Twin Cities Christmas Lights Tours List You’ve Been Waiting For!

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The Twin Cities is a fantastic place to admire Christmas lights. Whatever part of the city you live in, you are near Christmas lights displays amazing enough to get the whole family excited.

Join Twin Cities Kids Club for even more hints, tips, and tricks about raising your family in the Twin Cities. To make your light-gazing adventure more fun, here is our guide to checking out Christmas lights.

View Twin Cities Christmas Lights Tours 2020 in a full screen map

Check out our lists of residential displays and park or drive through displays throughout our wonderful city. Get your hot cocoa and Christmas music ready and hop in the car with the whole family.

Even More TCKC Fun

While checking out the light displays, use this FREE Twin Cities Kids Club printable Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt sheet. Can you find them all?

Download and print HERE.

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Residential Displays 

Carter Christmas Lights Show

Active for 2020

1905 Brookside Drive

Albert Lea, MN 56007

  • November 21st – December 27th, 2020
  • Sunday – Thursday from 5:00 – 9:00 pm, and Friday – Saturday from 5:00 – 10:00 pm

Tune your radio to 93.5FM to listen to synchronized music with 38,000 LED lights. They will be accepting donations for the Albert Lea Salvation Army Food Shelf.

Cairl Family Christmas Lights

Active for 2020 

2342 145th Avenue NW

Andover, MN 55304

  • November 26th, 2020 – January 3rd, 2021
  • Sunday – Thursday from 5:30 – 9:00 pm and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 – 10:00 pm.
  • They are collecting donations for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Lights on Flagstaff

Active for 2020

13452 Flagstaff Avenue

Apple Valley, MN 55124

  • November 26th, 2020 – January 2nd, 2021
  • Sunday – Thursday from 5:00 – 9:30 pm and Friday – Saturday from 5:00 – 10:00 pm

The show runs approximately one hour before starting over. Tune to 87.9 FM while watching the show.

Porter’s Holiday Light Show

Active for 2020

13596 Hollins Court

Apple Valley, MN 55124

  • The show will run from November 26th, 2020 – January 1st, 2021
  • Sunday – Thursday 5:00 – 9:00 pm and Friday and Saturday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Synchronized music light show for Halloween and Christmas. Tune to 87.9 FM.

Durrant Family Lights

Active for 2020 

1750 130th Avenue NE

Blaine, MN 55449

  • The show will run from November 21st – December 31st, 2020
  • 7 nights a week from 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Tune to 87.9 FM on your radio to hear synchronized music.

Beautiful christmas decoration

Koran Family Christmas Display

Active for 2020 

35855 Lincoln Road

North Branch, MN 55056

  • November 27th, 2020 – January 10th, 2021
  • Sunday – Thursday 5:00 – 11:00 pm and Friday and Saturday 5:00 – 12:00 am
  • Tune radio to 91.9 FM when you arrive

Please be kind and turn off your headlights when entering and driving through the display.

Christmas on Savanna

Active for 2020

4441 Savanna Trail

Chaska, MN 55318

  • November 20th – December 26th, 2020
  • 7 nights a week from 5:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Tune your radios to 91.9 FM

Snook Family Lights

Active for 2020

1188 Wildwood Way

Chaska, MN 55318

  • November 28th, 2020 – January 4th, 2021
  • Sunday – Thursday from 5:00 – 10:00 pm and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 – 11:00 pm

Tune to 91.9 FM on your radio to hear the synchronized music! They are collecting donations to benefit Bountiful Basket Food Shelf.

Barno Family Lights

Active for 2020

4102 88th Lane NE

Circle Pines, MN 55014

  • November 28th, 2020 – January 3rd, 2021 
  • Sunday – Thursday 6:00 – 10:00 pm and Friday – Saturday from 6:00 – 11:00 pm

Tune your radio to 106.7 FM to hear the synchronized music! The family will be accepting donations for the Ronald McDonald House this year. They ask that you don’t block any driveways, turn your headlights off, and keep the music down at a low level.

Lights on the Mississippi

Active for 2020

26102 River Road

Cohasset, MN 55721

  • Show Runs 7 days a week from 5:00 – 9:30 pm
  • Tune your radio to 93.5 FM to hear the festive, synchronized music.

