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2022 Date set for December 3 | 3:30-5:30 p.m.

The Coon Rapids Community Tree Lighting Festival started in 2021. This chilly event is made merry by celebrating the holiday spirit through warm drinks like cocoa and cider, gathering around bonfires, singing around the tree, and ends with a spectacular sight as the tree is lit up with festive lights.

Donate a Tree!

Our next holiday tree could be yours! Do you have a large evergreen tree you would consider donating to a future Community Tree Lighting Festival? If so, please fill out the Tree Donation Interest Form.

Completing an interest form does not obligate you to donate a tree. Inquiries will be evaluated by City staff and members of the Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation to determine if a tree is appropriate for donation.

2021 Community Tree Lighting

The 2021 Community Tree Lighting was a success! Thanks to all who attended and to the many volunteers and community organizations that made the event possible, including:

Cub Riverdale 
The Holiday Light Company
Jake & Sarah Couch and Family: Builder
Karen Carlson: Artist
Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation
Coon Rapids Rotary Club
Coon Rapids Fire Department Community Fund
Coon Rapids Firecracker Races
Coon Rapids Lowe's #1833
Coon Rapids North Star Lions Club
JD Roofing and Construction, Inc. 


Photos from the 2021 Coon Rapids Community Tree Lighting Festival on the grounds of Boulevard Plaza. The inaugural event took place Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021.

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Event sponsored by: The Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation and the City of Coon Rapids.