The holidays are all about traditions and one of my favorites is checking out the Kiwanis Holiday Lights with my family. We’ve gone every year since my son was a tiny baby so we were really bummed when the pandemic forced organizers to cancel last year.

The light show returned this year and opened the weekend after Thanksgiving. I took my family during opening weekend and my kids loved seeing all of the lights and meeting Santa. It’s not just for kids though. This event is great for anyone that loves Christmas and is a good way to kickstart your holiday spirit.  Find out how organizers are making it bigger and better this year and check out some pictures below.

Minnesota’s Longest Drive-Thru Light Show Is In Mankato

The Kiwanis Holiday Light Display is located at Sibley Park in Mankato. The holiday display is free to the public but cash donations are accepted. All money collected is given to area non-profits.

Sam's Christmas Village Features 8-Million Lights!

If you are looking for something fun, festive, and safe to do you should take your family to Sam’s Christmas Village! The attraction, located in Somerset WI, is lit up with 8-million Christmas lights, a 50ft animated tree, and several new Christmas displays.

Minnesota’s Breathtaking Frozen Attraction Is 1 of Only 6 In All of North America

The Ice Castles are returning to Minnesota in 2022. Your family will love exploring this frozen attraction which is located just north of St. Paul. The attraction has a new location this year. Read about that and learn about the COVID safety protocols below.