Light It Up: Twin Cities & Greater Minnesota Christmas & Holiday Light Displays
Who knew there were this many homes decorated with amazing Christmas lights out there? The people who create this Holiday magic year after year are Christmas heroes. They don’t do this for money (although some collect a little something for a charity), but year after year they get out in Minnesota weather and put up displays for the community to enjoy. Why sit home and watch The Great Christmas Light Fight, when you can experience the magic up close.
2021 is looking promising. Events are coming back and homeowners are feeling good about getting out there and decorating. Enjoy these dancing lights on your own schedule anytime before Santa’s sleigh arrives (or at least by New Year’s day).
We have also included some paid tours and Twin Cities-area community Christmas tree lightings in our lists of holiday light displays. Even if you can’t make the tree lighting event, check out these locations during December. Displays will be up all month.
Submissions are open for 2021. Leave us a comment at the bottom of this page. Feel free to recommend your own home or a particularly beautiful Christmas Lights display. Tell us what sets your display apart. If you want us to link to your website or Facebook page, include that information, and we would be happy to share photos.
We always appreciate the feedback if you find any holiday light displays that are no longer happening or have a site to add, leave a comment, and we’ll share.
(Most recently updated 10/26/21)
Christmas Lights Map
Minneapolis & St. Paul 2021 Holiday Light Displays & Christmas Tree Lightings
Saint Paul Holiday Displays
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55108
This year, there is more than a drive-through: Over a million lights, photo plaza, ice palace (3 stories), bike-powered tree, food court, Sky Glider rides. November 18, 2021 – January 2, 2022. Pre-purchase Tickets. $20.75/Adult General Admission; $12.75/Children (ages 5-12) Admission; $75.00/VIP Adult. Children ages 4 & under are Free!
1006 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
A 25-foot evergreen tree and 400-feet of garland will be on display on the front of the Residence with over 15,000 colorful lights. No scheduled tours this year, but you can still drive by and see the beautiful decorations. Take a drive down summit avenue, for an extended tour of the beautiful historic homes on this block.
109 West 4th Street, St Paul, MN 55102
Rice Park is filled with thousands of lights each year. The public is invited to drive by or walk through the park to enjoy the lights. Lighting Ceremony, November 19, 2021.
221 5th St E, St Paul, MN 55101
If you have half an hour for a stroll, consider a walk from Rice Park to Mears Park. They are less than a mile apart and both are beautifully decorated.
North Plaza, 4th Street between Sibley and Wacouta, St. Paul, 55101
Holiday Tree Lighting and Movie Night: December 4, 2021. Drive by the North Plaza any evening after that date to see the the tree, which will be lit through December.
1526 York Ave, St. Paul 55106
Comprised of 9 yards on both sides of the street dancing to holiday favorites you can listen to on your car radio. Synchronized to 91.5. Collecting food shelf donations for the holiday season. 5-10 pm. Opening Day November 26, 2021.
Cathedral of St Paul, 239 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
Last year, the Christmas story was told with large-scale light murals accompanied by uplifting music projected on the front of the Cathedral of Saint Paul for one week in mid-December. We’ll watch for it again in 2021.
Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
The great tree is lit outside Charlemagne Fine Jewelry around 5pm. The whole day is filled with exploring the shopping district, soup tasting, carolers, trolley rides, Santa visits and more. Dec. 5, 2021.
Minneapolis Holiday Lights
Big Holiday Bike Ride
|Grab your kids and join a holiday light themed bike ride throughout the neighborhoods of Minneapolis! The organizers will be at Smith Triangle Park (24th & Hennepin Ave) at 5pm on December 18th, 2021 and take off at a slow family-friendly pace exploring the fun holiday displays around the city. This is a grassroots community event, so please use your judgment when it comes to weather.|
2418 Howard Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Opening night, November 25, 2021. Also does a Halloween Show.
(fka Holiday Light Show on Lyndale)
5205 Washburn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Runs 4:30-10pm. Beginning Thanksgiving. Website has been updated in 2021.
