As Christmas approaches, Minnesota is alight with festive cheer! In just about every city and town across the state, gorgeous Christmas light displays blink on and off, putting just about any passerby in a good mood. If you’re looking to add some last-minute festivity to your Christmas to-do list, try taking a stroll through any neighborhood to see the efforts people have gone to in order to instill a little Christmas cheer. Read on to find our list of some of the prettiest neighborhood Christmas light displays in Minnesota:

Will you go look at the lights before Christmas? Do you know of any other neighborhood displays that should be added? Let us know in the comments! If you’re looking for an even more impressive Christmas lights experience, also be sure to check out our list of 8 drive-thru Christmas light displays in Minnesota. And if you are feeling up for a bit of adventure this holiday season, this Christmas lights road trip through Minnesota is miles of holiday cheer!

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What makes Minnesota unique at Christmastime?

Here in Minnesota, we pride ourselves on quirks and traditions that people in other states may not understand. It is no different at Christmas when we have our own Minnesota Christmas traditions. From indulging in some of Pearson’s Mint Patties to hoping there’s lefse on the holiday dessert table, we love our traditions that others may not understand.

Where are some of the best Christmas towns in Minnesota?

Let’s be honest, we’ve all seen at least one Hallmark movie during the holiday season. These charming towns display all of the ideal Christmas cheer and decorations, and it just so happens we have rounded up a list of some Christmas towns in Minnesota that are just as picturesque as what you would see in the movies! From the historic river town of Stillwater to the picturesque small city of Winona in Southern Minnesota, there’s no end to Christmas charm.

Are there any Christmas train rides in Minnesota?

The short answer to this question is yes! The Christmas City Express in Duluth is one of the best Christmas train rides in Minnesota. It begins in the Lake Superior Railroad Museum and takes its riders on a magical journey complete with hot chocolate, Christmas carols, and of course, Christmas lights. While it does not stop in Bentleyville, you can still see the holiday lights in the town, which is one of the largest holiday light displays in the Midwest. So, what are you waiting for?  Climb aboard!

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