The Lighting Festival committee is now accepting nominations for this year's Royal Lady!
Deadline November 3rd
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28
1-8pm Holiday at the Depot Arts and Crafts Sale, Memorial Community Center. Perfect for holiday gift giving! Paintings, fine craft, jewelry, goat milk products and more.
3-8pm 1869 E.W. Murphy Holiday House, $3 or kids 6-17 $1. An historic, private home is decorated and open to the public for self guided tours. Will close for parade 5:45 to 6:45.
4-8pm Taylors Falls Historical Society Logging Exhibit, Memorial Community Center (downstairs Visitor Center)
4-8pm Christmas at the 1855 Folsom House, $3 or kids 6-17 $1. Rooms are decorated by area designers and businesses
4-8pm 3rd Grade Exhibit at the Town School House, free. These kids make the most amazing dioramas! You must see these creative creations!
5pm Chili, hot dogs and bonfire at St. Joseph’s Church.
5pm Booya at Romaynes, $5
5:30 Pleasant Valley Cloggers at the She Shop. An annual favorite.
6pm Grand Lighting of Village & Santa Parade. A truly unique and special experience! If you're interested in being in the parade (we love family floats and dogs!) please contact us for information.
AFTER THE PARADE - 6:30 to 8:30 Don't leave after the parade - we're just getting started!
Santa at Santaland - Brass band & surprises at Santaland - Mrs. Claus reading to children at the library - 3rd Grade exhibit at the Town House School - Face painting & animal balloons at Schoony's - Judging of outdoor light displays - Free tractor and horse pulled wagon rides outside Coffee Talk - Kettle Korn at the Town House School - Arts at the Depot - Food and drink at Taylors Falls restaurants - visit the Folsom and Holiday Houses
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29
Stroll the downtown and visit the businesses
9-3pm Wassail Party Craft Fair and real Swedish food, Memorial Community Center & Town House School. A family tradition for many. Wide variety of crafts to choose from, Swedish Egg Coffee and Swedish Meatballs! Baked goods.
9-3pm Taylors Falls Historical Society Logging Exhibit, Memorial Community Center (downstairs Visitor Center)
9:30-12:30 Visit the historic Taylors Falls Library. An historic gem in Taylors Falls.
10am Medallion Hunt - clues every half hour on Facebook and the town board. $100 cash prize for the lucky winner!
10-4pm 1869 E.W. Murphy Holiday House, $3 or kids 6-17 $1. A private home is decorated and open to the public for self guided tours.
10-7pm Bazaar and Bake Sale at 1861 Methodist Church. Something for everyone.
11-4pm Christmas at the 1855 Folsom House, $3 or kids 6-17 free. Rooms are decorated by area designers and businesses
12:30-2:30pm Free Horse Drawn Wagon rides. Rides depart outside of Coffee Talk.
1pm "A Christmas Quilt" by Marilyn Mays and Jim Walker, 1861 Methodist Church, $2 admission, kids free. This family favorite will surely put you in the mood for Christmas.
4:30pm Ecumenical Vespers for all at 1861 Methodist Church. This choral Vespers is truly special with a variety of music selections from African to traditional carols.
6:30pm Family Bingo for cash and prizes!! Community Center.
7:00pm NEW!! Poetry Reading and Spoken Word at The Eye! Free. Bring your original work or share a favorite. The performance space is located in The Eye (entrance is on the SE side of the brick building on the corner).
7:30pm Hans Brinker at Festival Theater, St. Croix Falls
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30
1-4pm Christmas at the Folsom House $3 with kids 6-17 $1. Rooms are decorated by area designers and businesses.
2-4 pm Delicious wine tasting and appetizers at Tangled up in Blue with Wild Mountain Winery, donations benefit the Lighting Festival.
2pm Hans Brinker at Festival Theater, St. Croix Falls
4pm NEW!!! GIANT COMMUNITY BONFIRE!! At the vacant lot north of the Drive-In. We want it BIG so bring any untreated wood during the week leading up to the Lighting Festival. It's time to clean out your scrap pile, pile your untreated wood, old wood furniture, etc. inside the marked area. Feel free to bring your own chairs and picnic/beverage. When we've had enough, stay around to watch the fire department put out the fire!
The Lighting Festival in the Christmas card village of Taylors Falls has become the largest winter holiday festival in our area, one filled with magic and fun for the whole family. It cannot be done without our financial sponsors; we would like to recognize the following organizations, businesses and individuals who make this festival possible.
The Lighting Festival Elves, City of Taylors Falls, AB Closings and Financial Services; Angel Hill Apartments; BitWorks; Buchite & Associates; Central Bank; Coffee Talk; The Cottage B & B; The Drive-In Restaurant; Eagle Valley Bank; The Eye; High Woods B & B; Keller Williams, Chain of Lakes Group; Lorie's Hair Care; Old Jail B & B; Re/Max Muske Community Support Foundation; Rocky River Bakery; Royal Credit Union; St. Croix Regional Medical Center; The She Shop; Taylors Falls Bead Store; Taylors Falls Dental Clinic; The Timber Box; Wannigan Point Cabins; Wild River Electric; Wild Mountain Ski Area