Duluth Winter Village by Day; Bentleyville by Night

– Duluth Winter Village by Day –

– Bentleyville by Night –


Duluth Winter Village + Bentleyville

Date:  Saturday, Dec. 3 & Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022

Time: Duluth Winter Village | 10 AM– 5 PM

Bentleyville Tour of Lights | 5 PM –10 PM on Saturday, Dec. 4 & 5 PM – 9 PM Sunday, Dec. 4

Where: Duluth Winter Village is outside overlooking the harbor behind the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) at 350 Harbor Drive.

Bentleyville Tour of Lights is walking distance from Duluth Winter Village in Bayfront Festival Park.

Price: FREE to attend both events / Pay to park at the DECC

So what is the Duluth Winter Village? 

Inspired by European Christmas Markets, the Duluth Winter Village brings holiday charm with roaming carolers, local goods sold from 26 wooden cabins decked with live greenery.  There are also bonfires, free indoor ice skating, a petting zoo, a 25-foot lit tree in our Yule Hall, and, of course – Lift Bridge views.

Cabins filled with local goods

There will be 50+ vendors at the event, including Hucklebeary, Duluth Coffee Company, Frost River, Northern Waters Smokehaus, Blue Heron Trading Company, Anna Bailey Art, Lake Superior Art Glass and many more.

Photos by JaneCane Photography

Food & cups of cheer inside the Yule Hall

Inside the Yule Hall, it’s as ‘North Shore Magic’ as it gets. And that’s even before the Minnesota comfort foods (think grilled cheese, seasonal soups, mac & cheese) and cups of cheer – adult and otherwise available in our Yule Hall.

Decorated with a 25-foot live lit tree (!), twinkly lights, and places to sit to enjoy your grilled cheese, chili, and other great eats from local vendors such as Scenic Cafe, TBSP Waffles, Love Creamery, Duluth’s Best Bread, Yes Cheese, the DECC, and others.

Or enjoy Bloody Mary, adult hot cocoa or cider, or a Minnesota craft beverage to bring the merry.


Photos by JaneCane Photography


Free Ice skating is back with festive lights, free skates rental (limited availability), and a live DJ, the Crunchy Bunch, from 2 PM – 5Pm on Saturday and Sunday.



Bentleyville Tour of Lights

You likely already know that the Bentleyville Tour of Lights is the largest, free, outdoor light event in the nation! Which always makes for a memorable weekend up North. It’s a walk-through event with hot cocoa, s’mores, and other treats all given by Bentleyville and its sponsors.

Santa also visits Bentleyville! Each child 10 and under who visits with Santa will receive a knit winter hat and cookies.

To avoid the crowds when attending Bentleville, we recommend visiting after 8 pm Sun-Thur or after 9 pm on Fri-Sat.

Graphic provided by Bentleyvillusa.org

Learn more about Bentleyville here


Book your hotels now

As our friends at Visit Duluth say it well, “From fancy to family-friendly, and city life to lake views, Duluth’s hotels offer a variety of options and amenities for solo travelers, couples, families and groups.” Check out the local hotels list and book your stay today.

Parting shot…