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Christmas and Holiday Light Show Displays near Carver County Minnesota

2021 Drive-Through and Walk-Through Displays

By Jamie Schlechter, Macaroni Kid Publisher November 24, 2021

The twinkle, colors, flashing and music, we all love to be amazed by the beauty of a wonderful Holiday Light Display.

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*All shows are weather permitting

This guide includes FREE and paid Christmas and Holiday Light Show displays near and around Carver County and Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW DISPLAYS NEAR CARVER COUNTY AND EDEN PRAIRIE


CHRISTMAS IN COLOR
1 Valleyfair Dr, Shakopee, MN 55379

Experience an upbeat, visual and audio drive-through holiday adventure at Christmas in Color, in Shakopee, MN. This immersive, uplifting experience takes the tradition of gazing at Christmas lights through the car window to a whole new level. With millions of lights perfectly synchronized to your favorite holiday tunes, larger-than-life Christmas trees, candy canes and animated snowmen who will serenade you with songs, Christmas in Color is an immersive experience for all ages and abilities!

2021 Christmas in Color Dates/Times: 

  • November 19, 2021 - January 2, 2022
  • Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Drive-thru entry times begin every 30 minutes starting at 5:30pm each night. 
  • The last entry time will be at 10pm 
  • $35 per car 
  • SAVE 15% WHEN YOU USE DISCOUNT CODE KID2021

CHRISTMAS ON SAVANNA
4441 Savanna Trail, Chaska, MN 55318
Christmas on Savanna is a Family Holiday Display synced to Christmas Music.

2021 Christmas on Savanna Dates/Times:

  • November 19, 2021 - December 26, 2021
  • Nightly from 5:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Tune Radio to 91.9 FM
  • FREE to view
  • Weather permitting
  • Please don't block driveways and be respectful of neighbors.
  • Turn off your headlights
  • Please keep your music at a reasonable volume

SNOOK FAMILY LIGHTS
1188 Wildwood Way, Chaska, MN 55318

Snook Family Lights is a family-run holiday light show, featuring over 50,000 lights programmed to a wide variety of our favorite holiday music.

2021 Snook Family Lights Dates/Times:

  • November 27, 2021 - January 6, 2022
  • Sunday - Thursday from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Friday - Saturday from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Tune Radio to 91.9 FM
  • FREE to view
  • Weather permitting
  • Please don't block driveways and be respectful of neighbors.
  • Turn off your headlights
  • Please keep your music at a reasonable volume

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT SUNRISE
15482 W Sunrise Circle Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Family Holiday Display with thousands of lights synced to Christmas Music.

2021 Christmas Lights at Sunrise Dates/Times:

  • November 25, 2021 - January 6, 2022
  • Nightly from 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Tune Radio to 87.9 FM
  • FREE to view
  • Weather permitting
  • Please don't block driveways and be respectful of neighbors.
  • Turn off your headlights
  • Please keep your music at a reasonable volume

SHAKOPEE WINTER WONDERLAND
921 Shakopee Ave East Shakopee, MN 55379
Family Holiday Light Display featuring a walking path filled with Christmas lights and Holiday Displays.

2021 Shakopee Winter Wonderland Dates/Times:

  • November 27, 2021 - December 31, 2021
  • Nightly from about 6:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Walk the path when the lights are on
  • FREE to view
  • Weather permitting
  • Please don't block driveways and be respectful of neighbors.

ONAN FAMILY HOLIDAY LIGHTS
2nd Street SW Delano, MN 55328

Family Holiday Light Display with lots of programmable LED Christmas lights synced to music.

2021 Onan Family Lights Dates/Times:

  • November 26, 2021 - December 25, 2021
  • Nightly from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Tune Radio to 97.5 FM
  • FREE to view
  • Weather permitting
  • Please don't block driveways and be respectful of neighbors.
  • Park on the FAR side of the street
  • Turn off your headlights
  • Please keep your music at a reasonable volume
  • During the week, visit website to pick a song to start the lights.

LIGHTS ON MUSHTOWN
17881 Mushtown Road Prior Lake, MN 55372
Family Holiday Light Display with Christmas lights synchronized to music.

2021 Lights on Mushtown Dates/Times:

  • November 26, 2021 - December 25, 2021
  • Nightly from 5:00 - 11:00 PM
  • Tune Radio to 91.9 FM
  • FREE to view
  • Weather permitting
  • Please don't block driveways and be respectful of neighbors.
  • Turn off your headlights
  • Please keep your music at a reasonable volume

LIGHTS AT THE COVE
3490 Cove Point Circle NW Prior Lake, MN 55372

Family Holiday Light Display with Christmas lights synchronized to music.

2021 Lights At The Cove Dates/Times:

  • November 26, 2021 - December 25, 2021
  • Sunday-Thursday from 5:00 - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday-Friday from 5:00 - 11:00 PM
  • Tune Radio to 91.9 FM
  • FREE to view
  • Weather permitting
  • Please don't block driveways and be respectful of neighbors.
  • Turn off your headlights
  • Please keep your music at a reasonable volume


FAMILY DECORATED HOUSE
226 Chan View, Chanhassen, MN 55317

Check out this beautifully decorated house in Chanhassen at night.

CHANHASSEN TOUR OF LIGHTS

Chanhassen Tour of Lights December 4 - 31, 2021 nightly from 5 - 8pm. Driving or walking tour of residential holiday light displays throughout Chanhassen, MN. A map will be available HERE after December 4, 2021.


