Oshkosh Celebration of Lights {2018}

Oshkosh Celebration of Lights

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.

Make sure to check out all of our area light displays here!

Oshkosh Celebration of Lights Oshkosh Celebration of Lights

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.

Hours
5 – 9 pm daily

Admission
$10/carload, $9/carload with a non-perishable in-date food donation

Community Nights
Admissions sponsored by local organizations with a request for non-perishable food donation.

  • Community Night #1 FREE ADMISSION
    Tuesday, December 4, 2018: 5 – 9 pm
  • Community Night #2 FREE ADMISSION
    Friday, December 7, 2018: 5 – 9 pm
  • Community Night #3 FREE ADMISSION
    Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 5 – 9 pm
  • Community Night #4 FREE ADMISSION
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018: 5 – 9 pm
  • Community Night #5: FREE ADMISSION
    Tuesday, December 25, 2018: 5 – 9 pm

Carriage Rides
$70 for four adults and two lap children under age 4 and includes admission to drive through the park. Run on December 9, 12, 13, 16, 19 & 20, 2018), 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.

Night of the Torches
Sunday, December 30, 2018: 5 – 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

Race for the Light
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Dust off your ugly Christmas sweaters and get your festive gear ready for the 16th Annual Race for the Lights. 4 to 7pm.

Toys for Tots Night
Friday, December 7, 2018
Community Night with toy donations accepted.

Oshkosh Zoological Society Night
Friday, December 11, 2018
Free admission with a request for donations for the zoo: bleach, Dawn dish soap, sponges, Kong toys, Fleet Farm gift cards, PetCo gift cards, sturdy cat and dog toys.

Oshkosh Humane Society Night
Saturday, December 15, 2018
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 14, 2018
To honor all service men and women. CR Meyer is sponsoring a special evening. 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.

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Liz Schultz
Liz was raised in Wisconsin and returned with her husband and children nine years ago. They've been exploring all of the old familiar places and lots of new ones too. She is an avid fan of coffee, tea, and tacos. When she manages to steal free time without a pile of laundry, she knits like a mad woman.

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