Light It Up: Twin Cities & Greater Minnesota Christmas & Holiday Light Displays


Who knew there were this many holiday light displays out there? These people are amazing. 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. Please remember to be respectful of the homeowners and their neighbors when viewing these light displays.

Most of these displays run from Thanksgiving weekend through the end of the year. We’ll update as we verifications roll in.

Whether you plan your route around the verified light displays or get adventurous and try them all, we would love to hear from you! We always appreciate the feedback if you find any holiday light displays that are no longer happening or have a site to add.

For more light displays, visit the awesome Prairie Lights website. A special thank you to our reader, Randy, who personally confirmed and added many of these displays in 2017!

We’ve divided these displays by areas of the metro and have featured addresses with active websites or Facebook pages. Feel like going for a family adventure? Plan your route along some historically festive sites. Scroll down to the bottom for Community Tree Lightings and Displays.

Minneapolis & St. Paul Holiday Light Displays

MINNEAPOLIS
CSE Winter Light Show, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN • Nov 30, Dec. 1, 6, 7, & 8. Shows at 5:30, 6, and 6:30 p.m. each night  • Verified for 2018.
3653 Aldrich Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN • Unverified.
ST. PAUL
Schultz Family Lights, 1526 York Ave, St. Paul MN • 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 • 5-10 pm • Collecting Food Shelf Donations. • Verified for 2018
948 Portland Ave, St. Paul, MN Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
Governor’s Mansion, 1006 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN Verified and submitted by reader for 2017. Plus two trees across the street.
1771 Jefferson Ave., St. Paul, MN  Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
705 S. Robert St.., St. Paul, MN  Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
Neighborhood Synched lights, 1526 York Ave, St. Paul, MN Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
1161 Edgerton Ave, St. Paul, MN  Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.

Holiday Light Displays

Northeast Metro Holiday Light Displays

Mellem Family Christmas Light Display, 17438 5th St NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304 • The family has moved to a new development and are eager to share a bigger, better light display this year. Verified for 2019.

Barno Family Lights, 4102 88th Ln NE, Circle Pines MN • Year-round holiday lights. Verified for 2019.

ANDOVER
14411 Kerry Ln NW,  Andover MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
13959 Nightingale St.,  Andover MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
2347 141st Lane NW,  Andover MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
13385 Wren St NW,  Andover MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
3452 133rd Ln NW,  Andover MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
*A reader tells us there is another great display on 145th Ave NE tuned to 88.1.
CIRCLE PINES
7382 Leonard Ave., Circle Pines MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
7991 Nancy Dr., Circle Pines MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
761 & 763 Vicki Lane, Circle Pines MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
Kerry Lane & Lous Lane, Circle Pines MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.

EAST BETHEL
Lights in Bethel – 21067 Taylor St NE, East Bethel MN • Unverified

FRIDLEY
260 Rice Creek Blvd., Fridley MN • Verified  for 2018.

6530 Oakley Dr. NE, Fridley MN • Verified  for 2018.

LAKE ELMO
Valley Lights at Rock Point Church, 5825 Kelvin Ave N, Lake Elmo MN • Verified for 2018.

LINO LAKES
Neighborhood of 7188 Cinnamon Teal Ct, Lino Lakes MN • Verified for 2017. 
124 Apollo Dr., Lino Lakes MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.

MAHTOMEDI
135 Greenwood St., Mahtomedi MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.

MAPLEWOOD
1269 Farrell St. N., Maplewood MN  Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.

MOUNDS VIEW
5080 Longview Dr, Mounds View MN • Unverified.

NEW BRIGHTON
1762 Canyon Lane, New Brighton, MN  • Reported by a Reader for 2017.

OAK PARK HEIGHTS
14196 Upper 54th St. N., Oak Park Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
14832 Upper 55th St. N.. Oak Park Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
14421 56th St., Oak Park Heights  MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.

ROSEVILLE
387 Iona Lane (corner of Western & Iona), Roseville MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
2959 Matilda St., Roseville MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.

SHOREVIEW
492 County Road J West, Shoreview MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.

555 Doris Ave., Shoreview MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
5885 Royal Oaks Dr., Shoreview MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.

WHITE BEAR LAKE
5590 West Bald Eagle Lake Boulevard, White Bear Lake, MN •
Verified for 2017 by a reader.

Holiday Light Displays

Northwest Metro Holiday Light Displays

Hanson Family Lights, 555 120th Lane NW, Coon Rapids MN 55448 • Facebook page will be updated with hours once lights are up. Verified for 2019

Larson’s Lights, 3549 Ensign Ave N, New Hope MN • Synchronized to 87.9. Also Halloween. • Verified for 2019

PD Shimmers, 4320 Ithaca Lane N, Plymouth MN  • Synchronized to 97.9 • Accepts donations for Parkinson’s Disease • Verified for 2019.