Hope Lights: A Christmas Display

Active for 2020 

12401 Partridge Street NW

Coon Rapids, MN 55448

  • November 27th, 2020 – January 5th, 2021
  • Sunday–Thursday from 5:00–10:00 pm, and Friday–Saturday from 5:00–11:00 pm
  • Synchronized to music on 91.7 FM
  • They will be collecting donations for Feed My Starving Children

Crystal Light Show

Active for 2020 

6404 38th Ave N

Crystal, MN 55427

  • November 26th, 2020–January 3rd, 2021
  • Lights will be on 7 nights a week from 5:00-10:00 pm
  • Tune to 88.1 FM to hear the synchronized music
  • Features over 7,000 Christmas lights!

Manners Magnificent Lights

Active for 2020

19509 Rochester St NE

East Bethel, MN 55011

  • November 26th, 2020 to January 3rd, 2021
  • 7 days a week from 5:00 – 10:00 pm

Tune your radio to 90.9 FM to hear festive holiday music while enjoying the animated light show.

Christmas Lights At Sunrise

Active for 2020

15482 West Sunrise Cir.

Eden Prairie, MN 55347

  • November 26th, 2020 – January 6th, 2021
  • The light show runs daily from 5:00 pm to midnight

Synchronized to music so tune to 87.9 FM to listen in!

Langness Lights

Active for 2020

9610 223rd Street North

Forest Lake, MN 55025

  • Opening night is November 28th, 2020
  • 7 nights a week from 5:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Tune into 93.1 FM to hear the music the lights are dancing to!

Mellem Family Christmas Light Display

Active for 2020

17438 5th Street NE (type in 307 173rd Lane NE to get the right location)

Ham Lake, MN 55304

  • November 25th – December 31st, 2020
  • 7 nights a week from 5:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Synchronized to music on 88.1 FM
  • Collecting non-perishable donations for HOPE 4 Youth in Anoka

6th Annual Soldier’s 6 Christmas Fundraiser with Santa

Active for 2020

8238 Copeland Way

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

  • November 26th, 2020 – January 1st, 2021
  • 7 nights a week from dark – 11:00 pm
  • Santa will stop by (and will be behind plexiglass) on Friday and Saturday’s from 6:00 –9:30 pm starting December 11th and again December 18th–23rd.

This year they are collecting donations for Soldiers 6. This is an organization providing specially trained service dogs to police officers, firefighters, correctional officers, paramedics, military vets, and 911 dispatchers who have PTSD.

Nevala Family Christmas Light Show

Active for 2020

405 6th Street Ct NE

Kasson, MN 55944

  • November 20th, 2020 – December 31st, 2020
  • 7 nights a week from 5:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Tune your radio to 88.1 FM to hear synchronized music
  • Accepting donations for the Kasson Fire & Rescue Department and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Kids can participate in a coloring contest with two winners receiving new bicycles! 2020 is their last year doing the light show so stop by!

Cinnamon Teal Court Holiday Lights

Active for 2020

7188 Cinnamon Teal Ct

Lino Lakes, MN 55014

  • November 26th, 2020 – January 2nd, 2021
  • 7 nights a week from 6:00 pm – 12:00 am

Santa will be taking Covid-19 precautions and will be staying at the North Pole this year. But, they will be accepting donations for the Centennial Food Shelf.

House on Howard

Active for 2020

2418 Howard Street NE

Minneapolis, MN 55418

  • November 27th, 2020 – February 1st, 2021
  • 7 nights a week from 5:45 – 10:15 pm

This light display includes more than 11,000 lights!

The street is decorated for Christmas. Deserted street with garlands. New year in Russia. Christmas city decorations. Fantastic beauty. Sense of celebration. Festive illumination

Hayden’s Holiday Lights

Active for 2020

5205 Washburn Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55410

  • November 26th, 2020 – January 2nd, 2021
  • 7 nights a week from 4:30 – 10:00 pm
  • Tune your radio to 104.9 FM to hear synchronized music.

Trista Lights

Active for 2020

4386 Trista Bend

Minnetrista, MN 55331

  • November 26th from 5:00 – 9:00 pm
  • December 4th, 12th, & 18th from 5:00 – 9:00 pm
  • December 24th – 25th from 5:00 – 10:00 pm

Tune your radio to 97.5 FM to hear synchronized music that compliments 17,000 festive, computerized lights!

