2020 has been a unique year, creating some hardships, but also new opportunities. As we near the holidays, many traditions we know and love look a different as well. Unfortunately, due to current restrictions, the Faribault Winterfest Celebration has been cancelled for this year. But, the Faribault community is resilient, and has found new, Covid safe ways to celebrate this December! Best of all, these events are free!
Bundle up, grab some hot cocoa, and enjoy an evening driving around and taking in these festivities! They might just become a new tradition!
The Hometown Holidays Drive-By Tree Display in Central Park will be active after dark Dec 3- Dec 6th. Central Park is located at 430 2nd Ave NW, Faribault, MN.
The Faribault FaLaLa Lighting Display is new to Faribault, but allows creative homeowners to show off their holiday spirit and hard work! Viewing starts on Dec. 8, and will end at 6 P.M. on Dec 22nd. Click here to see the map of participating locations.
Plus, many downtown businesses decorate their windows with stunning displays and creativity! A walk downtown is sure to delight!
While you’re enjoying the beautiful light displays at Central Park, and around town, support local restaurants by ordering take-out, and check out all of the wonderful items available at area retailers! Plus, the Cannon Valley Farmers’ Market takes place Saturday’s at the Faribault West Mall, and Faribault Harley Davidson is hosting Outdoor Photos With Santa on the 12th of December.
Christmas in Faribault
With seasonal concerts canceled and gatherings to sing the carols of Christmas scarcer by the day, a spark of community creativity has arisen. Christmas in Faribault is an hour-long a virtual Christmas concert featuring musical contributions from around our beloved town. It is being offered with a sincere desire to lift our collective spirit and the most vulnerable in our community through our local Salvation Army. The live premiere will be Saturday, December 19 at 7 pm. Mark your calendar now! Find Christmas in Faribault 2020 on YouTube or watch on Faribault Community Television (FCTV) on Spectrum/ Charter 181 or Consolidated 10. Christmas in Faribault is produced by Fox Video Productions.
Do you love theater? Stream the Paradise Holiday Radio Theater from the comfort of your own home. Visit www.paradisecenterforthearts.org to get your safe socially distant tickets! Paradise Community Theatre is excited to share this show with you this season!
As for Winterfest in Faribault, the tradition, the parade of lights, snowmobile show, and all of the fun, will return next year!