Christmas Lights

Glensheen New Home for Marcia Hales’ ‘Spirit of the Lights’

After 20 years in her Park Point backyard, light display moves locations.

DULUTH, Minn.- Glensheen Mansion will officially house another Northland Holiday Tradition Tuesday–Marcia Hales’ Spirit of the Lights display opens on the estate from 4 to 9 p.m. For more than 20 years the same lights were on display at Marcia’s Park Point home for all to enjoy. About 30-40 volunteers helped shine the lights again on Glensheen grounds. An undertaking…

Christmas Lights Up, Christmas Tours On at Glensheen Mansion

Choose from three different tours to take.

DULUTH, Minn.- The holidays are in full swing at Glensheen Mansion, with their Christmas Tours now underway. You can choose from three different tours at the mansion: a self-guided tour, a half self-guided full mansion tour, and the new candlelight tour. For the candlelight tour, staff turns off all the interior lights, illuminating the mansion in only Christmas lights. Staff…

Thieves Strike Bentleyville Yet Again

Items Stolen and Damage as Display Comes Down

DULUTH, Minn.- Even though the holiday season is over, that hasn’t stopped some more Grinches from stealing from Bentleyville Tour of Lights as the display is being taken down. Thursday night crooks sawed off a cable that was the major power supply of the light show, stole 150 gallons of diesel, a motor, and spotlights that lit up the “#Bentleyville2018”…

End of An Era: Marcia Hales Switches Off Lights After 20 Years

Final Night Sends Off 20 Year Legacy

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s been over 10 days since Christmas, but the holidays haven’t left Park Point thanks to Marcia Hales’s light show. Until Saturday night, when she lit up Park Point for the last time. After over 20 years of bringing holiday cheer to generations, Hales said it has simply become too much. While she’s been approached by many who…

Marcia Hales’ Holiday Lights Up Till 31st

Hales Says, It Must Come to an End

DULUTH, Minn- As you are out enjoying the warm weather, you might consider stopping for some holiday cheer at Park Point. Marcia Hales’s Holiday Spirit in the Lights display opened on the 14th, and runs through the 31st. Families can take a tour of the different lights and head down to the beach, where even the sand is dressed in…

Hales Lights Brighten Park Point for the Last Year

Hales Says, It Must Come to an End

DULUTH, Minn.- A Park Point tradition seems to be coming to a close this year. Marcia Hales ‘s “Holiday Spirit in the Lights” display opened Friday night, for the final time according to Hales. With a heavy heart from all, Hales is switching on her lights for the last time, after two decades bringing smiles to young and old, brighter…

Christmas Tree Illuminates Superior Public Library

Holiday Tree Up for All to Enjoy

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The annual Holiday Tree is now lit in Downtown Superior. The colorfully lit tree looks over the Superior Public Library, and the adjacent corner of Tower Avenue and the newly constructed Belknap Street. Santa paid a visit there on Small Business Saturday, lighting the tree for the first time this season. Superior’s Tannenbaum provides a nice backdrop to…

Duluth Man’s New Firetruck Helps with Holiday Lights

Barry Sinex's New Ride is the Talk of the Town

DULUTH, Minn.-Ask any young boy, and they’ll tell you that it is their dream to own a big red firetruck and drive it around town. But one Duluth resident made that a reality, and he’s using it to help spread some holiday cheer. The blare of a siren and spinning lights make you feel like you’re at a fire station….

Bentleyville is Coming to Town This Saturday

Final Touches Go on Light Show

DULUTH, Minn.- Last minute preparations are underway before the switch turns on for this year’s Bentleyville Tour of Lights. Opening day is Saturday, and on Sunday crews and volunteers were working hard on the final day of construction, leading up to what’s known as America’s Largest Free-Walk-Through Lighting Display. “We’re all just doing some final touches on everything here today,”…

Right Around the Corner, Volunteers Needed for Bentleyville

Holiday Light Show Needs Help Setting Up

DULUTH, Minn.- Even though Halloween is still on the way, the clock is ticking to get Bentleyville Tour of Lights up and ready to go, when the switch turns on November 17th. So far there seems to be progress, as Holiday lights line much of Bayfront Park. But volunteers are still needed to help setting up what is billed as…

Last Days to Vote for Christmas Light Displays

Lighting Challenge Winners Announced Friday

DULUTH, Minn. – With one week until Christmas, snow on the ground, lights on homes and decorations in yards, it’s not hard to tell many Northlanders are in the holiday spirit. One tradition keeping that spirit thriving is the Christmas Lighting Challenge. The challenge is put on by A Sweet Event and this year more than 80 homes are involved….

Morning Update 12-11-17

Local News and Weather Headlines in the Northland

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Bentleyville Remains Nation’s Largest Free Lighting Display

Coffee Conversation: Bentleyville Tour of Lights

DULUTH, Minn. – With the holidays right around the corner, giant lighting displays are beginning to take over Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. This is for Bentelyville Tour of Lights. Nearly four million lights fill the nation’s largest free walk through lighting display. Through the walk, there are stops for complimentary hot cocoa, cookies, popcorn and roasted marshmallows. Children will…

Christmas Lighting Challenge Begins this Week

Twin Ports Area Christmas Lighting Challenge Starts Wednesday

DULUTH, Minn. – It may be Halloween on Tuesday, but registration for the Twin Ports Area Christmas Lighting Challenge begins this week. Families and business owners are encouraged to decorate their buildings in Christmas lights and enter them in the competition. Once the establishments are entered, families can see the list online, tour the displays and vote for their favorites….