A magical moment happened as I was driving back to Minnesota on Thanksgiving Day and when I saw it, I was reminded how amazing the Christmas season truly is in the land of 10,000 lakes.

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Photo by Eugene Triguba on Unsplash

Magical Moment in Minnesota As I Was Driving on I-90

I ventured over to Wisconsin on Thanksgiving to celebrate the holiday with family, and obviously eat some pie.  We didn't have any snow but something else that was magical did make an appearance that day.

Since the world gets dark now at 4:30 pm, my drive home on I-90 was like driving at midnight.  It was only 6:00 pm but I felt like it was time for bed and I was near the Winona exit.  As my eyes were trying to focus on deer that wanted to join my lane, I noticed something sparkling in the distance - and as I got closer, it took my breath away.  Twinkle lights...lots and lots of twinkle lights were sparkling in magnitude on a tree.  It was gorgeous!

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Photo by Maria Brauer on Unsplash

Top Neighborhoods in Rochester, Minnesota To See Christmas Lights

Driving through Rochester, there are a ton of spots where Christmas magic is happening with twinkle lights.  If you are ready to experience that magic, check out these top neighborhoods in the Rochester, Minnesota area with the best Christmas light displays!

10 Neighborhoods in Rochester with Amazing Christmas Light Displays

Grab a cup of cocoa, hop in your car, turn on Y-105FM, Rochester's Christmas Station and enjoy these amazing Christmas lights. We did the driving and researching for you and found the 10 best neighborhoods with gorgeous holiday displays.

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Is there a house in Rochester you love that didn't make the list?

Rochester is a big town and I'm sure I missed quite a few houses that are bringing the Christmas spirit.  If you know of another one I should drive by, send me a note on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio.

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