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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.
Load the kids in the car, pack some snacks and popcorn and enjoy these dancing lights, giant candy canes and glowing snowmen 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 2022. 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.
(We will update throughout the fall of 2022 until the end of the year)
Christmas Lights Map
Minneapolis & St. Paul 2022 Holiday Light Displays & Christmas Tree Lightings
Saint Paul Holiday Displays
CHS Field, 360 N Broadway St, St Paul, MN 55101
This year, there is more than a drive-through: Over a million lights, selfie plaza, three-story ice palace, and a bike-powered tree. Tickets: $12.75-$20.75/pp. Nov. 23, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023.
1006 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
Last year featured a 10-foot wreath & do-foot blue spruce tree with over 14,000 LED-colored lights. We wait to see if there will be scheduled tours this year. 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 the park or make it a walk-through experience to enjoy the lights. November 12, 2022.
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 each year.
Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, 2330 W 42nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
An evening trolley ride through hundreds of luminaries. Afterwards roast marshmallows on a fire. December 3, 2022. 6pm-8:30pm. $6/rider.
North Plaza, 4th Street between Sibley and Wacouta, St. Paul, 55101
Drive by the North Plaza any evening after the tree-lighting ceremony to see the the tree, which will be lit through December. December 3, 2022 Lighting Ceremony & Movie Night, featuring ELF!
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 traditionally the Friday after Thanksgiving. 2022 started with Halloween show.
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. 3, 2022.
Minneapolis Holiday Lights
2418 Howard Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
2022 Opening night Nov 6, 2022. Over 3000 lights. Runs daily from 5:30-11pm.
(fka Holiday Light Show on Lyndale)
5205 Washburn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Designed and run by a local youth, this show runs 4:30-10pm, beginning Thanksgiving.
Peavey Plaza, 1101 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Holidazzle has reinvented itself several times over the years — from the original parade to last year’s Yeti (which WILL be back in 2022), we can’t wait to see what 2022 has to offer, but we bet it will be beautiful. Weekends Nov 25-Dec 18, 2022.
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! Look for this in early December – 2022 TBA.
6202 Bloomington Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55111
Walk through a dazzling light show, visit with Santa, decorate a cookie and do a winter craft. (Note, there is no open climbing during this event.) Book your one-hour timeslot at the link! December 17, 2022, $7/pp.
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.
Holiday Family Checklist:
- Take in a Twin Cities Drive Thru Christmas Event or Walking Tour
- Skate the Twin Cities: Find A Free Outdoor Ice Rink
- Cut Your Own Real Christmas Tree
- Go for a Holiday Ride – Trains, Carriage Rides, Sleighs and More
- See a Christmas Show
- Make Christmas Cookies
- Sing Christmas Carols (or just listen)
- Family Fun Twin Cities Christmas & Holiday Guide
Northwest Metro Holiday Light Displays & Christmas Tree Lightings
2342 145th Avenue NW, Andover, MN 55304
Show traditionally opens Thanksgiving Night – Sun-Thurs 5:00-9:00 pm; Fri-Sat 5:00-10:00. Collects donations for Veterans. Working towards 2022 opening. Watch the Facebook page for updates.
2347 141st Lane NW, Andover, MN 55304
The show runs all of December; 5-10 pm Sunday- Thursday and 5-11 pm Friday and Saturday. Money is collected for Minnesota Basset Rescue. Not doing a display in 2022; check back in 2023.
Recommended by the Durrant Family in 2021 and 2022.
Anoka City Hall River Plaza, 2015 First Avenue Anoka, MN 55303
Tree Lighting is traditionally Friday evening of the first weekend of December. Enjoy horse-drawn trolley rides, holiday music, bonfires, and Santa. December 3, 2022.
Anoka County Fairgrounds, 3200 St Francis Blvd NW, Anoka, MN 55303
A FREE drive through holiday light experience. December 9-26, 2022.
Best days to visit: December 9th-11th – FREE activities include hay rides, visit with Santa and the Grinch, Christmas music and food vendors.
845 Brisbin St, Anoka, MN 55303
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.
Note: We were sad to see that there will be no Durrant Family Lights in Blaine this year.
