Taylors Falls Lighting Festival

Taylors Falls Lighting Festival

 

FRIDAY

 Map and Parking for Friday Night  

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.

 

Parade photo by Erik Barstow

Parade photo by Erik Barstow

 

AFTER THE PARADE – 6:30 to 8:00

Santa

at Santaland

Brass band & surprises at Santaland

Mrs. Claus reading to children at the library
3rd Graders & doll castle exhibit at the School House – free

Face painting & animal balloons – Schoony’s

Judging of outdoor lights

Free tractor & horse pulled wagon rides near the library

Kettle Korn at the Town House School

 

 SATURDAY

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

Historic Folsom House Museum in winter

Historic Folsom House Museum in winter

 SUNDAY

1-4pm  Christmas at the Folsom House. This MN Historical Society site is trimmed for the season by area designers. A TF Historical Society fundraiser. $3, Children 6-12 $1

2-4pm   Wine tasting and appetizers at Tangled up in Blue with Wild Mountain Winery. Donations benefit the Lighting Festival!

2pm Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates at the Festival Theatre

4 pm  Giant Community Bonfire – Vacant lot north of The Drive-In

 

Enjoy Christmas at the Folsom House
December 7 & 8 from 1-4pm ?
For additional information visit www.lightingfestival.com