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. 

While we’re not sure what to expect in 2020, we can tell you that some displays are already starting to verify in August. Most of these displays run from Thanksgiving weekend through the end of the year. We’ll update as verifications roll in.

We have also included Twin Cities-area community Christmas tree lightings in our lists of holiday light displays. Again, we’re crossing our fingers on these but will keep updating as info comes 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.

We’ve divided these displays by areas of the metro and have featured addresses who have personally verified or have active websites or Facebook pages. Feel like going for a family adventure? Plan your route along some historically festive sites.


More Holiday family fun: 2019 Family Fun Twin Cities Christmas & Holiday Guide


Minneapolis & St. Paul 2019 Holiday Light Displays & Christmas Tree Lightings

MINNEAPOLIS EVENTS

Seward Tree Lighting Ceremony
Gather in Triangle Park (26th Ave. & E. Franklin Ave.) to light up the park, part of the annual Seward Winter Frolic. 2020 Info Coming.

CSE Winter Light Show | University of Minnesota, Civil Engineering Courtyard, 500 Pillsbury Dr. S. E., Minneapolis
Shows at 5:30, 6:00, and 6:30 p.m. each day. 2020 Dates TBA.
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. This year’s show features new light installations, including lighted snowflakes; a new, lighted Block M; and several lighted trees, as well as new music.

FREE and open to the public! Tickets not required.

House on Howard, 2418 Howard Street NE
Also does a Halloween Show. Verified for 2020 by homeowner.

Holiday Light Show on Lyndale, 5205 Washburn Ave S
Mon-Thu: 4:30-9pm; Fri-Sat: 4:30-10pm. All of December. 2020 TBA.

2019 Reader Suggestion: 53rd and Penn Ave N – 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.

ST PAUL EVENTS

Governor’s Residence, 1006 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN
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. Find 2020 guided tour dates (TBA) here or take a self-guided tour. FREE but Second Harvest donations appreciated.

Rice Park Tree Lighting Ceremony
Rice Park sparkles with thousands of twinkling lights! Lights will stay up and illuminate the park through the end of the Winter Carnival. 2020 Lighting ceremony TBA. Historically the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Holiday Light Displays

Union Depot Holiday Tree Lighting
Including a performance by Keri Noble, fireworks and holiday movie double feature. 2020 TBA. Event begins at 6pm, tree lighting at 6:30.

Grand Meander Tree Lighting | St Paul
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, 2020.

Schultz Family Lights/Holiday Lights on York | 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. Collecting food shelf donations for the holiday season. 5-10 pm. Verified by Homeowner for 2020: Halloween will run around Oct 1st-31st & Christmas will run Nov 27th- Dec 31st.

MINNEAPOLIS

3653 Aldrich Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. Unverified.

ST. PAUL

948 Portland Ave, St. Paul, MN
Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.

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.

1161 Edgerton Ave, St. Paul, MN
Verified and submitted by reader for 2017

Holiday Light Displays

Northwest Metro Holiday Light Displays & Christmas Tree Lightings

ANDOVER: 2347 141st Lane NW, Andover MN
Verified by homeowner for 2019. 2020 TBA.

ANDOVER: Cairl Family Christmas Lights, 2342 145th Avenue NW, Andover MN
Sun-Thurs 5:00-9:30 pm; Fri-Sat 5:00-10:30. Collects donations for 23rd Veteran. 2020 TBA

ANOKA: Anoka Christmas Tree Lighting | Anoka City Hall River Plaza
Enjoy horse-drawn trolley rides, holiday music, bonfires, and Santa. 2020 TBA, 3-7pm.

BLAINE: Durrant Family Lights | 1750 130th Avenue NE, Blaine
Tune in to 87.9. Verified for 2020 (Also does a Halloween Show)

COON RAPIDS: Hanson Family Lights, 555 120th Lane NW, Coon Rapids MN 55448
Facebook page will be updated with hours once lights are up. 2020 TBA

COON RAPIDS: Hope Lights: Hallvenbruersen’s Christmas Display, 12401 Partridge St NW Coon Rapids
Lights run 5-10 pm nightly. 2020 TBA.

