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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!

EVENT SCHEDULE

Lighting of the park takes place at Ramsey Park.

Thursday - Saturday
May 4-6, 2023

8:30pm - 11pm

Roads closed to traffic at 8:00pm until event starts.

NightFalls Events At Ramsey Park:

  • One-way traffic, enter on Grove St
  • Drive-Thru Displays
  • Over 4 miles of lighted trails, over 280,000 lights on display
  • 26 Sound and light displays from local organizations and businesses
  • 2 Lighted waterfalls (Ramsey Falls and Falls of the Redwood light displays), 6 lighted bridges
  • Rubi's Kitchen and Sweet Kettle Madness Friday and Saturday nights

 

  • Radio broadcast: Tune in on your drive to 88.7 FM
  • Lower Sioux Indian Community drum group Friday night
  • RVHS Drumline Saturday night every 15 minutes between 9-10pm, near Ramsey Zoo
  • Hike special trails to spot dinosaurs, animals, fairies, and spooks!

Directions to Ramsey Park

in Redwood Falls, MN

OUR SPONSORS

Trailblazers

Illuminators

Sparklers

  • Chuck Lussenhop, Scott Stein, Glenn Tiffany
  • Connie Bohn, Joan Koster, Lori Hagert
  • Daktronics
  • Dan Schmid Photography
  • Dave & Corrine Gertsema
  • Henle Printing Company
  • Jason Garman
  • Jay Johanneck
  • Klabunde Electric
  • Lonny Leske
  • Mark and Brenda Dressen
  • MnDOT District 8
  • Ramona Larson
  • Redwood Falls Golf Club
  • Rick Morris
  • RVHS Drumline
  • S&S Rental
  • Scott Johanneck
  • Steve Medrud
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tiffany Farms
  • West Central Sanitation

Light the Trails Donors $1,000+

AgCountry Logo
on behalf of Dave & Corrine Gertsema
Redwood Falls Lions
FUI Logo
Redwood Falls Rotary Club
Tersteeg's Supermarket Logo
Everstrong Construction
Lower Sioux Indian Community Logo

Craig & Cindy LaBrie

$500 - $999

  • American Family Insurance
  • Dan & Pam Schmid
  • Everstrong Construction
  • HomeTown Bank
  • Kirby & Donalee Josephson
  • Minnesota Valley Snow Riders
  • Minnwest Bank
  • Orrin S. Estebo Foundation
  • Sward Kemp Drug, Inc.
  • Total Glass
  • Truly Home Real Estate
  • VFW Post 2553

$250 - $499

  • A&W Furniture
  • AgCountry Farm Credit Services
  • Bayer
  • Bob Schmidt
  • Bobby & Brenna Elwell
  • Clements Lumber
  • Dental Center
  • Olson Chevrolet
  • RE/MAX Realty Plus
  • Stephens Funeral Service
  • Teri & Michael Smith

NEWS & UPDATES

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We had a fun time on Friday at the Redwood Area Chamber and Tourism Christmas by Candlelight Light Parade! It was great to see all the spectators along the route enjoying all the festivities and supporting our local businesses! Thanks for coming out for our community! ... See MoreSee Less

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You definitely put the “Merry” in Christmas🎄🎅🏼

Great float!!! Imagination.

Should at least wait until after Thanksgiving. There's a reasone for both holidays and people are forgetting that!

We weren’t able to be here for it as we were still in Arizona, but you do an amazing job of promoting Redwood Falls to our own community and others around. Beautiful floats. Awesome way for people to support and promote our businesses as well as get together with people to celebrate the holidays.

Blessings Always..Enjoy Christmas!

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Our monsters don't come this pretty naturally, it takes the hard work of some very talented individuals to make us look this good! Many thanks to Morgan Hagert, Susan Tholkes, and Sydnie Simone of Hair Company Salon & Spa, and Destiny Groen, Shannon Ness, Melanie LaBrie, Julie Revier Chmelar, and Dave Gertsema!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Our monsters dont come this pretty naturally, it takes the hard work of some very talented individuals to make us look this good! Many thanks to Morgan Hagert, Susan Tholkes, and Sydnie Simone of Hair Company Salon & Spa, and Destiny Groen, Shannon Ness, Melanie LaBrie, Julie Revier Chmelar, and Dave Gertsema!!!Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

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So much fun!

Wow they did such a great job as always!!

Awesome crew, volunteers and Board Members

Great job artists and talented community members. Thank you

We truly appreciate the support of the organizations and businesses who make our Monsters on Main Street event so much fun for all the families that come to participate!!! ... See MoreSee Less

We truly appreciate the support of the organizations and businesses who make our Monsters on Main Street event so much fun for all the families that come to participate!!!

