The holidays are all about special traditions, and one of my absolute favorites is our yearly visit to see Minnesota's longest Christmas light display. We bundle up in warm clothes and hop in the car to drive through the fantastic holiday attraction which features millions of bright holiday lights, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and reindeer.

Scroll down to check out some photos from the impressive light show and find all the details you need to start making it a cherished annual tradition for your family.

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Minnesota’s Longest Drive-Thru Christmas Light Show Will Open Soon

Dedicated volunteers are working hard to enhance this year's light show and make it even more impressive. Below, you can see how amazing it is, where the attraction is located, and when it will open for the season.

Minnesota’s Longest Drive-Thru Light Show

The Kiwanis Holiday Light Display is free to the public but cash and non-perishable food donations are accepted. All money collected is given to area non-profits. Since opening in 2012 the event has raised more than $500,000 for local charities.

Gallery Credit: troy dunken

Sam's Christmas Village is located just across the state line in Somerset, WI.

Another amazing holiday attraction to add to your winter bucket list is Sam's Christmas Village. This display is located just across the border in Somerset, Wisconsin, and features 12 million bright lights. Sam's will be open from November 24th through New Year's Eve.

TICKET DEAL: Tickets for Sam's Christmas Village range from $15-20 for a single admission pass, but for a very limited time (while supplies last) there is a first come, first serve BOGO ticket offer. Click here to get two adult tickets for only $20.

Organizers added an extra 2 million lights to Sam's already massive display this year and announced a new sledding hill for 2023.

Sam's Christmas Village Now Features 12-Million Lights!

For a safe and joyous family outing that's full of festive fun, don't miss out on the opportunity to visit Sam's Christmas Village! You can enjoy this wonderful attraction from November 24th to December 31st, 2023.

Gallery Credit: troy dunken