When my kids were younger the Christmas season was a time of wonder, shining eyes and a little more time for life than usual. We would listen to Christmas songs and watch Christmas movies bundled up on the couch with hot chocolate after they went sledding with Dad. To be honest, their aunt had to come and bake cookies with them because I dreaded the mess, but we all enjoyed driving through the different neighborhoods and enjoying how people had decorated their homes and lawns. Today most of my kids are grown up but we still enjoy the beautiful Christmas Light displays. Here are some of the places we saw or heard of. If you know of another place, please let me know and I’ll add it to this! Grab a cup of hot cocoa and plan a little sightseeing trip for you and your loved ones.

Christmas in Andover

This little light display in Andover comes with a surprise. Instead of being a static display, the lights dance across the house and yard. Turn your radio on to 107.5 FM, and you’ll notice that the light show is synced to music. In 2017 you will can see it from mid-December to the New Year. Address: 3715 152nd Lane NW, Andover.

The Mellem Family Christmas

While you’re in Andover, you might as well stop at another great display.  The Mellem Family Christmas is a huge display that covers both the family’s home and yard. From the fun Christmas tree to the arches that stretch across the yard, this light display has “festive” written all over it. Address: 1662 145th Lane Northwest, Andover.

New Hope

Single family home in the dark, in snow with Christmas lights lit up
Larson's Lights

You will want to go to New Hope for another family light display. These are fun because, you get to see other people’s creativity in action. Larson’s Lights does not disappoint. This house is decked out in beautiful lights, with many different figures in the yard adding a special touch. Address: 3549 Ensign Avenue North, New Hope.


Christmas at Fisher's Place

This is another really nice display. In 2017 display runs through New Years Eve, except for Christmas Eve (Dec 24) the lights won’t be on . Please check their Facebook page if you’re planning on coming out in case there is a weather or tech related cancellation. Much more info on plymouthlights.com. It’s synced to 103.3 FM, so turn your radio on for an extra treat. Address: 16700 33rd Avenue North, Plymouth.

PD Shimmers

A synchronized light show designed and built by those with Parkinson’s Disease, An entire neighborhood that comes together to support The Mike Justak Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease. Now Open Each Evening 5-10 PM
Your donations empowering people, helping others live better lives with Parkinson’s disease. Address: PD Shimmers, 4320 Ithaca Lane N, Plymouth


Trista Lights

You shouldn’t miss this one! This is one of the most impressive displays in Minnesota! The digital light display is so cool, that the owner now does special light displays for venues all around Minnesota and Illinois. You can find the lights at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, or you can go back to where it began in Minnetrista. Either way, you are guaranteed to be impressed by the rainbow of music-synced color awaiting you. The Trista Lights are synced to 97.5 FM. Here is a request from the owner:

With our holiday lights kicking off tomorrow night, we anticipate traffic will be heavier than normal this weekend. We would like to ask anyone coming out to please follow these simple parking directions. If traffic becomes too chaotic and unmanageable, we will have no option but to shut the show down for the evening…. so please please please be respectful while in our neighborhood and help us keep the show alive. Thank you very much and we wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!!

Address: 4386 Trista Bend, Minnetrista.


Shakopee Winter Wonderland

You don’t want to miss Shakopee Winter Wonderland. This is a great interactive lights display. You can even get out of your car and walk through all of the lights and enjoy treats, crafts and even meet Santa! Address: 921 Shakopee Avenue East, Shakopee.



This spectacular light show is back up again! They were in Shoreview before and have now moved to Woodbury. The show this year is sure to continue the successes from the past. Tune your radio to 106.5 and enjoy the one and only MNlightshow in Woodbury. Address: 891 Winterberry Dr., Woodbury

St Paul

Schultz Family Lights

One of the nicest is Schultz Family Lights is one of the nicest displays. It is filled with holiday figures, their light gives up an amazing warm and magical glow.

The show will be up and running on Friday November 24th, weather permitting, from 5:00 pm- 10:00 pm through December 31st. 10 yards are decorated with Christmas figures, featuring more than 60,000 lights, choreographed to computerized music broadcast onyour car stereo, by tuning to 91.5 FM, “The Rockin’ Rudolph” 

Address: 1526 York Avenue, St. Paul.

Lake Elmo

Come out with your family and friends to see over 100,000 LED lights choreographed to music you can listen to from your car.  tune your radios to 97.9FM and enjoy the show!

