Duluth resident's popular holiday light show is moving to Glensheen Mansion

It has been hosted by Marcia Hales since 1998.
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A popular holiday lights show put on by a Duluth resident for more than 20 years is moving to a new home: the famous Glensheen Mansion.

Marcia Hales has hosted the Spirit of the Lights show in the garden of her Park Point home since 1998, but that is coming to an end this year.

Stepping in to ensure the tradition continues however is Glensheen Mansion, which is adding the outdoor display to its usual Christmas celebrations.

"While the volunteers she [Marcia] had were great and incredibly helpful, it still is quite the event for someone to put on by themselves," Glensheen spokeswoman Jane Pederson told BMTN.

"She was hoping that someone in the community would want to carry on the tradition of the lights, and Glensheen was willing and honored to take it on."

"To say this is a uniquely special display is an understatement," she added. "And, Glensheen can’t thank Marcia enough for choosing Glensheen as the new home for these lights, which have such a storied past."

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The light display opens to the public on Tuesday, with Glensheen saying the event will continue to be free as it was at Marcia's, with free cider and cookies offered in the Fireplace Room of the mansion's Carriage House.

The display will run between Dec. 10-28th, except for Christmas Eve and Day, between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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