Welcome to Larson's Lights!

There is a little Clark Griswold in us...

Larson's Lights - Holiday Lights in New Hope, Minnesota is a computer synchronized Christmas music and light show that runs from Thanksgiving Day until the week after the New Year. We are located on Ensign Avenue in New Hope, MN.

Follow the blog or take a look at the About Us link to the left to find out more about our display!

87.9FM - The Sled

Closing Night 2019

January 3rd, 2020

Tonight is the last night of Larson’s Lights for this Holiday Season. Thank you to everyone that has come out to see the display this year. It has been an incredible but short season and we have been touched by the kind words we have heard and seen. Come out one last time! The display runs until 11pm this evening and then the Sled goes off the air at 12:05am tomorrow.

Two nights left!!

January 2nd, 2020

There are just two nights left to see the lights!

Our last night for the season is on Friday, January 3rd.

Thank you all!

The Larson’s – Greg & Jen

And we are up!!

December 30th, 2019

Lights are on and running!!

No Show December 29th

December 29th, 2019

We are sorry to report that we will not be running again this evening. With all of the rain yesterday and earlier today, we were just not able to dry out enough to run today. If we ran this evening, only about 1/2 of our display would be running properly. We appreciate your continued support and hope to be up and running tomorrow evening.

All our best –

The Larson’s

No Show December 28th

December 28th, 2019

Good day, Unfortunately, due to the weather there will be NO SHOW tonight, December 28th.

With heavy rain occurring now and rain in the forecast this evening, we wanted to take a moment to remind you about our weather procedures.

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Unlike most static lights, our display is computer operated and uses software and high voltage controller boxes to control the lights. The electrical requirements for our show require us to have water sensing (GFCI) outdoor outlets in place and to use high grade electrical cords meant for wet conditions.

Rain is a particularly great problem for our show as the very nature of a GFCI outlet is to trip (or turn off) the outlet with any presence of water. With so many cords, connections and open ends in our display, it is impossible to prevent water from entering the system! That’s where the GFCI do their job – they shut down electricity and prevent the operation of the lights until water is removed from the system. It protects the electronics and protects all of us. Sometimes we can isolate this to one element and present the rest of the show with that element disabled if we can discover where the water is entering the system. Sometimes it requires us to disable the entire show. Amount of rain, how hard it falls and the length of the wet conditions also contributes to how the system reacts.

Snow is not nearly as much a problem for us as snow has to have a very high water content to be a problem for the display.

With all of that as background information we wanted all of you to understand that while you may be able to run your lights (and your neighbors may be able to) in the rain – we may or may not be able to.

Especially this evening, or when in doubt, please check this website OR our Facebook page. We will always post when the show is offline as we never want someone to come out and be disappointed!

May you find peace and joy this Holiday season.

– The Larson’s
New Hope forecast