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Photos: Santa drops in at Bentleyville

As is tradition, St. Nicholas skydived to mark the start of the Duluth holiday tradition.

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Santa arrived to Bentleyville by skydiving to help kick off opening night at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Helping to kick off opening night of Bentleyville was Santa, who arrived by skydiving to Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Santa was above Bayfront Festival Park, arriving by skydiving to help kick off opening night of Bentleyville in Duluth on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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A zoomed in photo of Santa arriving to opening night of Bentleyville at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth on Saturday, November 20, 2021 to help kick off the 2021 season. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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With the lights on, the 2021 Bentleyville season opened at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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This year marks the 18th anniversary of Bentleyville “Tour of Lights,” which began at Nathan Bentley's homes in Esko and Cloquet, and is now at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth for the 13th straight year. The 2021 Bentleyville season opened Saturday, November 20, 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

Related Topics: BENTLEYVILLEBAYFRONT FESTIVAL PARK
Dan Williamson joined the Duluth News Tribune in June 2021 where he's involved in digital content such as video, photos and podcasts. Previously, he worked in television broadcasting as a Sports Director/Anchor at WDIO-TV in Duluth, Sports Director/Anchor in Bismarck, N.D., News and Sports Anchor at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, and Reporter/Photographer/Editor with the syndicated show "Life to the Max" in Eden Prairie. He was also the Development Director for the Duluth Salvation Army. Williamson grew up in Alexandria, graduated from St. Cloud State University and has lived in Duluth since 2012.
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