Everything You Need to Know About Sever’s Holiday Lights in Shakopee

If you’re looking for a magical holiday light display in the Twin Cities? But maybe you don’t want to deal with the cold weather? Then you need to check out Sever’s Holiday Lights in Shakopee.

This impressive drive-through light show features over 2.5 million lights synchronized to holiday music.

My family has been making its way through many of the displays around Minnesota and I gotta say, I was very impressed with this larger-than-life display. So glad Severs invited me to see it in person.

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The Lights

Sever’s added about 500,000 new lights this year, bringing the total to a whopping 2.5+ million twinkling bulbs.

As you wind your way along the half-mile course, you’ll see dancing lights choreographed to the sounds of the season emanating from your radio. Some exciting new light displays this year include:

  • A 24′ tall x 24′ wide 3D gift box
  •  Singing Penguins
  •  Multiple tunnels to drive through
  •  A family of “drum giant” sculptures
  •  An expanded selfie park with new photo ops

Special Events

Come hungry for fresh cookies and refreshments. There is an optional stop halfway through the display to stop and get some treats.

Dates & Times

The light show runs from November 22 through December 31. Hours are:

  • Sundays – Thursdays: 5-9 pm
  •  Fridays & Saturdays: 5-10 pm
  •  Peak week (December 17-25): 5-10 pm


Due to high demand, tickets must be purchased online in advance:

  • Sundays – Thursdays:1-7 passengers: $30
  •  8+ passengers: $45
  •  Fridays, Saturdays & peak week:1-7 passengers: $45
  •  8+ passengers: $60

When buying tickets, you’ll select a one-hour arrival time slot to manage traffic flow. Feel free to arrive anytime within your time slot.

Drive through tunnel at Severs Holiday Lights in Shakopee

Other Questions

Can I bring my dog?

Because the event is 90% in your car, you can bring your dog to Severs Holiday Lights!

How long does it take to drive through?

Plan to give yourself 30 – 60 minutes to fully enjoy the experience. We drove through it once, with limited cars, and did the whole thing, including the selfie station, in about 20 minutes.

We decided to go around again, and with the additional cars, it stopped up and took about 10 minutes to do a third of it. We ended up taking the emergency exit so we could make it to our dinner on time.

Do you have to buy tickets ahead of time?

Yes, Severs Holiday Lights often sells out, so buying tickets ahead of time will ensure that you have a great time.

Can you go through the light show more than once?

Yes, they have a re-entry lane to get back in and go around again. They let you do it as many times as you want. For your safety, don’t get out of your vehicle in the driving portion. Save it for the Selfie Lot.

Would I do it again?

Yes, Sever’s Holiday Lights have made my list of great Christmas Light Displays around the cities you have to see for yourself. Get your tickets and bundle up the family for a magical night at Sever’s Holiday Lights! This beloved Twin Cities Christmas tradition promises holiday memories to last a lifetime.

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