Bentleyville “Tour of Lights” brings people together to create delightful memories for all with a walk-through format for our 2021 season with FREE admission. Santa skydives in on opening night! Open Evenings Nov. 20th – Dec. 27th, 2021 • 5-9 Sun-Thurs 5-10 Fri-Sat
Back to a Walk Through – in 2021 Bentleyville is a walk through event again! We switched to a drive through format in 2020 due to covid-19 restrictions, but we are happy to see everyone in-person again!
Visiting with Santa – Santa & Mrs. Claus are on site to visit with families. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be standing near the line of guests to hear Christmas wishes and take photos. To ensure safety of guests and staff, visitors will not be permitted to sit on Santa’s lap.
Donations – Guests are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item or new unwrapped toy to donate to the Salvation Army for those in need. Food and toys collected at Bentleyville are distributed to seven communities in Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. Financial donations can be made on site at Bentleyville by depositing checks or cash at any of our donation bins throughout the park.
Bentleyville is FREE – Bentleyville has free admission for all guests, as well as free hot cocoa & coffee, free cookies, free freshly popped popcorn, free marshmallows to roast, and free visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus! $10 per vehicle to park in the Bentleyville lots.
How to Dress – BENTLEYVILLE IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT! DRESS FOR WARMTH!
It is always easier to take off a layer than to add one (though you can stop in our Gift Shop and pick up a scarf or sweater!) Our event is on the shores of Lake Superior and the weather conditions can be very hard on those who are very young or very old. Please dress for strong winds and cold temps!
Handicap Accessibility – Bayfront Festival Park is handicapped accessible and we keep the pathways as clear as possible for those who need mobility assistance. We have wheelchairs that are free to use for guests. They are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and are located near the main entrance. You can also ask event staff for a chair when you arrive and we will bring it to you.
Bentleyville opens each night at 5 pm – including all Holidays! – Bentleyville will open Saturday, November 21st and continue through Saturday, December 26th. We will be open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.
November 20th – December 27th, 2021
Sunday – Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
Friday & Saturday 5 pm – 10 pm
Food & Toy Donations – Bentleyville is an official Salvation Army drop off site for non-perishable food items and new unwrapped toys. We encourage all guests to bring a new unwrapped toy or nonperishable food item
Help us reach our goal of collecting 25,000 lbs. of food and 15,000 new toys for those in need. Donations collected at Bentleyville are given to families in 7 communities in Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.