Visiting Bentleyville Tour of Lights, Duluth’s amazing Holiday & Christmas Theme Park
Every year Duluth volunteers take over Bayfront Park to create a Christmas Village of 5 million lights. Besides displays of Santa, Reindeer, the Nativity, and other icons of Christmas there are loads of light displays depicting Duluth landmarks like the Aerial Lift Bridge, Enger Tower, Canal Park and favorite annual events like the Tall Ships Festival. We first visited Bentleyville in 2010 and had a great time wandering through the displays. We’ve been back a few times since then and always enjoy the holiday fun. Going to Bentleyville never gets “old” because each year the Holiday Lights Village is arranged in a different fashion and new displays keep popping up.
The Bentleyville Christmas Lights Village is open seven nights a week from the weekend before Thanksgiving to a day or two after December 25th.
Here’s two videos from our past trips: The 2017 Duluth Holiday Christmas Display and the 2021 Holiday Lights Tour.
Duluth’s Polar Express Christmas Train
If your visit is on a Friday through Sunday, you can park at Fitgers Brewery Complex and ride the Christmas Express Train (see video below) to and from the Duluth Depot and walk across the bridge to the Bentleyville Tour of Lights.