In 2007 The Brainerd Area Sertoma Club set out to create a Holiday Family Tradition like no other. With strong support from our community and the hard work of many volunteers, Winter Wonderland was made a reality.
Now in its 17th year, we are proud to continue to bring this wonderful event to the Brainerd Lakes Area year after year. This spectacular holiday tradition is a drive-through tour of more than 80 colorfully lighted and animated displays. The best part? With the generosity of our sponsors and the visitors that tour the lights each year, we are able to continue to give back to our local community partners & more.
We look forward to your visit and hope to bring something new and exciting each year for your enjoyment.
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2023 Schedule - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
November 23-25, 30
December 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-31
Santa & the Grinch will be at the Northland Arboretum from 3pm-6pm on Saturday, December 9th
2023 admission rates
$15 Per Vehicle
at the gate
$20 Per Vehicle
(cash or check only)
Advanced Tickets are available online and in person at:
Cub Foods - Baxter & Brainerd
WAYS YOU CAN support sertoma winter wonderland
How to get here & what to expect:
From Highway 210, turn North onto NW 7th Street until you reach the Northland Arboretum. Follow the signs to direct you to the entrance. Often times there will be a line formed to enter Winter Wonderland; however, the line moves quickly, and you shouldn’t experience much of a wait.
Once you get to the entrance, Winter Wonderland volunteers will be there to collect your admission fee or advanced ticket.
We ask that you turn your headlights off and keep your parking lights on as you tour Winter Wonderland. This helps create a better experience for everyone in your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you.
Take your time driving through to enjoy the light displays, but please continue to slowly move without stopping so no traffic jams are caused.