Santa’s Workshop • Amazingly, Santa is ahead of schedule in his North Pole Workshop and he plans to be in his Oshkosh Workshop several days during the 2012 Celebration of Lights. Children, young and old, are welcome to visit Santa and tell him what you wish for in person ~ Bring your camera to take a picture with him! Santa will be in from 5:30 - 8:30 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week, in addition to Community Nights, and Dec. 14 through 23.
2012 Race for the Light • Saturday, Dec. 1 • Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services' 10th Annual Race for the Light. 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday December 3rd. This is one of their largest fundraising events & provides a fun and healthy way to raise awareness and funds to help end domestic violence in our communities.
It's also a great way to kick off the holiday season. The racecourse features the breathtaking Celebration of Lights in Oshkosh's Menominee Park. For more information, Click Here.
Toys 4 Tots • Tuesday, Dec. 4 and Tuesday, Dec. 11 • A very special Community Night, sponsored by (Dec. 6) Fox Communities Credit Union & Winnebago Community Credit Union and (Dec. 13) Winnebago Home Builders Association brings a holiday message of hope to our area children by assisting the U.S. Marine Corps Toys 4 Tots program.
Guests are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys to be distributed as Christmas gifts and messages 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.
Patriot Night • Thurs., Dec. 6 • To commemorate the 71st Anniversary of Pearl Harbor and honoring all service men and women, past and present, we feature the all-new patriotic display at Celebration of Lights.
Sponsored by American Legion Cook Fuller Post 70. A donation will be made to the Old Glory Honor Flight Organization. Click Here to view Old Glory Honor Flight Organization website.
Oshkosh Humane Society Night • Saturday, Dec. 15 • Let’s not forget the furry friends in our community! Receive a $2.00 discount when you bring in items to assist the Oshkosh Humane Society. Helpful pet-related items include: Dry cat or dog food, bleach, kitty litter, paper towels, pet treats and pet toys.
Nights of the Torches • Saturday, Dec. 8 & Monday, Dec. 31 • 7pm-9pm • Hundreds of torches and Roman candles against a winter’s night sky add dazzle to the Celebration of Lights. Come and enjoy the park again on a Night of the Torches, designed and fired by Wisconsin Pyrotechnic Arts Guild.
Community Nights • Celebration of Lights would like to take the opportunity to thank the following businesses below for helping make Community Nights possible. Each of these nights are FREE to the public to visit Santa and enjoy the lights:
November 27 ~ Community First CU • December 4 ~ Fox Communities CU and Winnebago Community CU Toys for Tots Night December 6 ~ Provident Financial Consultant for a community night • December 11 ~ American Family Insurance has partnered with WHBA December 18 ~ Festival Foods/Pepsi