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2016 Winter Lighting Ceremony
18th-Annual Winter Lighting Ceremony

Burnsville’s Heart of the City will once again shine with holiday lights this winter season when the area is set aglow during the community’s 18th-Annual Winter Lighting Ceremony.

When:  Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 from 6 to 6:45 p.m.
Where:  Nicollet Commons Park, located on
Nicollet Avenue and 126th Street
Parking:   Free parking is available at the Heart of the City Park and Ride Ramp located one block north of Burnsville Parkway on Pillsbury Ave., and in the Heart of the City Parking Deck located north of the Ames Center.

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More than 200,000 mini lights, 230 streetlight snowflakes and a 30-foot-tall tree will come to life again this November, and all Burnsville residents and winter-lighting enthusiasts are invited to attend.

Residents and visitors are invited to attend the ceremony and stroll through the lights. The ceremony 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.

For the seventh consecutive year, the Winter Lighting will use light-emitting diode (LED) lights – resulting in approximately 90 percent less energy use compared to traditional incandescent lights.

Jo Jo’s Rise & Wine will provide coffee, The Original Pancake House will provide hot chocolate, Chianti Grill will provide fresh baked cookies, Cub Foods will provide candy canes, and Chick-fil-A will provide hot sandwiches – all complimentary! Colorful, LED pins will also be for sale at the event. Proceeds will support the Winter Lighting Event.

This year the Community Foundation is partnering with Thrivent Financial for a Toys for Tots drop-spot. Stop by Burnsville Thrivent (12700 Nicollet Ave., Ste. 120-B) with your gift.

The Winter Lighting Ceremony is sponsored and paid for by the 
Burnsville Community Foundation through generous donations from area businesses and residents. Over the past 15 years, the Foundation has raised more than $500,000 to make this event a cherished Burnsville tradition.

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