Winter Lights 2021 

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3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska MN 55318. Located nine miles west of I-494 on State Hwy. 5

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Get outside and enjoy the crisp, fresh air of a winter evening, as you experience 16 outdoor light displays, featuring flowers, nature and winter fun, on an accessible, stroller-friendly walk that’s just over a half-mile. Warm up midway through the walking tour at a bonfire and roast marshmallows over the fire -- s’mores packages will be for sale. Artist Jennifer Hedberg’s luminescent ice sculptures will also be part of the display. Embrace all that a Minnesota winter has to offer -- dress for the weather!

Inside the Oswald Visitor Center, you’ll find festive decor, the Arboretum’s Gift & Garden Store, several bars serving hot cocoa, cider and alcoholic beverages and the Arboretum Cafe, offering snacks, sandwiches, salads, desserts and a rotating featured hot entree.

Want to avoid parking at the Arboretum? Buy tickets to take a Southwest Metro Transit Bus to Winter Lights on Friday, Saturday and Sunday general admission nights. Purchase the “bus tickets” below, and park at the Southwest Transit East Creek Transit Station (2120 Chestnut St. N., Chaska). Buses will run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 10 p.m., with the first bus leaving the station at 4:45 p.m.

Tickets go on sale to Arboretum members on Nov. 1 and will be available to the public on Nov. 5. Tickets must be purchased in advance of your visit.


The dates for this event have passed. No future dates are available at this time.

Extended hours Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays, Nov. 23-Jan. 6. Open everyday except Thanksgiving and Christmas, Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m., Sun at 10 a.m.

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