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U.S. Bank Stadium Hosts The Holiday Boutique


YOU’LL SEE US POP UP. CLICK LIKE, SAY HELLO. SEND US A PICTURE OF YOURSELF. WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. A NEW EVENT TO HELP YOU GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT IS GOING ON THIS WEEKEND AT U.S. BANK STADIUM. HIGH QUALITY VENDORS AND DESIGNERS OFFER THE LATEST STYLES, TRENDS, JEWELRY, EVEN GOURMET FOOD. KYLIE JOINS US LIVE FROM THE STYED STADIUM TO TELL US ABOUT THIS EVENT. Reporter: THIS IS COOL. BEING HERE BEFORE EVERYTHING OPENS, I HAVE BEEN GETTING A SNEAK PEEK AT ALL THE VENDORS. THEY GO ALL THE WAY AROUND U.S. BANK STADIUM AND IT’S COOL TO BE HERE WHEN THERE’S NOT A GAME HAPPENING. IT’S A SPECIAL EXPERIENCE. THIS IS SOMETHING — I WANT TO BRING IN JEN. IT’S SO COOL AND SO UNIQUE WHEN IT COMES TO HOLIDAY SHOPPING. CAN YOU TELL US MORE? SO THIS IS TRULY A MECCA. IT’S A WINTER WONDERLAND. WE HAVE EVERYTHING FROM HOME DECOR. GIFTS. JEWELRY. FASHIONS. WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR THE GUYS TOO YOU CAN FEEL A LITTLE LESS GUILTY BECAUSE YOU’RE BRINGING HIM A GIFT AS WELL. I’M RUNNING LATE ON HOLIDAY SHOPPING THIS CLEAR. I HAVEN’T EVEN STARTED FOR ONE PERSON YET. YOU TRULY DO HAVE SO MANY DIFFERENT VENDORS AND FUN ONES TOO WE PULLED OUT A COUPLE OF THINGS HERE. WE FOUND ONE ESPECIALLY. I WANT TO WALK OVER HERE. YOU BROUGHT SOMETHING TO MY ATTENTION. TELL ME ABOUT THE SECRET HEELS IF FOR SHORT GIRLS LIKE ME. I’M A LITTLE VERTICALLY CHALLENGED. I’M RIGHT THERE WITH YOU. I LOVE ANYTHING THAT HELPS GIVE ME HEIGHT. WHAT YOU HAVE THERE IS SOMETHING BY A COMPANY CALLED HIDDEN HEEL. WHAT SHE HAS DONE, YOU PUT THIS IN LIKE A RAIN BOOT OR A RIDING BOOT OR EVEN YOUR HEELS, YOU CHOOSE YOUR HEIGHT. SO IF YOU NOTICE OVER THERE THERE’S DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN STACK IT. IT’S JUST A SECRET WAY TO GET SOME ADDED HEIGHT AS YOU’RE OUT AND ABOUT. I LOVE THIS. THESE ARE FUN LIKE UNIQUE GIFTS WHICH, FEEL FREE TO BUY THESE FOR ME. ALL OF MY COWORKERS ARE EXTREMELY TALL. THIS IS SO MUCH FUN. YOU DO THIS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND IN REALLY COOL VENUES. OBVIOUSLY EVERYBODY IS VERY CURIOUS ABOUT THE VIKINGS STADIUM. SO I WAS JUST TELLING SOMEBODY RECENTLY A TICKET TO OUR SHOW IS CHEAPER THAN A VIKINGS TICKET. WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT PEOPLE COMING OUT AND SEEING THE STADIUM THIS YEAR. AS YOU SAID, THERE’S JUST SO MUCH HERE. I LOVE THE FACT THEY CAN FIND UNIQUE, ONE OF A KIND GIFTS. WE HAVE PEOPLE FROM LOCALLY THE MINNESOTA AREA. WE HAVE PEOPLE TRAY TRAVEL IN FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. YOU CAN FIND NEW TRENDS LIKE HIDDEN