Mindy Lane Holiday Display

Active for 2020

135 Mindy Lane

Montrose, MN 55363

  • November 26th, 2020 – January 3rd, 2021
  • Sunday – Thursday from 5:00 – 10:00 pm and Friday – Saturday from 5:00 – 11:00 pm

With roughly 30,000 lights and over 50 blow molds, everyone will find something that excites them. Tune your radio to 105.9 FM for synchronized music.

Omega Ct Christmas lights display

Active for 2020

14 Omega Court

Owatonna, MN 56003

  • November 26th, 2020-January 3rd, 2021
  • Lights will be on 7 days a week from 5:00-11:00 pm
  • They ask to drive slow and dim your lights while viewing the display. Tune radio to 88.1 FM.
  • They will be accepting unwrapped, non-plush toy donations and food donations that they will donate to Echo Food Shelter 

Havana Lights

Active for 2020

2048 Havana Road

Owatonna, MN 55060

PD Shimmers

Active for 2020

4320 Ithaca Lane North

Plymouth, MN 55446

  • November 26th – December 27th, 2020.
  • The show will run Thursday-Sunday from 5:00-9:00 pm
  • Tune your radio to 90.9 FM to hear synchronized music.
  • They will be accepting donations for Parkinson’s Disease.

Plymouth Lights – Christmas a the Fischer’s Place

Active for 2020

16700 33rd Ave North

Plymouth, MN 55447

  • December 1st – December 27th, 2020
  • Sunday – Thursday from 5:30 – 9:30 pm, and until 10:00 pm Friday & Saturdays
  • Tune your radio to 103.3 FM to hear synchronized music.

Joy of the Season

Active for 2020 

4810 Orchid Lane North

Plymouth, MN 55446

  • November 26th, 2020 – January 3rd, 2021
  • The light show runs from 6:00 pm – 12:00 am 7 nights a week.

This display features 4,000 lights synchronized to music on 87.9 FM. They will be collecting donations for the Humane Society.

Lights at the Cove

Active for 2020

3490 Cove Point Circle NW

Prior Lake, MN 55372

  • November 26th, 2020 – January 2nd, 2021
  • Sunday – Thursday from 5:00 –10:00 pm and Friday – Saturday from 5:00 – 11:00 pm
  • Tune your radio to 91.9 FM to listen to synchronized music.

Come visit this Christmas light show synchronized to music! Dazzling lights and elements bring holiday music to life for you and your loved ones to enjoy!

Dancing Holiday Lights 

Active for 2020

7041 147th Ave NW

Ramsey, MN 55303

  • November 26th, 2020 – January 1st, 2021
  • Sunday – Thursday from 6:00 –9:00 pm and Friday – Saturday from 6:00 – 10:00 pm
  • Tune your radio to 99.3 FM to listen to synchronized music.
  • Collecting donations for local food shelves and Toys for Tots.

Loss Family Light Show

Active for 2020

5635 156th Lane NW

Ramsey, MN 55303

  • November 28th, 2020 – January 3rd, 2021
  • Sunday – Thursday from 5:00 – 9:00 pm and Friday – Saturday from 5:00 – 10:00 pm
  • Tune your radio to 95.1 FM to hear synchronized music to 5k pixels.
  • They will be collecting non perishable items for the local food shelf drive.

Joyce’s Candy Cane Lane

Active for 2020

1994 Herschel Street

Roseville, MN 55113

  • December 1st, 2020 – January 3rd, 2021
  • 7 days a week from 4:00 – 9:00 pm
  • 10,000 lights
  • There is an adorable walking path where you can view all your favorite animal friends decked out in holiday spirit! Send your letters to Santa and grab a mini candy cane in the mailbox that you’ll find near the beginning of the path.

Morningside Loop Lights

Active for 2020

802 Morningside Loop

Saint Joseph, MN 56374

  • November 26th, 2020 – January 1st, 2021
  • Sunday – Thursday from 5:00 – 9:00 pm and Friday – Saturday from 5:00 – 10:00 pm
  • Tune your radio to 96.5 FM and enjoy!

Shakopee Winter Wonderland

Active for 2020

921 Shakopee Ave East

Shakopee, MN 55379

  • December 16th – 25th, 2020 from 6:00 – 9:30 pm

This residential home features a walking path open to visitors to view the light display.

Holiday Lights on 20th St.

