Effective Friday, August 6, 2021, face coverings will be required inside Mayo Civic Center until further notice.
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    Northern Lights Festival

  • Dates: December 2, 2021 - December 19, 2021
  • Location: Mayo Civic Center
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Drawing its inspiration from the wintery North, the Northern Lights Festival is Minnesota's newest holiday experience, proudly anchored at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester.

The Northern Lights Festival has something for people of all ages to enjoy; chances to eat and drink, enjoy our 25,000+ sq. ft. light park, shop in the Mini MN Christmas Market, countless photo ops, make-and-take experiences and more.

The festival will conclude with a Christmas Concert to remember on December 17th.

Hours (December 2-19):

Thursdays: 11am-8pm

Fridays: 11am-9pm

Saturdays: 10am-9pm

Sundays: 11am-6pm

The Northern Lights Festival is put on by Fight For Something and made possible through the support of Experience Rochester.


The Light Park
Early Bird Pricing
$15  Adults
$10  Children (ages 5-13)

Full Price (starting November 26)
$17  Adults
$12  Children (ages 5-13)

The Light Park + Christmas Concert Ticket Bundle
$35  Adults
$20  Children (ages 5-13)
*Each ticket bundle includes a one (1) time admission into the Light Park and admission to the Christmas Concert 

Box Office Information

Mayo Civic Center Box Office
In State Toll Free: 1-800-422-2199

Hours of Operation
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday - Tuesday: CLOSED

Tickets for upcoming events can also be purchased ONLINE through Ticketmaster