ALBERTVILLE
5669 Large Ave NE, Albertville, MN • Unverified for 2017

BROOKLYN CENTER
5312 Penn Av. N., Brooklyn Center, MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2018.

BROOKLYN PARK
8016 Upton Circle N, Brooklyn Park MN • Verified by reader for 2018
3036 7th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017
COON RAPIDS
10940 Magnolia St. NW, Coon Rapids MN • 2016 City Contest Winner • Verified by reader  for 2017
11231 Partridge St. NW, Coon Rapids MN • 2016 City Contest Winner • Verified by reader for 2017
3044 116th Lane NW, Coon Rapids MN  • Verified by reader for 2017
Hope Lights: A Hallvenbruersen’s Christmas Display • 12401 Partridge St NW Coon Rapids • Lights run 5-9 pm nightly. Verified by Homeowner for 2017.
650 108th lane NW, Coon Rapids MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017
725 113th Ave NW, Coon Rapids MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017
820 111th Ave NW, Coon Rapids MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017
11765 Larch St. NW, Coon Rapids MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017
11620 Larch St. NW, Coon Rapids MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017
11520 Larch St. NW, Coon Rapids MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017
12286 Quinn St NW, Coon Rapids MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017

CORCORAN
Hillside Lights, 19919 Hillside Drive, Corcoran MN • Verified for 2017

CRYSTAL
Holiday Lights, 5627 Regent Ave N, Crystal MN • Verified by reader  for 2017

DAYTON
13440 Evergreen LN N, Dayton MN • RGB lights synchronized to music. Tune Radio to FM 88.1  • Verified by owner for 2018

GOLDEN VALLEY
115 Lawn Terrace, Golden Valley MN • Unverified.

MAPLE GROVE
6809 Cottonwood Ln N., Maple Grove, MN • 5:30-8:30 • Tune to 87.9 • Verified by owner for 2018.
11680 65th Av.N. Maple Grove MN • Verified by reader for 2017.

6497 Glacier Ln.. Maple Grove MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
7153 Birchview Rd., Maple Grove MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.

NEW HOPE
8717 Decatur Ave N, New Hope MN •  Submitted and Verified by reader for 2018

PLYMOUTH
Dirknerkle’s Lights, 14910 47th Ave N, Plymouth MN • Verified for 2018.

Joy to the Season, 4810 Orchid Ln N, Plymouth, MN  • Verified for 2018.
Plymouth Lights: Christmas at the Fischer’s Place – 16700 33rd Ave N, Plymouth MN  • Verified for 2018.
111 Zachary Ln., Plymouth MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017 (However, another reader said it was not lit this year).

Holiday Light DisplaysSoutheast Metro Holiday Light Displays

Lights on Flagstaff, 13425 Flagstaff Ave, Apple Valley MN • Sun-Thu: 6:30-9:30 pm; Fri-Sat: 6:30-10:30 pm • Also Halloween • Verified for 2019

Porter’s Holiday Lights Show, 13596 Hollins Ct., Apple Valley; Tune to FM frequency 88.9. • Verified for 2019.

APPLE VALLEY
Bapa’s Ho Ho Home, 12566 Everest Ct. E., Apple Valley; Tune to FM frequency 88.1. • Verified by homeowner for 2018.
14440 Lower Guthrie Court, Apple Valley MN. Tune to 91.9 FM • Verified for 2018

BURNSVILLE
1409 Summit Oaks Dr, Burnsville MN • Unverified for 2017
1004 Holly Lane, Burnsville MN • Unverified for 2017
Christmasville Holiday Lights, 2304 River Hills Drive, Burnsville MN 55337 Synchronized runs Nov. 22 to Jan. 1. • Verified by reader for 2018

COTTAGE GROVE
Johanson Family Light Display – 8638 Hadley Ave S, Cottage Grove MN • Verified by reader for 2017
8696 Hadley Ave S., Cottage Grove MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017
8712 Hadley Ave S, Cottage Grove MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017
7788 Jasmine Ave S, Cottage Grove MN • Verified by reader for 2017
8285 Hemingway Ave. S., Cottage Grove MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017
6828 90th St S., Cottage Grove MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017

The following is a list of the nominated properties for the 2017 Cottage Grove Annual Winter Lights contest:

9636 66th Street S
8851 67th Street Bay S
8351 75th Street S
9657 82nd Street S
9595 87th Street S
8834 Upper 89th Street Circle S
6220 Hearthstone Avenue S (Winner!)
6649 Homestead Avenue Court S
7590 Hyde Avenue S
7682 Immanuel Ave S (Winner!)
8450 Indian Blvd S
9244 Indian Blvd S
8263 Innsdale Ave S
7520 Irish Avenue S
8008 Jewel Avenue S
8598 Jewel Avenue S
7384 Jorgensen Avenue S

