Another holiday lights attraction has fallen victim to some Grinch(es) up to no good.

Earlier this year, I shared that Duluth's Bentleyville Tour of Lights fell victim to some vandals during the offseason. In that case, the culprit(s) caused a few thousand dollars of damage to the iconic tree that stands at the center of the attraction each year.

Now, as we get close to a number of holiday lights attractions across the region getting ready to open for the season, there's news of another Minnesota attraction being targeted by someone looking to cause trouble.

The organizers of the Country Lights Festival in Sartell, Minnesota shared a few days ago that they suffered some very significant damage caused by an individual or group. The St. Cloud area attraction shared photos on their Facebook page, explaining that 90% of the trees set up by the event's volunteers had been damaged.

The trees, made of frames and Christmas lights, had been cut by the culprit (or culprits), forcing the organizers and their volunteers to have to re-string nearly all of their attraction's trees with lights with limited time before their scheduled opening date later this month.

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As news got out about this happening, people have been asking how they can help. Organizers shared a note on their Facebook page, saying the best way to help is by volunteering with their setup and re-stringing of the damaged trees. In addition, this free attraction is accepting donations via a Venmo account they have set up. You can see their account info in their Facebook post below.

The Country Lights Festival kicks off its season with an invite-only grand opening on November 24. They then open to the public, with visitors being able to enjoy the 33-acre attraction for free. The attraction opens every day during their season at dusk, remaining open until dawn the next morning.

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