Winter Lighting Ceremony

Burnsville Flag in the Snow Next to Lighted Snowflake on Post

Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. at Nicollet Commons Park

Every winter, Burnsville's Heart of the City area shines bright with more than 200,000 mini lights, 230 streetlight snowflakes and a 30-foot-tall tree. This illuminating season always begins with the annual Winter Lighting Ceremony at Nicollet Commons Park. 

We are excited that this event will return to Nicollet Commons Park and be held on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 22.  

Join the Burnsville Community Foundation with Santa, Mrs. Claus and Mayor Kautz for this seasonal tradition as we turn on the amazing lights in Burnsville's Heart of the City.

Green button with TV iconYou can also watch the winter lighting ceremony from the comfort of your home online with BCTV or on cable channels 14 and HD 799.

Lights and More

Since 2009, Winter Lighting has used light-emitting diode (LED) lights - resulting in approximately 90% less energy use compared to traditional incandescent lights.

Burnsville Community Foundation

The Winter Lighting Ceremony is sponsored and paid for by the Burnsville Community Foundation through generous donations from area businesses and residents. Over the past 20 years, the Foundation has raised more than $600,000 to make this event a cherished Burnsville tradition.