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Lights in the Pines

Starting November 24th, The Lights in the Pines, northern Minnesota’s largest drive-through light extravaganza will be open for your viewing pleasure. The west gate of the Itasca County Fairgrounds, located at 1336 Fairgrounds Road, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, is where you will start your lights and sound experience. There will be an opportunity at the end of the light displays, to park and enter Santaland, where you will be able to visit and take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be hot chocolate, coffee, popcorn, and cookies to purchase. The Lights in the Pines has partnered with Itasca Life Options to exhibit and sell their crafts and artwork in Santaland. There will also be Lights in the Pines merchandise available to purchase.

This is a drive-through light experience. You must be in a vehicle to enter. The cost to enter Lights in the Pines is $10.00 for personal vehicles and $25.00 for small buses. We can not accommodate any school buses or recreational vehicles.

Lights in the Pines will let the first vehicle through the West gate at 5:00 PM and the last vehicle let in will be at 9:00 PM. No exceptions. This is put on and run by 100% volunteers from The Lights in the Pines and various organizations from around Itasca County.

Dates we will be open:

Fri. Nov. 24th
Sat. Nov 25th
Fri. Dec 1st
Sat. Dec 2nd
Thur. Dec 7th Military Appreciation Night – All veterans’ vehicles will get in free of charge.
Fri. Dec 8th
Sat. Dec 9th
Fri. Dec 15th
Sat. Dec 16th
Fri. Dec. 22nd
Sat. Dec. 23rd
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be leaving for the North Pole and will not be with us till Nov. 2024!
Tue. Dec. 26th
Wed. Dec. 27th
Thu. Dec 28th
Fri. Dec. 29th
Sat. Dec. 30th


Dec 30 2023


5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Itasca County Fairgrounds
1336 Fairgrounds Rd, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

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