Best Halloween Decorations for a Drive-By Experience in the Twin Cities

Halloween Decorations in the Twin Cities - Jack-o-lanterns against a night sky.

Can’t wait for Holiday Light Season? Get a sneak peak with these Halloween Decorations. Many of our favorite homes with holiday light displays actually kick off the season in October with a Halloween display. Beat the crowds and drive by for some spookier displays.

While peak fall color season usually hits in September around here, you might be able to combine some of these drives with some fall color viewing. Gianna has the details here.

Best Halloween Decorations for a Drive-By Experience in the Twin Cities

1. Porter’s Holiday Lights Show

13596 Hollins Ct., Apple Valley, MN 55124
Tune to FM frequency 87.9. Halloween show beginning October 11th. Sunday to Thursday 7-9pm; Friday & Saturday 7-10pm.

2. Durrant Family Lights

1750 130th Avenue NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Tune in to 87.9. This family traditionally decorates for Halloween. They also have a Vikings display.

3. Severs Fall Lights

Sever’s Festival, 3121 150th Street West, Shakopee, MN 55379
Over a million twinkling lights. $25/car or $40/vehicle carrying 8+ people.

4. House on Howard

2418 Howard Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
The homeowners traditionally put up a Halloween Display.

5. Annual Scarecrow Tour

Waconia, MN 55387
Self-guided tour. Drive through the City of Waconia, pick up a ballot from area businesses, and vote for your favorite scarecrow for a chance to win prizes! October 14-21, 2021.

6. Holiday Lights of Woodbury

8846 Glacier Road, Woodbury, MN 55125
Offers a synced light show during the month of October

7. Halloween Capital of the World

Anoka, MN 55303
Anoka’s House Decorating Contest is back. Drive through and enjoy the creations from your car. Public viewing is October 29 & 30th from 7pm-9pm.

White door decorated with a scary pumpkin face
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Best Halloween Decorations for a Walking Tour

1. Scarecrows in the Gardens

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN 55318
Gate Admission: $15/adult; Kids Free; Reservations Required
Hike or bike through the arboretum grounds to view a collection of scarecrows that have taken up residency at the arboretum on Scarecrow Hill. Sept. 18 – Oct. 31, 2021.

Scarecrow made from broom with red nose, a big smile and a bowtie.
Image courtesy Landscape Arboretum. Photo by Liz Potasek

2. Halloween in Excelsior Decor Contest

Downtown Excelsior, MN 55331
Stroll past Excelsior store fronts all done up in their best autumn decor all week from Thursday, October 28 – Sunday, October 31, 2021.


Schultz Family Lights/Holiday Lights on York

1526 York Ave, St. Paul 55106
Listen to on your car radio; synchronized to 91.5. Collecting food shelf donations for the holiday season. 5-10 pm. In 2021, they collected 2600 pounds of food for the food shelf during the Halloween season.

Plymouth Lights: Halloween at the Fischer’s Place

16700 33rd Ave N, Plymouth MN
Sun-Thurs: 5:30-9:30; Fri-Sat: 5:30-10pm. Decorated for Halloween in 2021.

Lights on Flagstaff

13452 Flagstaff Ave, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Sun-Thu: 5-9:30pm; Fri-Sat: 5-10pm. Tune to 87.9 FM while watching. (Often does a Halloween show some years, but not in 2021.)

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