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Celsey Hutterer, 5, checked out the center of the large artificial tree lit up along with many other trees during the annual downtown holiday lighting ceremony in Burnsville’s Nicollet Commons Park last Wednesday. The city flipped the switch on more than 200,000 mini lights and 230 streetlight snowflakes.

Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune

Santa and Mrs. Claus were in attendance as Burnsville held its annual downtown holiday lighting ceremony.

Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune

Let there be holiday lights in Burnsville

  • November 27, 2012 - 10:55 AM

Burnsville didn't wait for Thanksgiving to get its holiday season started. The annual lighting ceremony in the Heart of the City was held the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Including the seasonal displays in Nicollet Commons park as well as lights along major streets, the city illuminated more than 200,000 mini lights and 230 streetlight snowflakes. The displays have used LED lights, which use about 90 percent less energy than traditional bulbs, for three years, the city says.

The ceremony was sponsored by the Burnsville Community Foundation, and Jo Jo's Rise & Wine, Chianti Grill and Cub Foods pitched in with complimentary goodies for the crowd.

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