Holiday events listing published Dec. 29, 2021

The holiday season brings many special festivities. Listed are the final events and the last night for light shows this holiday season.

The holiday season brings many special festivities. From family gatherings to school concerts and church programs, there are many events in which people may choose to participate. Listed are several concerts, festivals and other public activities set for the coming weeks.

Through Dec. 31

  • The fourth annual Meeker County Museum Christmas tree village with trees decorated by Meeker County non-profit organizations, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; $3.

  • The holiday light show at Dave and Shelly Ceasar’s at 527 South Marshall Avenue in Litchfield will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until 10 p.m. Friday. The show is set to music including a song performed by the Litchfield High School Band. Three neighbors are linked to the wireless system, so that lights at all four homes are synchronized.

  • Chris Rengstorf and Cheryl Baumann have music synced to their holiday lights daily at 209 12th Street North in Benson. The home is across from Park View Manor and the shows start at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Tune your radio to 98.7 to listen, no song is played more than once, so all shows are different.

Through Jan. 1

  • The “Celebrate the Light of the World,” at Robbins Island in Willmar closed for the season early to the cold weather.

  • The Kenneth Newberg home in rural Blomkest welcomes you to drive into the yard and enjoy the holiday lights between 5 and 11 p.m. daily. The address is 2800 165th Ave SW, Blomkest; eight miles south of Willmar on Highway 71, then 1 ¾ mile west on 165th Avenue Southwest (also County Road 80), which is a gravel road.

Through Jan. 3

  • The Roger Mitteness farm south of Benson welcomes you to drive in and see the holiday lights up close between 5:30 and 10:30 p.m. daily. The address is 525 20th Ave. S.E.; four miles south of Benson on Highway 29, turn left on 50th Avenue, go one mile east and turn right (south) onto 20th Avenue.

Dec. 29-30

  • “Christmas at Sperry House” is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays in the partially restored 1893 home. The home is decorated for Christmas and the tree displays a variety of 1800s (Victorian) ornaments. The Sperry House, part of the Kandiyohi County Historical Society, is located just west of the museum on North Business Highway 71 in Willmar. Admission is $3 adults, kids 12 and under are free. Closed Dec. 31.

  • The Kandiyohi County Historical Society Museum, 610 Business Highway 71 N.E. in Willmar, will be celebrating the new year from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. There will be a selfie photo booth and stations to make your own party hat and decorate your New Year’s glass. Admission is $3 adults, kids 12 and under are free. Two special events will be held at 1 p.m. with a limit of 30 persons due to COVID-19 restrictions, so it will be first come, first served. Dec. 29 is make-it-and-take-it project of New Year’s noisemakers; and Dec. 30 is make-it-and-take-it project of a 2022 suncatcher.

Dec. 30

  • The Willmar Public Library will have a Lego and Duplo free play day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No kits will be available.

Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
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