Editor's Note: The following is a news release from Dakota County's Lebanon Hills Regional Park.
Mother Nature brings the snow, we bring the candles and you just have to bring yourself to Lebanon Hills Regional Park to see the outdoors in a whole new light.
The Parks Department’s annual Trails by Candlelight event will have Dakota County’s largest park glowing from 6–9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, as thousands of candles line paths and illuminate hills for an evening of winter activity. Park-goers can enjoy sledding, ice skating, skiing or snowshoeing with their own equipment, or opt to rent skis and snowshoes once they arrive.
Guests can thaw out between icy activities by sitting beside a campfire or relaxing indoors at the Visitor Center. Hot concessions will be available for purchase.
Cost for the event is $8 per person if pre-registered by Feb. 8, $10 per person at the door and free for children age 5 and younger.
Lebanon Hills, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan, will have free on-site parking. There will also be free off-site parking at Woodcrest Church, 525 Cliff Road, Eagan, with a complimentary shuttle to the park.
For more information, visit www.dakotacounty.co.mn.us/parks.