Winter lighting ceremony set Nov. 21 in Burnsville

Burnsville’s 14th annual Winter Lighting Ceremony will take place between 6 and 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Nicollet Commons Park, located on Nicollet Avenue and 126th Street just outside of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. The ceremony will feature more than 200,000 mini-lights, 230 streetlight snowflakes and a 30-foot-tall tree.

Festivities will include a special appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Claus as well as entertainment by the Burnsville High School Freestyle Singers and the Sioux Trail Elementary Choir. In addition, 360 Communities in Burnsville will sponsor a nonperishable food drive, and food shelf donations will be accepted the night of the event.

Free parking will be available at the Heart of the City Park and Ride Ramp located one block north of Burnsville Parkway on Pillsbury Avenue, and in the Heart of the City Parking Deck located north of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center.

Complimentary hot beverages, cookies, and candy canes will be provided.

Call (952) 895-4500 for more information or visit