2020 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.

Toys for Tots Night

Friday, December 4

5:30-9 pm

Bring the Joy of Christmas to Less Fortunate Children.

A very special Community Night that brings a holiday message of hope to our area children by assisting the U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Program.

When you donate to Marine Toys for Tots you are helping to bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children.

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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.

18th Annual
Race For the Light 5K FUNdraiser

To Benefit: Christine Ann Center

Help us shine a light on domestic violence!

By you participating in our Race for the Light fundraiser, your support sends a strong message to the community that you stand behind victims of domestic violence and the mission of Christine Ann.

Monday, December 7
Wednesday, December 9
Thursday, December 10

5:30-9 pm

We realize that Race for the Light 2020 won’t look the same as other years. This year, we will be hosting our Race for the Light event virtually where you get to create your own 5K fun-run route with your family & friends.

Don’t you worry though, you still receive your 2020 race shirt & magnetic photo frame to display your beautiful face(s) on your fridge!

It certainly wouldn’t be Race for the Light without being able to enjoy a stroll through Menominee Park’s Celebration of Lights, that’s why we are including in your registration a certificate for a free drive-through entry into the park on December 7th, 9th or 10th.

Join Us!


On Saturday, December 5th you can pick up your race shirt, Celebration of Lights certificate, and goodies from 12-4 at the Oshkosh Boys & Girls Club.

Oshkosh Area Humane Society Night

Wednesday, December 12

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.

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16th Annual Senior Citizen Night

Saturday, December 16

5:30-9 pm

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 mug. Busloads are admitted for only $2.00 per person.

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Veterans Appreciation Night

Friday, December 18

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!

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Night of the Torches

Saturday, January 2

7:00-9 pm

Oshkosh will be aglow during the Night of the Torches at the Celebration of Lights. Hundreds of torches and roman candles will accompany the beautiful light displays.

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Thank you 2020 Oshkosh Celebration of Lights Sponsors!
(Click on sponsor logo to visit their website!)