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Millions of lights twinkling at Sever's Holiday Light Show in Shakopee

The half-mile-long course at Sever's Festival grounds has new treats and surprises in store and opens on Thanksgiving Day.

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — If you're looking for a magical winter wonderland to make some holiday memories with friends and family, Sever's Holiday Light Show might be exactly what you're seeking. 

This year the half-mile-long course opens on Thanksgiving and is overflowing with more than 2.5 million lights, hanging globes and flood lights. Holiday music flows over the festival grounds, completing the winter scene. 

New to the holiday light show is a lighted Woods Walk, a larger-than-life 3D gift box that stands 24 feet tall by 24 feet wide and a family of "drum giants" made from translucent liquid drums. 

“There is just so much eye candy you won’t know where to look first!” says Nicola Peterson with Sever’s Festivals. “This is a great holiday tradition for the whole family, from newborns to great-grandparents, Sever’s Holiday Lights is accessible, enlightening and a great way to get into the holiday spirit.”

No family outing would be complete without a stop for snacks, and Sever's has you covered. Mini donuts, cider and caramel corn. 

Fire dancers will be out providing entertainment, and Santa even plans to stop by on Fridays and Saturdays. 

The Holiday Lights spark to life for the first time on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24, and stay lit through New Years Day. While the attraction is open seven days a week, Sever's said that the following dates are considered "peak" time to visit: 

  • Thursday, Nov. 24 – Saturday, Nov. 26
  • Friday, Dec. 2 – Saturday, Dec. 3
  • Friday, Dec. 9 - Saturday, Dec. 10
  • Friday, Dec. 16 – Sunday, Dec. 25
  • Friday, Dec. 30 – Sunday, Jan. 1

Tickets start at $25 per vehicle but are more expensive during peak times. You can find more information about tickets at the Sever's Holiday Lights website.

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