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In Duluth, we don’t believe in boredom. With 12 months of festivals and fun-filled events, our calendar is packed with great times all year long and all across the city.


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Bentleyville Getaway Special at Pier B

You can’t stay closer to Bentleyville! Join us November 19 – December 26 to take in the magnificent view of the lights from the warmth of your room, while enjoying dinner at Silos Restaurant, or better yet, from our outdoor hot tub! It is impossible to stay closer to the magic than at Pier B Resort Hotel. We also offer on-site winter activities for the entire family to enjoy, including s’mores around our numerous fire pits, pedal cart rides, and wagon rides that take you right to the edge of the Bentleyville magic.

Holiday & Christmas Tours at Glensheen Mansion

No matter if you’ve been before or if this will be your first time, Glensheen is a must-stop destination for your holiday vacation or trip to Duluth. The entire estate glows during the winter, and after your tour, you are free to wander the grounds and explore to your heart’s desire. Not only can you experience brand-new decorations and themed rooms, but we are also hiding 25 elves throughout the mansion to find as you take your tour. The sneaky elves like to hide in funny places throughout the mansion, making for a great scavenger hunt for guests of all ages!

December 9 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Glensheen glensheen.org
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Christmas City Express Train

The performance of the Christmas City Express begins in the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, where you’ll be treated to a reading of the new Christmas City Express story, enjoy carolers, and a visit from a special guest! Then climb aboard the train for a short 30-minute ride up to Lake Superior. Onboard, enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, cookies and holiday tunes. Learn more at duluthtrains.com!  

December 9 • 4:15 pm - 8:45 pm North Shore Scenic Railroad duluthtrains.com
Annual Event

Bentleyville “Tour of Lights”

Bentleyville Tour of Lights is a walk through holiday lighting extravaganza! We take over Bayfront Festival Park, on the shores of Lake Superior in Downtown Duluth, and decorate it with over 5,000,000 lights! We are very popular and we often see large crowds – be prepared to wait if you are visiting on a weekend or right when we open for the evening. Many guests prefer to visit later in the evening or on weeknights. Learn more at bentleyvilleusa.org!  

December 9 • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Bayfront Festival Park www.bentleyvilleusa.org