HOLIDAY LIGHTS DRIVE-THRU LIGHT SHOW

The Lights set the stage for family time and making memories. Call us old fashioned,
but having traditions is important, and this event has become a festive requirement not only
for local families, but also for businesses and communities.

Join us as a sponsor in 2018!

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Walk-Through Night

Take this once a year chance to walk through the Lights and enjoy them up close! Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 5 - 7:30 pm. Get all the details and where to park here!

IN MEMORY OF

In Memory of Adolph and Mary Barloon ~ Jack and Kathy Barloon
In Memory of Keegan Gamez Bennett ~ Nikki Kuhn
In Memory of Kathy Dehning - "Love and miss you mom!" ~ Teresa Dehning
In Memory of Elaine Dierks ~ Lori and Michael Barry
In Memory of Arlin Hanson ~ Norwegian Mutual Insurance Association
In Memory of Charlotte Hanson ~ Kristi Vreeman
In Memory of Art Hemesath ~ Ron and Wanda Hemesath
In Memory of Jack and Karen Hemesath ~ from their children

...LEARN MORE about the Tunnel of Lights Tribute

IN MEMORY OF

In Memory of John Charles Houdek ~ Diane Houdek
In Memory of K.J. Hovden ~ Linda Hovden
In Memory of Iona and Bob ~ Don and Donna Kubesh
In Memory of Peter K. Meyer ~ Alma Meyer
In Memory of Irvin and Florence Osmundson ~ Dennis and Vicky Osmundson
Melody Simmonds ~ Lillian Quam
In Memory of Betty and Irvin Timm ~ Don and Donna Kubesh


IN HONOR OF

Jackie Gable ~ Linda and Bob Watson

LAST YEAR

354VOLUNTEERS DONATED THEIR TIME TO SET UP, GREET AT, OR TEAR DOWN

307CARS VISITED ON ONE NIGHT, SETTING AN ALL-TIME RECORD

2,000GIFTS WERE GIVEN BY SANTA TO KIDS WHO VISITED THE LIGHTS

VISIT THE LIGHTS

The Lights will reopen Thanksgiving Night 2017.


Pulpit Rock Campground

5:00–9:00 p.m.
Freewill Donation


The 2017 event opens Thanksgiving night!


"One of Iowa’s best array of holiday lights..."
—The Iowa Gallivant

"One of the things we look forward to every year is driving through the Holiday Lights display in Decorah..."
—A Peek Inside


SEE SANTA





If you got your picture taken this year with Santa, find your photo in the photo gallery

Santa will return to the Lights next Thanksgiving (2017). Visit Santa at Holiday Lights every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Santa's last night at the Lights is always December 23, because we all know he'll be busy the night after that!

WHY WE HOST THE LIGHTS

We invest all our festive energy into Holiday Lights for two main reasons:

That visitors can enjoy time together and will know of our existence and purpose long after the dazzling lights have been stored away.

  • Dear Mr. Runyon, Sponsors, and Volunteers, I just wanted to thank you all for the beautiful display again this year. This is fast becoming a tradition for our family. We had a hard time picking our favorite display.


    The Mitchell Family

  • We support Holiday Lights to promote a positive family and community environment during a special time of the year. It promotes the great things that Helping Services does, and because of this, I have personally been enriching my life by being a mentor and making a difference in a young person’s life.


    Cindy Simpson, Bank of the West Branch Manager/VP

To raise needed funds that help fill the gaps that happen with grant funding. Through sponsorships and donations, the local and distant community has raised a great portion of this year's Holiday Lights fundraising goal.
>Donate to the Holiday Lights fundraiser.

CORPORATE SPONSORS

Special thanks to these generous sponsors for supporting our mission and playing a large role in making the Lights happen.
Decorah-Cresco-Bank-and-Trust
Olson-Explosives
  • Supporting community members through giving of time, talent, and treasure has always been a cornerstone of our companies. We all believe in working closely with Helping Services and supporting their mission of promoting the well-being of children and adults living in the area.

    Thank you for supporting Holiday Lights and the joy it brings.


SPONSORS

  • Anonymous Donor

 

Anonymous Donors
Special recognition to the donors who choose to remain anonymous, but feel passionately about supporting Helping Services.


Santa's Village Music

Rope Lights

  • Mabe's Pizza
  • Thrifty White Pharmacy

  • Santa Gift

  • Anonymous Donor

  • Live Fireworks

  • Brynsaas Sales & Service
  • Bodensteiner Implement
  • Jerry Kelly Family
  • Pioneer Hybrid
  • Spahn and Rose - Cresco and Decorah

  • Walk-Through the Park Night - Nov. 23, 2016 5-7 p.m.

  • DECO Products Company

  • Holiday Lights would not happen without the donated hours of hundreds of volunteers. We’d like to highlight these volunteers for their extra commitment to the Lights and to the mission of Helping Services.

    Kim Andera Photography
    Jack Barloon
    Brenda Carlson
    City of Decorah Employees
    Dominique Bockman
    Jim and Kirstie Bower
    Amy Bruening
    Ron Bullerman
    Ed Hackman
    Hall Roberts’ Son
    Joe Hammel
    Wanda Hemesath
    Farm Credit Services of America
    Fr. Dan Knipper
    Luther students
    Ray Mason
    Tim Mueller
    Randy Numendahl
    Scott Pierce
    John Rodecap
    Kevin and Leslie Sand
    Randy Schissel
    Danny Schilitter
    Scott Vande Krol, Pulpit Rock Campground Employees
    Joe and Kathy Schwartzhoff
    Merle Thuente

     

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