Community Events and Festivals

Winter Lighting Ceremony

Let's illuminate the Heart of the City with more than 200,000 mini lights, 230 snowflakes and a 30-foot-tall tree! Join us “flip on the switch” that lights up Burnsville’s downtown.

Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 22
Time: 6 p.m.
Free to attend

Night time photo of Nicollet Commons Park trees lit up with lights Text: Winter Lighting Ceremony
Two young kids sitting on Santa's lap

Tinsel, Treats and Giving Holiday Event

Diamondhead Education Center Door #1, 200 W Burnsville Parkway
Date: Friday, Dec. 15
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
Free to attend

Oh what fun! You're invited to our holiday event with Burnsville Police and ISD191 Community Ed! Join us for a DJ, food pantry, cookie decorating, holiday crafts and coloring, visit Santa and his elf, face painting and a sensory friendly space.

Winter Golf

Get into the swing of winter at Birnamwood Golf Center with this unique experience! Large, gator-skin dodgeballs will be used as the "golf balls" and holes will be marked in the snow. Enjoy food vendors and alcoholic beverages. 

Birnamwood Golf Course, 12424 Parkwood Dr
Date: Saturday, Jan. 20
Time: Tee times beginning at 9 a.m.
Cost: $10/golfer
Registration coming soon!

Cartoon golf course in winter with snow and a sunset
Snowglobe on a bed of snow. Inside the snowglobe is a small statue of a polar bear and text written

Polar Fest

Experience the coolest festival in Burnsville with all kinds of family-friendly outdoor games, sporting activities, entertainment, food vendors and more!

North River Hills Park, 11501 19th Ave. 
Date: Saturday, Feb. 10
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Be sure to check out the Burnsville International Festival, Art and All That Jazz and the Burnsville Festival and Fire Muster!

Looking for additional events in the area, visit Experience Burnsville for local flavor, local flare and all the fun!

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