One of the largest holiday events in Minnesota opened November 18th at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

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The Glow Holiday Festival is a walk-through festival featuring over a million lights, art installations, live music by local choirs, beloved Minnesota State Fair foods, and so much more.

The GLOW experience remains open until January 2nd, which means you have plenty of time to plan a trip!

Now, let me warn you, this is a HUGE event. It truly lives up to its name. Below is a map of the grounds. Beware, it can be a bit overwhelming.

Glow Website

To be quite frank, this map doesn't even do the festival justice. Click here to read more about what the biggest holiday event of the year has to offer.

According to the FAQs on GLOW's website, most people spend 60-90 minutes touring the exhibits.

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I think it's extremely important (at least, in my opinion) to note what fair food vendors will be present at this fantastic winter event. 

This year, Colonial Nut Roll, KCM Egg Roll, Mountain Mike’s, Pronto Pups, Original Hockey Mom, Youniverse, Two Rivers Kettle Korn, Floyd’s, IPerogi, Pickle Palace, and Thumb Cookies will help cure your fair food cravings.

In addition, beverage stations serving hot chocolate, cider, beer, and wine — including GLOW’s very own Gingerbread Blonde Ale by Elm Creek Brewery will be sprinkled through the fairgrounds.

PSA: Tickets must be purchased online!

Adult general admission: $20.75

Child general admission: $12.75

Kids ages 4 and under are free.

Minnesota’s Longest Drive-Thru Light Show Is In Mankato

The Kiwanis Holiday Light Display is located at Sibley Park in Mankato. The holiday display is free to the public but cash donations are accepted. All money collected is given to area non-profits.