Peavey Plaza, 1101 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Interactive Illuminated Yeti will be at Peavey Plaza from November 26 – December 3 and in Loring Park on December 17 – 19, 2021. Loring Park will also feature a lit up Ferris wheel and carousel.
Triangle Park, 1489-1519 E 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Gather in Triangle Park to light up the park, part of the annual Seward Winter Frolic. 2021 TBA.
University of Minnesota, Civil Engineering Courtyard, 500 Pillsbury Dr. S. E., Minneapolis 55455
A dazzling light show designed by science and engineering students. The high-tech light show features more than 250,000 LED lights set to music written and recorded by University of Minnesota students. FREE and open to the public! Dec 9-11, 2021. Shows at 5:30, 6:00 & 6:30pm. Premiere Party on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2021, 5-6:30 pm.
53rd and Penn Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55430
“…it’s his 25th year of lighting up the house. There are 39,000 lights just on the trees alone and some great vintage displays.” – Lisa 2019.
Northwest Metro Holiday Light Displays & Christmas Tree Lightings
2342 145th Avenue NW, Andover, MN 55304
Opens Thanksgiving Night, November 25, 2021 – Sun-Thurs 5:00-9:00 pm; Fri-Sat 5:00-10:00. Collects donations for Veterans.
2347 141st Lane NW, Andover, MN 55304
Confirmed by homeowner for 2021. The show runs December 1st through 31st; 5-10 pm Sunday- Thursday and 5-11 pm Friday and Saturday.
Recommended by the Durrant Family in 2021.
3452 133rd Lane NW, Andover, MN 55304
Another big display in Andover. Confirmed by homeowner for 2021.
Anoka City Hall River Plaza, 2015 First Avenue Anoka, MN 55303
Tree Lighting is traditionally Friday evening. Enjoy horse-drawn trolley rides, holiday music, bonfires, and Santa. All Day. Dec. 4-5, 2021.
1750 130th Avenue NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Tune in to 87.9. Verified for 2021 with homeowner. Opening Night November 26, 2021. (Also does a Halloween Show)
Kalata Christmas House
11927 Midway St NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Featuring 30,000 lights, inflatables, manger scene with star and a rooftop Santa and reindeer! Daily from 5-10:30 Collecting donations for the Union Gospel Mission. Submitted by the owner for 2021.
12057 Duke Drive NE, Blaine, MN 55434
Run by the Hanson Family Lights family. We are watching for them in 2021.
Recommended by the Durrant Family in 2021.
Tom Ryan Park, 10802 Town Square Dr. NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Besides the lighting of Tom Ryan Park, families can enjoy costumed carolers, a swing band, s’mores by the fire, hot chocolate and an appearance by Santa and his reindeer. Drive by any time after the lighting celebration. November 28, 2021.
Dec 6: 131st Avenue and Jefferson Street, Blaine, MN 55449
Dec 7: Rice Creek Parkway and Xylite Street, Blaine, MN 55449
Dec 8: Eldorado Street and 113th Avenue, Blaine, MN 55449
Dec 9: Spring Lake Park, MN 55432 & Mounds View, MN 55112
Schedule your holiday lights drive to hit up one of four evening Santa parades by the Spring Lake Park, Blaine, Mounds View Fire Department. See full parade routes here. Bring a donation for the local food shelf. Parades begin at 6:30pm.
Now in its 2nd year, Brooklyn Park shares an interactive map of participating homes in its Holiday Lights Tour. Homes are lit from 5pm-10pm beginning December 2, 2021. Pick up a map or find the 2021 Brooklyn Park Lights Tour.
Best Day to Visit: Friday, December 10, 2021 between 5-7pm. Stop by the Community Activity Center, where Santa Claus will be handing out maps and candy canes.
12025 Edgewood CT N Champlin MN 55316
The family asks that if you like the show, that you send a donation to the Minnesota Epilepsy Foundation. Submitted by the homeowners in 2021.
Champlin created a google map of Deck the House participants last year. Whether or not the city offers a similar contest in 2021, these homes are good places to check on your holiday house tour.