HEEL. NEW GIFT IDEAS AND NEW FASHION IDEAS BEFORE THEY EVEN HIT THE MINNESOTA AREA. A COUPLE OF THEME NIGHTS COMING UP AS WELL. YES. SO WE HAVE GIRLS NIGHT OUT ON FRIDAY AND COUNTRY GIRLS NIGHT ON SATURDAY NIGHT. BOTH ARE FROM 5:00 TO 9:00. THE FUN THING IS WE HAVE A SELFIE STATION, WE HAVE COCKTAILS, WE HAVE FUN MUSIC. WE’RE GIVING AWAY PRIZES EVERY 15 MINUTES. ONLY THING GIRLS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ARE TAKING THE PERFECT SELFIE. PRACTICE NOW. I LOVE THAT. WHAT IS MAYBE SOMETHING YOU THINK IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS SHOW COMPARED TO OTHER HOLIDAY SHOPPING AREAS? I ALWAYS SAY IT’S NOT YOUR MAMA’S SHOW. SO IT’S VERY JUST FUN. LIKE OBVIOUSLY IT’S BEEN A CRAZY WEEK THIS WEEK IN AMERICA. BUT THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN REALLY TOSS OFF THE HATS; RIGHT? WHETHER YOU’RE A MOTHER, A DAUGHTER, A SISTER, A WORKER, YOU KNOW WHATEVER YOUR ROLE IS IN LIFE YOU TOSS THOSE OUT AND HAVE A FUN DAY. SHOP, BE ENTERTAINED AND JUST ENJOY THIS WINTER WONDERLAND. WE’RE REALLY EXCITED. THIS IS FANTASTIC. REALLY, REALLY COOL. GIVE US THE HOURS IT STARTS. STARTS TOMORROW. SO WE’LL RUN FROM 10:00 TO 9:00 ON BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AND 10:00 TO 5:00 ON SUNDAY. OBVIOUSLY PEOPLE CAN PURCHASE THEIR TICKETS AT THE DOOR BUT THEY CAN ALSO GO ONLINE. MINNEAPOLISHOLIDAYBOUTIQUE. THEY CAN SAVE $2 FOR ADMISSION. NICE. WE’LL LINK TO THAT AT WCCO.COM. YOU CAN FIND SO MANY DIFFERENT FUN THINGS HERE. THANK YOU FOR LETTING US GET A SNEAK PEEK THIS MORNING. AGAIN, I’M NOT KIDDING. LOOK AT THESE. I KNOW THEY — KIM IS CLOSE TO 6’7″. SO THIS WILL GET ME A LITTLE CLOSER. MORE LIKE 6’5″. THAT IS A REALLY GREAT IDEA. I LIKE THAT I GOT A GIFT IDEA FOR YOU. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. I MEAN, I THINK IT’S A GOOD ONE. IT IS. BOY, IT’S GOING TO MAKE YOU LOOK GREAT IN THE SELFIE STATION ON COUNTRY GIRL NIGHT. YOU’LL HAVE YOUR HIDDEN HEELS. SOME PEOPLE JUST WANT TO GET SOME HITS FROM WMTH. WHY NOT. IT IS THROW BACK THURSDAY. YOU CAN GET A JUMP START ON YOUR — HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE KICKS OFF TOMORROW. IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN JUST CHECKING OFF YOUR GIFT LIST. KYLIE IS HERE TO TELL US ABOUT HOW THE FESTIVAL OF TREES IS TIED IN AT THE STADIUM OF TREES. YEAH. 200 DIFFERENT VENDORS. THERE’S A WAY FOR YOU TO GIVE BACK AND GET AN AWESOME CHRISTMAS TREE ALREADY DECORATED, READY TO GET HOME. I WANT TO BRING IN FIREFIGHTER JUSTIN JOHNSON. GOOD MORNING. TELL WE ABOUT OPERATION WARM. WE IN MINNEAPOLIS HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR FOUR YEARS. ST. PAUL FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN DOING