NEW HOPE: Larson’s Lights, 3549 Ensign Ave N, New Hope MN
Synchronized to 87.9. Also features a Halloween lights show. Opening Day November 27, 2020

OSSEO: Osseo MiniDazzle Tree Lighting | Boerboom Veterans Park
Light Parade and tree lighting at 6pm. Pictures with Santa, a bonfire and other entertainment follows. 2020 TBA, 6-8pm

PLYMOUTH: PD Shimmers, 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 Parkinson’s Disease. Verified for 2020.

PLYMOUTH: Plymouth Lights: Christmas at the Fischer’s Place, 16700 33rd Ave N, Plymouth MN
Sun-Thurs: 5:30-9:30; Fri-Sat: 5:30-10pm. 12/1/19-12/31/13 (except Christmas Eve). 2020 TBA.

PLYMOUTH: Joy to the Season, 4810 Orchid Ln N, Plymouth, MN
Nightly 6pm-Midnight. Thanksgiving through New Years. 2020 TBA.

ROGERS: Rogers Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
2020 TBA

ALBERTVILLE

5669 Large Ave NE, Albertville MN
Unverified for 2017

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

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.

BROOKLYN PARK

8016 Upton Circle N, Brooklyn Park MN
Verified by reader for 2018

3036 7th Street 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

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
Tune to 87.9, 5:30-8:30. Verified by owner for 2018.

11680 65th Ave 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

MOUNDS VIEW

5080 Longview Dr, Mounds View MN
Unverified

NEW BRIGHTON

1762 Canyon Lane, New Brighton, MN
Reported by a reader for 2017

NEW HOPE

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

PLYMOUTH

111 Zachary Ln, Plymouth MN
Verified and submitted by reader for 2017 (However, another reader said not lit in 2018).

Holiday Light Displays

Northeast Metro Holiday Light Displays & Christmas Tree Lightings

CIRCLE PINES: Barno Family Lights | 4102 88th Ln NE, Circle Pines MN
Year-round holiday lights. TBA 2020.

HAM LAKE: Mellem Family Christmas Light Display | 17438 5th St NE, Ham Lake, MN
The family has moved to a new development and are eager to share a bigger, better light display this year. 2020 TBA.

LAKE ELMOValley Lights at Rock Point Church, 5825 Kelvin Ave N, Lake Elmo MN
2020 TBA. Tune in to 97.9.

LINO LAKES: Neighborhood of 7188 Cinnamon Teal Ct, Lino Lakes MN
Join their group to find out when special events, like Santa visits, may be happening. 2020 TBA.

STILLWATER: Twinkle Party
The city tree is lit at 5:30, part of the annual Hometown for the Holidays celebration. 2020 TBA, festivities start at 4pm.

TAYLORS FALLS: Taylors Falls Lighting Festival
The annual tree lighting takes place Friday, 6pm downtown. Festival highlights include the Santa Parade, Christmas at the Folsom House, storytime with Mrs. Claus and wagon rides. Nov 27-Dec 29, 2020.

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 & Lois 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

LINO LAKES

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

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

Southeast Metro Holiday Light Displays & Christmas Tree Lightings

AFTON: Afton Village Holiday Tree Lighting | Town Square Park
The village hosts a tree lighting ceremony (Fri, 6pm), horse and wagon rides, a family photo booth and roving carolers throughout the weekend downtown Afton. Dec 4-5, 2020.

APPLE VALLEY: Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Complete with caroling, cookies and cider. Nov 24, 2020, 6:15-7pm.

APPLE VALLEY: Lights on Flagstaff, 13452 Flagstaff Ave, Apple Valley MN 
Sun-Thu: 5-9:30pm; Fri-Sat: 5-10pm. Tune to 87.9 FM while watching. Unsure if they will go forward in 2020.

