Winter Lighting Ceremony

Burnsville Flag in the Snow Next to Lighted Snowflake on Post

Every winter, Burnsville's Heart of the City area shines bright with more than 200,000 mini lights, 230 streetlight snowflakes and a 30-foot-tall tree. This illuminating season always begins with the annual Winter Lighting Ceremony at Nicollet Commons Park. 

This event will once again be held on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 25. However, like many events of this year, it may look a little different. 

Watch this year's lighting ceremony from the warmth and comfort of home as we broadcast on cable channels BCTV 14 and HD 799, Facebook and online with BCTV.

Join the Burnsville Community Foundation with Santa, Mrs. Claus and Mayor Kautz for this seasonal Burnsville tradition.

Green button with TV icon Tune in on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m.



*Due to the challenges and latest restrictions with the ongoing pandemic, there will be no in-person attendance at this year's event. We invite everyone to celebrate this Burnsville tradition from the comfort and safety of your home by tuning in to the virtual celebration.

Lights and More

Since 2009, Winter Lighting has used light-emitting diode (LED) lights - resulting in approximately 90% less energy use compared to traditional incandescent lights.

Burnsville Community Foundation

The Winter Lighting Ceremony is sponsored and paid for by the Burnsville Community Foundation through generous donations from area businesses and residents. Over the past 20 years, the Foundation has raised more than $600,000 to make this event a cherished Burnsville tradition.