12401 Partridge St NW Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Please park along the side of the road if you intend to stay and watch. Tune into 91.7 FM. Opening night Friday, November 26, 2021. Lights run 5-11pm Fridays and Saturdays and 5-10pm weeknights.
555 120th Lane NW, Coon Rapids MN 55448
Opening Night December 3, 2021. Hours: Sun-Thurs from 6:00 pm- 10:00 pm and Fri-Sat 6:00 until 11:00.
Homes & Businesses Across Crystal, MN 55422
The City of Crystal will be sharing participating home and business locations on an online map or grab a physical map at City Hall or the Community Center. Judging takes place on December 12, 2021.
Warnke Christmas Display
17978 Fresno St NW Elk River, MN 55330
Lights to music 5-10 daily. The homeowners tell us that there is also another nice display on Main straight just around the corner. Submitted by homeowners in 2020.
Holt Street Holiday Light Show
19418 Holt St NW Elk River, MN 55330
Over 5000 lights to synced to music at 106.5 FM. The 30-minute show runs from 6pm-10:30pm M-Th; 6pm-11:30pm Fri-Sun. Submitted by the homeowner for 2021.
Rivers Edge Commons Park, 679 Main St NW, Elk River, MN 55330
Festivities from 2pm-5pm ending with a Tree Lighting. Family fun includes Santa visit, goodie bags for kids, petting zoo and kids craft station. December 4, 2021.
Residents are again invited to participate in Fridley’s Winter Lights Contest in 2021. This year’s map will be a available December 16, 2021.
In the meantime, print a PDF Map of the 18 households that participated in last year’s winter lights contest. Make the trip more fun by printing a Winter Lights Bingo Card for the kids of all ages to mark off. While we can’t guarantee that all these homes will decorate again this year. They make a good probability when heading out for a holiday lights house tour until the new list comes out.
4271 210th Avenue NW, Oak Grove, MN 55303
Recommended by the Durrant Family in 2021, you can also Cut Your Own Christmas Tree here. Christmas Tree hours run until 7pm, cover two holiday traditions in one trip!
2021 is this family’s first year, but they hope to fill their 2 acres with lights in the coming years. Tune in to 89.1. Opening Night: November 17, 2021.
Jordan Family Lights
9673 Rosewood Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Recommended by the Durrant Family in 2021.
Cottonwood Lane Lights
6809 Cottonwood Ln N., Maple Grove MN
Tune to radio station 87.9, Show times are on the half hour. 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 every night added show at 9:30 on Friday and Saturday. Static lights when not running. Verified by owner for 2020.
135 Mindy Ln, Montrose, MN 55363
Light show runs from 5pm-10pm Sunday through Thursday and 5pm-11pm Friday and Saturday evenings. Confirmed for 2021.
3549 Ensign Ave N, New Hope, MN 55427
Synchronized to 87.9. Shows scheduled to begin November 26, 2021, 4:30pm-11pm.
Boerboom Veterans Park, 416 Central Avenue Osseo, MN 55369
2021 Details coming. Light Parade and tree lighting at 6pm. Pictures with Santa, a bonfire and other entertainment follows. Dec 3, 2021, 6-8pm
4320 Ithaca Lane N, Plymouth MN & 4100 Juneau Ln N, Plymouth MN
The show covers 8 homes on Ithaca Lane featuring over 60,000 lights and 200 channels of computer animation. Synchronized to 90.9. Accepts donations for Charity. 2021 Will be PD Shimmers last year.
16700 33rd Ave N, Plymouth MN
Sun-Thurs: 5:30-9:30; Fri-Sat: 5:30-10pm. Runs Dec 1-31 (except Christmas Eve). Already decorated for Halloween in 2021.
4810 Orchid Ln N, Plymouth, MN
Nightly 6pm-Midnight. Late November through New Years. Collects for the Animal Humane Society. Confirmed for 2021.
5635 156th Ln NW, Ramsey, MN 55303
Runs nightly 5pm-10pm nightly until New Years. Tune into 95.1FM. Opening Night: Saturday, November 27, 2021.