Our season is coming to a close in 30 minutes so be sure to get yourself to The Francois Haunted Hotel before the hour strikes 9pm! Downtown Redwood Falls! ... See MoreSee Less

Our season is coming to a close in 30 minutes so be sure to get yourself to The Francois Haunted Hotel before the hour strikes 9pm! Downtown Redwood Falls!

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Thanks so much for the scare’s tonight! We had a great time!!!

If only I was not 1700 miles away. Oh that is right. It is too scary?

Be sure to visit our friends at Pizza Ranch (FunZone Arcade - Redwood Falls) next time you're hungry!Monsters get hungry too and they chose us! We got you covered so come on in and warm up. After you have a great meal head on down to Celebrate Redwood Falls Haunted Hotel for their last night! Have a happy and safe Halloween! ... See MoreSee Less

Be sure to visit our friends at Pizza Ranch (FunZone Arcade - Redwood Falls) next time youre hungry!

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Now I know. Who is the PIG!!!

Get yourselves down to The Francois Haunted Hotel, we're waiting for your arrival! ... See MoreSee Less

Get yourselves down to The Francois Haunted Hotel, were waiting for your arrival!

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Oh my gosh!!!

We tried to go it wasn’t open yet .

Brent and Vanessa said it was better than ever tonight! 👏 👏

Tonight's the night, last chance to visit the scariest hotel in town! See you there if you dare!!! Downtown Redwood Falls, 7-9pm The Francois Haunted Hotel. #RedwoodArea #francoishotel #CRWF ... See MoreSee Less

Tonights the night, last chance to visit the scariest hotel in town! See you there if you dare!!! Downtown Redwood Falls, 7-9pm The Francois Haunted Hotel. #RedwoodArea #FrancoisHotel #CRWF

FINAL night is Halloween from 7-9pm! Be sure to visit in us in downtown Redwood Falls before the monsters return to their slumber! #RedwoodArea #francoishotel #CRWF ... See MoreSee Less

FINAL night is Halloween from 7-9pm! Be sure to visit in us in downtown Redwood Falls before the monsters return to their slumber! #RedwoodArea #FrancoisHotel #CRWF

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Before they melt away!

Thanks to all of our volunteers and participating organizations and businesses Redwood Falls Lions Club, Big Buddies Mark James Trefry, The Vintage Inn, The Official Dominick Bruns Memorial Fund, C&SS Designs Corrine Gertsema, The Golden Rule Coffee House, Chapter Two, EcoWater of Redwood Falls/Willmar/New Ulm, J J Jewelers, Kerkhoff Auction and Real Estate, Ryan Esse - State Farm Agent, Schult Redwood, West Central Sanitation, Redwood Financial Advisors-Thrivent, for making Monsters on Main Street a huge success! Also thank you to everyone who brought their kids despite the weather, it was a lot of fun to see all the little monsters! Thanks to our wonderful photographer (and board member) Dan Schmid! You can check out all the photos on our previous post: www.facebook.com/CelebrateRWF/posts/pfbid02rNWrD9e4tHa1bAYVsFD6MeAJZiV4ef4qmqV9FF3pPLNB8WscX1eqE3...
#RedwoodArea #MoM #FrancoisHotel #CRWF
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Thanks to all of our volunteers and participating organizations and businesses Redwood Falls Lions Club, Big Buddies Mark James Trefry, The Vintage Inn, The Official Dominick Bruns Memorial Fund, C&SS Designs Corrine Gertsema, The Golden Rule Coffee House, Chapter Two, EcoWater of Redwood Falls/Willmar/New Ulm, J J Jewelers, Kerkhoff Auction and Real Estate, Ryan Esse - State Farm Agent, Schult Redwood, West Central Sanitation,  Redwood Financial Advisors-Thrivent, for making Monsters on Main Street a huge success! Also thank you to everyone who brought their kids despite the weather, it was a lot of fun to see all the little monsters! Thanks to our wonderful photographer (and board member) Dan Schmid! You can check out all the photos on our previous post: https://www.facebook.com/CelebrateRWF/posts/pfbid02rNWrD9e4tHa1bAYVsFD6MeAJZiV4ef4qmqV9FF3pPLNB8WscX1eqE3JejSzgJ9KXl
#RedwoodArea #MoM #FrancoisHotel #CRWFImage attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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To all the volunteers, time and donations, again you have made this a success. And there is one more night!

Thank you for all your crew does for this community!

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FUN FACTS

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

  • Walking on bridge during NightfallsNumber 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

SUPPORT NIGHTFALLS

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

Light the Trails Fundraiser Goal
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