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The Willmar Lakes Area is a great place to shop no matter what time of year it is. But the holidays bring out the many amazingly bright and cheery displays in storefronts throughout the county.

Holiday Shopping Tips

Winter brings with it so many fun activities to do and attractions to visit in the Willmar Lakes Area! Check out our Top 10 List of Winter Attractions.

Top Winter Attractions

Fishing is a wonderful outlet to experiencing the great outdoors, getting away from the demands of life, and spending quality time with friends & family!

Just Hook It!

Starting Thanksgiving night, the light show will be open from 5:00-10:00 p.m. through December 31st! Before you enjoy the lights take in some outdoor activities, shop at our many boutiques and visit a few of our other attractions.

Make the Most Out of Your Visit

Fish our lakes

The possibilities are endless on our 30 recreational lakes…boating, swimming, fishing, water skiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, hydro biking, paddle boarding and so much more!

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Explore our Trails

Surrounded by beautiful lakes and scenery…who wouldn’t take a hike or a leisurely bike ride to enjoy the view? With miles of trials to choose from, you can always find new places to explore.

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Experience Lakes Country

Should you decide to stay for a week or a lifetime, there’s always more to discover in the communities of the Willmar Lakes Area.

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Make the Most of Your "Celebrate the Light of the World" Visit

Does one of your holiday traditions include checking out the holiday lights in the neighborhood? Why not expand on that and plan a trip to see the “Celebrate the Light of the World” Christmas light display in the…

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Just for Planners

The Willmar Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is your resource for information on the Willmar Lakes Area. Our staff will work with you to tailor our services to meet your needs! Think of us as a free assistant, working for you, to make sure your stay is enjoyable and your meeting is a success!

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Got an event you’re hosting in one of our communities? Send us the details so we can help spread the word!

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