19700 Jackie LN Rogers, MN 55374
The show contains over 15 songs with a great mix of holiday classics and upbeat tracks. Tune your FM dial to 87.9. Show times: Sun-Thur 5:30-10:30pm; Fri-Sat 5:30-11pm. Submitted by homeowner for 2021.
Things To Consider When Planning Your Family's Holiday Light Tour
Northeast Metro Holiday Light Displays & Christmas Tree Lightings
4102 88th Ln NE, Circle Pines, MN 55014
Opening Night: Friday, November 26, 2021.
9610 223rd Street North Forest Lake, MN 55025
Synchronized to 93.1FM. Plays 6pm-9pm nightly. Opening night: Friday, November 26, 2021
301 173rd Ln NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304
Use the address listed above to get close enough to spot the house. Confirmed for 2021.
5562 130th St N Hugo, MN 55038
Over 30 homes in one neighborhood, each with its own Christmas song, movie or book theme. Guess the theme and then scan the QR code to get the answer and answer a trivia question. Taking food shelf donations. 4:30-10pm nightly.
5825 Kelvin Ave N, Lake Elmo MN 55042
Friday, Runs Friday, November 26th through December 31st in 2021. Tune in to 97.9. Drive through only this year.
7188 Cinnamon Teal Ct, Lino Lakes MN 55014
Join their group to find out when special events, like Santa visits, may be happening.
Elm Street Lights
41 Elm Street, Lino Lakes, MN 55014
Just a 2-minute drive west of Cinnamon Teal Court on Hwy 1,2 check out a smaller, but magical display. The homeowners tell us they have been lighting up their block for 18 years. Submitted by the homeowners in 2021.
Living Waters Lutheran Church, 865 Birch Street, Lino Lakes, MN 55014
Living waters will flip the switch on the outdoor Christmas lights on December 5, 2021 with a celebration from 5-6pm. Live Music, Christmas carols, bonfires, smores, hot chocolate, family photo ops and more. (Think Hallmark Christmas Movies!) FREE and open to the public.
35855 Lincoln Rd., North Branch, MN 55056
Run by the family of Senator Mark Koran, donations go to local youth groups. Grab a candy cane as you make a donation. Verified by the Durrant Family for 2021.
1994 Herschel Street, Roseville, MN 55113
20,000 lights and a 180-foot walking path for pedestrians to stroll. Walking path open 9am-9pm. Verified by the Homeowners for 2021.
Downtown Stillwater, MN 55082
- Twinkle Parade & Tree Lighting – Dec. 4, 2021; 4-6pm
- Enjoy the snowflake décor down Main Street (Nov. 12, 2021-Mar 17, 2022)
- Visit Lowell Park to see the Christmas Tree
- Enjoy the LED light show set to music on Chestnut Street (Nov 26, 2021 – Mar 20, 2022; 5-10pm)
- Visit the Historic Lift Bridge, lit up with Hollywood-style lights.
Taylors Falls, MN 55084
Annually on Thanksgiving weekend when families are home for the beginning of the holiday season. Grand lighting of the main street and Santa Parade Friday with celebrations all weekend. Nov. 26, 2021 6pm.
WHITE BEAR LAKE:
Fillebrown House, 4735 Lake Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
The White Bear Lake Historical Society historically decorates the pine tree in front of the Fillebrown House.
Southeast Metro Holiday Light Displays & Christmas Tree Lightings
Town Square Park, Afton, MN 55001
The ceremony has been canceled, but visit the lights on your own schedule.
Dec 3-4, 2021. Cancelled.
Complete with caroling, cookies and cider. Nov 23, 2021, 6:15-7pm.
13596 Hollins Ct., Apple Valley, MN 55124
Tune to FM frequency 87.9. Confirmed for 2021. Also Halloween.
927 Garden View Dr., Apple Valley, MN 55124
Tune to FM frequency 99.1. • Opening Night: Dec 4, 2021. Mon-Thurs 5:30-9:30pm; Fri 5:30-10pm; Sat 5-10pm; Sun 5pm-9:30pm.