The family is moving. If they announce a new show at a new location in 2023, we will be sure to let you know.
12057 Duke Drive NE, Blaine, MN 55434
Run by the Hanson Family Lights family. The show runs Sunday through Thursday from 6pm-10pm and Friday & Saturday 6pm-11pm. The show’s FB page states it is permanently closed.
Recommended by the Durrant Family in 2021 & 2022.
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. Sunday, November 27, 2022; 4:30-7:30pm.
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. December 5-6, 2022. Parades begin at 6:30pm.
Brooklyn Park shares an interactive map of participating homes in its Holiday Lights Tour. Homes are lit from 5pm-10pm all December. 2022 map can be picked up after December 1, 2022 at the Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 or use the interactive version on Brooklyn Park’s website.
Sturges Park, 505 2nd Ave S Buffalo, MN 55313
Tree Lighting set for December 3, 2022 at 5pm. Come early for festivities beginning at 3pm with Santa’s arrival. Enjoy carolers, wagon rides, live reindeer, hot chocolate and cookies at more. View the lights any evening after the lighting.
Mississippi Crossings, 307 East River Parkway, Champlin, MN 55316
This free family event will light up the community gathering space with a 30-foot panel tree, 16-foot walk through displays and snowflake light poles. Lighting ceremony December 1, 2023; 4-6:30pm. Park will be lit throughout December.
Champlin, MN 55316
The city will create a list of participating homes for families to drive by all December. Participants should sign up by December 1, 2023 and Champlin will provide a list by December 5, 2023 for community members to tour.
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.
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. Lights run 5-11pm Fridays and Saturdays and 5-10pm weeknights. Aiming for Opening Night Nov 25, 2022.
555 120th Lane NW, Coon Rapids MN 55448
Hours: Sun-Thurs from 6:00 pm- 10:00 pm and Fri-Sat 6:00 until 11:00. The show’s FB page states it is permanently closed.
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. The last chance for homes is Dec 4th and Judging takes place Dec 11, 2022.
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.
18016 Fresno Street, NW Elk River MN 55330
Tune in to FM106.5 to listen to music synced to the lights.
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 2, 2023.
Elk River, MN 55330
Residents are encouraged to submit their home to be added to the Holiday Lights Tour. Month of December.
Residents are again invited to participate in Fridley’s Winter Light contest. Visitors can create their own custom lights tour around town using the city’s map of entrants. Maps and a list of winners will be available December 16, 2022.
In the meantime, print a PDF Map of the 27 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, which could make for a memorable holiday family outing. Christmas Tree hours run until 7pm, cover two holiday traditions in one trip!
2021 was this family’s first year, but they are gearing up for 2022 and sharing their progress on Facebook. Tune in to 89.1. Verified for 2022, but still working to get up and running as of 11/23/22.
Jordan Family Lights
9673 Rosewood Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Recommended by the Durrant Family in 2021.
Cottonwood Lane “What a Gift” Lights
6809 Cottonwood Ln N., Maple Grove MN
Tune to radio station 87.9, Show times are on the half hour. 5:30 to 9pm Sunday through Thursday and 5:30 to 10pm on Friday and Saturday. Static lights when not running. Collecting gift cards and cash for Haven for Heroes. Drop box on mail box. Verified by owner for 2022.
Central Park, 12000 Central Park Way, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Maple Grove Rotary will showcase their holiday light display featuring over 2 dozen trees around the skating rink area at a FREE Skate with Santa Event on Dec 10, 2022 from 5pm-8pm. Enjoy the lights and the rink throughout the month.
135 Mindy Ln, Montrose, MN 55363
Light show runs from 5pm-10pm Sunday through Thursday and 5pm-11pm Friday and Saturday evenings. Opening Night Nov 25, 2022.
Boerboom Veterans Park, 416 Central Avenue Osseo, MN 55369
Fire Engine Parade and tree lighting at 6pm. Pictures with Santa, a bonfire, caroling and other entertainment follows. Trees are lit along Main Street through the season. Dec 2, 2022, 6-8pm
16700 33rd Ave N, Plymouth MN 55447
Sun-Thurs: 5:30-9:30; Fri-Sat: 5:30-10pm. Runs Dec 1-31 (except Christmas Eve). Watch for Halloween as well.
