Experience Holiday Magic in Chisago Lakes

Did you know Santa makes special stops in Chisago Lakes? With the abundance of holiday spirit, I believe he may even live here. 😉 

Join us for enchanting small-town Minnesota holiday events! Our community is filled with celebrations year-round, but over the holidays, it is extra special. A festive spirit fills the crisp air with the warmth of togetherness. The holiday season events are exactly what you imagine or remember when you think of wholesome fun, connection, and community. You will feel wonderment and joy watching Santa ride in on his sleigh, singing Christmas carols, taking horse-drawn sleigh rides, counting down and anticipating a town tree-lighting, shopping for the perfect homemade gifts, experiencing Swedish traditions, drinking hot chocolate, and seeing historic houses lit up in spectacular lights.  

Make meaningful memories starting traditions with family and friends in Chisago Lakes.

Check out these festive annual events in November and December!

Annual Cheese and Chocolate Weekend at Winehaven Winery

Experience unique wines paired with amazing chocolates and rare cheeses the winery has specially selected for this special weekend. Winehaven Winery and Vineyard is a family-owned and operated winery located in Chisago City, Minnesota, and has been in operation since 1995. Its vineyard consists of 15 acres of various winter-hardy grapes. 

Dueling Pianos at Winehaven Winery

Another can’t miss event at Winehaven. Enjoy a fantastic dinner and dueling piano show! The winery will be filled with the sounds of music from the 1970s through current favorites. Grab your family, friends, and favorite song requests for a fun night of food and music. 

Taylors Falls Annual Lighting Festival

The quaint town of Taylors Falls, Minnesota, becomes a Christmas Card Village! This event has been held on the Friday after Thanksgiving since 1985. The Lighting Festival includes a parade, medallion hunt,  craft fairs, Christmas at the 1855 Folsom House Museum, an ecumenical Choral Vesper Service, family Bingo, Mrs. Claus at the library, a giant bonfire, and snowman making. Watch for the limited edition Lighting Festival ornament and make sure to wear your lumberjack flannel!

Annual Center City Small Town Christmas 

Santa arrives in a fire truck! Small Town Christmas is hosted by the Center City Fire Department Auxiliary at the Center City Fire Hall. The annual small-town Christmas evening includes cookie decorating, cocoa, popcorn, raffles, and a Christmas story read aloud. Put your Christmas jammies on and celebrate! This is a FREE family event. All proceeds from the raffles go to local residents in need this holiday season.

Annual Chisago Lake Lutheran Bazaar & Bake Sale

The annual Christmas Bazaar has been a tradition for over 20 years. Including more than 30 vendors and their always popular “Bethlehem Bakery,” stocked full of freshly baked goodies, including lefse! They serve hot cinnamon rolls and coffee in the mornings and then a sloppy joe lunch in the afternoon. There are also antiques and a raffle with great prizes! 

Annual Center City Holiday Craft Boutique

The Holiday Craft Boutique is hosted by the Center City Fire Department Auxiliary at the Center City Fire Hall. Their annual Holiday Boutique has many vendors, crafters, and baked goods! There will be unique gifts for teachers, family, co-workers, friends, and so much more. Raffle tickets will be available for a chance to win prize baskets. Lunch will also be available for sale. Do some holiday shopping while supporting a great cause! All proceeds go towards local residents in need.

Holiday Cheers at Winehaven Winery 

Sample new wines, mulled wines, special treats, and plenty of holiday cheer!

Annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Lindström Community Center 

Have a merry day of holiday shopping and community! The Holiday Craft Fair has several vendors with a wide variety of items, including holiday gifts, Scentsy, jewelry, handcrafted items, and gifts. You can make a day of it and attend two other craft shows on the same day in Center City (within 4 miles of each other). Visit the above link to the Facebook event page with a Google Map and information. Local Cub Scout Pack #144 will be selling food and beverages, plus wreaths and garlands. 

Annual Lindström Tree Lighting Festival 

Join us in downtown Lindström’s Memorial Park for the Lindström’s Annual Tree Lighting Festival! FREE Admission. 

• Visit a winter wonderland, & see REAL LIVE reindeer!

• Take pictures with Santa 

• Stay warm with hot cocoa, coffee & a bonfire

• Enjoy a freshly grilled hot dog or brat

• Make a s’more with Boy Scout Troop 159

• Meet the KOD/Chisago Lakes Ambassadors

• Live Music: High School Brass Ensemble & Santa Lucia Carolers

Chisago City’s Annual Tree Lighting Festival at Moberg Park.  

Join us at Moberg Park for Chisago City’s Annual Lighting Festival! FREE Admission. 

Events include horse-drawn sleigh rides, music, caroling, refreshments, and of course, Santa! Bring your letters to Santa with a returned addressed envelope, and Santa will reply. 

Picket Fence Gals Annual Holiday Sale 

Picket Fence Gals is a one-of-a-kind sale! They have become one of the premier occasional sales in Minnesota. Through the years, Picket Fence Gals has grown to 2 buildings and added Picket Fence Guys. Each vendor has their own design aesthetic that gives Picket Fence Gals a wide array of styles that shoppers will love, from Farmhouse to Modern to BOHO to Mid-century. Every day during the sale is different because the vendors restock each night. Have fun and find wonderful treasures. 

Chisago Lakes Chamber Annual Meeting and Holiday Gala 

Join the Chisago Lakes Chamber team for their Annual Meeting and Holiday Gala. Get to know each other and the team during a social hour. Then enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and dessert! 

For more events in Chisago Lakes, visit the Chisago Lakes Chamber calendar

GO! Catch the holiday spirit in Chisago Lakes. 

Wishing you a merry and bright holiday season! 


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