In 2021-22, this will be split into a driving and walking tour. December 2, 2021 – January 16, 2022, Drive through from December 2nd to January 2nd; and take a walking tour between January 6-16, 2022. Buy Tickets to the Zoo Illuminated: $35 – $60 per vehicle driving or $14 – $20 per person walking.
8831 Grenadier Av S, Cottage Grove 55016
While other sites we trust have this added to their verified list, we hesitate to verify it since the website does not list the year and videos haven’t been updated in several years. If you visit and verify, we would love to hear from you!
3863 Mersey Way, Eagan, MN 55123
Toy donations for Sharing & Caring Hands will also be collected that day. Submitted by homeowner in 2019.
Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121
Tree lights up at 5pm followed by indoor and outdoor activities and an outdoor lighted trail. Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
Dakota City Heritage Village, 4008 220th Street W, Farmington, MN 55024
Buildings will be illuminated inside and out throughout the village. The public is welcome to drive through the Village any evening in December to enjoy this holiday tradition from the comfort of your own car. Christmas in the Village Event: December 4-5 & 11-12, 2021.
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS:
Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Tree lighting followed by free swimming with Santa in The Grove Water Park. Dec. 2, 2021, 5:30-8pm with tree lit at 6pm.
The City’s annual holiday light contest draws more than a dozen participants. Find the 2021 Map of 32 entries and a list of the winners here.
7050 Blaine Ave Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Tune to 87.9. 5:00pm-10:00pm. They also have a Ferris Wheel.
The Landing, 2187 County Rd 101, Shakopee, MN 55379
Take a self-guided windows tour of historical holiday traditions of the many cultures of Minnesota, past and present. Interpretive signs help guide your visit. On display December. Dec. 7-29, 2021. Open 5am to 10pm daily. $40/group. Register for Event #1LAN1100. Sells out quickly.
921 Shakopee Ave East, Shakopee MN 55379
Runs mid-December through 24th, 6-9:30pm. There are often Santa visits, crafts, cookies and hot cocoa in the garage.
3121 150th St W, Shakopee, MN 55379
Holiday light shows, Winter Carnivals, and more. Nov 26, 2021-Jan 2, 2022; Sun-Thur 5pm-9pm; Fri-Sa 5pm-10pm. $25-$50/car.
Downtown, Shakopee 55379
Christmas carolers, Santa, a tree lighting ceremony and fireworks, Dec 4, 2021; 1-5pm.
8846 Glacier Road, Woodbury, MN 55125
Runs Thanksgiving through New Years. Sun-Thurs: 5pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm.
10870 Artesian Lane, Woodbury, MN 55129
Submitted by the homeowner for 2021.
13452 Flagstaff Ave, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Sun-Thu: 5-9:30pm; Fri-Sat: 5-10pm. Tune to 87.9 FM while watching. (Cancelled for 2021. May continue in 2022, but will decide later.)
Southwest Metro Holiday Light Displays & Christmas Tree Lightings
6600 Auto Club Rd, Bloomington, MN 55438
Trees and decorated and lights throughout the entrance of the campus along circular drive, including a 12-foot tree at the entrance of the building. Collecting Toys for Tots in a collection box under the awning of the front entrance. Submitted by the community in 2020.
1401 E 100th Street, Bloomington, MN 55425
Runs November 26, 2021-January 3, 2022; Daily 5-10pm. Stop by Friday, December 10 or Tuesday, December 14 between 5pm and 6:30pm for a special treat. Submitted by the community in 2021.
South Entrance of Nickelodeon Universe, 5000 Center Ct, Bloomington, MN 55425
Our only INDOOR light show option. Shows run Friday through Sunday, November 12 – January 2, 2022. Enjoy lasers strobe lights, music and smoke effects put to Holiday music. Enjoy the Swingin’ Holidays at 8 pm and the Spirit of the Season at 9pm.
