Holiday Lights Vol. 4—the official soundtrack of IBEW Holiday Lights in the Park, an annual lights display and fundraiser at St. Paul’s Lake Phalen—is set to go on sale today.
The lights display, which runs from Nov. 20 though New Year’s Day, is held in partnership with King of Kings Lutheran Church in Woodbury. It raises money for Second Harvest Heartland, Union Gospel Mission, St. Paul Parks Conservancy and UnderConstruction.
The album features 15 Minnesota musicians, including Owl City and Lorie Line. The CD is available at all Kowalski’s Markets ($10) and includes a free pass to IBEW Holiday Lights in the Park.
“This year’s CD is the best we have produced to date,” said Woodbury resident Phil Thompson, IBEW Holiday Lights music director. “The CD features a great cross-section of some of the best musicians our state has to offer. We are very fortunate to have such great artists who also love to give back to their community.”
In 2011, the display, CD and concert helped raise more than $60,000 in donations.
“We take great pride in knowing we are supporting some very worthwhile causes,” Thompson said. “As the years pass, this project continues to grow and prosper.”
In conjunction with the album, IBEW Holiday Lights in the Park will sponsor a one-night concert event, “Holiday Lights LIVE!” at the historic Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis.
The concert is set for 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, and will include songs from the CD as well as other holiday favorites and features performances by Keri Noble, Robert Robinson, Alison Scott, Dez, True North, Chris Koza, John Trones, Mandy Maietta and Phil Thompson.
Tickets for the Pantages show are available online.
Last Christmas—The Blenders
Peppermint Winter—Owl City
Everything I Want for Christmas—Keri Noble
Christmas Time Next Year—The New Standards
I’ll Save Christmas (Till You Come Home)—Alison Scott
Christmas Time Is Here—Chris Koza
Angels We Have Heard on High—John Trones w/ Joanna Jahn
Deck the Hall/Joy to the World—Lorie Line
I’ll Be Home for Christmas—Dez
Celebrate Me Home—Phil Thompson
The Christmas Song—Lacey Canfield
It Really Is (A Wonderful Life)—Lynhurst
Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)—True North
Auld Lang Syne—Mandy Maietta
O Holy Night—Robert Robinson