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Holiday Lights to Return

Photo by Brittany Todd

We are excited for the Holiday Lights drive-thru experience for the 16th season starting on Wednesday, November 25th. This year has impacted all of us, and Holiday Lights has had its challenges as public safety is our number one concern. We have been working with the City of Decorah, Winneshiek County Public Health, volunteers, and sponsors for a plan. “This is a great community event that has become a tradition for so many and we want to make sure that everyone gets to enjoy this wonderful event,” said Ben Krouse-Gagne, Director of Community Engagement at Helping Services for Youth & Families. 

As public safety is of utmost importance, this year’s event will be drive-thru only. The day before Thanksgiving night will now be the first opportunity to drive-thru the event. We are encouraging everyone to drive through Holiday Lights this night with an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Ben said, “Due to the safety of guests we have decided to switch the Walk-thru night to drive-thru. We look forward to this event each year and this night will continue to be special. The opening night is also one of the most important nights for Helping Services, as it raised over $5,000 in free-will donations last year.” 

For those unable to attend, you can always support Holiday Lights online at HelpingServices.org/HolidayLights. The 2020 Holiday Lights event has been extended to run until Sunday, Dec. 27th. We know that this holiday season may look different for many reasons, but we hope you can visit Holiday Lights to help get into the holiday spirit. 

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