Sturges Park, 505 2nd Ave S Buffalo, MN 55313
Tree Lighting set for December 4, 2021 at 5pm. Come early for festivities and view the lights any evening after that.
Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Traditionally held the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, with music by local choirs, refreshments, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, 200,000+ lights, and a 30-foot-tall tree. Nov. 24, 2021; 6pm-7pm.
Burnsville, MN 55337
The city is inviting residents to submit their displays (big, small, culturally diverse) to be shared on a tour map beginning December 15th. Learn more about Burnsville’s Lighting Tour here.
City Center Plaza, 7700 Market Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317
Light up the plazas and celebrate with bonfires, refreshments, carolers, gingerbread house contest display, and a special visit from Santa! Dec. 4, 2021 @ 5pm.
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Between December 4-31, 2021, participating homes will be lit from at least 5pm-8pm nightly. Google map and driving instructions will be posted here.
3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN 55318
Opening Day: November 18, 2021. Walking tour through the arboretum grounds. Displays will feature flowers, nature and winter fun. Gate admission: $15/adult (extra on special days); Family Night Dec 2 & 9: $10/Children & $25/Adults. Tickets available Nov. 1st.
4441 Savanna Trail, Chaska, MN 55318
Synchronized to 91.9 FM. The homeowners ask that you please do not block driveways in the neighborhood. Opening Night: December 19, 2021.
1188 Wildwood Way, Chaska, MN 55318
Synchronized to 91.9 FM. The homeowners ask that you respect the neighbors by parking on the opposite side of the street, keeping your volume down and turning off your lights if you park.
16900 Main St., Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Synchronized to 87.9. Runs dusk to dawn, beginning in late November.
15482 Sunrise Circle, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Nightly: Dusk to midnight. Thanksgiving weekend thru Epiphany (Jan. 6).
Excelsior Commons, 135 Lake St, Excelsior, MN 55331
November 26, 27, 28, & December 3, 4, 5 2021. Tree lighting is traditionally held the first evening.
816 Forest Edge Dr, Jordan, MN 55352
Christmas at Dodd Crossing
5624 162nd St W., Lakeville, MN 55044
New in 2021! Shows will run from 6pm-9:30pm Sunday through Thursday and and 6pm-10:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays beginning Thanksgiving night. Submitted by the homeowner for 2021.
4386 Trista Bend, Excelsior, MN 55331
Tune your radio to 97.5 FM. 2021 Dates: Dec. 3, 4, 11, 17, 25 & 31; All Nights 5-9pm. The show takes about 15 minutes and the homeowners ask that you respect the neighbors by not parking in front of driveways, turning off headlights and keeping your radio at a reasonable level.
3490 Cove Point Cir NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372
Tune to 91.9FM. Sun-Thur 5-10pm; Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm.
19785 Near Mountain Boulevard Shorewood, MN 55331
Tune to 89.7 FM. Nightly 6-9pm. (This was canceled in 2019 and not announced in 2020).
Sovereign Estate, 9950 N Shore Rd, Waconia, MN 55387
All-ages walking stroll through holiday lights displays and more outdoor attractions plus food and beverage for purchase. $7.50/pp. Online pre-registration required. Usually runs mid-November through early January.
Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN 55391
The Christmas story in lights. A Drive-through experience. Weekends Dec. 3-19, 2021; 5pm-8pm.
Greater Minnesota Holiday Light Displays
North to Duluth:
6565 Viking Boulevard NE, Wyoming, MN 55092
Dec. 10-11, 2021 Living Nativity.
700 Railroad St, Duluth, MN 55802
Open Evenings Nov. 20th – Dec. 27th, 2021. Make this tunnel of lights a part of a Holiday Weekend in Duluth • 5-9 Sun-Thurs 5-10 Fri-Sat.
2725 Exhibition Drive Duluth, MN 55811
Runs late November through the end of the year. Open 5-10pm Sunday-Thursday and 5-11pm. Friday and Saturday.
South to Albert Lea:
405 6th Street Ct NE Kasson, MN 55944
Big Light show is Kasson. Runs 6:30pm-9pm, 7 days a week. Confirmed in 2020.