APPLE VALLEY: Porter’s Holiday Lights Show, 13596 Hollins Ct., Apple Valley
Tune to FM frequency 88.9. 2020 TBA.

BURNSVILLE: Winter Lighting Ceremony | Nicollet Commons Park
Making an appearance are local choirs, refreshments, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, 200,000+ lights, and a 30-foot-tall tree. 2020 TBA, 6-6:45pm.

EAGAN: Eagan Community Tree Lighting | Eagan Community Center
Tree lights up at 6pm followed by holiday music, free cocoa and an outdoor lighted trail. 2020 TBA, 5-7pm.

EAGAN: Burdick’s House – 3863 Mersey Way,  Eagan 
Santa and reindeer will visit on 12/15/19 from 5:30-7pm. Toy donations for Sharing & Caring Hands will also be collected that day. Verified for 2019 by homeowner.

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS: Tree Lighting Ceremony
Tree lighting followed by free swimming in The Grove Water Park. 2020 TBA, 5:30-8:30pm with tree lit at 6pm.

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS: Stranslof’s Christmas Lights, 7050 Blaine Ave
Tune to 87.9. 5:00pm-10:00pm. They also have a Ferris Wheel. 2020 TBA.

SAVAGE: Savage Tree Lighting Ceremony | Savage City Hall
Smores, live music and a big countdown to the tree lighting. 2020 TBA, 6-8pm.

SHAKOPEE: Holiday Fest Tree Lighting | Shakopee 
Carolers, Santa, a tree lighting ceremony and fireworks. 2020 TBA, 6-8pm.

SHAKOPEE: Shakopee Winter Wonderland, 921 Shakopee Ave E, Shakopee 
Runs Dec.13th-24th, 6-9:30pm. Santa onsite in heated garage with treats and cocoa. 2020 TBA

SHAKOPEE:  Sever’s Holiday Lights, 3121 150th St W, Shakopee  
Holiday light shows, Winter Carnivals, and more. Nov 26, 2020-Jan 3 2021; Sun-Thur 5pm-9pm; Fri-Sa 5pm-10pm. $7/pp; $25 Car Max.

WOODBURY: Holiday Lights of Woodbury, 8846 Glacier Road, Woodbury   
Runs October – End of the Year. Sun-Thurs: 5pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm. 2020 TBA

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-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

Rottage Grove Christmas | 8831 Grenadier Av S, Cottage Grove.
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!

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

528 Severn Way, Eagan MN
Unverified

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS

3892 72nd St. E., Inver Grove Heights MN
2019 1st Place City Contest Winner

8238 Copland Way Inver Grove Heights MN
2019 2nd Place City Contest Winner. Santa visits on weekends.

8000 Dempsey Way, Inver Grove Heights MN
2019 3rd Place City Contest Winner 

7942 Dempsey Way, Inver Grove Heights MN
Verified City Contest participant 2019

7934 Dempsey Way, Inver Grove Heights MN 
Verified 2018

7899 Dempsey Way, Inver Grove Heights MN
Verified 2018

7879 Dempsey Way, Inver Grove Heights MN
Verified City Contest participant 2019

7871 Dempsey Way, Inver Grove Heights MN
Verified 2018

8160 Carmen Ave, Inver Grove Heights MN
2019 City Contest Honorable Mention

7971 Cloman Ave E, Inver Grove Heights MN
Verified City Contest participant 2019

7807 Cooper Ave, Inver Grove Heights MN
Verified City Contest participant 2019

2745 79th Court East, Inver Grove Heights MN 
Verified and submitted by reader for 2018

4593 Blaine Ave, Inver Grove Heights MN
Verified City Contest participant 2019

86th Ct E and Applegate Way, Inver Grove Heights MN
Verified and submitted by reader for 2017

