36th Annual Lighting Festival

November 27-29, 2020

 

Theme: “Back to Simpler Times”

 

 

This year, due to health concerns and the mandate issued 11/18, the Lighting Festival is focusing on bringing you Lighting Festival activities that will help keep us all safe. 

  • Grand Lighting of the Village and Santa Parade (THIS YEAR WE WILL HAVE A DRIVE-BY PARADE – SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS)
  • Royal Lady of the Village
  • Lighting Contest (new format – register now!)
  • Ornament kit from the Folsom House
  • Annual Ornament available for purchase at various locations (see ornament page).

Plans for snow sculpture, skating rink, Medallion Hunt, and Green Fire dancers have been cancelled

 

ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS! IF YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE LIGHTING CONTEST, EMAIL YOUR DISPLAY PHOTO BEFORE 3PM NOVEMBER 27 SO IT CAN BE POSTED TO FACEBOOK FOR VOTING. SEND TO: jfredlund@frontiernet.net.

Light-up Our Homes Taylors Falls!

ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS! IF YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE CONTEST, EMAIL YOUR DISPLAY PHOTO BEFORE 3PM NOVEMBER 27 SO IT CAN BE POSTED TO FACEBOOK FOR VOTING. SEND TO: jfredlund@frontiernet.net.

Taylors Falls is known as the “Christmas Card Village.” Let’s make this a reality by transforming the dark of winter with lighting on or around our homes. Remember, simple, creative…maybe a lighted tree or bird feeder, or front window, or the doorway and walk, or go all out. THIS IS OUR FIRST DRIVING TOUR OF LIGHTED HOMES! This event and contest is limited to homes in the city limits. Each home needs to register your address, no later than Nov 20, to be included on the map. 

Judging will start during the parade, so turn on your display before going downtown. This will become a destination drive throughout the holidays, so we encourage outdoor lights be turned on between 5 and 9pm each night starting November 27 through January 3. Six prizes of $75 will be awarded!

Congratulations to our Royal Lady of the Village, Eleanore Collins

 

ANNUAL ORNAMENT NOW AVAILABLE!

 

Country Christmas Egg $12

This exquisite ornament is the original design of Northwest artist Dan Stevens
Photo courtesy of Coffee Talk

FRIDAY, Nov 27

Make at Home Ornament Kit From the Folsom House, 4-8pm

Come to the Folsom House and get your FREE make at home ornament kit (while supplies last). Also Saturday 10-6pm. 

Grand Lighting of the Village and Santa Parade - 6pm

Due to the Governor’sa new mandate, this year’s parade is going to look a little different. The committee has decided to do a “drive by” parade. This is our only option other then canceling it all together. The parade entries will be lined up all along Bench St. and vehicles will be able to drive through town from the stoplights to the north end of town. It will be patrolled for vehicles to drive SLOW. The drive by parade will be from 6pm-7pm.
Parade entries can win some cash prizes for best entry voted by the public.

Thank you to Lions for once again spearheading the annual tree (sponsored by Erickson Brothers Tree Farm, Hwy 8 and 95) and the Taylors Falls Fire Department for putting up the garland and lights on the street lamps!

 

Driving Tour of Lights

What better way to enjoy the Spirit of the Season then to drive in the warm comfort of your vehicle to view the festive lights and displays done by the local residents of the “Christmas Card Village of Taylors Falls.” We will provide a link to a map with the addresses of homes with displays November 27. 

SATURDAY, Nov 28

Medallion Hunt - Cancelled

Make at Home Ornament Kit From the Folsom House, 10-6pm

Come to the Folsom House and get your FREE make at home ornament kit (while supplies last). 

Driving Tour of Lights

What better way to enjoy the Spirit of the Season then to drive in the warm comfort of your vehicle to view the festive lights and displays done by the local residents of the “Christmas Card Village of Taylors Falls.” We will provide a link to a map with the addresses of homes with displays November 27. 

SUNDAY, Nov 29

Any events for Sunday have been cancelled

Driving Tour of Lights

What better way to enjoy the Spirit of the Season then to drive in the warm comfort of your vehicle to view the festive lights and displays done by the local residents of the “Christmas Card Village of Taylors Falls.” We will provide a link to a map with the addresses of homes with displays November 27. 

WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT OF OUR BUSINESS AND ORGANIZATION SPONSORS. THANK YOU!

City of Taylors Falls; Xcel; St. Croix Regional Medical Center; Barb’s Family Hair Care; Bitworks; Buchite & Associates; Coffee Talk; Croix Management; Family Chiropractic; First Resource Bank; MidWest One Bank; Erickson Brothers Tree Farm; Juneberry; McLane Accounting & Tax Service, Inc.; Old Jail B&B; Row Sewer Services; Taylors Falls Bead Store; The Drive In; The Woodshop; Wild River Electric; Wild Mountain; With August; Fireworks Forever; Linda Shober Marketing + Design, LLC; Panda King; Franconia Sculpture Park

Lighting Festival Elves; Taylors Falls Lions Club; Taylors Falls Elementary School; Taylors Falls Fire Department; CERT; Girl Scouts; Veterans

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