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Festive Family-Friendly Fun

As the festive season approaches, we invite you to discover the winter wonderland that is Burnsville, Minnesota. Nestled just south of Minneapolis, Burnsville offers a unique blend of small-town charm and big-city amenities, making it an ideal spot for your holiday getaway. Here’s why you should consider Burnsville for your festive celebrations:

Dazzling Light Displays

Burnsville Lighting Ceremony

Burnsville lights up during the holidays! Stroll through Nicollet Commons Park, transformed into a twinkling paradise, or drive through the illuminated neighborhoods, where community spirit shines bright.  

Winter Sports and Outdoor Fun

For those who love the outdoors, Burnsville’s parks and recreation areas offer plenty of winter activities. From ice skating at Neill Park to cross-country skiing at Terrace Oaks, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy Minnesota’s winter wonderland. Find endless winter fun options.  

Shopping and Holiday Markets

Burnsville’s shopping scene is bustling during the holidays. You will find some of the most unique locally-owned shops where you will be sure to find one-of-a kind gifts for everyone on your list. Checkout some unique stops and shops that you don’t want to miss here.


Local Dining Delights

Mediterranean Cruise Cafe - Entree

After a day of holiday fun, indulge in Burnsville’s diverse dining scene. From cozy cafes offering seasonal specialties to fine dining restaurants with festive menus, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Find multi-ethnic family owned dining options and much more here.  

Proximity to Twin Cities Attractions

One of the best things about staying in Burnsville is its close proximity to the Twin Cities. You’re just a short drive from Minneapolis and St. Paul, where you can explore more holiday lights, markets, and cultural attractions. Best of all, you can find accommodations with things like free parking and complimentary breakfast, which you generally won’t find when staying in the heart of the metro.  

Great Accommodations at the Right Price

Burnsville offers a variety of accommodations to suit your needs. You’ll find the perfect place to relax and unwind. Enjoying amenities like free parking, complimentary breakfast, indoor pool and even pet-friendly. Plan your stay today.  

Festive Events

You will find endless options of festive shows, events, and much more. Below are just a few to consider:


The Looney Lutherans in I’m Dreaming Of A Looney Christmas

Announcement for The Looney Lutherans "I'm Dreaming of a Looney Christmas" holiday show

The Looney Lutherans are back with a brand-new Christmas show, “I’m Dreaming of a Looney Christmas.” Full of lots of family friendly music and comedy, including the smash hit “All I Want for Christmas are Some New False Teeth” and the game show, “What’s in Your Stocking?” Don’t let the season go by without adding a trip to visit the Loonies to your Holiday wish list! Get tickets today.

GLOW Holiday Festival

Stroll through over a million lights, sElfie Plaza, Enchanted Forest, Bright Bikes, Tremendous Tree, and so much more! Learn more.

Magic of Lights at Viking Lake

Magic of Lights

Magic of Lights features over 2 million dazzling holiday lights. Guests will enjoy the 12 Days of Christmas, Toyland, festive Elves, and Reindeer Road from the comfort of their own vehicles. Get your tickets today.

Handmade Holidays at Crayola Universe

Crayola Experience

Fill this season with COLOR! Enjoy holiday fun the Crayola way all season long!

Make handmade gifts from the heart, complete a seasonal scavenger hunt and more. It’s a holiday hullabaloo with SNOW much to do! This is included with your general admission ticket. Learn more.

Plan your festive family fun in Burnsville today by checking out more events coming up in the area. Don’t forget to tag your festive photos with #MyBurnsville for a chance to be featured on our social channels.

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