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Rochester MN Holiday Lights Guide

holiday lights guide

**Last updated 11/25/23** It is early in the season, and this guide is based ONLY on the last update from the 2022 lights guide. It will change as the season progresses!

A beloved holiday tradition is to bundle the entire family into the car, pack some snacks and hot chocolate, and drive around to look at Christmas lights. This year, it seems that so many people wanted to bring Christmas cheer after a tough year that the light displays are bigger and brighter than ever!

Earlier in November, we asked for submissions for light displays and were completely overwhelmed by the response. Thank you for helping us build this guide!

All of the displays below have been submitted by readers, community members, or displays we have seen ourselves.

This list is always subject to change. We do our very best to keep this guide updated, but cannot guarantee that a light display on this list will always be there or on.  

Here’s how to use our guide:

  • We color-coded the areas of town for convenience and ease when driving around.
  • We also took into consideration how close the displays were to each other when we typed out the addresses.
  • The entire map is posted below.
  • You are able to filter the areas you’d like to visit by clicking the layers on the left-hand side of the map (on desktop) and clicking “view map legend” on mobile.


NW: Red

NE: Purple

SE: Blue

SW: Green

Highlights: Yellow

Have a display or an update to add to our list?  Please fill out the form below!  **Displays listed are subject to change but are as accurate as possible.**

Have fun!! Also, don’t forget to print the Holiday Bucket List off here!


  • Chippewa Drive NW and Itasca Ct NW (The Enchanted Forest!)
  • 7010 Indigo Ct. NW
  • 6375 Granite Dr NW
  • Knotting Hill Lane NW
  • 6364 Sunset Hill Place NW
  • Hillsboro Drive NW (the Grinch!)
  • 5900 Manor Ct NW
  • 54th Ave NW
  • 5348 51st Street NW
  • 3415 Arbor Drive NW
  • 5603 23rd Ave NW
  • 3915 46th Ave NW
  • 1627 46th Street NW
  • 1500 38th Street NW
  • 35th Street NW (cul de sac)
  • 1123 Knoll Ct NW
  • 1138 Knoll Ct NW
  • 1143 Knoll Ct NW
  • Elton Hills Court NW
  • 3011 5th Ave NW
  • 28th Street NW between 30th Street NW and 9th Ave NW
  • 2551 13th Ave NW (two for one at this house!)
  • 2525 17th Avenue NW
  • Oak Knoll Lane NW
  • 2012 Valkyrie Dr NW
  • 702 Westwood Court NW (Blue Christmas!)
  • 1405 3rd Ave NW
  • 19th Street NW and Viking Drive NW
  • 827 10th Street NW
  • 23 9th St NW
  • 1003 2nd Street NW
  • 2209 22nd St NW
  • 3805 7th St NW
  • Manor Drive NW
  • Manor Woods Drive NW
  • 4414 6th St NW
  • 328 36th Ave NW
  • 154 Interlachen Ln NW
  • 176 Westchester Dr NW
  • 4822 3rd St NW
  • 4707 4th St NW


  • 1413 4th St NE (lights at the house go to music!)
  • 724 12th Avenue NE
  • 1229 East Center Street
  • 1108 12th Avenue NE
  • 1854 Kerry Drive NE
  • 2711 Osjor Ct NE
  • 1434 13th Ave NE
  • 1828 Wilshire Dr NE
  • 1664 Wilshire Dr NE
  • 1435 City View Court NE
  • 915 Sierra Lane NE (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation themed!)
  • 604 23rd Street NE
  • 1739 Northern Valley Drive NE
  • Northern Heights neighborhood
  • Northern Heights Drive NE just off of Broadway (The Crystal Forest)
  • Rocky Creek Lane NE
  • Cassidy Ridge Dr. NE
  • 2216 Jade Place NE
  • 3512 Jasper Ln NE


  • 435 12th Ave SE (visit Santa’s Workshop and meet the man himself!)
  • 420 10th St SE
  • 1034 6TH AVE SE
  • 720 15th St SE
  • 1617 8th Ave SE
  • 215 18th ST SE (Rudolph theme and lights synced to music!)
  • Spruce Meadows Dr SE
  • 814 25th Street SE (all homemade light displays!)
  • 2008 24th street SE (Pokemon Christmas display)
  • 24th Street SE
  • 4029 Countrywood Drive SE
  • 4511 Sandywood CT SE (Lights synced to music, tune to FM 95.9 on radio)
  • 1430 Fairlane Ct SE
  • 1227 50th ave SE
  • 820 50th Avenue SE
  • 328 36th Ave SE
  • 307 Brookestone Dr SE


  • Plummer Building SW
  • Annenberg Plaza NW (between Mayo and Plummer Buildings)
  • St. Mary’s Hospital Nativity Scene
  • 608 5th Street SW
  • 624 9th Avenue SW
  • 621 10th Street
  • Pill Hill Neighborhood SW
  • Solider’s Field/Old SW Neighborhood SW
  • 621 10th Street
  • 28 Conner Cir SW
  • Wimbledon Hills Drive SW
  • Eagle Lane SW
  • 4147 8th St SW
  • 604 23rd Ave SW
  • 305 19th Avenue SW
  • Hill Place Southwest
  • Younge Park Neighborhood SW
  • Fox Knoll Drive SW
  • 960 Fox Knoll Dr SW
  • 1131 Foxcroft Lane SW
  • Lad Lane SW
  • 2201 Baihly Heights Dr SW
  • 1357 Woodland Dr SW
  • Autumn Ridge Road SW
  • Autumn Lake Ct SW
  • Wright Road SW
  • 1735 Juniper Ln SW
  • 566 36TH ST SW
  • 2251 Galileo Place SW
  • Scenic Oaks Neighborhood
  • South Pointe Ct Neighborhood
  • 4060 Autumn Lake Ct SW


  • Sommerby Golf Club, 975 Somerby Parkway NE, Byron MN 55920 (Huge tree covered with thousands of white twinkle lights!)
  • 611 Golfview Court, Mantorville MN (Over 10,000 lights choreographed with computers for a fantastic display. Display covers front one acre of yard and includes house.)
  • Lights of Lewiston – 27069 County Rd 29, Lewiston, MN | 35,000 lights synched to music via radio station 99.5


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Clarissa December 21, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Are any of the lights displays set to music? Thanks!

Becky December 22, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Hi Clarissa! Not that we know of. Many of the displays have music playing, but we don’t know of any that are synchronized.

Katie November 19, 2018 at 12:58 pm

When are most of these light displays up usually?

Becky November 22, 2018 at 9:43 am

Most will be up after Thanksgiving!

Katie December 14, 2018 at 9:45 pm

I love this list! However- Chippewa drive nw, the enchanted forest, is private property and not lit up at all. At least this was our experience tonight.

Becky December 14, 2018 at 10:16 pm

We were just there tonight! Chippewa Drive NW at Itasca Ct NW. All lit up beautifully with lots of cars there to see the display. The street ends in a cul-de-sac (Itasca Ct NW). Maybe they turn them off at a certain point? Check out Instagram stories for more! I’m sorry this wasn’t your experience!

Amy December 22, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Thanks for the great list! We followed your suggestion, got hot chocolate at Moka, and had a wonderful time looking at lights. Being new to the area, we really appreciate the tips!

Becky January 2, 2019 at 8:23 pm

Sounds like a wonderful evening! Thanks for sharing and your great feedback!


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