Active for 2020

11594 20th St NE

St. Michael, MN 55376

  • November 27th – December 31st, 2020
  • Sunday – Thursday from 5:30 – 9:00 pm, and Friday – Saturday from 5:30 – 10:00 pm
  • Tune your radio to 99.3 FM to hear synchronized music

They will be collecting non-perishable food for the Hanover Food Shelf. Look for the drop off bin on the side of the driveway.

Holiday Lights on York Ave/Schultz Family Lights

Active for 2020

1526 York Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55106

  • November 27th – December 31st, 2020
  • 7 nights a week from 5:00 – 10:00 pm
  • Collecting donations for Merrick Community Services

The show should be up and running, weather permitting. 11 yards will be decorated with plastic Santa’s, snowmen, and other Christmas characters, featuring about 50,000 lights, choreographed to computerized music broadcast on your car stereo, by tuning to 91.5 FM.

Christmas in Wadena

Active for 2020

414 3rd St. SW

Wadena, MN 56482

  • November 27th, 2020-January 1st, 2021
  • Monday–Thursday from 5:30 – 9:00 pm, and Friday–Saturday from 5:00–10:00 pm
  • Turn your radio to Holiday Happiness at 88.1 FM.  They will be broadcasting Christmas music 24/7 until January 1st!

Holiday Lights of Woodbury

Active for 2020

8846 Glacier Road

Woodbury, MN 55125

  • November 27th, 2020-January 3rd, 2021
  • Sunday–Thursday from 5:00–10:00 pm, and Friday–Saturday from 5:00–11:00 pm
  • Tune your radio to 97.9 FM to hear the festive music!

Christmas Lights Reflection

Drive Through Displays

2020 Holiday in Lights

Active for 2020

Anoka County Fair Grounds

3200 St Francis Blvd

Anoka, MN 55303

  • December 4th, 2020 – January 2nd, 2021
  • Open 7 days a week from 5:00 – 9:00 pm
  • FREE drive-through experience
  • Check their website for more details

Nature Illuminated

Active for 2020

Minnesota Zoo

13000 Zoo Boulevard

Apple Valley, MN 55124

  • December 3rd, 2020 – January 17th, 2021
  • Sunday – Thursday from 5:00 – 9:00 pm and Friday – Saturday from 5:00 – 11:00 pm
  • $25 per vehicle for Zoo members and $50 for non-members Sunday – Thursday, or $35 per vehicle for Zoo members and $60 per vehicle for non-members on Fridays and Saturdays

Nature Illuminated is a new drive-thru art and lights exhibit featuring illuminated animal art installations. The drive-thru experience is about 3/4 of a mile long, with a 30-minute audio tour. Ticket prices go to support the zoo.

Westwood Community Church Christmas Lights Drive-thru

Active for 2020

6301 Cecilia Circle

Bloomington, MN 55439

  • December 4th, 5th, 11th, & 12th
  • 5:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Free drive-thru event

The Christmas Lights Drive-Thru features lighted displays, live animals, treats, and more!

Westwood Community Church Christmas Lights Drive-thru

Active for 2020

3121 Westwood Drive

Chanhassen, MN 55331

  • December 4th, 5th, 11th, & 12th
  • 5:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Free drive-thru event

The Christmas Lights Drive-Thru features lighted displays, live animals, treats, and more!

Winter In Bloom

Active for 2020 SOLD OUT

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 

3675 Arboretum Drive

Chaska, MN 55318 

  • November 19th, 2020 -January 3rd, 2021
  • Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 4:00 – 10:00 pm
  • Not a drive-thru experience, but a walk-through experience
  • All tickets have SOLD OUT.

Bentleyville “Tour of Lights”

Active for 2020

700 Railroad St

Duluth, MN 55802

  • November 21st – December 27th, 2020 
  • Sunday – Thursday from 5:00 – 9:00 pm and Friday – Saturday from 5:00 – 10:00 pm 
  • Drive-thru light display of 5 million lights!
  • Tickets are $10 per vehicle at the gate. No presales. Children 10 and under receive a free knit winter hat.

They are an official Salvation Army drop off site for non-perishable food items and new unwrapped toys.

Spirit of the Lights at Glensheen

Active for 2020

3300 London Road

Duluth, MN 55804

  • November 24th – December 27th, 2020
  • 7 nights a week from 4:30 – 8:30 pm

This is a free outdoor light display! Reservations are required.

