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

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Annual Holiday Lights Events Not Yet Announced for 2020

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. Not announced for 2020.
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.

ROGERS: Rogers Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
2020 TBA

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

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

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

OSSEO: Osseo MiniDazzle Tree Lighting | Boerboom Veterans Park
2020 Details coming. Light Parade and tree lighting at 6pm. Pictures with Santa, a bonfire and other entertainment follows. Dec 4, 2020, 6-8pm

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.

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. TBA 2020.

115 thoughts on “Light It Up: Twin Cities & Greater Minnesota Christmas & Holiday Light Displays”

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  2. 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!

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

  5. 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.

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  8. john cretzmeyer

    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

    1. According to their web site, Larson’s Lights in New Hope is not running this year. Might want to remove them from this list!

      1. Aww that’s too bad. Thanks for letting us know Lisa. We’ve moved them to the inactive section in hopes they’ll be back next year.

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  10. 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.

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  12. 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.

    1. 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.

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  14. 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!

      1. Fun! Just announced! This address was just named the 2017 1st place winner of the Coon Rapids Light Up Contest! Very Exciting!

  15. 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

    260 Rice Creek Blvd.
    6530 Oakley Dr. NE

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

    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

    387 Iona Lane @ Western

    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.

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  17. 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

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

    More to come later.

    1. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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)

    2959 Matilda St

    South St. Paul
    734 6th St S

    Sunfish Lake
    1 Grieve Glen Ln

    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

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

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

  20. 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

    528 Severn Way
    3863 Mersey Way

    Mounds View
    5080 Longview Dr
    7701 Bona Rd
    2645 Louisa Ave

    10201 Rich Rd.
    10422 Briar Circle
    10428 Briar Rd

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

    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)

    2418 Howard St NE
    2511 NE Garfield St.

    921 Shakopee Ave E
    1053 Dakota St S

    One last installment coming up in the next day or two

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

    Eden Prairie
    16900 Main St
    15482 Sunrise Circle

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

    921 Shakopee Ave E
    1053 Dakota St S

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

  22. 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
    Mike Carter

  23. 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,

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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

  28. 2745 79th Court East
    Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 55076
    We go there every year! They light up the entire house to music!

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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.

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  33. 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)

  34. -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

    1. 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.

  35. 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

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


    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

  38. 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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  40. Warnke Christmas display, 17978 Fresno St NW Elk River, MN 55330, lights to music 5-10 daily theough 1/3. Another nice one on Main straight just around the corner. For those that are a little farther NW on your map.

    – Terry Warnke

  41. Thank you for putting this List together every year! We love packing up the car and checking of your list.

    I have my show up and running at 6809 Cottonwood Lane North, Maple Grove, MN 55369. Tune in to 87.9. Show times are on the half hour. 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 every night added show at 9:30 on Friday and Saturday. Static lights when not running.

    Merry Christmas!

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