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

8020 Claymore Ave, Inver Grove Heights MN
Verified City Contest participant 2019

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

7890 Delano Circle, Inver Grove Heights MN
Verified City Contest participant 2019

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

1953 59th Ct. E, Inver Grove Heights MN
Verified City Contest participant 2019

1800 60th St. E, Inver Grove Heights MN
Verified City Contest participant 2019

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

2005 67th St. E, Inver Grove Heights MN
Verified City Contest participant 2019

2020 67th St. E, Inver Grove Heights MN
Verified City Contest participant 2019

3949 71 St. Ct. E., Inver Grove Heights MN
Verified City Contest participant 2019

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 City Contest participant 2019

3867 Upper 73rd St., Inver Grove Heights MN
Verified and submitted by reader for 2017

3693 Upper 73rd St., Inver Grove Heights MN 
Verified City Contest participant 2019

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

LAKELAND

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

MENDOTA HEIGHTS

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
Video tree synchronized to music. Verified and submitted by reader for 2017.

Neighborhood of 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

6080 Woodbine Ave, Woodbury MN  
Also does Halloween lights. Verified by reader for 2017

10161 Bridgewater Ct., Woodbury, MN 
Verified and submitted by reader for 2017

Holiday Light Displays

Southwest Metro Holiday Light Displays & Christmas Tree Lightings

CHANHASSEN: Tree Lighting Ceremony
The tree lights up at 5pm followed by refreshments, reindeer, gingerbread house displays, and Santa Claus. 2020 TBA.

CHASKA: Winter in Bloom: Arboretum Winter Lights, 3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska MN
Gate admission: $15/adult. A nod to the past, present and future work of researchers at the U of M. Five of the twenty displays feature plants researchers are actively working on to create plants that will continue to thrive as our climate changes. 2020 TBA.

Arboretum Light Show

Image courtesy of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

CHASKA: Firemen’s Park Tree Lighting
Featuring crafts, refreshments & Santa Claus. 2020 TBA, 6pm.

CHASKA: SnoMutt Christmas Lights, 1913 Waterford Circle
Permanently Closed in 2020.

CHASKA: Snook Family Lights, 1188 Wilswood Way
Synchronized to 91.9 FM. 2020 TBA

CHASKA: Christmas on Savannah, 4441 Savanna Trail
Synchronized to 91.9 FM. 2020 TBA

EDEN PRAIRIE: Christ Lutheran Church, 16900 Main St, Eden Prairie MN
We have been told they plan to have it going by December 1st. Synchronized to 87.9. 2020 TBA.

EDEN PRAIRIE: Christmas Lights at Sunrise, 15482 Sunrise Circle, Eden Prairie MN  
Nightly: Dusk to midnight. Thanksgiving weekend thru Epiphany. 2020 TBA.

EDINA: Tree Lighting Ceremony | 50th & France, Edina
Holiday Market is open 12-5pm followed by tree lighting, carolers and visits with Santa. 2020 TBA.

EXCELSIOR: Christmas in Excelsior Tree Lighting
Annual tree lighting (7:15pm) plus bonfires, carolers, Santa, and carriage rides. 2020 TBA.

MINNETRISTA: Trista Lights, 4386 Trista Bend, Minnetrista
2020 TBA.

PRIOR LAKE: Lights at the Cove, 3490 Cove Point Cir NW, Prior Lake
Tune to 91.9FM. Sun-Thur 5-10pm; Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm. 2020 TBA

SHOREWOOD: Krebs Kristmas Lights, 19785 Near Mountain Boulevard
Tune to 89.7 FM. Nightly 6-9pm. 2020 TBA

WACONIA: Spirit of Winter –  Festival of Lights | The Winery at Sovereign Estate
All-ages walking stroll through holiday lights displays and more outdoor attractions plus food and beverage for purchase at the winery. $5/pp. Online pre-registration required. 2020 TBA.

WAYZATA: Light Up the Lake Celebration | Wayzata
Tree lighting ceremony, Santa, a candy cane and a parade of lights on the lake. 2020 TBA, 4-7pm.

