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 2019!

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Special Events

WALK-THROUGH NIGHT: Take this once a year chance to walk through the Lights
and enjoy them up close! Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 from 5 - 7:30 pm. Read more here...

IN MEMORY OF

In Memory of Kari Lyn Anderson ~ Janet Rustad
In Memory of Adolph and Mary Barloon ~ Jack and Kathy Barloon
In Memory of Keegan Gamez Bennett ~ Nikki Kuhn
In Memory of Zoanne Fullhart ~ Mike and Georgann Johnson
In Memory of Don Heins ~ Kim and Chuck Deering
In Memory of Jack and Karen Hemesath ~ from their children
In Memory of John Charles Houdek ~ from Diane Houdek
In Memory of K.J. Hovden ~ from Linda Hovden
In Memory of Norma Lund ~ from Mary Lou Cotton

...LEARN MORE about the Tunnel of Lights Tribute

IN MEMORY OF

In Memory of Sally McClure ~ Rich and Carol Gaard
In Memory of Peter K. Meyer ~ Alma Meyer Family
In Memory of Helen Mae Ritchie ~ Rich and Carol Gaard
In Memory of Melody Simmonds ~ Lillian Quam
In Memory of Shannon Swenson ~ Kim and Chuck Deering
In Memory of Charles Thomas ~ Kim and Chuck Deering
In Memory of Betty and Irving Timm ~ ?
In Memory of Kaden Tjossem ~ Judy Tjossem
In Memory of Susan Wilke ~ ?

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 open Thanksgiving Night 2018.


Pulpit Rock Campground

5:00–9:00 p.m.
Freewill Donation


The 2018 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





Santa will return to the Lights Thanksgiving 2018. 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

 

  • B.Fit Studio
  • Bad Boys BBQ
  • Decorah Education Association
  • Graphics, Inc.
  • Larry and Deanna Stevenson

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


Music In The Park

  • Throughbred DJ

  • Rope Lights

  • Easter Star
  • Hacker, Nelson & Co. P.C.
  • Mabe's Pizza
  • Thrifty White Pharmacy

  • Santa Gift

  • Koenig Seed N Treat

  • Live Fireworks

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

  • Walk-Through the Park Night - Nov. 21, 2018 5-7:30 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
    LaVerne Anderson
    Jack Barloon
    Brenda Carlson
    City of Decorah Employees
    Mike and Dominique Bockman
    Jim and Kirstie Bower
    Amy Bruening

    Hall Roberts’ Son, Inc
    Joe Hammel
    Wanda Hemesath
    Farm Credit Services of America
    Finholt Construction
    Knights of Columbus
    Fr. Dan Knipper
    Pete Meyer
    Oneota Slopes, The Johnson Family
    Scott Pierce
    Rachel Reilly Photography John Rodecap
    Kevin and Leslie Sand
    Randy Schissel
    Scott Vande Krol, Pulpit Rock Campground Employees
    Joe and Kathy Schwartzhoff
    Merle and Donna Thuente
    Mike and Shirley Vermace
    Bob and Linda Watson

     

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