I asked the viewers of Twin Cities Live, along with my Facebook fans, for their favorite places to see holiday lights in Minnesota. Hundreds of votes came in. I presented the top 5 on Twin Cities Live as part of their Worth the Trip series.
You can drive through the park to enjoy the lights. Tune your car’s radio to 89.1 FM to hear synchronized music. The music is also broadcast throughout the park if you want to get out of your car to see things up close.
Everything is free! That includes wagon rides, free concessions, and free horse drawn carriage rides on December 14th and 21st. Donations are accepted
With 5 million lights, Bentleyville is America’s largest free walk-through lighting display
It’s located at Bayfront Festival Park, a 20-acre park located on the shores of Lake Superior
Complimentary hot cocoa, cookies, popcorn and roasted marshmallows are provided
Get your photo taken with reindeer
Kids 10 and under who visit Santa receive a knit hat
Bentleyville is an official collection site for the Salvation Army. Bring a non-perishable food item or new, unwrapped toy when you visit. Donations are distributed to Salvation Army Corps in Duluth, Cloquet, Virginia, Grand Rapids, Hibbing, International Falls, and Superior, WI
Check out my other roundups of what’s ‘Worth the Trip’