4810 Orchid Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55446
Nightly 6pm-Midnight. Late November through New Years. Collects for the Animal Humane Society. Verified for 2022.
Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth Blvd, Plymouth, MN 55447
The grounds of the Hilde will be illuminated throughout the snowy season. Opening Night: December 3, 2022.
Best Day to Visit: December 3rd: Holiday at the Hilde will include Santa and reindeer appearances, carolers, kids crafts, llama petting zoo and a bonfire, leading up to the annual tree lighting.
Ramsey, MN 55303
Grab a map from the city’s website and go on a self-guided tour. Residents can vote between December 5 and December 15, 2022.
16225 Azurite St NW, Ramsey, MN 55303
Decorates for Halloween and Christmas (and other major holidays). Up and running for 2022.
5635 156th Ln NW, Ramsey, MN 55303
Runs nightly 5pm-10pm nightly until New Years. Tune into 95.1FM. The family began prep in July and plan to double the size of their show in 2022. A new “mega tree” will have 6400 lights plus a star. Also does Halloween. Ready to go for 2022.
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. Verified for 2022, opening Thanksgiving weekend.
12716 Main Street, Rogers, MN, 55374
A December tree lighting ceremony that includes hot chocolate, cookies and caroling from 6-8pm. Cruise by anytime after that to see the tree. December 2, 2022.
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
Show runs Sunday-Thursday from 6pm- 10 pm and Friday & Saturday from 6pm-11pm. The family started work on the display in early June and are aiming for a November 25th or 26th opening day in 2022.
9610 223rd Street North Forest Lake, MN 55025
The Langness family begins the season with an October Halloween show and then switches over to Christmas (with even more lights) shortly after that. Synchronized to 93.1FM. Plays 6:30pm-9pm nightly. Begins October 20, 2023.
301 173rd Ln NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304
Use the address listed above to get close enough to spot the house. Collects food donations for Hope 4 Youth. Opening Day: Nov 6, 2022.
5562 130th St N Hugo, MN 55038
Over 30 homes in one neighborhood with Christmas light displays, 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. Confirmed for 2022.
Best Days to Visit: December 2-3, 2022. Santa will be there. Cookies and hot chocolate for anyone donating to Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf (while supplies last).
5825 Kelvin Ave N, Lake Elmo MN 55042
Over 100,000 LED lights. Runs Thursday, November 24th through December 31st in 2022. Tune in to 97.9.
Best days to visit: Visit on Fridays and Saturdays, December 2nd-17th for Free Wagon Rides from 6pm-8pm.
Downtown, Lake Elmo MN 55042
December 3, 2022 celebration leading up to 5:45 tree lighting ceremony. Tree will be lit evenings after the event.
7188 Cinnamon Teal Ct, Lino Lakes MN 55014
Join their Facebook 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 flips the switch on the outdoor Christmas lights in early December. Live Music, Christmas carols, bonfires, smores, hot chocolate, family photo ops and more. (Think Hallmark Christmas Movies!) FREE and open to the public. 2022 TBA.
Wes’s Light Display
150 Ivy Street, Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Submitted by the Homeowner for 2022.
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. Active in 2022.
NORTH ST PAUL:
All participating addresses will be posted around December 10, 2023.
1994 Herschel Street, Roseville, MN 55113
25,000 lights and a 180-foot walking path for pedestrians to stroll with a Whoville, trains and mini candy canes. Walking path open 9am-9pm.
Lowell Park, 201 Water St N, Stillwater, MN 55082
Enjoy holiday lights, sights & the sounds of Victorian carolers (Friday) & watch the dazzling community tree lighting (Saturday). Twinkle lights provided or bring your own. December 2-3, 2022.
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. 25, 2022. 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.
St. Anthony, Roseville, New Brighton, Columbia Heights, Arden Hills, and Mounds View
Follow this map of holiday lights in several North suburban cities.