BLOOMINGTON

10422 Briar Circle, Bloomington, MN
Verified for 2017

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 Ave 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

Holiday Light Displays

Greater Minnesota Holiday Light Displays

Bentleyville Tour of Lights – Duluth, Minnesota – November 21, 2020 to December 27, 2020. 


Carter Christmas Lights – Albert Lea, MN (M-Th 5-9pm; F-S 5-10pm; Collects for Diabetes Research)
Celebrate the Light – Willmar, Minnesota
Christmas in Wadena – Wadena, Minnesota
Clearwater Lights – Clearwater, Minnesota – 2020 TBA.
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 (M-Th 5:30-9:00; F-S 5:30-9:30; 99.3FM) 
Kiwanis Holiday Lights display – Mankato, Minnesota, Nov. 27 – Dec. 31, 2020
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 Displays

Nov 29: Taylor Falls Grand Lighting| 6pm

Nov 29: Light Up the Lake Tree Lighting Ceremony | Wayzata | 6pm

Nov 30: Tree Lighting @ Hometown Holiday Celebration | Chaska | 5pm

Dec 5: Eagan Community Tree Lighting | Eagan Community Center | 5-7pm.

Dec 6: Osseo MiniDazzle Tree Lighting Celebration| Boerboom Veterans Park | 6-8pm

Dec 6: Holiday Fest Tree Lighting | Shakopee | 6-8pm

Dec 6: Inver Grove Heights Tree Lighting | 6pm

Dec 6: Holiday Fest Tree Lighting & Fireworks | Shakopee | 6-8pm.

Dec 7: Chanhassen Tree Lighting Ceremony | City Center Park | 5pm.

Dec 7: Christmas in Excelsior – Big Tree Lighting | Water Street | 7:15pm 

Dec 7: Holiday Harbor Lights Tree Lighting | Downtown Blaine | 4:30-7pm

Dec 7: Stillwater Twinkle Tree Lighting | 4-6pm.

Dec 10: Savage Tree Lighting Ceremony | Savage City Hall | 6-8pm

Dec 13: Rogers Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony|6-8pm


Inactive Holiday Light Displays

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

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  • There is a house in Inver Grove Heights that gas Christmas lights. Santa makes nightly visits. I was really hoping you would have had the info! Disappointed you do not. I heard it is the best in the Tein Cities!

  • Duluth Christmas Lighting Challenge is a great list of home lighting displays in Duluth, MN sweeteventduluth dot com/lightingchallenge

  • Hobbs family has a nice large Christmas display running from 5-9pm daily until first of year. Located at 43 Battle Creek Place, St. Paul 55119.

  • please add our house in White Bear Lake (actually on Bald Eagle Lake 5590 west bald eagle blvd

    Summer house of the Norway consul E H Hobe 300,000 lights synched to music….the last year

    donating everything this spring

  • Please add my house lights to this page.. Hanson Family Lights on FB. Have 10,000 plus lights all synced to music. 555 120th lane NW Coon Rapids MN 55448. Show runs from Sun. – Thurs. 5:30pm to 10pm. Fri. and Sat. run from 5:30 pm to 11pm.

  • Anne,

    The 2017 Holiday season is fast approaching. Can we add our location to the list for 2017? We have previously won 2nd and 3rd place in the City of Burnsville competitions. Please let me know back. Thank you very much.

    • Hi Ingrid:

      We received your email in August and would love to add your address to our holiday lights article. (I wonder if our messages are getting filtered). Just email us the information.

  • My Family launched their first Hope Lights: A Hallvenbruersen’s Christmas Display 🙂 The mash up of names is bits and pieces of each extended family that helped build, create and decorate each of the beautiful pieces that came to life in our yard. My dad has planned and perfected each beat of the music to share with our community our love for Christmas. Our address is 12401 Partridge St NW Coon Rapids MN 55448. Our lights will be on from 5-9 every night through the end of the year! Come on out and enjoy!

