Bentleyville Tour of Lights is Already Setting Up for Christmas, and They Need Your Help

Volunteers to help set up Duluth's largest holiday event are needed!

DULUTH, Minn.- With colder weather soon around the corner, some people are already getting into the holiday spirit.

Bentleyville Tour of Lights is one of the biggest displays of Christmas lights in the United States. It’s going into its 15th year of showing and Nathan Bentley, the executive director of the display, is asking for help.

The annual set up of lights has been at the Bayfront location for ten years now, greeting hundreds of thousands of people every year. New to Bentleyville this year will be a net display of lights along the 42 pine trees lining railroad street in front of the park.

Vlounteers have already been busy setting up the tree lights for the past seven weeks, but Bentley says there’s still a lot of work to do.

” We are in great need every year for new people to come down and experience the Bentleyville experience of setting Bentleyville up and then once we open, we need an additional 60 volunteers every single night for 40 nights. That’s 2400 volunteers we need thought the course of Bentleyville.”

The half million dollar budget for nearly four million Christmas lights keeps the event free for everyone passing through.

Setup for Bentleyville will officially begin September 22 every Saturday and Sunday from 8 to 4 and Wednesdays from 5 to 8. Anyone is welcome to help out.

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