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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Oshkosh Celebrates 10 Years of Magical Lights

The Oshkosh Celebration of Lights has been bringing joy, beauty and wonder throughout the holiday season to thousands of visitors to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, since 2001.  
Set up in Menominee Park on Lake Winnebago, the one-mile, magical journey through more than a half-million lights is a great event for the entire family. Experience the awe of the 100-foot Christmas tree, sculptured scenes, animated lighted displays and more!  Drive your car, walk or take a horse-drawn carriage ride as you relax and enjoy the spirit of the season.  
In addition to the twinkling displays, kids are encouraged to visit Santa’s Workshop and the Elves Hideout for pictures with Santa and several children’s holiday activities and projects.  While you are there, don’t miss out on the live reindeer and Santa’s Gift Shop.  
Celebrating “10 Years of Holiday Magic”, Oshkosh Celebration of Lights kicks off  on November 23, the night before Thanksgiving, and runs nightly from 5 to 9pm through January 1. 
Several special events throughout the span of Celebration of Lights make the event even more appealing.  ‘Patriot Night’ on December 7 will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor and will honor all service men and women, past and present, allowing their cars free admission on this night. 
A new patriotic display will also be featured. On December 10 and 31, enjoy ‘Nights of the Torches,’ presenting hundreds of torches and Roman candles against a winter’s night sky and dazzling with the thousands of lights.  
A non-profit fundraising event, Oshkosh Celebration of Lights benefits several organizations throughout the Oshkosh area including numerous local food pantries, Toys 4 Tots, the Oshkosh Area Humane Society and more.  Non-perishable food donations are encouraged every night and get you $2 off the admission price.  
To find out more information and for a schedule of special event nights, visit www.OshkoshCelebrationOfLights.org  
For more information about top events in Wisconsin take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Wisconsin.