The 2018 Country Lights Festival is set to open for the season on Dec. 1 around Sartell's Lake Francis. Lights will be on from dusk to dawn every day of the week.

However, this year the festival will also feature hot chocolate, cookies, bonfires and holiday music every Friday through Sunday throughout the month of December.

Newly added this year is the Warming Lodge where guests can take a break from the chilly weather. Donations are being accepted on site throughout the month. You can also make a donation right now at both Sartell Coborn's locations.

There will be special events happening on select dates. See the full schedule below.

Country Lights Festival special schedule;

  • December 1-2--Opening weekend
  • December 6--Angel of HOpe Candlelight Vigil (no lights)
  • December 8--Santa Night
  • December 15--Horse Drawn Trolley Rides

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