Since 2001 in Menominee Park in Oshkosh, a mile stretch along Lake Winnebago is illuminated with nearly 1 million lights creating holiday light displays from the end of November through New Year’s Eve. Every year, over 13,500 vehicles drive through the park to enjoy the lights. Oshkosh Celebration of Lights also supports the community by collecting food for organizations throughout the community. In the past 15 years, over 110 tons of non-perishable food have been donated to those in need in the Oshkosh area working with United Way.
Features of Oshkosh Celebration of Lights
- 100 foot tree
- animated light displays
- sculptured displays
- Santa’s Workshop
- Elves’ Hideout with children’s activities
What to know before you go!
Oshkosh Celebration of Lights is a drive through display.
5 – 9 pm daily
$10/carload, $9/carload with a non-perishable in-date canned food donation
Admissions sponsored by local organizations.
- Community Night #1 FREE ADMISSION
Sponsored By: John E. Kuenzel Foundation
Tuesday, November 28, 2017: 5 – 9 pm
- Community Night #2 FREE ADMISSION
Sponsored By: Provident Financial Consultants
Tuesday, December 5, 2017: 5 – 9 pm
- Community Night #3 FREE ADMISSION
Sponsored By: Fox Communities Credit Union
Friday, December 8 @ 5 – 9 pm
- Community Night #4 FREE ADMISSION
Sponsored By: Oshkosh Corporation
Tuesday, December 12, 2017: 5 – 9 pm
- Community Night #5: FREE ADMISSION
Sponsored By: Oshkosh Area Community Foundation
Monday, December 25, 2017: 5 – 9 pm
$70 for four adults and two lap children under age 4 and includes admission to drive through the park. Run on December 10, 13, 17 & 20, 2017), departing every half hour starting at 6pm and ending at 8:30pm. Reservations must be made and paid for in advance by calling 920.303.9200.
$10 adult over 18 years old; under 18 years old $5 and includes admission to drive through the park. Hayrides run December 14 & 20, 2017, departing every half hour starting at 6 pm and ending at 8:30 pm. Reservations must be made and paid for in advance by calling 920.303.9200
Night of the Torches
Friday, December 31, 2017: 7 – 9 pm
Hundreds of torches and Roman candles add dazzle to the Celebration of Lights.
Food Donations Benefit
Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services • Emmanuel United Church of Christ • Father Carr’s Place 2B • His Church World Outreach • Lutheran Food Pantry • Oshkosh Area Community Pantry • Oshkosh Area Humane Society • Oshkosh Zoological Society • The Salvation Army
Oshkosh Humane Society Night
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Receive a $1 discount on car admission by making a donation to Oshkosh Human Society. Donation needs: dry cat or dog food, bleach, kitty litter, paper towels, pet treats, and pet toys.
Veteran’s Appreciation Night Sponsored By: CR Meyer
Friday, December 15, 2017
To honor all service men and women. CR Meyer is sponsoring a special evening, Friday, December 15, 2017. Vehicles carrying service men and women, whether active, retired, and/or reservists are welcome to enjoy the patriotic display and the rest of the event for FREE. A portion of our proceeds from that evening will be donated to the Old Glory Honor Flight Organization, to help them fly veterans to view the war memorials in Washington, DC.