The 21st Annual Oshkosh Celebration of Lights is happening this year from November 25, 2022 - December 31, 2022! Each year this historic event takes place in Menominee Park, Oshkosh (Open daily 5:30 pm – 9 pm)
The COB attracts over 16,000 vehicles each year filled with family and friends geared up to drive through a million twinkling lights. Take your own car through 1.3 miles of holiday sights and sounds. Through the path you can see these glistening lights shine off of Lake Winnebago. This endless trail will also engulf you into millions of lights, 100+ trees wrapped in lights, sculptures, light displays, and a 100ft lighted tree! Hop out of your ride and visit with Santa on select nights and explore the Celebration of Lights Gift Shop (Santa Approved)!
NEW this year is horse pulled wagon rides available 6pm - 8:30pm on December 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, & 19. Reserve your spot for this enchanting experience by calling (920) 303-9200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitors can enhance their holiday sight and sound experience by tuning in to Oshkosh Media (101.9 FM) or WRST (90.3 FM), depending on the night. These stations will put you in the holiday spirit while playing holiday music throughout your drive through the park. At the end of the path, these radio stations will sync to the colorful musical animated pixel light displays for an experience like never before!
General Admission per carload is $20.00 with $5.00 off with donation of a sealed hygiene item (shampoo, deodorant, soap, etc.) or non-perishable in-date food items appreciated.
Senior Citizen Night - November 30, 2022
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.
Toys for Tots Night - December 2, 2022
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.
20th Annual Race For the Light 5K FUNdraiser - December 3, 2022
To Benefit: Christine Ann Center 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. You help shine a light on those who feel in the dark.
Veterans Appreciation Night - December 7, 2022
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! The first 200 seniors to attend will receive a complimentary mug.
Oshkosh Area Humane Society Night - December 10, 2022
Let’s not forget our furry friends! Visitors in vehicles receive $5 discount per carload when they donate items such as dog food, cat litter, paper towels and pet toys for the Oshkosh Area Humane Society
Golden Years Night (55+) - December 21, 2022
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 100 seniors to attend will receive a gift. Busloads are admitted for only $2.00 per person.
Night of the Torches - December 30, 2022
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.
This year the Oshkosh Celebration of Lights has 8 Community Nights. EVERYONE enters FREE these nights because of our sponsors generosity!
A donation of a sealed hygiene item (shampoo, deodorant, soap, etc.) or non-perishable in-date food items appreciated