Drive-Through Christmas in the Village

Active for 2020

Dakota City Heritage Village

4008 220th Street W

Farmington, MN 55024

  • December 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th, 2020
  • Saturday & Sunday from 1:00 to 8:00 pm  
  • FREE! (free-will monetary donations accepted)

Drive through the cutest, most festive holiday village! Buildings will be closed but decorated outside with lights. This is a drive-thru only event. Have your kiddos write a letter to Saint Nick at home and bring it. Be sure to bring along a stamped, self-addressed envelope (not sealed!), to mail at the box outside their Post Office. St. Nick will read your letter and send you a reply!

Rockpoint’s Valley Lights

Active for 2020

5825 Kelvin Ave N

Lake Elmo, Minnesota 55042

  • November 25th, 2020 to January 1st, 2021
  • Open 7 days a week from 5:00 to 10 pm
  • Tune your radio to 97.9 FM to hear synchronized music.
  • There is no admission for this drive-thru light display

Light the Way

Active for 2020

Lord of Life 

7401 County Road 101

Maple Grove, MN 55311

  • December 4th-December 27th, 2020
  • Open 7 days a week from 5:00 – 9:00 pm
  • FREE drive-through experience
  • Check their website for more details

Lighting line hang on to the tree decor on to cave concept on the wood terrace walking way with darken around.

Armatage Holiday Light Tour

Active for 2020

2500 West 57th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55410

  • Friday, December 11th – Sunday, December 20th, 2020
  • Open 7 days a week from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
  • FREE drive-through experience.
  • Self-guided tour map will be available by Friday, December 11th

Santa’s Cruise through New Prague

Active for 2020 

New Prague, Minnesota 56071

  • Friday, December 4th, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Santa will be cruising around New Prague on a fire truck! There will be Christmas music playing and candy handed out.

Fox Family Farm 

Active for 2020

6063 160th St. E.

Rosemount, MN 55068

  • November 26th, 2020 – January 2nd, 2021
  • Check their website for winter hours

This Christmas display outside lights up at dusk on Thanksgiving night and lasts until the first week in January. The display is handmade and is put up by the Fox family. Stop by so they can wish you a Merry Christmas.

Country Lights Festival 

Active for 2020

Lake Francis Park

850 19th St S.

Sartell, MN 56377

  • December 1st – December 31st, 2020
  • Lights will be on from dusk until dawn
  • Walk through 33 acres of holiday lights. Strollers, wagons and wheelchairs are welcome.
  • Over a million lights!

Sever’s Holiday Lights 

Active for 2020

3121 150th Street West

Shakopee, MN 55379

  • November 26th, 2020 – January 3rd, 2021
  • Open 7 nights a week Sunday – Thursday 5:00 – 9:00 pm, and Friday – Saturday from 5:00 – 10:00 pm
  • Tickets are $7 per person or $25 per car maximum.  $40 for large vehicle with more than 8+ people
  • Drive thru display. Vehicles can go through as many times as they’d like. The entire program lasts about 40 minutes.
  • Food available on-site

Enjoy the winter wonderland from the comfort of your vehicle while you listen to synchronized holiday music as you drive through the magical light display of over one MILLION lights!

Christmas in Color

Active for 2020

1 Valley Fair Drive

Shakopee, MN 55379

  • Open 7 days a week November 27th, 2020 – January 3rd, 2021 (closed Christmas Day)
  • Sunday – Thursday from 5:30 – 10:00 pm, and Friday – Saturday from 5:30 – 10:30 pm
  • Tickets are $30 per vehicle

See the wonder of 1.5 million Christmas lights in this drive-thru experience! Receive free goodie bags with the purchase of a ticket. 

Christmas in Color holiday light display

Sleepy Eye Holiday Lights in Motion

Active for 2020

Sportsman’s Park (on Sleepy Eye Lake)

MN Highway 4

Sleepy Eye, MN 56085

  • November 26th, 2020 – January 1st, 2021
  • 7 nights a week from 5:00 – 10:00 pm
  • FREE drive-thru event

This display includes more than 350,000 lights! Tune your radio to 89.1 FM prior to entering the park to enhance your drive-through experience. 