  • All these I have seen personally so far this year

    Brooklyn Center 5312 Penn Av. N.

    Brooklyn Park
    8016 Upton Circle N.and 8024 Upton Circle
    3036 75th Ave N

    Coon Rapids
    555 120th Lane Nw
    650 108th lane NW
    10940 Magnolia St. NW.
    725 113th Ave NW
    820 111th Ave NW
    11765 Larch St. NW
    11620 Larch St. NW
    11520 Larch St. NW
    12401 Partridge St NW
    12286 Quinn St NW
    3044 116th Ln NW
    11231 Partridge St NW

    Crystal 5627 Regent Ave N

    Fridley
    260 Rice Creek Blvd.
    6530 Oakley Dr. NE

    Maple Grove
    11680 65th Av.N.
    6497 Glacier Ln.
    7153 Birchview Rd.

    Plymouth
    111 Zachary Ln.
    4320 Ithaca Lane N
    14910 47th Ave N
    4810 Orchid Ln N
    16700 33rd Av. N.

    Circle Pines
    7382 Leonard Ave
    4102 88th Ln Ne
    7991 Nancy Dr
    761 & 763 Vicki Lane
    Kerry Lane & Lous Lane

    Lino Lakes
    7188 Cinnamon Teal Ct
    124 Apollo Dr

    Mahtomedi 135 Greenwood

    Oak Park Heights
    14196 Upper 54th St. N
    14832 Upper 55th St. N
    14421 56th St

    Roseville
    387 Iona Lane @ Western

    Shoreview
    492 County Road J W
    555 Doris Ave
    5885 Royal Oaks Dr

    All of the others on the upper lists in these cities do not have lights this year.

    I will be viewing and confirming south and east this week.

  • I have now completed my list of South East venues. Two quick notes first, both from Inver Grove Heights. The huge display on Ann Marie Trail is retired. However the neighborhood just a 1/2 mile east of there (86th Court E and Applegate Way) is very cool. Most homes participate and all of the trees are simply amazing. Still worth the trip to this neighborhood. Second is 6451 Bechman Court, house that had the synchronized light and santa video in the window has moved away. However, the new people did put some decorations up plus the whole Cul-de-sac stepped up and all of the home participate. This is still worth the trip.
    Enough said, here is my confirmed list for you.

    Cottage Grove
    8285 Hemingway Ave. S
    7788 Jasmine Ave S
    8638 Hadley Ave S
    8696 Hadley Ave S
    8712 Hadley Ave S
    6828 90th St S

    Inver Grove Heights
    86th Ct E and Applegate Way
    6341 Beckman Court
    6321, 6361, 6381, 6401, 6411, 6431, 6451 Beckman Court
    8002 Claymore Ave. E
    7801 Cooper Ave E
    7944 Cooper Ct
    7197 Clayton Ave
    8000 Dempsey Way
    8011 Delano Way
    8016 Delano Ct E
    7934 Dempsey Way
    7899 Dempsey Way
    7871 Dempsey Way
    4075 65th St E
    6286 Corwin Court
    3550 72nd St. E
    3560 72nd St. E
    3593 72nd St. E
    3892 72nd St. E
    3867 Upper 73rd St
    3693 Upper 73rd St
    74th Court E
    6938 Cahill
    3060 69th St. E
    7520 Boyd Circle
    7620 Babcock Trail

    Lakeland 111 Quamwell Ave. S

    Maplewood 1269 Farrell St. N

    Mendota Heights 679 Freeway Road S

    South St. Paul
    220 7th St S
    552 Star Lane
    2211 Caroline Lane
    229 21sr Ave S This one is amazing. With a video tree synchronized to music. Plan and staying a bit for this one.
    127, 131 & 132 19th Ave N
    127 Poplar St. W
    117 E. Dale St.

