The time of year has come to enjoy the spectacular holiday light shows in and around the city of Minneapolis. Shows this year offer a variety of ways to be entertained with options to drive-through, walk-through or even enjoy these shows virtually to help you and your family stay safe this holiday season. With these incredible light shows and festivals you and your family can enjoy holiday cheer and even have a chance to give back to your community!
CHRISTMAS IN COLOR- SHAKOPEE, MN
This drive-through light show is unlike anything else this holiday season. Located at Valley Fair, this 30 minute drive-through experience will have families’ eyes glued to their windows. You can purchase either a general admission ticket or VIP pass to enjoy the show!
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- PLYMOUTH, MN
Going through to the end of January, this awe-inspiring light show in Pukekura Park dazzles families with unique light displays, food trucks, entertainment and more! If you’re looking for more than standard Christmas lights and decorations, this is the place to go!
SLEEPY EYE HOLIDAY LIGHTS- CLEARWATER, MN
Located in Sportsman’s Park, just north of Sleepy Eye Lake on Highway 4, this show gets people in the holiday spirit while enjoying the lights knowing they’re supporting a good cause. This non-profit is set up by volunteers to bring holiday cheer to adults and kids alike. Enjoy wagon rides or see the show from the warmth of your car!
CSE WINTER LIGHT SHOW- MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Located on the University of Minnesota campus in the Civil Engineering Courtyard, last year’s show was virtual, allowing friends and family to enjoy the show from the safety of their homes. This show is special as it is created by science and engineering students at the U of M. The amazing lights are set to music written and recorded by the students. Showcasing their talents make this show even more spectacular, an added bonus is that it is free to enjoy by the public!
ARBORETUM WINTER LIGHTS- CHASKA, MN
This incredible walking tour explores the lights in the arboretum’s garden, promising a night filled with wonder and holiday cheer. With an outdoor bonfire and different nights for different occasions, such as family night, date night, and a new years eve party, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!