Light Up Victoria

Light Up Victoria

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'Tis the season to light up Victoria with holiday cheer!

Join our holiday gathering in downtown Victoria from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on December 7, 2023 for free winter activities and community performances as we turn on our holiday lights for the first time of the season.

Light Up Victoria Event Schedule
5:45-6:00 p.m. — Caroling on Bayfront Plaza by the St. Victoria Parish Family Choir
6:00-6:15 p.m. — Mayoral Greetings and Lighting of Bayfront Park with Deb McMillan, Mayor of Victoria
6:20-6:40 p.m. — Dance Performances in the Community Bandstand by Studio West Dance Studio
6:15-7:00 p.m. — Free Winter Activities
Take a Photo with Santa Sponsored by the Victoria Business Association
Hay Rides Provided by RE/MAX JW Real Estate Group - John Wichmann
Caroling in the Park with the Holy Family Catholic High School Vocal Group
Hot Apple Cider Provided by Enki Brewing
Holiday Crafts Provided by the Victoria Library
Carlson Llovable Llamas Sponsored by HomeTown Bank
Candy Canes Provided by Old National Bank
Holiday Tree Provided by By the Woods Custom Landscaping
Sweet Treats Available for Purchase from Cane & Cotton
Don’t forget to support our local businesses when celebrating holiday cheer this season! Buy a local present, purchase gift cards, or even leave a good review of your favorite Victoria businesses. All these actions can make a big impact on our local businesses in Victoria!

The Great Victoria Light Fight
Illustration of LightsWe are hoping to spread some holiday cheer and light up Victoria as much as possible this year! Through the holiday season, we will be hosting a holiday light display contest to encourage everyone to light up their businesses and organizations!
Community members will be able to vote on their favorite light display in Victoria, Minnesota from 6:10 p.m. on December 7, 2023 to 11:59 p.m. on December 21, 2023. We will announce the winner with the largest amount of votes on December 22, 2023!

Vote for Your Favorite Light Display!

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Len Olson is once again coordinating a Toys for Tots collection drive this year! Members of our community can drop new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes positioned in local businesses across Victoria, Minnesota.  The toys will then be brought to the Light Up Victoria event where the Marines will pick them up and distribute to children in need.
Sign up your business to host a Toys for Tots collection box.

This event is over for 2023. Check back next year for 2024 event information.

Light Up Victoria Details
Dates: Thursday, December 7, 2023 
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Bayfront Park in Downtown Victoria, 1730 Stieger Lake Lane, Victoria, MN 55386
Public Restrooms: Available in City Hall 

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The City of Victoria Communications & Public Engagement Department creates interactive and engaging opportunities for our community to connect with neighbors and learn more about the City of Victoria and the surrounding area.
Victoria's Holiday Business Specials and Events
The Dog Nanny Boutique Holiday Events and Specials
Small Business Saturday on November 25, 2023 —  Visit The Dog Nanny Boutique for stocking Stuffer Saturday for the pups! BOGO on ALL treats, bones, and toys! 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 — Cookies and hot chocolate for the family and treats for the pups before and after the tree lighting!
Saturday, December 2 and Saturday December 9, 2023 — Pictures with SANTA! Bring the pups or the whole family too! 
ENKI Brewing Holiday Events
December 7, 2023 — Stop by ENKI Brewing after the Light Up Victoria event for a free trivia night from 7 to 9 p.m. to test your knowledge of the most random stuff around.
December 16, 2023 — Stop by the Holiday Market at ENKI Brewing from 2 to 6 p,m. on December 16 to shop goods made by the best makers and craftspeople around!
December 18, 2023 — Stop by ENKI Brewing to enjoy a special holiday performance by the St. Victoria's Church Choir. Enki's bar and kitchen will be open special hours, from 4-9 p.m. 
Churchills Quality Cigars & Gifts Holiday Event
December 7, 2023 — Stop by Churchills Quality Cigars & Gifts for their annual Christmas Party from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. on December 7, 2023! They'll have specials as well as food and beverages for purchase!
SEEK Eye Care Titanium Blackfin Eyewear Trunk Party
December 7, 2023 — Stop by the Titanium Blackfin Eyewear Trunk Party at SEEK Eye Care from 1 to 6 p.m. on December 7 as they are offering $200 off your Complete Pair of Blackfin Glasses and 30% off your second Complete Pair!
Arboretum AppleHouse Holiday Boutique
December 5 - 21, 2023 — The Arboretum's popular AppleHouse becomes a Holiday Boutique in November and December. Find everything you need to make the holidays special, including seasonal decor, gifts and gourmet goodies for you holiday meals. 
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Winter Lights
November - December 31, 2023 — Stroll through the Arboretum gardens decked out in Winter Lights. Enjoy fresh air as you explore outdoor light displays, highlighting flowers, trees and the beauty of nature, on the one-mile, self-guided walking route

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