Sleepy Eye Holiday Lights in Motion 

Thank you to all who helped make 2017 an incredible season!

10,000 vehicles passed through the park

1300 people enjoyed the free horse & carriage rides

and many, many more enjoyed the freewill concession stand and bonfire



  • Initiated in 2014, Sportsman’s Park (north of Sleepy Eye Lake on Hwy 4) was animated with five Holiday Light Displays (donated by Bob Schabert of Courtland)  
  • The 2015 season brought a Santa Ski Slope (another Bob Schabert Display), Lights in Trees Animated to Christmas Music, a 33’ “Dancing” Mega Christmas Tree, Decorated Camper Cabins, Trolley Rides and an Express North Pole Mail for kids to hand deliver letters to Santa.
  • In 2016 one more big display was added (final one donated by Bob Schabert), the Cul de sac area was lite/animated, the driving path was lighted and the community concession stand was brought onsite to use in conjuction with concession stand, campfire and trolley ride nights
  • The event grew in 2017 with a total of 150,000 lights including 70 lighted trees. The entrance was illuminated and a lighted American flag was added. 
  • Visitors can Drive Thru or Walk Thru the exhibits
  • All displays and trees use energy efficient LED lights! 

Thank you to the many businesses, organizations and individuals whose support has made this possible!


  • $ Donations to purchase the necessary supplies/light to build future displays. 
  • Labor from Individuals/Organizations to help build, assemble and dismantle the displays each season and also fundraising event workers
  • Committee members to help plan, organize, fund raise and/or build displays


  • We believe this project will grow into a tradition in which local folks as well as people from around the region will come to visit.
  • A place for families to gather during the holiday season.
  • The possibilities are endless….but we need community support to make our long term dream become a reality. 

Our 2018 goal is to raise $15,000    VIEW DONATIONS SO FAR>>>


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