West to Wilmar:
Robbins Island Regional Park, Hwy 71 S N, Willmar, MN 56201
An annual family tradition in Willmar.
Northwest to Wadena:
414 3rd St. SW, Wadena, MN 56482
Runs Thursday, November 25th, 2021 until Sunday, January 1st, 2022; Monday – Thursday: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM; Friday, Saturday & Sunday:
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM.
11594 20th St NE, St. Michael, MN 55376
Tune into 99.3FM. 2021 Holiday lights begin November 26th; M-Th 5:30-9:00; F-S 5:30-9:30.
4168 Jansen Ave NE, Saint Michael, Minnesota 55376
Submitted by homeowner 2018; still running as of Easter 2021. The homeowners update Google regularly.
Southwest to Glencoe or Mankato:
1815 Red Oak Rdg Carver, MN 55315
They have not updated their Facebook since 2018, but they were still active as of 2020.
1805 Hennepin Ave. N., Glencoe, MN 55336
The annual Trees of Lights is a fundraiser for scholarships that honors friends and loved ones of donors.
Sibley Park, 900 Mound Avenue, Mankato, MN 56001
Nov. 26 – Dec. 31, 2021! Sunday – Thursday 5:00-9:00 PM; Friday & Saturday 5:00-10:00 PM. Free.
Southeast to Rochester & La Crosse:
1st Ave SW & 1st St SW (Street Level), Rochester, MN 55902
Tree lighting party and Santa arrival is November 26, 2021. View the lights any time in December.
410 Veteran Memorial Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601
Begins November 26, 2021
1905 Brookside Drive, Albert Lea Minnesota 56007
Traditionally runs from the Friday after Thanksgiving through December 27th. (M-Th 5-9pm; F-S 5-10pm; Collects for charity)
Twin Cities Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony calendar
Nov 24, 2021: Burnsville Winter Lighting Ceremony | 6pm
Nov 26, 2021: Tree Lighting Ceremony | 50th & France, Edina
Holiday Market featuring local vendors is open 12-5pm followed by tree lighting, carolers and visits with Santa.
Nov 26, 2021: Taylors Falls Grand Lighting | 6pm (Festival runs all weekend)
Nov 26, 2021: Light Up the Lake Celebration | 4-7pm
Nov 26, 2021: Rochester – Here Comes Santa Claus – Tree Lighting at Peace Plaza | 4-8pm
Nov 28, 2021: Blaine Winter Celebration and Lighting | 5:30-8pm
Dec 1, 2021: Bayport Holiday Lighting of the Village Green | 6:30-8pm
Dec 2, 2021: Inver Grove Heights Tree Lighting Ceremony | 5:30-6pm
Dec 2, 2021: Savage Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec 3, 2021: Osseo MiniDazzle Tree Lighting | Boerboom Veterans Park | 6-8pm
Dec 3, 2021: Afton Village Holiday Tree Lighting | Town Square Park, Afton, MN 55001. 6pm.
Dec 4, 2021: Shakopee Holiday Fest Tree Lighting | Carolers, Santa, a tree lighting ceremony and fireworks, 1-5pm.
Dec 4, 2021: Buffalo Deck the Halls | Santa and reindeer, carolers, wagon rides & treats. Lighting ceremony at 5pm. 3-5pm.
Dec 4, 2021: Chanhassen Tree Lighting Ceremony | City Center Park | 5pm.
Dec 4, 2021: Chaska City Square Park Tree Lighting
Featuring crafts, holiday treats & Santa Claus. 6pm.
Dec 4, 2021: Elk River Lighting Ceremony & Santa in the Park | Rivers Edge Commons Park | 2-5pm.
Dec 5, 2021: Grand Meander Tree Lighting | St Paul. The great tree is lit outside Charlemagne Fine Jewelry around 5pm.
Dec 7, 2021: Eagan Community Tree Lighting | Lighting ceremony and lighted trail includes indoor and outdoor family fun. 5pm,
Dec 10, 2021: Rogers Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony