Bentleyville Lights Up Duluth

Tour of Lights Opens for the Holiday Season

Bentleyville turned on over four million lights as Santa parachuted in from the sky to kick off the holiday season.

The nonprofit organization puts on the display every year, purely for the communities enjoyment.

“Bentleyville is about giving back to the community, it’s about people bringing nonperishable food items and new unwrapped choice and people giving back to people in need during the holiday season,” said Nathan Bentley, executive director.

Bentleyville has been open since 2003, implementing itself into Duluth families holiday traditions. Some visitors young and old have been coming for years.

“It’s good to see everybody here celebrating the holidays, all the lights and everything it’s really special,” said Cole Savick.

Every year people travel from miles away to tour the lights and they don’t expect this year to be any different.

“Well last year we had 243,000 people last year so if the weather cooperates maybe we’ll see a little over 250,000 people, it’s all weather dependent,” said Bentley.

Bentleyville is sporting a couple new attractions this year, maintaining their place as the largest free light display in america.

Although it is free to visit Bentleyville, donations are welcome, and all unwrapped new toys and canned foods are donated to the salvation army.

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