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December 3 | 3:30-6 p.m.

Boulevard Plaza, 11000 Crooked Lake Boulevard

Tree Lighting Countdown & Fireworks @ 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 hot cocoa, gathering around bonfires and singing around the tree. The evening ends with a spectacular sight as the tree sparkles with festive lights.

Rocky says be sure to bundle up to stay warm! 
This is an outdoor event!


Please consider bringing a non-perishable food donation for CRHS Food Shelf. You may also choose to donate directly to the CRHS Cardinal Compassion Fund at the event. The fund is for students and families that need assistance with basic needs beyond canned goods, such as acquiring milk, meat, fresh veggies and household goods. Gas cards are also provided to assist families get to work and medical appointments.

Coon Rapids Fire will also collect new, unwrapped toys during the event! Toy donations will benefit both Mercy Hospital and Anoka County Toys for Joy. After the event, collection boxes will be available at all three Coon Rapids fire stations, as well as City Hall until Dec. 15.

View a printable event flyer.

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. Each year, inquiries will be evaluated in late summer or fall by members of the Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation to determine if a tree is appropriate for donation.

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

2021 Community Tree Lighting

The 2021 Community Tree Lighting was a success! 

Thanks 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.

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