More than 1,500 luminaries will line more than 2 miles of hiking and snowshoeing trails and nearly 4 miles of cross-country ski trails at the Trails by Candlelight event in Lebanon Hills Regional Park.
Enjoy candlelight hiking, snowshoeing, sledding a lit hill, ice skating, kicksledding, bonfires and food trucks.
Trails by Candlelight canceled due to poor trail conditions
Currently, all trails are rated as icy to dangerously icy in most places and are not safe for use for the Trails By Candlelight event. In addition to unsafe event trail conditions, local weather predictions anticipate rain all day and into the evening on Saturday, Feb. 11, which will further deteriorate trail conditions and disintegrate and extinguish luminaries.
Dakota County Parks is committed to providing high-quality, enjoyable, and above all, safe event experiences. Please join us next year for this annual trails event scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.
Date: Event canceled
Location: Visitor Center, Lebanon Hills Regional Park
Admission: $10/person. Tickets at the door only. Ages 5 and younger are free.
Cash payment is preferred, checks and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard and Discover) will be accepted.
Plan ahead to fast-track the admissions line. Bring cash for ticket payment and a signed Event Waiver for each person attending.
Free parking is available onsite or at Woodcrest Church (525 Cliff Road) with a free shuttle to and from the event. Shuttle rides will start at 5:45 p.m. The last shuttle ride back to the Woodcrest Church leaves the Lebanon Hills Visitor Center at 9:45 p.m.
Hot concessions will be available to purchase from Xstream Cuisine and Kabomelette.
What to bring
Bring your own sled, skis and snowshoes. Snowshoe and ski rental will also be available for an additional fee. The last rental of the night goes out at 8 p.m. Dogs, except for assistance and guide dogs, are not permitted at the event.
There is a need for volunteer candle lighters and other event volunteers. All volunteers receive free event admission and a hot thank-you dinner. Volunteer now.