Must-See MN Holiday Light Displays

Thanksgiving has passed and the holiday festivities are in full gear (car pun intended)! Set the cookie cutters aside, put off your gift shopping just one more day,  and take a trip to one of these incredible Christmas lights displays!

Bentleyville Tour of Lights

Bentleyville Tour of Lights is located on the Shore of Lake Superior, in Duluth. Yes, it’s a bit of a drive, but it’s well worth it. This light display has been pronounced America’s Largest Free Walk Through Lighting Display – it’s made up of nearly 5 million lights and stretches 20-acres. Santa, Mrs. Clause, and Rudolph will be at the Bentleyville Tour of Lights to meet and take pictures with. Don’t forget to check out the 128′ Christmas tree while you’re there!

Plymouth Lights

You guessed it, this light show is a much shorter drive, as it’s located in Plymouth, a western suburb of the Twin Cities. This display is an annual Christmas tradition that started back in 1997. Tim and Cathy Fischer brought their light display to life in 2003 and have synchronized their display to music on 103.3FM ever since! Frightful weather is nothing to fret about when planning a trip to Plymouth Lights since you can enjoy the show from the comfort of your car!

CSE Winter Lightshow

Students at The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering have teamed up to design a 3D light show using more than 250,000 LED lights set to music. Shows run at 5:30pm, 6pm, and 6:30pm on Thursday 12/6, Friday 12/7, and 12/8 – don’t miss it!

Rice Park Holiday Display

Did you know that in the heart of St.Paul, there’s Christmas tree that rivals the Rockefeller Center tree? In Rice Park, on W. 4th Street, there’s a tree on display that is as tall and full of Christmas cheer as the iconic New York tree. There are dozens of delicious spots near the part such as The St. Paul Grill and Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant to warm up at and grab a holiday cocktail or hors-d’oeuvres. Make this year’s visit to the Rice Park Holiday Display the beginning of a new tradition!

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