Free wagon rides 6-10pm on Fridays: Dec 1, 8 & 15 and Saturdays: Dec 2, 9 & 16.

Valley Lights at Rock Point Church 

  Address:5825 Kelvin Ave N, Lake Elmo

Circle Pines

Barno Family Lights

Dont miss the phenominal Barno Family Lights show! When visiting Barno Family Lights be considerate to our neighbors and do not block their driveways thank you. Our times this year are Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm-10:00pm and Friday-Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm. Merry Christmas from Barno Family Lights. Address: 4102 88th Ln NE, Circle Pines


Snook Family Lights

This is what SnoMutt Lights has to say about Snooks LIght show:

Our friends at Snook Family Lights in Chaska, Minnesota have a fantastic show this year including this touching Breast Cancer Awareness tribute to the show creator’s wife Judy. The songs are sequenced by the whole family so it makes it even more special. If you haven’t been out to see them, this is the year to go as they have really outdone themselves!

40000 plus LED lights set to Christmas music. 11 songs, working towards more. Music broadcast on FM 91.9
Also collecting donations for the Bountiful Basket Food Shelf in Carver County.
Playlist: Spirit of the Season, Nutrocker-TSO, Carol of the Bells- Pentatonix, Silent Night- Josh Groban, Let It Go- Frozen, Soldier’s Silent Night, Do You Want to Build a Snowman, All I Want For Christmas is You- Mariah Carey,Mary, Did You Know- Pentatonix, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen-Pentatonix,Christmas Can Can-Strait No Chaser, Fight Song Mashup, Special Presentation

Sun-Thurs 5:00 -10:00
Fri-Sat 5:00-10:30 

Address: 1188 Wildwood Way, Chaska MN 55318

SnoMutt Lights Holiday Light Show - Chaska

SnoMutt Lights Holiday Light Show

The 2017 Holiday Light Show will kick off on December 8th and will run through the month of December. The show will run from 6:30-9pm Sunday – Thursday, and 6:30-10pm Friday – Saturday. Tune your car radio to 87.9 FM to hear the music.

Please be courteous to our neighbors as it is through their support that we are able to continue with our display. Do not block driveways, turn off your headlights and enjoy the show!

Happy Holidays from SnoMutt Lights! Address: 1913 Waterford Cir, Chaska, Minnesota 55318

Apple Valley

Lights On Flagstaff

Lights On Flagstaff: Our 2017 Christmas Computer Animated Light Show is up and running. The hours are as follows:

Sunday through Thursday 5:00 until 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday 5:00 until 10:30 PM weather permitting as rain can cause problems with the light show. The show runs approx. one hour before starting over. Tune to 87.9 FM while watching the show.

We were informed by our neighbors that we cannot use their yard as we have the past two years so our “Santa Scene” has been moved back to our driveway. We do not have room for all the decorations we had in their yard so we did downsize somewhat because of it. We did add mega tree with big bulbs on it. We also added two arrangements of a song called Christmas Hallelujah. One is by a group called Cloverton who wrote the lyrics. The other is sung by ten year old Kaylee Rogers who has autism and ADHD. She is singing with her school choir in Ireland.

We have chosen to pause the Computer Animated Light Show during both of these songs to bring more focus on the manger scene. Videos of both arrangements can be seen on YouTube if you are interested. 

Address: 13452 Flagstaff Ave. in Apple Valley

Greater Minnesota Area Light Shows

Bentleyville Tour of Lights – Duluth, Minnesota
Celebrate the Light – Willmar, Minnesota
Christmas in Wadena – Wadena, Minnesota
Clearwater Lights – Clearwater, Minnesota
Computer Hero Christmas Lights Display – Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Duluth Christmas Lighting Challenge, Duluth, Minnesota
Exhibition Drive Holiday Sound + Light Show – Duluth, Minnesota
GRHS Trees of Lights – Glencoe, Minnesota
Holiday Lights on 20th Street – St. Michael, Minnesota
Kiwanis Holiday Lights display – Mankato, Minnesota
Landon Family – St. Michael, Minnesota
Lights on 6th – Cambridge, Minnesota
Lights in Braham – Braham, Minnesota
Lights in Fairbault – Fairbault, Minnesota
Lights in St. Cloud – St. Cloud, Minnesota
Linwood Covenant Church – Wyoming, Minnesota
Nevala Family Christmas and Halloween Light Show – Kasson, Minnesota
Pederson Family Light Show – Carver, Minnesota
Rotary Lights – La Crosse, WI