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St. Paul holiday lights display free for military families on Tuesday

The holiday lights display in Phalen Park raises money for local charities.

Families of military families can drive through St. Paul’s Holiday Lights in the Park display at no charge Tuesday night, Dec. 3.

The nightly Phalen Park event, which has more than 60 holiday light sculptures and animated displays, raises money for local charities that include Second Harvest HeartlandUnion Gospel MissionSaint Paul Parks ConservancySaint Paul Police Foundation and UnderConstruction.

It is run by volunteers from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and King of Kings Lutheran Church of Woodbury. Admission is usually $8 per car Sunday through Thursday and $10 per car on Friday, Saturday and Holidays.

Organizers say they’re offering free admission for military families this Tuesday to honor those who’ve served the country.

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Vicki Sandberg, co-chair of Holiday Lights in the Park, said:

“While we can never truly pay back our military members in full for their service, sacrifice and dedication, we want them to know how much their work is appreciated.”

The holiday lights event runs through Jan. 1.