Join us November 25–December 31, 2022!
Sibley Park, Mankato, MN
Presented by Mankato Area Foundation and CHS

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

 

Free and Open to the Public

 

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!

Check out the best days to visit here!

Click HERE to see a map of the displays.

THREE GREAT WAYS TO VISIT

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Walk It.

Walkers should enter off Mound Ave. and under the train trestle at Park Lane/Woodland Ave. Parking is available in the CHS parking lots (off Woodland Ave.), near the ball fields (off Sibley Pkwy.), 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 available to all guests.

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

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

CLICK HERE to view our Concessions Menu!

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Drive It.

Vehicles must enter on SIBLEY PARKWAY and follow 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.

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 available to all guests.

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

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Bus It.

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

 

CLICK HERE for a map showing the bus entrance location.

 

Passengers are 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 of 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 vehicular traffic.

NEW THIS YEAR

Yuletide Lager from Mankato Brewery

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A new way to support Kiwanis Holiday Lights!

 

In partnership with Mankato Brewery, we're pleased

to introduce Yuletide Lager, a traditional light American amber lager with a light and smooth profile.

Mankato Brewery is donating a percentage of the proceeds of Yuletide Lager sales to Kiwanis Holiday Lights and $1 from each pint sold in their Mankato Brewery taproom.

 

Yuletide Lager will be sold in six- and 12-pack, 12-ounce cans and can be found in Greater Mankato liquor stores

now through the holidays.

Photo credit: Rob Murray, Mankato Free Press

FEATURED EVENTS

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Visit Santa

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

November 25–December 23, 2022

5:00–9:00 PM

Click here for more information.

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Opening Night Parade

Friday, November 25, 2022
6:00 PM

Click here for more information.

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Visit Live Reindeer

Nightly through December 29.

Located in the farm area near the driving entrance and 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-PROFIT GROUPS THAT HAVE PROVIDED VOLUNTEERS

1,360,000

PEOPLE HAVE VISITED 

120.7

TONS OF FOOD HAVE BEEN COLLECTED FOR 20 AREA FOOD SHELVES