Make a day of it in Shakopee with Sever’s Holiday Lights
This holiday season, get in the festive spirit in Shakopee with Sever’s Holiday Lights! Then make a day of it in Shakopee with a tasty meal, outdoor activities, or a holiday shopping trip.
Sever’s Holiday Lights is a massive drive-through display with over 2.5 million twinkling lights synchronized to a holiday soundtrack. After you’ve driven through the half mile-long route, you can park in the observation lot to watch the full program or drive through again, as many times as you’d like. There’s also an on-site vendor area with festive food and beverages.
Sever’s Holiday Lights runs daily from 5:00pm-9:00pm through December 31, 2023. Advance online tickets are required, and it’s recommended that you buy your tickets early since most evenings sell out. Enjoy discounted tickets (and beat the crowds) by visiting Monday through Thursday.
Additional information about Sever’s Holidays Lights is available here.
Here are some other festive activities in Shakopee to enjoy before or after your visit to Sever’s Holiday Lights!
Dine at a local, kid-friendly restaurant.
Shakopee’s local restaurants are sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Check out Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant for tacos and other kid-friendly fare. At O’Brien’s Public House, both the kids and regular menus feature fresh, tasty comfort food. Mana Brewing is a family-friendly taproom serving kid-sized cheese pizzas, and Zuppa Cucina is a counter-service spot offering gourmet sandwiches, soups, and pizza, plus a kid’s menu.
Shop in historic Downtown Shakopee.
Check off your holiday gift list or find something special for yourself at the locally-owned shops in historic Downtown Shakopee. The walkable riverfront district is decked out for the holidays, and you’ll find boutiques stocked with unique men’s and women apparel, accessories, home decor, and more.
Explore the outdoors.
Embrace the season and get active in the great outdoors. At The Landing, you can hike or snowshoe along a picturesque trail that takes you past historic 19th century historic buildings and scenic views of the Minnesota River Valley. You’ll also find river views at the Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area, which is also a great spot for wildlife viewing. Hiking and snowshoeing is allowed throughout the park, and there are also cross country ski trails.
Enjoy gaming and entertainment at Mystic Lake.
Whether you want to try your luck gaming or take in a show, head to Mystic Lake for a fun night out. The casino offers slots, bingo, blackjack, and electronic table games, and the Mystic Showroom will be hosting concerts and other ticketed shows throughout the holiday season. There’s also free live music in the Drinx Bar every weekend.
After enjoying Sever’s Holiday Lights, stay in Shakopee! Shakopee is home to Valleyfair, Canterbury Park and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. It’s also conveniently located to area attractions like Mystic Lake Casino and Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.