35th Annual Lighting Festival

Nov 29-30 & Dec 1, 2019

Theme: St. Croix Regional Medical Center (SCRMC)– a Century of Caring


Friday - Nov. 29, 2019

All Day – Enjoy the river and trails at the FREE ENTRANCE DAY @ MN Interstate Park

1-8 PM Artists at the Depot – Taylors Falls Memorial Community Center

1-2 PM Step Off the Stuffing Hike – Meet at the Taylors Falls Memorial Community Center

3-8 PM 3rd Grade Exhibit at the Town House School

3-8 PM Visit the 1880 McCourt/Solderind House – Majestic Spa, Bench Street $4 adults, $1 ages 6-17

3-8 PM Christmas at the 1855 Folsom House, $4/adults $2 ages 6-17

5-6 PM Mrs. Claus reading to children at the library

5 pm Chili, Hot Dogs at St Joesph’s Catholic Church

BOOYA at Romaynes, $5

5 PM Pleasant Valley Cloggers at River Shoppes

6 PM Grand Lighting of the Village & Santa Parade

(Parking Tips: Avoid downtown snarl. Free parking at Interstate Park if less than1 inch of snow on ground. Free parking is open behind the Springs Inn) 


6:30 – 8:00 PM

Santa Land (at Schoony’s outside area)

Face painting & more at Schoony’s

Free wagon rides outside of Coffee Talk

Free Trolley rides to Holiday house and Angel Hill District

Kettle Korn

Judging of outdoor lights displays

Saturday - Nov. 30, 2019

9-6:30 PM – New Artists join together to light up the Town House School with a variety of mediums for sale, charcoal drawings, photography, paintings, jewelry, and floral arrangement

9-3 PM Wassail Party Craft Fair at the Community Center

9:30 AM Visit the historic Taylors Falls Library until 12:30 pm

10 AM Medallion Hunt – Clues every half hour via Lighting Festival Facebook and town board on Bench Street.

10-4:30 PM Visit the 1880 McCourt/Solderlind House -Majestic Spa. Bench St., $4 adults, $1 ages 6-17

10-7 PM Bazaar, Sloppy Jo’s & Bake sale. 1861 Methodist Church

11-6:30 PM Christmas at the Folsom House: $4/adults $2 ages 6-17

1 PM “Super Christmas” – Lots of fun puppets and music. Every seat is a good one. For families and children of all ages. FREE. 1861 Methodist Church

2-4 PM “Getting ready for Jesus” with activities for all ages. Everyone Welcome FREE. First Lutheran Church

4:30 PM Ecumenical Vespers for all. 1861 Methodist Church. Free Will Donation.

6:30 PM Family Bingo for cash!! Community Center. $15/pkg & dobbers $1

7:30 PM A Christmas Carol, A Live Radio show, Festival Theatre in St. Croix Falls

Sunday - Dec. 1, 2019

Sunday December 1

12-5 PM Artists in the Town House School.

2-4 PM Green Fire Irish Dance Performance followed by fun and easy Irish dances for all ages. Taylors Falls Memorial Community Center. Free will donation.

1-4 PM Christmas at the Folsom House $4 adults, $2 ages 6-17.

2 PM A Christmas Carol, A Live Radio show, Festival Theatre in St. Croix Falls.

3 PM Winter concert by the St. Croix Valley Orchestra. 1861 Methodist Church. Donations encouraged

Congratulations to the 2019
Royal Lady of the Village,Carol Schumann!

Lighting Festival Royal Ladies Tea

Dec 1, 1-2pm
First Baptists Church (lower level gym)
661 West Street
Taylors Falls

We invite all for Christmas goodies and a chance to visit with your friends and neighbors before you are on your way to the next Lighting Festival activity of the day. A special invitation to former Royal Lady’s of the Village! Drop by anytime you can and join us in the gym (lower level) to celebrate the season and the community we all love and appreciate – Taylors Falls.

Annual Ornament Now On Sale!

2019 Lighting Festival Ornament

The Lighting Festival wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors!

Sponsors: City of Taylors Falls, St. Croix Regional Medical Center, Barb’s Family Hair Care, Bitworks, Buchite & Associates, Coffee Talk, Croix Management, First Resource Bank, Goat Salon, Lincoln Brewery, Linda Shober Marketing and Design, MidWest One Bank, River Alley Shoppes, Row Sewer Services, Taylors Falls Bead Store, The Copy Shop, Wild Mountain, Wild River Electric, With August

Organizational Sponsors:
The Lighting festival Elves, Taylors Falls Lions Club, Taylors Falls Historical Society, 3rd and 4th grades at Taylors Falls  Elementary, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, CERT, United Methodist Church Outreach Committee,Taylors Falls Fire Department

Countdown to Lighting Festival 2018!