Southeast Metro Holiday Light Displays & Christmas Tree Lightings
Town Square Park, Afton, MN 55001
Lighting of the Village Christmas Tree is at 6pm with FREE horse & wagon rides from 5-8:30pm. December 2, 2022; 5pm-9pm. Visit anytime after the lighting to view. Best day to visit: Saturday, December 3rd is Family Day. Free horse & wagon rides 10am-3pm, strolling carolers, self-guided walking tours and ice skating at Town Square Park.
Choir of Penguins
14036 Flagstone Trail, Apple Valley MN 55124
We’ve had this on our list in the past, but it has been confirmed for 2022 by a reader. Nancy tells us that all elements are handmade and the homeowner writes the programming. Daily 5-10pm beginning Nov 28, 2022.
7100 147th Street West, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Complete with caroling, cookies and cider. Nov 22, 2022, 6:15-7pm.
13596 Hollins Ct., Apple Valley, MN 55124
Usually begins late November and runs Sunday through Thursday from 5pm-9pm and Friday & Saturday from 5pm to 10pm. Tune to FM frequency 87.9. Also Halloween. Cancelled for 2022. Check back in 2023.
927 Garden View Dr., Apple Valley, MN 55124
Tune to FM frequency 99.1. • Mon-Thurs 5:30-9:30pm; Fri 5:30-10pm; Sat 5-10pm; Sun 5pm-9:30pm. Cancelled for 2022.
Cottage Grove City Hall, 12800 Ravine Pkwy S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
There will be a festive holiday tree for photos along with Santa and reindeer, bonfires, kids activities, live music and food trucks. November 30, 2022, 5-7pm.
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
Over 25,000 lights. Confirmed by homeowner for 2022.
Best Day to Visit: November 11 from 5:30pm-7pm, Santa and his reindeer will be visiting the Burdick home. Collecting dog and cat food for the Humane Society and toys for Sharing & Caring Hands.
Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121
Tree lighting followed by indoor and outdoor activities and an outdoor lighted trail. Dec 6, 2022. 4:30-7pm.
1401-1407 Towerview Rd, Eagan, MN 55121
Eagan’s Sperry Tower will be lit up on the following December dates to celebrate the Holidays:
- December 18 – First Day of Hanukkah -Blue & White Lights.
- December 24/25 – Christmas Eve & Christmas – Red & Green Lights
- December 26 – Kwanzaa – Red, Black & Green Lights
- December 31 – New Year’s Eve – Multi-colored lights.
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 Our next Christmas in the Village event will be December 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th, 2022.
Luskey Family Light Display
1622 Forest Street, Hastings, MN 55033
Annual display grows every year. New computer-controlled pixel light displays. Submitted by the homeowner for 2022.
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS:
Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Tree lighting followed by Skate with Santa at the West Rink. 6pm-7pm. December 1, 2023.
The City’s annual holiday light contest draws more than a dozen participants. Judging December 5-8th. 2023 maps will be available shortly in early December.
7050 Blaine Ave Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Tune to 87.9. 5:00pm-10:00pm. They also plan to bring back the Ferris Wheel in 2022. Opening Night TBA.
69th Street Christmas Lights
3154 69th Street East, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
The homeowners have told us that they will have over 35,000 lights and a garden railroad with two running trains in 2022.
SAINT PAUL PARK:
Cison’s Winter Wonderland
808 Portland Avenue, St. Paul Park, MN 55071
Past winner of the City’s Holiday Lights Contest. Submitted by the owner for 2022.
St. Paul Park, MN 55071
The city encourages families who enjoy viewing holiday lights to explore St. Paul Park and nominate their favorites. Nominations due by December 17th. Judging December 20-23, 2022.
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 3-December 29, 2022. $12/pp. Register for Event #1LAN1100. Sells out quickly.
921 Shakopee Ave East, Shakopee MN 55379
Complete with running train and moving Ferris wheel. 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. Thursday, Nov 24, 2022-Sunday, January 1, 2023; Sun-Thur 5pm-9pm; Fri-Sa 5pm-10pm. $25-$55/car.
Downtown, Shakopee 55379
Christmas carolers, Santa, a tree lighting ceremony and fireworks. Saturday, December 3, 2022; 2-6pm.
