2019 Special Nights

Oshkosh Celebration of Lights


Each year, the Oshkosh Celebration of Lights organizes event nights to help shine our beautiful holiday lights toward a special dedication or tribute. Is there a cause you are passionate about that you would like to shine some Oshkosh area holiday lights on? We welcome special night dedication additions to our light show, to help ignite the awareness and involvement the lights generate.


Opening Night

Fri. November 29, 2019

5:30-9 pm

  • All NEW LED lights
  • NEW Animated Pixel Tree Displays
  • Bridge/Tunnel Decorated With Pixel Lights
  • Talking Holiday Tree
  • Featuring Exciting NEW Cut-Out Displays

Sponsored by:

Race For the Light

To Benefit:

Sat. November 30, 2019

4-7 pm

Dust off your ugly Christmas sweaters and get your festive gear ready for our 16th annual Race for the Light on Saturday, December 1st!

Run of show:

2:30pm: Registration opens at Boys and Girls Club

4:00pm: Shout outs and thank you’s  

4:30pm: Race starts

After Race: Light snacks and beverages

** Only those registered by November 12th are guaranteed a Race T-shirt **

Toys For Tots Night

Sun. December 6, 2019

5:30-9 pm

A very special Community Night sponsored by Fox Communities Credit Union that brings a holiday message of hope to our area children by assisting the U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Program. The Winnegamie Home Builders Association will be assisting Fox Communities Credit Union for the evening. Following is a link to the Winnebago Area Toys For Tots Facebook page, if you seek more information. CLICK HERE

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Guests are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys to be distributed as Christmas gifts and send a message of hope to less fortunate children in the Oshkosh area. Please bring a toy that will put a sparkle of joy in a child’s eye this Christmas.

Veterans Appreciation Night

Thurs. December 12, 2019

5:30-9 pm

To commemorate and honor ALL SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN, past and present, the Celebration of Lights is proud to feature our Patriotic Display. Cars carrying service men and women, who are active, retired and /or reserve, are invited to enjoy the Celebration of Lights FREE!

Sponsored by:

Senior Citizen Mug  Night

Thurs. December 19, 2019

5:30-9 pm

Sponsored by Evergreen, Senior Center and residential facilities are invited to bring bus loads of folks to enjoy the dazzle and magic of the Celebration of Lights. The first 200 seniors to attend will receive a complimentary COL coffee mug. Busloads are admitted for only $2.00 per person.

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Oshkosh Area Humane Society Night

Fri. December 27, 2019

5:30-9 pm

Let’s not forget our furry friends!! Bring your canine family member for a very special walk through the Celebration of Lights. Visitors in vehicles receive $1 discount per carload when they donate items such as dog food, cat litter, paper towels and pet toys for the Oshkosh Area Humane Society.

Sponsored by:

Oshkosh Zoological Society Night

Thurs. January 2, 2020

5:30-9 pm

While admission is free for this Community Night, kindly sponsored by John E. Kuenzl Foundation, we will be collecting items for the Oshkosh Zoological Society. Donations appreciated!
Following is a WISH LIST:
Dawn Dish Soap
Kong toys (all sizes)
Fleet Farm gift cards
PetCo gift cards
Sturdy cat and/or dog toys

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Thank you 2018 Oshkosh Celebration of Lights Sponsors!
(Click on sponsor logo to visit their website!)