    St. Paul 948 Portland Ave
    Governors Mansion on Summit Ave
    Plus two trees across the street.
    1771 Jefferson Ave
    43 Battle Creek Pl
    705 S. Robert St.
    1526 York Ave Neighborhood Synched lights.
    1161 Edgerton Ave

    West St. Paul
    339 Kopp Drive
    434 Marie Ave. W
    230 Edith Dr

    Woodbury
    10161 Bridgewater ct
    plus neighborhood below
    6001 Woodbine Ave
    6016 Woodbine Ave
    6080 Woodbine Ave

    More to come later.
    Enjoy

    • Thanks Emily:

      He wasn’t able to get to it last year, either, but hoped to do it this year. I’ll check in with him and in the meantime, we’ll move it to inactive.

  • Lights in the Park did not return to Phalen Regional Park this year.

    Though you can add 1525 York Ave to the great houses to visit.

  • I have verified 75% of my list as of today. Found a few new ones and eliminated as handful as well. So happy to share with you Anne.

    Inver Grove Heights
    6320 Cahill Ave E

    Mendota Heights
    Hidden Creek Trail (east of Dodd Rd)

    Roseville
    2959 Matilda St

    South St. Paul
    734 6th St S

    Sunfish Lake
    1 Grieve Glen Ln

    Andover
    14411 Kerry Ln Nw
    13959 Nightingale St.
    2347 141st Lane Nw
    13385 Wren St NW
    3452 133rd Ln Nw
    3715 152nd Ln Nw
    1662 145th Ln Nw

    Edina
    5114 Halifax Av. S.
    5324 Interlachen Blvd.
    4812 Valley View Rd
    6113 Ryan Ave

    Hopkins
    101 Ridgewood Dr
    127 8th Ave N
    324 10th Av. N.
    233 16th Av. N.
    308 5th Ave N

  • List nearly complete now. Here is what I have from this weekend.
    Apple Valley
    13452 Flagstaff Ave
    14440 Lower Guthrie Ct

    Arden Hills
    3314 Katie Ln

    Eagan
    528 Severn Way
    3863 Mersey Way

    Mounds View
    5080 Longview Dr
    7701 Bona Rd
    2645 Louisa Ave

    Bloomington
    10201 Rich Rd.
    10422 Briar Circle
    10428 Briar Rd

    Burnsville
    2304 River Hills Drive
    11318 West River Hills Dr
    11407 West River Hills Dr

    Fridley
    190 Hartman Circle NE
    191 Hartman Circle NE
    185 Hartman Circle NE
    121 71st Way NE

    Golden Valley 115 Lawn Terrace (is there, but small)

    Minneapolis
    2418 Howard St NE
    2511 NE Garfield St.

    Shakopee
    921 Shakopee Ave E
    1053 Dakota St S

    One last installment coming up in the next day or two

  • I have now completed my list. Here is the final installment.
    Chaska
    1913 Waterford Circle
    1188 Wildwood Way
    1175 Wildwood Way

    Eden Prairie
    16900 Main St
    15482 Sunrise Circle

    Minneapolis
    3653 Aldrich Av. S.
    4836 Nokomis Av. S.
    3808 18th Av. S.
    3928 18th Ave S
    4001 16th Ave S
    4021 16th Ave S

    Shakopee
    921 Shakopee Ave E
    1053 Dakota St S

    Thanks for allowing me to post my personal list.
    Have a Merry Christmas.

  • Hi There.

    I have a large Christmas light display synced to music in Albert Lea with just over 34,000 LED lights, making it one of the largest synchronized displays in Southern Minnesota. More information is located at carterxmas dot com
    Thanks,
    Mike Carter

  • We would love to be added. Trinity Christmas Lights, we are located at 9118 161st Street West, Lakeville, MN 55044. Tune into 91.9FM. Show runs from 6PM til 10PM all week from December 1st through the 31st. Thanks,

  • I would like to be added to list as well. Christmas light shows are synced to music half past the hour and last about 15 min from 5:30-8:30 on weekends and an extra show at 9:30 on weekends. Tune to 87.9 or listen to speakers. 6809 Cottonwood Lane North, Maple Grove.

