Experience the beauty of winter at the Hiawatha Pageant Park in Pipestone! The 4th Annual Lights at the Lodge lighting is Saturday, November 25, 2023 at the Hiawatha Pageant Park, official lighting at 6:00 pm. After the official lighting, the lights will be on every night through January 1, 2024. Following the opening night, visitors will be able to drive through the park exiting through the north gate, or can park and walk through the lighted sites throughout the holiday season. The first night of lighting (weather permitting) on Saturday, November 25, includes a luminary walk, live entertainment provided by local musicians, and refreshments served at the lodge. There will also be painted boards for holiday photo opportunities.
Individuals, families, and organizations are invited to adopt a tree to decorate and light. Volunteers use their personal lights, decorations, and electrical cords. Several tall ladders and poles are available to help with decorating. To reserve a tree, you must contact the Pipestone City Office at 507-825-3324. Tree decoration can start on Friday, November 17. Trees must be decorated by 4:00 pm on Friday, November 24. There is no fee to decorate a tree, but trees are limited.
Volunteers will be needed to assist with lighting trees, setting up indoor and outdoor decorations and lighted scenes ahead of opening night. The opening night lighting requires volunteers to serve beverages, set up luminaries, and provide live entertainment. Volunteers are also needed to take down lights and decorations by January 8. Anyone interested in volunteering for the event can contact the City Office at 507-825-3324.