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Holiday In Lights

DECEMBER 9th | 10th | 11th

SPONSORSHIP / DONATIONS A 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit

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Holiday In Lights Festival 2022

Holiday in Lights is December 9th 10th 11th

5pm - 9pm

Holiday in Lights FREE Drive through goes until December 26th.


All activities listed below are FREE at Holiday in Lights December 9th - 11th.
  • Christmas Music
  • Hay Rides
  • Santa House
  • Lights Competition
  • Grinch Experience
  • Food & Beverages

Food Donation or Toy Donations

Donations of non perishable food items are accepted at Holiday In Lights. The food donations will be donated to NACE. The toy donations will be going to Toys for Joy.


Lights Competition

The Anoka County Fairgrounds is hosting a holiday decorating contest during the month of December. A member(s) of the fair board will judge each space and pick out their favorite ones. The top 5 will be placed on the Anoka County Fair website. The top 5 entries will be placed on the Anoka County Fair Facebook page (@anokacountyfair) for voting by the community. Voting will begin on Friday, Dec. 9th, and run until 8pm Sunday, Dec. 11th.

Rules & Regulations

Decorations for the contest must be available and lit up on December 9th - 11th for judging. Decorations will be required to stay up until Dec 27th. For the drive through Holiday In Lights. Contestants can start setting up for the The Lights Competition Nov 4th.

  • The contest is for exterior decorations only.
  • Judging criteria will include:
    • Unique design and creative use of lights and decorations.
    • Storyline or theme
    • Display and placement of decorations, animated objects, etc.
    • Overall presentation
  • The decorations must be in your designated space.
  • Deadline to be included in the contest is November 1st, by 5 p.m.
  • Decorating can start as early as Nov 1st.

Be creative, be festive, have fun!

Once all applications are received, your location will be included in the map.

Deadline to register is November 1, by 5 p.m.

Grand Prize - Gift Card and THE TRAVELING TROPHY.


*The Fair is not responsible for any decorations stolen or damaged*



Santa House

Come and visit Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas! Every day of Holiday In Lights. Dec 9th - 11th



Food and Beverages

All food and beverages are donated from our sponsors.

- Popcorn
- Hot Chocolate
- Cider
- Coffee
- Cookies
- Hot Dogs


Holiday In Lights Drive Through

Enjoy a free Holiday In Lights Drive through experience December 12th - December 26th.

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