May 4-6, 2023
Thank you for joining us during our 10th year of celebrating lights in Ramsey Park! Twenty-six community businesses and organizations along with Event Sound & Lighting join Celebrate Redwood Falls to bring you a fun and unique event in Ramsey Park. The lights come on at 8:30pm to showcase the natural beauty of the woods and trails. Come enjoy the show!
Directions to Ramsey Park
in Redwood Falls, MN
The History of NightFalls
What began in 2014 as Founders’ Day celebrating the arrival of a small group of settlers establishing the future town of Redwood Falls has evolved into the NightFalls event you get to experience today. After several years in the area around Ramsey Falls, the event now encompasses the entire park. We’ve added more lights, new areas, and new displays to make it better than ever!
We hope you can help keep NightFalls growing with a donation to our Light The Trails fundraiser. Donate at one of the barrels in the park, send a check, or donate online. Thanks to all who have contributed so far – we are halfway to our goal of $30,000!
We couldn’t do this without the support of all of the volunteers, illuminators, sponsors and donations – a very special thank you to everyone who has helped make this event possible. On behalf of the Celebrate Redwood Falls board, thank you for coming to explore the park in the dark at NightFalls!
Craig LaBrie, President
NightFalls Fun Facts
- Number of lights used: 280,000
- Miles of trails illuminated: 4
- Number of lighted bridges: 6
- Number of lighted waterfalls: 2
- Number of business & organizations decorating areas: 26
- Number of creatures hidden along the designated trails:
Spooks 10, Animals 24+, Dinos 15+, & Fairies 16+
- Past attendance: 6,500 attendees in 2022 including 1,167 vehicles & 2,451 walkers
- NightFalls began as Founders Day in 2014 during Redwood Falls Sesquicentennial
- The 2014-2019 events were entirely at Ramsey Falls, 2020 had 4 drive-thru displays installed by Celebrate Redwood Falls & a Home Edition contest, 2021 expanded drive-thru displays with 21 groups participating & lighting on some trails, 2022 had 22 groups & all trails lighted to include the entire park
- Future goals for the event: Add more lighting along trails by decorating trees & ground areas, expand number of event days, increase local participation, & bring more tourism to Redwood Falls
Ramsey Park Fun Facts
- Ramsey Park is 256+ acres which makes the largest municipal park in the state
- The unique swayback bridge built in 1938 is on the National Register of Historic Places
- Home to 2 waterways – Redwood River which creates the Falls of the Redwood & Ramsey Creek which creates Ramsey Falls
- 4 Bridges cross Ramsey Creek & 2 cross the Redwood River
What Can My Donation Help Light Up?
$40 - Small Tree
$60 - Medium Tree
$75 - Large Tree
$240 - Trail Crossing Canopy
$480 - Swayback Bridge
$600 - Trail per 10th of a Mile
$1,000 - Decorated Area or Walk Bridge