Join us November 25–December 31, 2022!

Sibley Park, Mankato, MN

Sunday–Thursday 5:00–9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 5:00–10:00 PM


Free and Open to the Public
Cash donations and non-perishable food accepted

BECOME A 2022 SPONSOR!
 

 

EVENT INFORMATION

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100% volunteer-produced event

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Cash and non-perishable food donations are accepted.

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Come on a weeknight to avoid the line!

Please note the City of Mankato does not allow dogs in Sibley Park, but dogs are welcome to join you in your car as you drive through!

This event features strobe lights that may trigger seizures in some individuals.

THREE GREAT WAYS TO VISIT

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WALK IT. 

Walkers should enter off Mound Ave and under the trestle at Park Lane/Woodland Ave. Parking is available in the CHS parking lots (located off Woodland Ave), near the Ball Fields (off Sibley Parkway), inside Sibley Park (limited availability) and on-street parking near the entrances. Watch for the bright blue signage directing you to parking areas. Dogs are not allowed in Sibley Park.

 

Hint: On busy nights, it’s best for walkers to enter the park from the south, under the train trestle. Cash and non-perishable food donations are accepted at all entrances. A free program is also available to all guests.

Concessions are also available inside of the park and include cocoa, cider, soda, water, candy canes, Little Debby holiday treats, warm mini donuts and more!

PLEASE RESPECT THE NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS AND PARK ONLY IN DESIGNATED PARKING LOTS OR ALLOWED ON-STREET AREAS.  "NO PARKING" SIGNS WILL BE ENFORCED BY MANKATO PUBLIC SAFETY.

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DRIVE IT.

Vehicles must enter the park on SIBLEY PARKWAY, following it all the way around the sledding hill into Sibley Park. Directional signage in Downtown Mankato will help guide you to the route.  Once inside the park, there are limited parking spaces for those who would also like to get out of their vehicles and walk through the park.

Note: Vehicles will be prohibited from entering Woodland Ave., Park Lane and Mound Ave. entrances.

 

Avoid long lines on weekends by arriving early or by parking outside of Sibley Park and walking through the displays. However, if you are in line by closing time, you will be allowed to continue through the displays.

 

Cash and non-perishable food donations are gladly accepted at the driving entrance. A free program is also available to all guests.

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BUS IT.

Pre-approved bus groups (senior living facilities, large charter busses) must call in advance (507) 385-9129 and leave a message with your contact information (including email address). Approved busses can enter the park at the special bus entrance at 708 Mound Ave. (put this address in your GPS so that you can easily find the bus entrance) and can also exit the park on Mound Ave. or continue to exit the park on Sibley Parkway (but you must take Owatonna St. back to Riverfront Dr in order to avoid the low-clearance trestle at
Poplar St.).

 

CLICK HERE for a map showing the bus entrance location.

 

Passengers are also encouraged to bring a cash or non-perishable food donation. Free programs are available for all passengers upon request. A suggested donation per bus is $50-100. Notes for Bus Drivers: Tune your radio to 90.1 FM before entering the lighted driving tunnel so that your passengers can hear the music that is timed to the lights in this part if the display. Please take care in making the sharp left turn after exiting the tunnel. 

 

Note: Limousines and privately-chartered bus services must enter the park via the Sibley Parkway entrance with other
driving traffic.

FEATURED EVENTS

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Visit Santa

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

November 25–December 23, 2022

5:00–9:00 PM

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Opening Night Parade

Friday, November 25, 2022           6:00 PM

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Visit Live Reindeer

Nightly throughout the event.

Located in the farm area near the driving entrance & restrooms

Walking Path

The Impact of Kiwanis Holiday Lights Since First Opening in 2012

16,724

VOLUNTEERS HAVE PARTICIPATED

$513,000

HAS BEEN DONATED TO THE NON-PROFITS GROUPS THAT HAVE PROVIDED VOLUNTEERS

1,360,000

PEOPLE HAVE VISITED 

120.7

TONS OF FOOD HAS BEEN COLLECTED FOR 20 AREA FOOD SHELVES