THIS FOR FREE. TWIN CITIES OPERATION WARM. OUR MISSION IS TO PASS OUT COATS TO LOCAL KIDS IN MINNEAPOLIS, ST. PAUL AND THROUGHOUT THE TWIN I IS. YOU DO SO MANY TOO. WE’RE DOING CLOSE TO 4000. YEAH. SO WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT. DOING 1000 COATS FOR KINDERGARTENERS IN SOUTH DAKOTA. YOU’LL BE HERE THIS WEEKEND AT THE HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE. YOU HAVE THE FESTIVAL OF TREES. THERE’S DIFFERENT CORPORATE SPONSORS HAVE HELPED US DECORATE THESE TREES AND PEOPLE THAT ARE HERE CAN BID ON THEM. THE TREES LOOK GREAT. HOPEFULLY THERE’LL BE A LOT OF PRESENTS UNDER THERE FOR FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE METRO. I JUST WANT TO SHOW A COUPLE OF THESE. LOOK, WE HAVE A PRINCE-THEMED TREE HERE. THIS IS SO COOL. WE’VE GOT THE BIG PICTURE FRAMES, PICTURES OF PRINCE AND I SAW — WE HAVE THE FIREFIGHTER ONE MIND US AS WELL. THERE WAS A WILLY WONKA ONE. THIS IS GOING TO BE A BIG HIT. I CANNOT TAKE CREDIT FOR THE TREES BUT THEY LOOK GREAT. YOU HELP OUT THOUGH AND YOU DO SO MUCH. TELL ME WHAT IT’S LIKE WHEN YOU GET TO GO AND GIVE A CHILD WHO OTHERWISE COULDN’T AFFORD A COAT SOMETHING THAT’S GOING TO KEEP THEM WARM THROUGHOUT THE WINTER. IT’S A GREAT FEELING. AS FIREFIGHTERS WE GO INTO SOME OF THESE KIDS HOMES AND YOU SEE HOW LITTLE THEY HAVE, WE CAN PINPOINT THE KIDS THAT NEED THESE COATS. IT’S A GREAT FEELING TO MAKE AN IMPACT IN THE CITY WE WORK IN. I’M SURE IT’S SOMETHING YOU SEE ALL THE TIME. IT’S GOT TO BE GREAT TO BE DOING SOMETHING FOR THEM. WE HAVE SOME CALENDAR GUYS HERE THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND AS WELL. ALWAYS A BIG HIT. I’M NOT IN IT. I DRINK WAY TOO MUCH BEER FOR THAT. THERE ARE SOME GUYS THAT WILL BE HERE THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. THANK YOU FOR THE WORK YOU DO. FOR LETTING US KNOW MORE ABOUT IT THIS MORNING. JUSTIN, THANK YOU. WE DO HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION AT WCCO.COM/LINKS FOR YOU TO COME OUT TO THE HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE. IT’S SHOPPING BUT ALSO FINDING A TREE AND GIVING BAAING TO SUCH A WONDERFUL CAUSE. WE KNOW HOW COLD IT CAN GET IN MINNESOTA. TO THINK THERE ARE KIDS WHO CAN’T AFFORD THAT WINTER COAT IS UNBELIEVABLE. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. FIREFIGHTERS, GOOD FOR THEM FOR TAKING THE LEAD ON THAT. KIND OF COOL. YOU GET TO SEE THE STADIUM. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVEN’T BEEN IN THE STADIUM YET. THAT’LL BE FUN. YOU GET TO WALK UP LIKE I HAVE THIS MORNING. WALK UP AND TAKE A QUICK LOOK AROUND. THERE’S A SELFIE STATION WHERE YOU CAN GET THAT PERFECT PICTURE.

Stephen Childs

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