Valleyfair, 1 Valley Fair Dr, Shakopee, MN 55379
Drive through decorations including millions of lights synchronized to holiday music. November 18, 2022 – January 2, 2023. Tickets $35-$65 (plus $5.90 taxes & fees)/vehicle.
Find More Like this: 2022 Twin Cities Drive Thru Christmas Events and Walking Tours
8846 Glacier Road, Woodbury, MN 55125
Runs Thanksgiving through New Years Plus Halloween. Sun-Thurs: 5pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm. Also a Halloween display in 2022.
Schafer Home Lights
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 & 2022)
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 daily Friday, November 25, 2022 – Monday, January 2, 2023; 5-10pm.
North Atrium, Level 3, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN 55425
Our only INDOOR light show option. Enjoy an indoor winter wonderland with trees decorated by businesses. Nov 16-Jan 4, 2022.
Tour home light displays and vote for your favorites. Starting approximately December 9th-January 2nd. Find a tour map here.
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. Wednesday, Nov 23, 2022; 6-6:45pm. The park will remain lit throughout the season for visitors to enjoy on their own schedule.
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. 3, 2022 @ 5pm.
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Participating homes will be lit from at least 5pm-9pm nightly and will be family-friendly. Google map and driving instructions will be posted on the City of Chanhassen’s website. Light displays will be lit from December 3–31, 2022.
3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN 55318 Walking tour through the arboretum grounds. Displays will feature flowers, nature and winter fun. Nov 17, 2022 through January 1, 2023. Pre-Purchased Tickets Required:
- General Admission: $25/adult (extra on special days)
- Family Night: Dec 1 & 15: $5/Children & $25/Adults, includes crafts, cookies, cocoa and costumed characters in a cozy family-friendly setting.
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. Aiming for Nov 25, 2022 opening night.
16900 Main St., Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Synchronized to 87.9. Runs dusk to dawn, beginning in late November. 2022 TBA.
15482 Sunrise Circle, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Nightly: Dusk to midnight. Thanksgiving weekend thru Epiphany (Jan. 6).
Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave. S. Edina, MN 55435
Walk through the park from dusk to 10pm to enjoy the holiday lights.
Excelsior Commons, 135 Lake St, Excelsior, MN 55331
November 25, 26 & 27, 2022. Tree lighting is traditionally held the first evening.
Best Day to Visit: Saturday November 26th – Children’s Lantern Parade at 5pm.
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.
Iteri Place Lights
19739 Iteri Place, Lakeville MN 55044
Light Show synched to 98.9 FM runs 5:30-9:30pm nightly through through New Year’s Eve. Collecting donations for Minnesota Pitbull Rescue. Scan the QR Code at the site. Opening Night: Thanksgiving November 24, 2022. Submitted by the homeowner for 2022.
4386 Trista Bend, Excelsior, MN 55331
Tune your radio to 97.5 FM. 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. Confirmed for 2022.
Lights on Mushtown
17881 Mushtown Rd, Prior Lake, MN, 55372
Over 32,000 lights synchronized to music. Runs seven days a week from 5pm-11pm. Tune to 91.9FM. Tune to FM 91.9. Opening Day November 25, 2022.
1901 East 66th Street to 67th & Lyndale, Richfield, MN 55423
Enjoy holiday lights on festive parade floats and vehicles. Santa & Mrs. Claus will be part of the parade. December 15, 2022 @ 6:30pm.
Richfield, MN 55423
Community members can nominate addresses for the holiday lights contest. All nominated homes will be listed on Richfield’s website for residents to enjoy at their own pace. Find a map here.
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. Nov 18-Dec 30, 2022.
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. 2022 TBA.
Greater Minnesota Holiday Light Displays
North to Duluth:
6565 Viking Boulevard NE, Wyoming, MN 55092
2022 TBA. Living Nativity.
700 Railroad St, Duluth, MN 55802
Open Evenings November 19th to December 26th, 2022 • 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. Opening Night Nov 25, 2022.
West to Wilmar:
Robbins Island Regional Park, Hwy 71 S N, Willmar, MN 56201
An annual family tradition in Willmar. Verified for 2022.