EAGAN

Burdick’s House – 3863 Mersey Way,  Eagan MN • Santa and his Reindeer visit 12/9/18 5:30-7pm • Toy donations for Sharing & Caring Hands • Verified for 2018 by homeowner
528 Severn Way, Eagan MN • Unverified

FARMINGTON
Hobbs Family Lights • 19416 Caravel Ct, Farmington, MN • Verified for 2018.
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS
2745 79th Court East, Inver Grove Heights, MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2018.
7050 Blaine Ave, Inver Grove Heights • Verified and submitted by reader for 2018.
86th Ct E and Applegate Way, Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
6341 Beckman Court, Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified 2018.
Neighborhood 6321-6451 Beckman Court, Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified 2018.
8002 Claymore Ave. E., Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
7801 Cooper Ave E., Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
7944 Cooper Ct., Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
7197 Clayton Ave., Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
8000 Dempsey Way, Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
8011 Delano Way, Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
8016 Delano Ct E., Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
7934 Dempsey Way, Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified 2018.
7899 Dempsey Way, Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified 2018.
7871 Dempsey Way, Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified 2018.
4075 65th St E, Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
6286 Corwin Court., Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
3550 72nd St. E., Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
3560 72nd St. E., Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
3593 72nd St. E., Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
3892 72nd St. E., Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
3867 Upper 73rd St., Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
3693 Upper 73rd St., Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
74th Court E., Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
6320 Cahill Ave E., Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017
6938 Cahill, Inver Grove Heights MN  • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
3060 69th St. E., Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
7520 Boyd Circle, Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
7620 Babcock Trail, Inver Grove Heights MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
8238 Copland Way Inver Grove Heights MN • Santa visits on weekends • Submitted by homeowner for 2017.

LAKELAND
111 Quamwell Ave. S., Lakeland MN Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.

MENDOTA HEIGHTS
679 Freeway Rd. S, Mendota Heights MN • Verified by reader for 2017.
Hidden Creek Trail (east of Dodd Road), Mendota Heights, MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
SOUTH ST. PAUL
734 6th St S., South St. Paul, MN Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
220 7th St S., South St. Paul, MN Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
552 Star Lane, South St. Paul, MN Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
2211 Caroline Lane, South St. Paul, MN Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
229 21st Ave S., South St. Paul, MN Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.  Video tree synchronized to music.  
Neighborhood, 127, 131 & 132 19th Ave N, South St. Paul, MN Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
127 Poplar St. W., South St. Paul, MN Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
117 E. Dale St., South St. Paul, MN Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.

SUNFISH LAKE
1 Grieve Glen Ln, Sunfish Lake, MN  • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.

WEST ST. PAUL
339 Kopp Drive, West St. Paul, MN  • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
434 Marie Ave. W., West St. Paul, MN  Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
230 Edith Dr., West St. Paul, MN  Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
WOODBURY
6001 Woodbine Ave, Woodbury MN • Verified by reader for 2017.
6016 Woodbine Ave, Woodbury, MN  Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
6080 Woodbine Ave, Woodbury MN  • Verified by reader for 2017.  (Also does Halloween).
10161 Bridgewater Ct., Woodbury, MN  Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.

Holiday Light DisplaysSouthwest Metro Holiday Light Displays

SnoMutt Christmas Lights, 1913 Waterford Circle, Chaska MN • Halloween Decorations, too! • Verified for 2019

Snook Family Lights, 1188 Wilswood Way, Chaska MN • Synchronized to 91.9 FM • Verified for 2019

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska MN • Gate Admission: $15/adult. More info coming. • Verified for 2019

Shakopee Winter Wonderland, 921 Shakopee Ave E, Shakopee MN  • Verified for 2019

New in 2019: Severs, 3121 150th St W, Shakopee  • Holiday light shows, Winter Carnivals, and more. Details coming.

BLOOMINGTON
10422 Briar Circle, Bloomington, MN • Verified for 2017

EDEN PRAIRIE
Christ Lutheran Church, 16900 Main St, Eden Prairie MN • Synchronized to 87.9  • Verified for 2016
Christmas Lights at Sunrise – 15482 Sunrise Circle, Eden Prairie MN  • Verified by reader for 2018.
Prairie Lights, intersection of Cascade Dr and George Moran Dr, Eden Prairie MN • Collects pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House and recycles Christmas lights • Verified for 2018.

EDINA
5114 Halifax Ave. S, Edina MN • Verified by reader for 2017.
5324 Interlachen Blvd, Edina MN • Verified by reader for 2017.
4812 Valley View Rd., Edina MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
6113 Ryan Ave., Edina MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
HOPKINS
324 10th Ave N, Hopkins MN • Verified for 2017 by neighbor.