CHRISTMAS DRIVE-THRU AT FRESHWATER
4319 Steiner Street St. Bonifacius MN 55375

Christmas Drive-Thru Experience at Freshwater. Drive-thru Christmas light display, hot cocoa, cider, bonfires, food trucks, and real llamas. Bring your camera for photos with the llamas.

2021 Christmas Drive-Thru Hours:

  • December 17 and December 18, 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • FREE event
  • Weather permitting


SEVER'S HOLIDAY LIGHTS
3121 150th Street West Shakopee, MN 55379

Gather your family and friends in the car to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Sever’s Holiday Lights. This year the half-mile course, located at Sever’s Festival grounds in Shakopee, is packed with 2 million lights set to holiday music favorites mixed to an upbeat track.

Stay in the safety and comfort of your own vehicle while enjoying this one-of-a-kind magical display. Munch on concessions including homemade calzones, mini donuts, cider and caramel corn. Plus, enjoy fire dancer performances and visits from Santa on Fridays and Saturdays.

NEW this year is a Selfie Park with 5 to 7 lit installations for selfies OR invite the whole family out and snap your holiday picture at Sever’s!

2021 Sever's Holiday Lights Dates/Times: 

  • Open Daily November 26, 2021 - January 2, 2022. 
  • Sunday-Thursday 5PM - 9PM 
  • Friday-Saturday 5PM - 10PM. 
  • Sundays-Thursdays - $25 per vehicle (1-7 passengers or $40 per vehicle with 8+ passengers)
  • Friday & Saturday - $35 per vehicle (1-7 passengers or $50 per vehicle with 8+ passengers) 
  • Holiday Week (December 16-December 25th) - $35 per vehicle (1-7 passengers or $50 per vehicle with 8+ passengers)
  • Must purchase tickets online

WINTER LIGHTS AT THE MINNESOTA LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM
3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska MN 55318

Winter Lights display returns as a walking tour for 2021. Select nights have winter music series, family nights and more.

2021 Winter Lights Dates/Times: 

  • Nov. 19-24, 26-28, 2021
  • Dec. 3-5, 10-12, 17-23, 26-30, 2021
  • Jan. 1-2, 2021
  • 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
  • 5-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday
  • Must purchase tickets online

SPIRIT OF WINTER – FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
9950 North Shore Rd Waconia, MN 55387
The Spirit of Winter is a 20-acre drive-thru light display throughout Sovereign Estate Winery. 

2021 The Spirit of Winter, Dates/Times:

  • November 20, 2021 – January 2, 2022
  • Tuesday - Thursday 4:00–8 pm
  • Friday - Saturday 4:30–9 pm
  • Sunday 4:00–8 pm
  • Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve
  • Admission Price (age 4+): $10 per person, Children under 4 are free.
  • Purchase tickets online


CANADIAN PACIFIC HOLIDAY TRAIN
VIRTUAL FOR 2021Photo credit: Canadian Pacific

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be virtual for 2021

MN HOLIDAY LIGHTS FURTHER OUT


GLOW HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
1265 North Snelling Avenue St. Paul, MN 55108

The Great Minnesota Holiday Get-Together is a walk-through event with over a million lights, sElfie Plaza, three-story ice palace, bike-powered tree, State Fair Food Court, Sky Glider rides and more.

2021 GLOW Holiday Festival Dates/Times: 

  • November 18, 2021 - January 2, 2022.
  • Entry times begin every hour starting at 5:00pm each night. 
  • The last reserved entry time is 8:00pm. Starting at 8:30pm, any ticket holders that may have missed their previous entry times are able to enter.
  • Sun-Thurs till 10pm and Friday and Saturday till 11pm.
  • Tickets are $20.75 for Adult General Admission; $12.75 for Children (ages 5-12)
  • Purchase tickets online


NATURE ILLUMINATED AT MN ZOO
13000 Zoo Boulevard Apple Valley, MN 55124

Nature Illuminated is a magical narrated journey through brilliant, oversized lit displays of your favorite animals. 

2021 Nature Illuminated Dates/Times: 

  • Driving Tour - December 2, 2021 – January 2, 2022
  • $35 – $60 per vehicle, Members save $15
  • Walking Experience - January 6, 2022 - January 16, 2022.
  • $14 – $20 per person, Members save $2
  • Must purchase tickets online

CELEBRATE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
Robbins Island Regional Park North Highway 71, Willmar MN 56201

Free Drive-Thru Display with over 800,000 Christmas Lights.

2021 Celebrate the Light of the World, Dates/Times:

  • November 25, 2021 to January 1, 2022
  • Nightly from 5:00pm until 10:00pm
  • FREE to view
  • Accepting donations to help those in need in the community

BENTLEYVILLE
700 Railroad St, Duluth, MN 55802

Bentleyville Walk-Through Tour of Lights.

  • November 20, 2021 - December 27, 2021
  • Sunday - Thursday 5 - 9 pm
  • Friday - Saturday 5 - 10 pm
  • FREE admission
  • $10 per vehicle for parking
  • Bentleyville is an official Salvation Army drop-off site for non-perishable food items and new unwrapped toys.

KIWANIS HOLIDAY LIGHTS
Sibley Park 900 Mound Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

Kiwanis Holiday Lights is a walk-through or drive-through experience.

  • November 26, 2021 - December 31, 2021
  • Sunday - Thursday 5 - 9 pm
  • Friday - Saturday 5 - 10 pm
  • FREE admission
  • Cash and non-perishable food donations are accepted.
  • Santa will be there to visit on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5-9pm through December 19, 2021.

When you come across a great display please let us know. You can send an email to Jamies@macaronikid.com. We would love to share it with Macaroni KID readers!

Please note shows may cancel without notice, check links before making the drive if in question.


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