Cathedral Illuminated: The Manger

Active for 2020

Cathedral of Saint Paul

239 Selby Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55102

  • December 17th – December 19th, 2020
  • 6:00 – 9:00 pm
  • FREE drive-thru event only, you will not be able to walk to the Cathedral to view the show.
  • A 12-minute light show reflected on the Cathedral

Christmas tree and decoration illuminated at courtyard in twilight. Merry Christmas and New year holidays greeting card.

GLOW Holiday Festival

Active for 2020

Minnesota State Fairgrounds

1265 Snelling Ave N

St. Paul, MN 55108

  • November 19th, 2020 – January 3rd, 2021
  • Sunday – Thursday from 4:30 – 9:00 pm and Friday -Saturday from 4:30 – 10:00 pm
  • Tickets are $46/vehicle plus applicable fees per vehicle.

Get in the holiday spirit with a one-mile drive-thru light display. Enjoy a dozen seasonal scenes featuring over a million holiday lights, a 100-foot illuminated tree, icicle and art installations, a festive gingerbread house, and other fun attractions. After the drive-thru, guests can purchase a selection of Minnesota State Fair food favorites.

Glow Holiday Festival in Minnesota

Light the Night at River of Life Church

Active for 2020

705 12th St S

Sauk Centre, MN 56378

  • Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays December  4th – 20th, 2020
  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm  
  • Free Drive-thru event
  • Park your car, tune the radio to the station, and enjoy the show!

Lighting Festival

Active for 2020

Main Street

Taylors Falls, MN

  • November 27th – 29th, 2020
  • Activities begin Friday during the day.  
  • Friday at 6 pm there is the grand lighting of Main Street and a Santa parade featuring many floats.

Spirit of Winter Festival of Lights

Active for 2020

The Winery at Sovereign Estate

9950 N Shore Rd

Waconia, MN 55387

  • November 18th, 2020 – January 2nd, 2021
  • Tuesday–Thursday & Sunday 4:30–8:00 pm, and Friday-Saturday 4:30-9:00 pm
  • Price per person (age 5+): $7.50. Children under 5 are free.  Pay online or at the gate.

All ages are welcome to attend.  Drive-thru 20 acres of majestic illuminated grounds. Tune your radio to 87.9 FM to listen to synchronized holiday music.  There will be hot chocolate and cookies for curbside pick up. Their wine store will also be open for pre-purchased and to-go wine and gifts!

The Christmas Story in Lights 

Active for 2020

Wayzata Community Church

125 Wayzata Boulevard East

Wayzata, MN 55391

  • December 3rd –  6th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
    December 10th – December 13th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
    December 17th – December 27th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Free-will offering will be taken at the end of the experience

As you drive through the Wayzata Community Church grounds, you will be invited to pause at 8 stations, each one sharing the Christmas story in bright lights, music, and narration, starting with the Angel visiting Mary, to the Three Kings traveling to our newborn King in a humble manger.  As a part of this experience, just like the wise men brought gifts to Jesus, you’re invited to bring an ornament that represents you or your family and hang it on one of their designated Wayzata Community Church Community Trees.

Celebrate the Light of the World 2020

Active for 2020

Robbins Island Regional Park

Highway 71 N

Willmar, Minnesota 56201

  • November 26th, 2020 – January 1st, 2021
  • Open 7 days a week from 5:00 – 10:00 pm
  • Free Drive-thru display that includes about 800,000 lights.
  • Tune your radio to 88.7 FM to listen to synchronized music. There are areas where you can park and enjoy the dancing lights. 

Help Celebrate the Light of the World! This is a FREE event. 

Lights at Bluff Valley

Active for 2020

61297 390th Ave

Zumbro Falls, MN 55991

  • November 6th – December 20th, 2020
  • Fridays – Sundays from 5:00 – 10:00 pm
  • $20 per vehicle
  • 1.5-mile drive-through light tour features exciting themed areas with over 450 light displays, over 200 animated displays and a Walk through Light Maze.

Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Santa, Sirens, and Friends

Active for 2020

Anoka, MN 55303

  • December 10th, 2020
  • From 5:00-8:00 pm

There will be lights, sirens, music, and Santa and his reindeer. The City of Anoka Public Services, AMU, Anoka Police Department, and Anoka-Champlin Fire Department will be driving through the neighborhoods of Anoka collecting donations. Food donations will go to ACBC Food Shelf and toy donations will go to Toys for Joy. 

