I guess that depends on who you ask. The St. Paul Police Foundation and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) think that this week is ideal for holiday light shows and vow to prove it with the annual Holiday Lights in the Park spectacle.
Best of all, when you attend, you’re helping to raise funds to help meet the needs of kids and adults right here in the Twin Cities. All of the net proceeds from the light show and the concert (we’ll get to that in a minute) will go to the Saint Paul Police Foundation, the Union Gospel Mission and the Saint Paul Parks Conservancy.
What is it and What will we see?
If you’re new to St. Paul, Holiday Lights in the Park is a celebration of the holiday season via 60 light displays that you can view from the warmth and comfort of your car as you slowly cruise by them. It is held at Phalen Park in St. Paul, nightly from 5:30 until 10:00, November 25th, 2014 through January 1, 2015.
Admission is $10 per vehicle. Purchase tickets at the gate or online.
Holiday Lights in the Park Theme Nights
This year’s theme nights include the following:
- Military Night: December 2. Active military members and veterans get in free so don’t forget your military ID.
- Minnesota Wild Night: Anyone holding a Minnesota Wild ticket stub from a December 3, December 20 or December 23 6 p.m. start gets in for half price any night the light show is open.
- Winter Carnival Night: December 17. Slap a Winter Carnival Button on your vehicle and you’ll get in free this night.
- St. Paul Police and Families Appreciation Night: December 1. All active and retired SPPD get free admission. Bring a badge or valid ID.
St. Paul’s own Nicholas David, a finalist on the third season of NBC’s The Voice, will be appearing in a charity concert, "Nicholas David - Christmas at the Fitzgerald" on Saturday December 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Get tickets now at the Fitzgerald Theater box office.
The Fitzgerald is located at 10 East Exchange Street in St. Paul.