in our first year, we decided to grow this initiative by building more cabins, keeping them open longer, and providing new activities and experiences in year two,” says General Manager Florian Riedel. “At Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis, we love winter, and we love bringing people together. Nordic Village is a shining example of this.”

Nordic Village

Offering a Minnesota cabin experience in the middle of the city, Nordic Village will be open for dinners, private events and buyouts Wednesdays through Sundays from November 1, 2023, through March 31, 2024. The expanded setup spans Riva Terrace and Riva Plaza with five cabins that seat up to four guests and three cabins that seat up to eight guests.

Designed and decorated by MartinPatrick3, an internationally recognized boutique dedicated to building a one-of-a-kind experience, each cabin will bear a unique name inspired by the Star of the North. The interiors will feature skylights, personalized Spotify accounts and TVs to watch favourite sporting events or a holiday classic. Insulated and heated, cabins will stay warm and cosy no matter the weather.

This year’s four-course menu will again feature Onion Soup, Cheese Fondue and Minnesota-shaped S’Mores. Pricing begins at USD 165 per person, with the option to order craft cocktails or mocktails, local beers and a variety of wine pairings as well as supplements such as caviar and truffles a la carte. New for 2023-24, those who dine in Nordic Village will be invited to unlock seasonal savings on an overnight hotel stay.

Reservations Include Special Offers on Hotel Rooms and Suites

Dinner in Nordic Village with an overnight guest room will be available from USD 595, while suites – which include a bottle of Dom Pérignon – will be available from USD 975. Reservations for Nordic Village and an overnight hotel stay will become available one month at a time, starting Monday, October 2, 2023 at 12:00 noon CT on Tock.

Interested event hosts and meeting planners are invited to contact the Events Team at for more information and to arrange pre-opening tours.

Guided Sauna Experience

In collaboration with Cedar and Stone Nordic Sauna, a brand dedicated to providing the highest quality sauna experiences with thoughtful Nordic design, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis is expanding its wellness offerings to include two saunas in the outdoor space adjacent to the fitness centre. Starting in November 2023, customizable, a guided sauna experience will be open to residents, guests and community members seven days per week. Reservations may be made online or by calling 612 895 5707.

Seasonal Shopping

On November and December 2023* and January 2024 weekends from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm, Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis will host a Nordic Village Market inside the cabins on Riva Terrace and Riva Plaza. Here, market curator Mich Berthiaume will introduce patrons to local artists, makers and creators offering a rotating selection to include kids’ toys, pet food, clothing, spices, home décor, jewellery, blankets and more. Open to residents, guests and community members, all will be welcomed with hot cider and a small bite upon arrival. *The Market will not be open on Sunday, December 24, nor Sunday, December 31.

Holiday Happenings

Named Restaurant of the Year by both Minnesota Monthly and The Star Tribune in its first year open, Mara shines especially bright during festive season. Celebrations begin with Halloween Brunch on Sunday, October 29, and continue with Thanksgiving events on Thursday, November 23, 2023. Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis will also offer Thanksgiving to-go kits with no cooking required.

During the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” Mara will welcome residents, guests and community members to enjoy Brunch with Santa on Sunday, December 3, 2023, and meals and events on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Additionally, Mara will host a signature event during The Great Northern’s 2024 winter festival. Those interested in Mara’s holiday happenings are invited to subscribe for email updates, which will provide more information.

Adds Riedel, “If you think we’re committed to winter now, just wait until year three!”