  • I would like to be added to list as well. Christmas light shows are synced to music half past the hour and last about 15 min from 5:30-8:30 on weekdays and an extra show at 9:30 on weekends. Tune to 87.9 or listen to speakers. 6809 Cottonwood Lane North, Maple Grove.

  • Plymouth Lights: Christmas at the Fischer’s Place – 16700 33rd Ave N, Plymouth MN • Verified for 2017.

    It’s up and running…Stopped by last night to see it.

  • You can add The Burdick’s House at 3863 Mersey Way Eagan, Santa and his Reindeer will be there on Sunday Dec 9th from 0530 to 0700, taking Toy donations for Sharing and Caring Hands

  • Who loves looking at Christmas lights…better yet Christmas lights that are synchronized to music ?
    Pack the kids up, grab some hot cocoa and be prepared for a spectacular light show.
    We currently have 6 songs but will be adding more songs weekly so be sure to stop back.
    We are located at 927 Garden View dr, Apple Valley
    Best viewing spot is in the parking lot across the street at Valley middle school.
    Tune into 99.1
    Be sure to follow and like us on Facebook.
    Lights on Garden view

  • Please add to Apple Valley:

    Bapa’s Ho Ho Home
    12566 Everest Ct. E
    Apple Valley, MN 55124

    Tune in to FM frequency 88.1

  • I can verify that the following are up for 2018:
    Upton Circle in Brooklyn Park
    Penn Ave. in Brooklyn Center
    Regent Ave. in Crystal

    I looked for the Penguin Choir at 14036 Flagstone Trail in Apple Valley but did not see it there.

  • […] going to the neighborhoods we go to every year, we decided to venture to the other side of town. Using this Christmas light guide, we headed to Cottage Grove. We chose this city because they had so many homes listed. And while […]

  • Confirmed Visit 2018:

    Burdick’s House- 3863 Mersey Way, Eagan, MN

    7050 Blaine Ave Inver Grove Heights
    6341 Beckman Court, Inver Grove Heights (all houses on Beckman Ct)
    7934 Dempsey Way, Inver Grove Heights (all houses on Dempsey Way)

  • -4102 88th Lane NE, Circle Pines, verified 2018
    -7382 Leonard Avenue, Circle Pines, verified 2018
    -Kerry Lane and Lous Lane, Lino Lakes: I think this should read Kelly Lane and Lois Lane. I didn’t look for lights at this intersection, but know that there are no Kerry and Lous Lanes in Lino Lakes.
    -7188 Cinnamon Teal Court, Lino Lakes, verified 2018. Can bring a donation for food drive, they hand out candy canes, can get out and walk around lights and displays.
    -492 County Road J West, Shoreview, verified 2018

    • Thank you, Eva.

      This is really helpful. We’ve updated. I think we’ll just remove the Kerry/Kelly-Lous/Lois address since we were never given an exact address anyway. We really appreciate your help.

  • The Burdick’s Household 3863 Mersey Way, Eagan outdoor Christmas display should be up an running Sunday evening after Thanksgiving, We will again be collecting toys for Sharing and Caring Hands the night of December 15th from 0600 PM to 0730 PM. Santa will be stopping by with 2 of his reindeer at that time. THANKS

  • Thanks so much for putting this list together! My family referenced it, and here’s some info for you:

    Woodbury

    6001 Woodbine Ave, Woodbury MN
    – No lights in 2019

    6016 Woodbine Ave, Woodbury, MN
    – No lights in 2019

    6080 Woodbine Ave, Woodbury MN
    -Verified 2019

    10161 Bridgewater Ct., Woodbury, MN
    -Verified 2019

    8846 Glacier Road, Woodbury
    – Verified 2019

  • 53rd and Penn Ave N – 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.

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