2023 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.


Oshkosh Area Humane Society Night

Sun. November 26, 2023

5:30-9 pm

Let’s not forget our furry friends this Christmas! Visitors receive $5 discount per carload when they donate items.

Requested donation items:

• Canned cat and dog food
• Purina One dry cat and dog food
• Purina One Healthy Kitten dry food
• Paper toweling
• Gift cards to area grocery stores to purchase fresh greens for small mammals like rabbits and Guinea pigs

Sponsored by:

Fox Communities Christmas

Mon. November 27, 2023

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 collecting toys for FOX COMMUNITIES CHRISTMAS!

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Guests are asked to donate new, unwrapped toys to be distributed as Christmas gifts and send a message of hope to less fortunate children in the Oshkosh area.

Race For the Light 5K

Sat. December 2, 2023

Registration 3:30 pm
Race starts 4:30pm


OAUW OFFICE • 16 Washington Ave., Oshkosh

Thursday, November 30 – 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, December 1- 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


EAA YOUTH EDUCATION CENTER  • 1858 Neunteufel Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54902

3:30 p.m. – Registration
(Since registration is outside, we encourage Early Packet Pickup at the OAUW office.)
4:30 p.m. – Race Starts

Online registration closes Friday, December 1 at 4 p.m.

Senior Citizen Night

Mon. December 4, 2023

5:30-9 pm

Sponsored by Evergreen and 4imprint, Senior Center and residential facilities are invited to bring bus loads of folks to enjoy the dazzle and magic of the Celebration of Lights. Discounts for busloads of seniors. The first 200 seniors to attend will receive a complimentary gift.

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55+ Golden Years Night

Thurs. December 7, 2023

5:30-9 pm

Sponsored by Bella Vista and Lakeshore Manor, 55+ Seniors are invited to be recognized on this special Celebration of Lights night. Discounts for busloads of seniors. The first 100 seniors receive a complimentary gift.

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Veterans Appreciation Night

Mon. December 11, 2023

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. ALL VETERANS ENTERING THE LIGHT SHOW FOR FREE TONIGHT. The first 200 Veterans entering the light show receive a complimentary gift.

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Night of the Torches

Sat. December 30, 2023

5:30-9 pm

Hundreds of Torches against a winter’s sky add dazzle to the Celebration of Lights.

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Thank you 2023 Oshkosh Celebration of Lights Sponsors!
(Click on sponsor logo to visit their website!)