Enjoy each park by flickering candlelight. A variety of cross-country ski, snowshoe, hiking and walking trails, and distances, will be lit with hundreds of candles. Warm up with hot cocoa and crackling bonfires. Cocoa provided. Hot food available for purchase from food trucks. Volunteers needed. Dogs are not permitted.
Ages: All ages
Fee: $5 per person. Youth ages 3 and younger free.
All planned event activities are conditions permitting. A final plan for event activities will be determined 24 hours in advance. No refunds will be issued if event activities change due to unsafe conditions.
Weather cancellation policy: Full refunds will be issued if the event is canceled due to weather. If forecast 24 hours in advance calls for the air temperature to be 5 degrees below zero Fahrenheit or the wind chill to be 20 degrees below zero Fahrenheit during the start of the event, the event will be canceled.
Thompson County Park
Walk around the lake and through the woods on candlelight hiking and snowshoe trails, and plowed walking trails.
Food trucks: Kabomelette and Purple People Feeder
Friday, Jan. 11, 6-9 p.m.
Spring Lake Park Reserve
Take in the stunning views of the Mississippi River as you enjoy candlelight cross-country ski trails and plowed walking trails. Dakota County Parks ski pass required for skiers.
Food trucks: Kabomelette and Brick Oven Bus Pizza
Friday, Jan. 25, 6-9 p.m.
Lebanon Hills Regional Park
The grand finale. There's something for everyone. Enjoy award-winning cross-country ski trails, hiking and snowshoe trails, and plowed walking trails — all by candlelight. Ski and snowshoe rental available. Dakota County Parks ski pass required for skiers.
Food trucks: Purple People Feeder and KCM Egg Rolls
Saturday, Feb. 9, 6-9 p.m.
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