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Light Up the Lake

Date: November 24, 2023


Light up the Lake is back on November 24th in Wayzata!
Join us on Lake Street from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. for refreshments, horse-drawn wagon rides, reindeer, live music, a winter market, a town lighting ceremony and the spectacular parade of lights with local fire departments.

Free Glow Light Sticks at Panoway (Light sticks will only be passed out prior to the parade, not during.)

4:30 – 7:00 PM
Winter Market at Depot Park
Reindeer Photo Opportunity at Depot Park
Hot Cider & Treats at Panoway 
Letters to Santa at Panoway 
Muni Refreshments at Panoway
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides on Lake Street
Toys for Tots Collection Kickoff with the Wayzata PD at Depot Park

4:30 – 5:00 PM | Live Music at Depot Park 

5:00 PM | Winter Candy Hunt at Depot Park (Only for ages 5 and under)

5:00 – 6:30 PM | Music on Lake Street

5:15 PM | Wayzata Firefighters Parade of Lights (Broadway to Barry Ave) 

5:45 PM | Town Lighting Ceremony with Mayor Mouton at Panoway 

Wayzata Winter Medallion Hunt 
Follow along with us online to participate in the Winter Medallion Hunt around town! Clues will be posted November 13 – 17 online on wayzata.org and wayzatachamber.com and on social media. Must be 12 or under to win. Email city@wayzata.org with questions. The first child or family to find the medallion will win the honor of lighting up Wayzata on November 24. 

Clue #1 is….
The medallion is tucked away in one of Wayzata’s many places to meet and stay awhile, only to be found by one lucky child. 

Clue #2 is….
On your hunt for the medallion, we have one tip – search low, not high! The medallion is hiding away from the sky.
Clue #3 is….
Hurry up, don’t be late! The medallion is hiding just beyond the gate.
Clue #4 is….
Just North of a gathering place for folks of all ages, the medallion is hiding close to the pages.
UPDATE: The Medallion was found Thursday, November 16 at the Children’s Park next to the library. 


Get out to shop for Small Business Saturday! From your favorite restaurant to that one shop that always has that one-of-a-kind find, small businesses give everyone the gift of meaningful moments. Every purchase you make can help support the local community, so #ShopSmall today and #ShopLocal all holiday season long! Share the fun and tag @WayzataChamber and @CityofWayzata:  #lightupthelake #ExperienceWayzata #LoveLocal

Shop with a Purpose

Enjoy two days of Shop with a Purpose to support local businesses – and your neighbors. Shop with a Purpose is Interfaith Outreach’s fun annual event to celebrate the season of giving while supporting local businesses and Interfaith Outreach’s services and programs. This year’s Shop with a Purpose event will take place Thursday, Dec. 14 and Friday, Dec. 15.