Candlelight events

Candlelight event

If candlelight events are not already an annual tradition for you, let this be the season where you get out and experience winter adventure in a whole new light!

Short, easy trails will be lit with lanterns or luminaries, and you can drop in any time during the events to go whatever distance is comfortable for you. Afterward, warm up with refreshments by a crackling fire.

  • Anyone age 16 or older must carry a signed ski pass when using groomed cross-country ski trails in state parks or state forests, or on state trails or grant-in-aid trails.
  • Many parks offer rentals. See a list of cross-country ski rentals or snowshoe rentals.
  • Restrooms and vault toilets are open daily at all Minnesota state parks throughout the year.
  • Before you go... Find out the snow conditions.
  • Please note: Occasionally, due to extreme weather or poor snow conditions, an event may need to be canceled or changed. Generally a candlelight event will go on even when there's no snow - it just becomes a candlelight hike, rather than snowshoe or ski! When in doubt, call the park.


Events Calendar

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12/31/16

Fort Snelling State Park

New Year's Eve Candlelight Walk

01/06/17

Lake Bemidji State Park

Candlelight Snowshoe

01/06/17

Plymouth, MN

Candlelight Walk on the Luce Line State Trail

01/07/17

Itasca State Park

Snowshoe Warm-up: Pizza and Wings Sampling at the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Caf?

01/07/17

Lake Carlos State Park

Candlelight Event

01/07/17

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Lantern Lit Snowshoe Event along Schoolcraft Trail

01/14/17

Zippel Bay State Park

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe

01/14/17

Minneopa State Park

Winter Fest

01/14/17

Frontenac State Park

Candlelight Ski, Snowshoe and Hike

01/14/17

Hayes Lake State Park

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe

01/21/17

Lake Bronson State Park

Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe

01/28/17

St. Croix State Park

Candlelight Ski, Snowshoe or Hike

01/28/17

Buffalo River State Park

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe

02/04/17

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Music Under the Pines: Jim and Molly Bauer

02/04/17

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Candlelight Event

02/04/17

Afton State Park

Candlelight Walk

02/04/17

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Lantern Lit Snowshoe and Ski Event

02/04/17

Lake Carlos State Park

Candlelight Event

02/04/17

Hayes Lake State Park

Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe

02/04/17

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Candlelight Ski

02/04/17

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Candlelight Snowshoe and Hike

02/04/17

Whalan, MN on the Root RiverTrail

Whalan Candlelight ski

02/11/17

Rice Lake State Park

Candlelight Ski/Snowshoe/Hike

02/11/17

Wild River State Park

Annual Candlelight Ski/Snowshoe

02/11/17

Zippel Bay State Park

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe

02/11/17

William O'Brien State Park

Candlelight Walk along the St. Croix River!

02/11/17

2050 White Bear Ave, Maplewood, MN

Candlelight Walk on Gateway State Trail

02/11/17

Lake Bronson State Park

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe

02/11/17

Lac qui Parle State Park

Candlelight Hike - There's Smore' at Lac qui Parle!

02/11/17

Glendalough State Park

Candlelight Ski

02/11/17

Jay Cooke State Park

Candlelight Event

02/18/17

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Gooseberry Falls State Park Candlelight Event

02/25/17

Lake Bemidji State Park

Candlelight Ski Tour

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