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Bentleyville Tour of Lights

November 23, 2019-8:00 am - December 28, 2019-5:00 pm CET

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 Bentleyville Tour of Lights

Bentleyville Tour of Lights

Bayfront Festival Park is handicapped accessible with paved walkways. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come-first-served basis. The chairs can be picked up at our Food & Toy donation drop off near the entrance to Bentleyville. 

Note: visitors who need to use wheelchairs are encouraged to visit Monday through Thursday, as the attendance is lower on these days.

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Dennis O’Hara is a Duluth based photographer who specializes in nature and commercial photography. Dennis has taken countless breathtaking images of Lake Superior and the surrounding areas over the past two decades. You can find more of his work at www.northernimages.com

More info about the event you find in the Visitor Guide.


From the events website: ‘With the success and growing  popularity, Bentleyville each year invests $150,000 adding  additional tunnels, fresh new light displays, new photo opportunities and new and exciting ways to captivate those that have made Bentleyville their holiday tradition.  Santa and Mrs. Claus now skydive in on opening night and fireworks mark the final night of each season.

Bentleyville has gone from a 2-month hobby to a year-round organization which involves  planning,  repairing, purchasing, fundraising and organizing now one of Minnesota’s largest events.  Nathan Bentley still has his pulse on every decision, working every set up day, every meeting and is at Bentleyville every night from lights on to lights off.  He is here right now strolling the park.  You may see him in his red staff coat and signature red  ball cap that says “Mayor Bentley”.

Attendance in 2017 surpassed 330,000 people strolling through the whimsical light display requiring new parking infrastructure and ways to transport the growing crowds. We are now operating 4 parking lots and as many as 12 buses transport our guests on busy nights.’

Read the entire story here.

Entrance to the park is free, the organisations ask for donations.


November 23, 2019-8:00 am
December 28, 2019-5:00 pm
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