Noteworthy Places to View Christmas Lights in Minneapolis

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2020 was memorable – but not in a good way. Before the disastrous year comes to a close, the holidays are here along with hopes for holiday cheer. Although many holiday traditions are being altered or skipped this holiday season, there is still cheer to be found! In many places, including Minneapolis, a festive activity that is still socially-distant is viewing Christmas lights around the town.

Whatever you’re looking for this year, there are multiple options for a festive outing either walking outdoors or driving past in your car. Check out the list below for the top spots to get lost in the twinkle of Christmas lights!

Winter Lights Drive-Through 2020: Winter in Bloom

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum has re-imagined their winter light show as a drive-through, complete with an enormous 14-foot, 3-D apple of lights! Not only that, but this drive-through experience also features a glorious waterfall made of water lilies and a spectacular ice sculpture from artist Jennifer Hedberg! Buy your tickets today! The event is open through Sunday, January 17.

For more details, you can check out their website: HERE

GLOW Holiday Festival

GLOW Holiday Festival is a brand new holiday light show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, presented by Hiway Credit Union. GLOW is a drive-through experience at one mile long, boasting a dozen different stops and over a million-holiday lights! This drive-through festival is complete with lighted trees, fabulous installations of art, a life-sized gingerbread house, and more! This event is both Covid-safe and family-friendly.

For more details, visit their website and click: HERE

Festive Holiday Lights Tour

The Festive Holiday Lights Tour is a 2-hour long bus tour you’ll take from the warmth and comfort of a coach bus. Your guide will take you through neighborhoods of lights with music, games, and more. Be sure to wear your ugly sweater and come prepared for Christmas carols! For more information, check out their website: HERE

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