Minneapolis Celebrates the Start of Target Holidazzle

  Minneapolis Celebrates the Start of Target Holidazzle

The Midwest’s largest illuminated nighttime holiday parade invites all to Come
                     See the Night, In A Whole New Light

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- November 24, 2012

Holiday crowds packed the streets of downtown Minneapolis opening night as the
Target Holidazzle parade kicked-off with a dazzling display along downtown
Minneapolis’ Nicollet Mall.

The Target Holidazzle parade season kicked-off in downtown Minneapolis over
the weekend featuring Bu ...

The Target Holidazzle parade season kicked-off in downtown Minneapolis over
the weekend featuring Bullseye, Target's beloved bull terrier mascot, as the
evening's Grand Marshal. The annual illuminated parade is a favorite holiday
tradition on the streets of Minneapolis between now and December 23. (Photo:
Business Wire)

Bullseye, Target’s beloved bull terrier mascot, served as Grand Marshal for
the first Target Holidazzle parade this season, leading more than a dozen
floats and nearly 300 costumed volunteers adorned with 350,000 twinkling
lights down Nicollet Mall.

“We had a wonderful opening night, unveiling two new floats with Bullseye
kicking-off Target Holidazzle atop the new Grand Marshal float,” said Leah
Wong, vice president Events and Marketing, Minneapolis Downtown Council. “We
look forward to celebrating the holidays with Twin Cities residents for four
more weekends.”

Target Holidazzle parades run each Thursday through Sunday evening at 6:30
p.m. from Friday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Dec. 23. Visit Holidazzle.com for
complete details.

Target Holidazzle is proudly produced by the Minneapolis Downtown Council. The
parade is sponsored by Target, Ameriprise Financial, Xcel Energy, U.S. Bank,
Minnesota Twins, University of Minnesota, Metro Transit, Star Tribune,
Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, WCCO TV, WCCO Radio and BUZ’N.

About the Minneapolis Downtown Council

The Minneapolis Downtown Council works to preserve and enhance a vital and
attractive downtown for the people who invest, work, shop, visit and live in
Minneapolis. Founded in 1955 and one of the oldest central business district
associations in the nation, the Minneapolis Downtown Council produces such
cherished Minneapolis events as the Aquatennial and Holidazzle Parade. For
more information, visit Downtownmpls.com.

About Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,782 stores
across the United States and at Target.com. The company plans to open its
first stores in Canada in 2013. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its
profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more
than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to
corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.

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Lou Ann Olson, 612-747-0105 (cell)
Danielle Pierce, 952-851-1602 (office)
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