Northeast to Summerset WI:
710 Spring Street, Somerset, WI 54025
Drive through on Mondays & Tuesdays and walk through Wednesday-Sunday. Rent a S’more Cabin any day; Daily 5pm-8pm. Kids $10; Adults $20; Parking $10. S’more Cabin $119.
Northwest to Wadena:
414 3rd St. SW, Wadena, MN 56482
This show raises money for Project Share and runs Thursday, November 24th, 2022 until Sunday, January 1st, 2023; Monday – Thursday: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM; Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Nov. 25, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023.
11594 20th St NE, St. Michael, MN 55376
Tune into 99.3FM. M-Th 5:30-9:00; F-S 5:30-9:30. Opening Night: Friday November 25, 2022. Runs through New Year’s Eve.
4168 Jansen Ave NE, Saint Michael, Minnesota 55376
The homeowners update Google regularly. 2022 TBA.
212 Summit Ave South, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
New in 2022, 20-foot Christmas Tree. Show runs Friday-Sunday from 5-10pm. Tune into FM 88.5. Submitted by the homeowners for 2022.
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 2021.
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. 2022 TBA.
Sibley Park, 900 Mound Avenue, Mankato, MN 56001
November 25 – December 31, 2022! 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 Saturday, November 26, 2022. View the lights any time in December.
410 Veteran Memorial Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601
Begins November 25, 2022
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) Opening Night Nov 19, 2022.
Chetek, WI 54728
Formerly of New Hope, Minnesota, the Larson’s have moved their display to Chetek, Wisconsin. Traditionally runs Halloween and from Thanksgiving to the week after New Years. Synchronized to 87.9. Opening Night: Nov. 25, 2022, 4:30pm-11pm.
Twin Cities Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony calendar
Nov 14, 2022: Shoreview Holiday Lighting Event | 6pm
Nov 23, 2022: Burnsville Winter Lighting Ceremony | 6pm
Nov 25, 2022: Taylors Falls Grand Lighting | 6pm (Festival runs all weekend)
Nov 25, 2022: Wayzata Light Up the Lake Celebration | 4-7pm
Nov 25, 2022: Rochester – Here Comes Santa Claus – Tree Lighting at Peace Plaza | 4-8pm
Nov 26, 2022: 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, 2022: Hastings Snowflake Lighting & Tree Lighting Ceremony | Hastings, MN 55033
Snowflake lighting at 5:15 and Tree Lighting at 5:30pm.
Nov. 27, 2022: Blaine Winter Celebration and Lighting | 4:30-7:30pm
Dec 7, 2022: Bayport Holiday Lighting of the Village Green | 6:30-8pm
Dec 1, 2022: Savage Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec 2, 2022: Inver Grove Heights Tree Lighting Ceremony | 6-7pm
Dec 2, 2022: Osseo MiniDazzle Tree Lighting | Boerboom Veterans Park | 6-8pm
Dec 2, 2022: Afton Village Holiday Tree Lighting | Town Square Park, Afton, MN 55001. 6pm.
Dec 2, 2022: Rogers Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec 3, 2022: Anoka Tree Lighting | Anoka City Hall Plaza, 3-7pm
Dec 3, 2022: Shakopee Holiday Fest Tree Lighting | Carolers, Santa, a tree lighting ceremony and fireworks, 2-6pm.
Dec 3, 2022: Buffalo Deck the Halls | Santa and reindeer, carolers, wagon rides & treats. Lighting ceremony at 5pm. 3-5pm.
Dec 3, 2022: Chanhassen Tree Lighting Ceremony | City Center Park | 5pm.
Dec 3, 2022: Elk River Lighting Ceremony & Santa in the Park | Rivers Edge Commons Park | 2-5pm.
Dec 3, 2022: Grand Meander Tree Lighting | St Paul. The great tree is lit outside Charlemagne Fine Jewelry around 5pm.
Dec 4, 2022: Chaska Firemen’s Park Tree Lighting
Featuring crafts, holiday treats & Santa Claus. 6pm.
Dec 6, 2022: Eagan Community Tree Lighting | Lighting ceremony and lighted trail includes indoor and outdoor family fun. 4:30-7pm,
Tis the season for never-ending holiday and Christmas activities around
In 2023 Martin Luther King Day falls on Monday, January