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Rochester MN Holiday Lights Guide

holiday lights guide

**Last updated 12/24/23**

If it is early in the season, 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.

Legend:

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.**

NORTHWEST ROCHESTER

  • Chippewa Drive NW and Itasca Ct NW (The Enchanted Forest!)
  • 152 Majestic Road NW
  • 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
  • 1127 33rd ST 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
  • 1605 28th St NW
  • Oak Knoll Lane NW
  • 2012 Valkyrie Dr NW
  • 702 Westwood Court NW (Blue Christmas!)
  • Vanir Court NW
  • 1405 3rd Ave NW
  • 19th Street NW and Viking Drive NW
  • 827 10th Street NW
  • 705 9th Avenue NW (Turn your radio station to 88.1 FM to play the music that goes to the light show. Will be up from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Starts at about 5 pm and goes to 10 pm)
  • 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
  • 4784 Manor End Ln NW
  • 176 Westchester Dr. NW
  • 4822 3rd St NW
  • 4707 4th St NW

NORTHEAST ROCHESTER

  • 1229 East Center Street
  • 642 15th Street NE
  • 1537 8th Ave NE
  • 1108 12th Avenue NE
  • 728 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
  • 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

SOUTHEAST ROCHESTER

  • 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
  • Spruce Meadows Dr SE
  • Marvale Ave & Markay Street SE
  • 2725 Knollwood Dr SE
  • 2008 24th street SE (Pokemon Christmas display)
  • 24th Street SE
  • 1430 Fairlane Ct SE
  • 1909 Bear Ct SE
  • 1227 50th Ave SE
  • 820 50th Avenue SE
  • 307 Brookestone Dr SE

SOUTHWEST ROCHESTER

  • 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
  • 22nd Ave & Hill Place SW
  • 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

OUTSIDE ROCHESTER — WORTH THE DRIVE!

  • Sommerby Golf Club, 975 Somerby Parkway NE, Byron MN 55920 (Huge tree covered with thousands of white twinkle lights!)
  • 929 Country Club Road SE | Byron, MN
  • 401 3rd Avenue Northwest (Hoops to walk under on sidewalk or drive under in front of home)
  • 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
  • Manning Light Show – 102 Lackmann Ct NE, Stewartville, MN | 6000+ lights sequenced to music

ADD A LIGHTS DISPLAY TO OUR LIST!

Have a display to add to our list?  Please email us at info@rochesterlocal.com!

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