Postponed Until 2022

Well everyone, we’re disappointed to have to make this announcement but are confident it is the right one.

We’ve made the tough decision to delay the Northern Lights Festival Light Park by one year.

We will still be having the Northern Lights Festival Christmas Concert in Rochester this year on December 17, but the light park itself won’t be open until December 2022.

The short version of why, is that the supply chain issues our country is facing have resulted in about half of our custom structures, fabrications and lights currently being stuck in containers that will not arrive in time.

One potential option for us was forging ahead this year with an event and experience that would be half of what it was meant to be. But since our primary goals are to give people a special experience worth every penny, and to put Rochester on the map as a winter destination of the upper Midwest... we can’t afford to put forth a product that we didn’t give our very best to in every way.

When our guests walk through our doors and experience the celebration of winter and the Northern Lights that our light park is meant to be, we want to make sure we can confidently say we gave them our very best.Thanks for understanding the unfortunate news we have to share. We hope to see you at the Northern Lights Festival Christmas Concert on December 17. And of course, we hope to see you at the light park in December of 2022.

- Mitch Reaume, CEO at Fight For Something

The North's Largest Indoor Light Park

Drawing its inspiration from the wintery North, the Northern Lights Festival is Minnesota's newest holiday experience, proudly anchored at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester.

The Northern Lights Festival has something for people of all ages to enjoy; chances to eat and drink, enjoy our 25,000+ sq. ft. light park, shop in the Mini MN Christmas Market, countless photo ops, make-and-take experiences and more.

The festival will conclude with a Christmas Concert to remember on December 17th.

Hours (December 2-19):

Thursdays: 11am-8pm

Fridays: 11am-9pm

Saturdays: 10am-9pm

Sundays: 11am-6pm

The Northern Lights Festival is put on by Fight For Something and made possible through the support of Experience Rochester.

The beauty of it all: A portion of all proceeds are invested into organizations fighting for kids in Minnesota. This year's charity is The Reel Hope Project, a non-profit who makes videos of kids in Minnesota who are waiting to be adopted, sharing these videos around the state to find a forever family for every child.

The Light Park

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Mini MN Christmas Market

List of Brands You Can Shop Here

Christmas Concert

Buy Tickets Here

A special thanks...

We've dreamed of starting a full-blown winter festival for years and putting a city on the map as a winter capital. We've also known it would remain a pipe dream until the right partners and opportunities came along.

We are so thankful for the opportunity to have built this alongside the good folks at Experience Rochester and the entire team at the Mayo Civic Center. Without your big dreams and belief that the city of Rochester is ready for an event of this scale, none of this would have been possible.

- Mitch & the team at Fight For Something