The Ultimate Guide to Minnesota’s Christmas Lights
Take in the magic of the season with one or all of Minnesota's best Christmas lights displays.
GLOW Holiday Festival in St. Paul - CHS is transformed for the annual GLOW Holiday Festival. The 2023 Season of GLOW Holiday Festival will shine bright 5-9p from November 16th until December 31st.
Just check out the map below of all they have to offer. It's not just holiday lights, there's something for everyone. Take it all in up high on the zipline, make a s'more while warming up by the fire, head down the snowy slide, and so much more. Click here to get your tickets.
Also see: All About Glow Holiday Festival
Bentleyville "Tour of Lights," in Duluth: It's one of America’s largest free walk-through lights displays. More than 5 million lights spread across a 20-acre park on the shores of Lake Superior. Yes, please!! You can snap a pic with Santa, warm up with a cup of cocoa, and enjoy delicious festive snacks. It's often voted one of the best in the US by USA Today, rightfully so! It looks ah-may-zing!!
Dalton Christmas Fest -They will light up the town next week. This one legit reminds me of my Grandma's Christmas decorations. She used to set up her porcelain town and it looks just like Dalton. The festival kicks off with a tree lighting ceremony on the night of Thanksgiving, and there will be events until New Year's Day. Head to the Dalton Christmas Fest website for more details.
The Light of the World in Willmar - Celebrate the Light of the World kicks off on Thanksgiving night and runs nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. until January. According the Willmar website, it all started in 2008 as a display at a resident's home as a fundraiser for the local Salvation Army and now it's a huge 800,000+ lights display at Robbins Island Regional Park.
Winter Lights in Chanhassen - Stroll through the Arboretum gardens decked out in Winter Lights. It's a one-mile, self guided waking tour taking in the beauty of nature and Christmas lights. According to their website, new this year, there will be a color-changing tunnel, a Winter Village on Scarecrow Hill and a field of sunflowers, all with more lights than ever before!
Holiday Lights in Motion in Sleepy Eye - Up on the North Shore of Sleepy Eye Lake, you can hop in your car and take in over 300,000 lights. Just turn on your radio and take in the spectacular light show. Or, if you'd rather walk, the synchronized music is also playing throughout the park. Head to their website for more details.
Kiawanis in Mankato - Kiwanis Holiday Lights is the largest display of drive-through Christmas lights in Minnesota. The annual show takes place at Mankato's Sibley Park. Opening night is Friday the 24th and they will kick it off with a parade at 6p, a lighting ceremony at 7p, and the drive thru opens at 8p.
Minnesota’s Longest Drive-Thru Light Show
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