Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Winter Lights
CHASKA, MN | SELECT DATES NOVEMBER 16 – DECEMBER 31
Stroll through the Arboretum gardens decked out in Winter Lights. Enjoy fresh air as you explore outdoor light displays, highlighting flowers, trees and the beauty of nature, on the one-mile, self-guided walking route.
New for 2023 will be a color-changing tunnel, a Winter Village on Scarecrow Hill and a field of sunflowers, all with more lights than ever before! Revisit the 16-foot Weeping Willow in a new space and walk through a giant apple, which pays tribute to the Arboretum’s Horticultural Research Center’s apple breeding, including the Honeycrisp apple. Roast marshmallows over an open fire at the S’mores Village or visit the Oswald Visitor Center for sandwiches, light snacks and a full cash bar.
The Arboretum’s Oswald Visitor Center and Snyder Building will be decorated for the season with a 25-foot Cuetlaxóchitl Tree (pronounced “kwet-la-SHO-she”) (Poinsettia Tree) and multiple seasonally decorated, fresh-cut trees. The Cuetlaxóchitl Tree, created using more than 500 living plants, will display colors of red, white and pink poinsettias. You might also hear holiday tunes from local performers from our live Winter Music Series, offered on most weekends.
Don’t miss the special theme nights for families, couples and photographers offered on select nights.