NOV 24 Spirit of Winter – St. Boniface Family Night

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Join us on November 24 for The Spirit of Winter at The Winery at Sovereign Estate. Enjoy a fabulous light show displayed throughout the Estate with outdoor festivities and attractions. Stroll through 20 acres of majestic illuminated grounds. All ages are welcome!

Sovereign Estate is committed to Christian education, and for the past three years, we have offered parochial schools and other organizations an opportunity to do some fund-raising by hosting “Family Night” at the Festival of Lights. Although 2020 is different in so many ways, we are happy to offer this fund-raising opportunity to you again this year.

Click on the button below to choose your time and purchase your tickets. 
Due to COVID we are limiting the amount of guests on the property at any one time to 250.

Spirit of Winter Festival of Lights may close due to severe weather. Please check website for daily updates.


THE SPIRT OF WINTER IS NOT CANCELED! You may still purchase admission in advance.

The Spirit of Winter is OPEN for all dates as planned, but we will have to implement some changes. We will not be issuing refunds as this event is NOT CANCELED.  In appreciation of your patronage we will be offering $5 off coupon for wine purchase in our Wine Store or a code for use when placing an order for curbside pick-up. One coupon per transaction. Expires Jan 2. For wine purchases only.

Sovereign Estate is very pleased to announce that we will be able to let our customers view our very beautiful and festive holiday event. Being so many events and restaurants are going to be closed due to COVID, we hope that this event gives you and your family the safest opportunity to share the joy of the season. We have been pivoting quickly to make this year’s show a drive-thru event with a route allowing our guests to see all the beautiful displays and enjoy wonderful synchronized holiday music and lights via FM broadcast on station 87.9 FM 
Please check in at gate by showing your confirmation on your phone. Cars will be directed to follow a route around the estate at a very slow pace. No limos or tour buses will be accepted due to the space limitations of the driving area.

HOT CHOCOLATE AND COOKIE STAND IS OPEN FOR TAKE OUT – Park in Lot A. Take out orders for cookies, chocolates and Hot Cocoa

 THE WINE STORE IS OPEN FOR SHOPPING – Park in LOT A to shop for wine and gifts in our Wine Store. You must wear a face mask when indoors. There is a limit of 10 people allowed in the WINE store at any one time. No children in the store please. If there is a line to get in to make a purchase, please observe a 6 ft distance from next guest. We cannot open bottles and you may not consume wine or food on the property.
Guests may also choose to place orders from our online Wine Store for curbside pick-up. We have wine, apparel, gifts and some confections like prepackaged cookies and chocolate bars for sale. There is a designated parking area and marked spaces for curbside orders in LOT A. Please text us at number on coupon page with the number of your parking space so we may bring you your orders.
Outdoor portable restrooms and indoor restrooms are available.
We hope to see your smiling faces thru the windows of your car and pray that you are blessed in the holiday season.

General Information

  • Ample parking is available for cars and coaches.
  • Check in with your paid admission confirmation at the gate and tune into 87.9 to listen to our musical presentation on your drive through the Festival of Lights.

Festivities & Attractions

  • Candy Cane Lane – A festive welcome to the winery!
  • Illuminated Angel Garden – Starry pathways and Angels.
  • Vintage Sovereign Sleigh 
  • Snowman Social Club –  Frosty & Friends
  • Trellis Trail of Lights in the Vineyard – Amazing Grapes!
  • Snowflake Grove 
  • The Manger of Bethlehem – Life-sized Crèche
  • Nana’s Gingerbread House


Warmed Veranda at Sovereign


Tuesday, November 24, 2020


4:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The Winery at Sovereign Estate
9950 North Shore Road, Waconia, MN 55387 United States
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