The 17th year of Bentleyville ‘tour of lights’ is not cancelled!


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Entrance of Bentleyville before the COVID pandemic changed everything.

Bentleyville ‘Tour of Lights’ is one of the United States’ largest light displays and is held in Duluth, MN. 

One of the many tunnels of lights throughout Bentleyville (photo via

Bentleyville is usually a light display that is located in Bayfront Festival Park from Nov. 21st to December 27th. It has Christmas music, hot chocolate, cookies, pictures with Santa, and a wonderful view of Duluth Ariel Lift Bridge as the backdrop.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors has created a drive-through experience this year. The drive-through begins on W. Railroad St. and runs down to the normal entrance of Bentleyville where Santa Claus will be waiting for all the children.

According to, over 5 million lights will be used in the event, and children under the age of 10 receive a free knit hat. 

On Bentleyville’s website, they said that in 2017 over 300,000 people attended which require a new parking infrastructure and more buses to transport people on the busier nights of the event.

A giant tree created by strings of Christmas lights (photo via

On the last night of Bentleyville, December 27th, there will be fireworks to celebrate another successful year of spreading cheer!