The Bentleyville Tour of Lights is a Christmas Holiday village constructed in Duluth's Bayfront Park out of wire and almost 3 million lights. The centerpiece of the village is a 12 story illuminated Christmas Tree.
2016 Duluth Holiday Tour of Lights & Christmas Village Schedule
November 19th to December 26th
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A path runs through the village allowing holiday visitors to stroll along at their leisure enjoying the illuminated creations. Kids, big and small, can also enjoy visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus, stopping at the Cookie House or Popcorn Igloo for treats, roasting Marsh mellows by the fire, and visiting the General Store for gift ideas. Bentleyville visitors are also treated to Christmas music broadcast throughout the village. There is no admission charge, however, donations are accepted (No one will pressure you for a donation so families and folks of modest means should feel free to enjoy the Christmas spirit without obligation)
Transportation and parking. A special Polar Express train also runs between Fitgers and Bentleyville. Parking adjacent to the park is available for a modest fee. After 5pm parking is free at a number of Duluth downtown parking lots plus there is a special free Jingle Bus shuttle service runs from downtown and Canal Park on the weekends to and from Bentleyville.
Sponsored by a number of area businesses and organizations, Bentleyville is a great holiday fun activity for all ages.
Entering through the Castle Gates
Santa's band entertains visitors arriving at Bentleyville
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The Bentleyville Castle. In the background is the 120 ft tall Christmas Trees whose lights change and flash in time with the music.
The Cookie House offers complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies
The Polar Popcorn House offered free popcorn.
The exhibits included traditional Christmas themes like the "12 Days of Christmas" and the "Ginger Bread Man" plus . . .
The pond at the edge of the golf course featured "jumping fish."
After the magnificent 120 ft tall Christmas Tree, I thought the decorated Bayfront Pavilion was the most impressive lighting scene.
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