Annual Tree Lighting & Coat Drive Drive-thru Edition

Active for 2020

Dayton Activity Center Parking Lot

18461 Dayton St.

Dayton, MN 55327

  • December 2nd, 2020
  • From 5:00-7:00 pm

This year the City of Dayton is hosting their festivities drive-thru style! Enjoy an evening cup o’ joe, spiced cider, hot chocolate, or tea while you view the lights and pick up a FREE Holiday Cheer Bag for the kids. The Dayton Police are collecting new or gently used coats for the Salvation Army. There will be a box located at the Activity Center during the Tree Lighting to collect donations.

Virtual Tree Lighting and Santa on Fire Truck

Active for 2020

Mayer, MN 

  • December 5th, 2020
  • 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • A Virtual Tree Lighting will take place on Facebook on December 5, 2020, at 5:30 pm.

View Santa from your home as he makes his way through Mayer, MN on a Fire Truck!

Times are subject to change.

    • Starting at 3:00 pm Hidden Creek Development
    • 3:30 pm Coldwater Crossing Development
    • 4:00 pm Morning Drive and Bluejay Ave Area
    • 4:10 pm Fieldstone Development
    • 4:20 pm 5th Street, 4th Street, and Ridge Road Development

Wintertime in Stillwater

Active for 2020

Lowell Park

201 Water St N

Stillwater, MN 55082

  • Saturday, December 5th, 2020
  • 4:00 – 5:30 pm
  • Lighting of the City of Stillwater Christmas tree, carolers, and ice skating rink, and many other holiday activities.
  • Families are encouraged to decorate themselves with battery powered lights from home!

Chanhassen Tour of Lights and Virtual Tree Lighting 

Active for 2020

  • Virtual Tree Lighting on December 5th, 2020 at 5:00 pm
  • Chanhassen Tour of Lights December 5th – 31st, 2020
  • Nightly from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Chanhassen Tour of Lights is a citywide driving tour of festive homes decked out in their holiday-lights best!
  • Maps will be available beginning December 5th, 2020

A holiday tree-lighting ceremony

Union Depot Holiday Tree Lighting

Active for 2020

Address: 214 4th Street East

Saint Paul, MN 55101

A Holiday Tree Lighting video special will premiere Friday, December 4, 2020, at 7 p.m. Tune in on the  Union Depot’s website and Facebook page. Drive by the Union Depot after that date to see the tree, which will be lit through December.

Virtual Events

Burnsville Winter Lighting Ceremony 

Active for 2020 (virtual)

  • Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 from 6:00  – 6:45 pm

Gaze in wonder at more than 200,000 mini lights, 230 streetlight snowflakes, and a 30-foot tall tree.  Watch this year’s lighting ceremony from the comfort of your home as it streams live on their Facebook page and on BCTV.

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train at Home Virtual Concert

Active for 2020 (virtual)

They will host a virtual concert in lieu of its regular Holiday Train program.

Canadian Pacific’s 2020 “Holiday Train at Home” concert will stream on CP’s Facebook page on December 12th, 2020 at 7:00 pm CT. The event will raise money and awareness and help local food banks collect needed donations. An archived version of the show will remain on the page for viewing later on.

Illuminated christmas tree at night with falling snow and copy space

CSE Winter Light Show 2020

Active for 2020 (virtual)

Minneapolis – University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

The CSE Winter Light Show is going virtual this year.  On Friday, December 11th, 2020 at 5:30 pm students of Tesla Works will premiere a video highlighting the last 10 years of the show.

Holidazzle

Active for 2020 (virtual)

Minneapolis (they are hosting virtual events)

The Holidazzle Show will be available on Holidazzle.com with new shows airing Friday, November 27th, and the three following Thursdays: December 3rd, December 10th, and December 17th. The Holidazzle Show will work in conjunction with Holidazzle’s 2020 virtual experience.  Holidazzle is providing online content including interactive social media challenges, past photos and videos, live craft demonstrations, and HoliTivities featuring free activities for all ages.

Virtual Holiday Tree Lighting

Active for 2020 (virtual)

City of Savage

  • December 1st, 2020
  • At 5:30 pm

Join Mayor Williams and Santa for a virtual tree lighting ceremony to officially kick off the 2020 holiday season! Sing along with special guest Kat Perkins and help to countdown to plugging in the tree lights while snuggled up at home with a cup of hot cocoa. 

The virtual event will be broadcast via Facebook LIVE, or you can enjoy watching the live stream online.

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