ST PAUL, Minn. — More than a million lights are illuminating CHS Field in St. Paul for GLOW Holiday Festival.
"We treat it as something that would be like the biggest rock show possible," said Owner Randy Levy. "We want this stadium just to pop with light."
Staff started bringing in 40 semi-trucks full of sets, lights and other equipment back on October 15.
"The slide is a giant scaffold... There's the children's maze down below on the field the kids will run through," said Levy. "There's even this insane disco mania… It's a big giant 70-foot structure with a mirror ball in the middle and lights hanging down and we're playing holiday disco music."
For the first year, the festival will be held at CHS Field. Up until this point, visitors saw the spectacle on the grounds of the Minnesota State Fair.
"We're really excited to be in a little more condensed environment. For fans, there will be a walking path for the show," Levy said.
Levy said it's unknown the exact number of lights at the attraction.
"There's more than a million but I really don't know the number," Levy said.
Levy said he is involved for an even bigger and brighter mission.
"A dollar of ever ticket goes to charity. We've got 40 different charities involved this year," Levy said. "The last two years, we've raised about 95 thousand dollars… and it went to 40 different charities. We're hoping we get ourselves up to 120 thousand dollars (this year)."
The festival runs every evening starting at 5 p.m. November 23 until January 1. Tickets are $20.75 for adults and $12.75 for children. Kids three & under are free.