Now through the end of the 2023 season, Sever’s Holiday Lights in Shakopee is offering $10 admission on Tuesday nights!
This year the 1.9 mile course, located at Sever’s Festival grounds in Shakopee, is packed with more than 2.5 million lights set to holiday music favorites mixed to an upbeat track. While driving through you’ll be surrounded by trees decorated with icicle lights, back lit forests, hanging globes and massive flood lights.
You can also walk through the Woods Walk. Or, check out the latest addition to Sever’s larger-than-life installations: a 3D gift box that is more than 24 feet tall and 24 feet wide!
Notice the family of drum giants constructed with translucent liquid drums as you’re driving. This family trekking through the snow is a must-see!
“This is a great holiday tradition for the whole family, says Nicola Peterson with Sever’s Festivals. “From newborns to great-grandparents, Sever’s Holiday Lights is accessible, entertaining and sure to get your entire crew into the holiday spirit.”
There are also concessions where you can get goodies like hot cider and caramel corn. And Santa is here!
And check out the Selfie Park with multiple selfie backdrops.
Tickets are available online for specific timeslots.
Weekday pricing is cheaper (non-peak weeks) – it’s $30 per car up to 7 people, or $45 for 8 people or more.
Weekend pricing is $45 for a car up to 7 people, or $60 for a group of 8 or more.
However, their peak week is December 17 – 25, and the cost is $45/$60 every day.
But they now have $10 Tuesdays!
So definitely try to come on a Tuesday when it’s only $10 (for up to 7 people, otherwise its $25)!
This is a review of our visits in 2020 and 2021.
We got our ticket online in advance for the 5:00 – 6:30pm timeslot. We arrived right at 5:00pm, and there was a short line ahead of us, but it moved continuously.
There was a winding drive through cornstalks, which still had some characters and “bells” your car sets off from their Stories, Riddles & Rhymes event this past summer.
Along the way we received a goodie bag too.
There were also a couple of food trucks when we went. There was one with cheese curds and chicken fritters, and another with mini donuts and popcorn. We wanted it all but just got the mini donuts and popcorn which were yummy (and we ate them too fast to take a picture!).
When we got in, maybe 10 minutes after we first arrived, the lights were bright and beautiful!
The lights were synchronized to music you could hear on the radio at 87.9 FM.
It was not huge in area but there was plenty to see and the music was fun and funky. My kids said they liked it best of all the light drive-thrus. I think because they had songs like “Into the Unknown” from Frozen 2 and other popular favorites that my 12-year-old and 10-year-old knew!
The lights went in different patterns and danced with the music.
There were so many fun shapes and designs.
The whole drive took about 10-15 minutes. Thankfully people weren’t going really fast so we could really take it in.
Video of our drive!
Check out this video I made with highlights from our drive!