Hanukkah begins Thursday, Dec. 10 this year. Christmas Eve falls on Thursday, Dec. 24 and Christmas falls on Friday, Dec. 25 this year. Meanwhile, New Year's Eve falls on Thursday, Dec. 31 this year and New Year's Day falls on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. Here's a guide to help you plan.

Winter Events

Although COVID-19 has affected many holiday events, there are various events taking place to celebrate the holiday season:

Mike Marcotte, founder of Give Me the Mike, shares his comprehensive 2020 Holiday Lights Display Guide here. Below, view the events featuring more than 50,000 lights.

ANDOVER: Cairl Family Christmas Lights - This holiday display features 90,000 lights and is available from 5:30 - 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30 - 10 p.m. Friday through Saturday until Jan. 3.

ANOKA: Holiday in Lights - This holiday display features 250,000 lights and is available from 5 - 9 p.m. seven nights a week until Jan. 2.

BAXTER: Sertoma Winter Wonderland - This holiday display features 200,000 lights and is available from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays until Dec. 31.

BLOOMINGTON: Westwood Community Church Christmas Lights Drive-Thru - This holiday display features 50,000 lights and is available from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Fridays through Saturdays until Dec. 12.

CHANHASSEN: Westwood Community Church Christmas Lights Drive-Thru - This holiday display features 130,000 lights and is available from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Fridays through Saturdays until Dec. 12.

CHASKA: Snook Family Lights - This holiday display features 50,000 lights and is available from 5 - 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 - 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday until Jan. 4.

COON RAPIDS: Hope Lights: A Christmas Display - This holiday display features 150,000 lights and is available from 5 - 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 - 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday until Jan. 5.

DULUTH: Bentleyville "Tour of Lights" - This holiday display features 5 million lights and is available from 5 - 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 - 10 p.m. Friday through Saturday until Dec. 27.

DULUTH: Spirit of the Lights - This holiday display features 300,000 lights and is available from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. seven nights a week until Dec. 27.

FALCON HEIGHTS: GLOW Holiday Festival - This holiday lights festival at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds features 1 million lights and is set to run from 4:30 - 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4:30 - 10 p.m. Friday through Saturday until Jan. 3.

HAM LAKE: Mellem Family Christmas Light Display - This holiday display features 80,000 lights and is available from 5 - 9 p.m. seven nights a week until Dec. 31.

HUGO: Schnagl Family Lights - This holiday display features 100,000 lights and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week until Jan. 9.

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS: Radant Display - This holiday display features 100,000 lights and is available from 5:30 - 11 p.m., seven nights a week until Jan. 15.

LA CROSSE, WI: Rotary Lights, Inc. - This holiday display features 3.5 million lights and is available from 5 - 10 p.m., seven nights a week until Jan. 1.

LAKE ELMO: Valley Lights at Rockpoint Church - This holiday display features 100,000 lights and is available from dusk - 12 a.m., seven nights a week until Dec. 31.

LITCHFIELD: Litchfield Christmas Lights - This holiday display features 600,000 lights and is available from 5 - 10 p.m., seven nights a week until Dec. 31.

NORTH MANKATO: Omega Ct Christmas Light Display - This holiday display features 100,000 lights and is available from 5 - 11 p.m., seven nights a week until Jan. 3.

PRINCETON: Light Up Princeton - This holiday display features 200,000 lights and is available from 6 - 9 p.m., seven nights a week until Jan. 1.

RUSH CITY: Palmer's Christmas Lights Display - This holiday display features 105,000 lights and is available from 5 - 10 p.m., seven nights a week until Jan. 3.

ST. PAUL: Holiday Lights on York Ave - This holiday display features 50,000 lights and is available from 5 - 10 p.m., seven nights a week until Dec. 31.

SHAKOPEE: Sever's Holiday Lights - This holiday display features 1.2 million lights and is available from 5 - 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 - 10 p.m. Friday through Saturday until Jan. 3.

SHAKOPEE: Christmas in Color - This holiday display features 1 million lights and is available from 5:30 - 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30 - 11:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday until Jan. 3.

SLEEPY EYE: Sleepy Eye Holiday Lights in Motion - This holiday display features 350,000 lights and is available from 5 - 10 p.m. seven nights a week until Jan. 1.

SOMERSET, WI: Sam's Christmas Village and Light Tour - This holiday display features 6 million lights and is available from 5 - 9 p.m. seven nights a week until Jan. 2.

WACONIA: The Spirit of Winter - This holiday display features 700,000 lights and is available from 4:30 - 8 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday and 4:30 - 9 p.m. Friday through Saturday and 4:30 - 8 p.m. Sunday until Jan. 2.

WHITE BEAR LAKE: Our Last Holiday Light Show - This holiday display features 100,000 lights and is available from 5 p.m. - 12 a.m. seven nights a week until Jan. 9.

WILLMAR: Celebrate the Light of the World - This holiday display features 800,000 lights and is available from 5 - 10 p.m. seven nights a week until Jan. 1.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS:

Holidazzle: The annual event will take place virtually this year.

Nature Illuminated: This drive-thru art and lights exhibit is taking place at the Minnesota Zoo and lasts through Jan. 17.


CDC Holiday Guidance

With the COVID-19 pandemic during the holiday season this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its guidelines for how best to approach the holidays. Find the latest updates below:



Winter Holiday Weather

Are you planning to do something outside to celebrate the winter holidays?

Track weather conditions via the maps below, and be sure to watch 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS for the latest weather reports.



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