101 Ridgewood Dr, Hopkins MN  • Verified by reader for 2017.
127 8th Ave N., Hopkins MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
233 16th Av. N , Hopkins MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.
308 5th Ave N., Hopkins MN • Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.

JORDAN
Lights on Forest Edge Drive, 816 Forest Edge Dr, Jordan MN  • Verified for 2018.

LAKEVILLE
Trinity Christmas Lights, 9118 161st Street West, Lakeville, MN • Tune into 91.9FM. • 6PM til 10PM all week from December 1st through the 31st • Submitted by owner for 2018.

MINNETRISTA
Trista Lights4386 Trista Bend, Minnetrista • Verified for 2018.

Holiday Light DisplaysGreater Minnesota Holiday Light Displays

Bentleyville Tour of Lights – Duluth, Minnesota – November 23, 2019 to December 29, 2019
Carter Christmas Lights Show – Albert Lea, Minnesota
Celebrate the Light – Willmar, Minnesota
Christmas in Wadena – Wadena, Minnesota
Clearwater Lights – Clearwater, Minnesota – Begins Thanksgiving, 2019.
Computer Hero Christmas Lights Display – Fergus Falls, Minnesota – Thanksgiving to New Year
Duluth Christmas Lighting Challenge, Duluth, Minnesota
Exhibition Drive Holiday Sound + Light Show – Duluth, Minnesota
GRHS Trees of Lights – Glencoe, Minnesota
Holiday Lights on 20th Street – St. Michael, Minnesota
Kiwanis Holiday Lights display – Mankato, Minnesota

Kneeland Lights – 4168 Jansen Ave NE, Saint Michael, Minnesota (submitted by homeowner 2018)
Landon Family – St. Michael, Minnesota
Lights on 6th – Cambridge, Minnesota
Lights in Braham – Braham, Minnesota
Lights in Fairbault – Fairbault, Minnesota
Lights in St. Cloud – St. Cloud, Minnesota
Linwood Covenant Church – Wyoming, Minnesota
Nevala Family Christmas and Halloween Light Show – Kasson, Minnesota
Pederson Family Light Show – Carver, Minnesota
Rotary Lights – La Crosse, WI

Holiday Light Displays2019 Twin Cities Metro Area Christmas Tree Lightings and Holiday Light Displays 

TBA: Rice Park Tree Lighting Ceremony, St. Paul, 5pm • Rice Park sparkles with thousands of twinkling lights!Lights will stay up and illuminate the park through the end of the Winter Carnival.

Holiday Light Displays

TBA: The Spirit of Winter – Festival of Lights, The Winery at Sovereign Estate, Waconia • All ages walking stroll and additional attractions. $5/pp. Online Pre-Registration Required.

11/27/19 Winter Lighting Ceremony @ Nicollet Commons Park, Burnsville, 6-6:45pm • Making an appearance are local choirs, refreshments, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, 200,000+ lights, and a 30-foot-tall tree.

11/29/19, 11/30/19 & 12/1/19: Taylors Falls Lighting Festival • Family highlights include the Grand Lighting & Santa Parade, Christmas at the Folsom House, storytime with Mrs. Claus and wagon rides.

11/30/19: Tree Lighting Ceremony @ 50th & France, Edina • Holiday Market is open 12-5pm followed by tree lighting, carolers and visits with Santa.

Inver Grove Heights Outdoor Tree Lighting, Community Center, 6pm • Free refreshments and swimming to follow.

TBA: CSE Winter Light Show Premiere @ University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 5:30pm

12/6/19: Union Depot Holiday Tree Lighting @ Union Depot, Saint Paul, 5:30pm • Including a performance by Keri Noble and a screening of Elf.

TBA: Anoka Christmas Tree Lighting @ Anoka City Hall River Plaza, 3-7pm

12/7/19 Twinkle Party @ Hometown for the Holidays, Stillwater, 4pm

12/7/19: Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Seward Winter Frolic, Minneapolis, 5pm

12/7/19: Tree Lighting Ceremony, Excelsior, 7pm

TBA: Holiday Tree Lighting, Arlington Hills, St. Paul, 6pm • Sing songs, light the tree and have a holiday treat. 

12/10/19: Tree Lighting Ceremony@ Savage City Hall, 5:30-6pm • Followed by Santa Cop Night at the Savage Police Department.


No Longer Active Holiday Light Displays

Lights on Pascola f/k/a Little B K Bob Lights, 3850 Pascolo Bend, Chaska MN • No Show in 2018 (check back in 2019)’
Lights on Gardenview, 927 Garden View Dr., Apple Valley; Tune to FM frequency 99.1. • Taking 2019 off – Look for them in.2020.
 


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