Come enjoy the magic of campus this holiday season!
Eagan, Minn. (October 10, 2023) – Viking Lakes is excited to announce its third annual Winter SKOLstice, and this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever! Winter SKOLstice is designed to give Minnesotans the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the winter weather, with activities for all ages and skill levels.
New this year, Magic of Lights will make its Twin Cities debut at Viking Lakes. Magic of Lights™ features over 2 million dazzling holiday lights. Guests will enjoy Magic of Lights’™ classic holiday favorites including Winter Wonderland, the 12 days of Christmas, Toyland, festive Elves, and Reindeer Road from the comfort of their vehicles. In addition to the 200-foot-long Enchanting Tunnel of Lights, illuminated displays include the 32-foot-tall, animated Mattel’s Waving Christmas Barbie™, and the legendary BIGFOOT® Monster Truck. Magic of Lights is a nostalgic and festive event everyone will enjoy. A new augmented reality feature will be introduced this year as well, making the magical experience even more interactive.
Magic of Lights™ shines Monday through Thursday from 5:30PM – 9:00PM and Friday through Sunday from 5:30PM – 10:00PM beginning November 17 through December 31. Tickets for this colorful seasonal event are on sale now and tickets are priced per vehicle. For more information or tickets, visit: www.magicoflights.com/minneapolis.
“On behalf of the tenants, residents and fans at Viking Lakes, we are excited to welcome Magic of Lights™ to campus,” said Viking Lakes General Manager Kyle Chank. “We are looking forward to welcoming families out to experience this dazzling display and everything else coming to Winter Skolstice this year.”
“We are excited to bring Magic of Lights™ to the Twin Cities community for the first time ever and believe it will become an annual holiday tradition,” says Ken Hudgens, CEO of Family Entertainment Holdings, LLC. “Our innovative creative team has designed a drive-through holiday wonderland light experience that promises to dazzle and delight guests of all ages.”
More details on this year’s Winter SKOLstice coming soon including the Warming Hause, ice skating, curling, pond hockey, and much more! Stay tuned for what we have planned for 90 days of exciting activations on campus including some of your favorite winter activities.
About Family Entertainment Holdings, LLC
Family Entertainment Holdings, LLC is a diversified, entertainment holding company that develops family-oriented live events including Magic of Lights ®, an outdoor holiday lights drive-through experience produced at venues throughout North America and Hot Wheels® Monster Trucks Live, showcasing a toys-to-life show of Mattel’s legendary Hot Wheels Monster Trucks show presented across North America, Europe and elsewhere internationally. The Company is headquartered in New York, NY. For more information visit familyentertainmentlive.com.
About Viking Lakes
Viking Lakes is a 200-acre, mixed-use master development owned and operated by the Wilf Family/MV Ventures and located in Eagan, MN. With a mission formed around a healthy, active lifestyle, the campus will ultimately encompass more than 3 million square feet of corporate and medical offices, retail, entertainment, and multi-family housing. The project boasts open and public spaces, including trails, water/wetland preserves and other amenities to create vibrancy and connectivity, all anchored by the 34-acre headquarters and training facility of the Minnesota Vikings – Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center and TCO Stadium. The Eagan campus already includes Twin Cities Orthopedics Eagan, Training HAUS, Salvo Soccer, Arete Sport, USTA Northern, Viking Lakes Residences, Omni Viking Lakes Hotel and the Vikings Museum and Locker Room Team Store.
About Family Entertainment Holdings, LCC
Family Entertainment Holdings, LLC is a diversified, entertainment holding company that develops family-oriented live events including Magic of Lights, an outdoor holiday lights drive-through experience produced at venues throughout North AMV Ventures is a full-service real estate developer in Minnesota. Owned by the Wilf Family, MV Ventures is responsible for the construction, management, and activation of best-in-class destinations, including Viking Lakes.
About MV Ventures
MV Ventures is a full-service real estate developer in Minnesota. Owned by the Wilf Family, MV Ventures is responsible for the construction, management, and activation of best-in-class destinations, including Viking Lakes.