A Holiday Lights Festival at HODAG PARK

Celebrate the season and give back to your community at the 6th Annual Holiday Lights Festival! Enjoy this event for the entire holiday season with nightly light displays and cozy fires, special weekend activities including a visit from Santa, and end the celebration by starting the New Year with a bang at a must-see fireworks show on New Year’s Day!

Friday, December 2, 2022 – Sunday, January 1, 2023
5 – 9 pm nightly
Hodag Park, Rhinelander

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A Holiday Lights Festival at HODAG PARK

Celebrate the season and give back to your community at the 6th Annual Holiday Lights Festival! Enjoy this event for the entire holiday season with nightly light displays and cozy fires, special weekend activities including a visit from Santa, and end the celebration by starting the New Year with a bang at a must-see fireworks show on New Year’s Day!

Friday, December 2, 2022 – Sunday, January 1, 2023
5 – 9 pm nightly
Hodag Park, Rhinelander

View a Schedule of Events >

A Holiday Lights Festival at HODAG PARK

Celebrate the season and give back to your community at the 6th Annual Holiday Lights Festival! Enjoy this event for the entire holiday season with nightly light displays and cozy fires, special weekend activities including a visit from Santa, and end the celebration by starting the New Year with a bang at a must-see fireworks show on New Year’s Day!

Friday, December 2, 2022 – Sunday, January 1, 2023
5 – 9 pm nightly
Hodag Park, Rhinelander

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Membership & Board Meetings

  • Days: 2nd Thursday each month
    Days: 4th Thursday each month available for smaller sub-group meetings
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Location: VFW Hall – Rhinelander

SCHEDULE

  • Lights will be on nightly from 5 pm – 9 pm starting Friday, December 2nd through Sunday January 1st.
  • Enjoy additional activities offered for two weekends, Friday – Sunday, December 9 -11 and 16 – 18 from 5 pm – 8 pm.

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LIGHTS TURN ON 12/3

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PROGRAM PARTNERING

The Lights of the Northwoods is celebrating our 5th year of operation by once again lighting up the Northwoods to benefit area food pantries and our community. 

Food Pantry and Donations

This is a free event where food and monetary donations will be collected on-site for local food pantries, participating non-profit groups, and to assist with maintenance and expansion of the light displays and the year-round use of Hodag Park.

LBS OF FOOD DONATIONS RAISED in 2021

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RAISED in 2021 Shared across community organizations!

YEARS STRONG

WHO WE ARE

We are a non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) status for charitable contributions

MISSION

  • To provide a community holiday festival of lights.
  • To feed the hungry of the Northwoods.
  • To enhance the health and quality of life for our locals and visitors of all ages.
  • To benefit area businesses and fellow nonprofit organizations through partnership and collaboration.
  • To improve Rhinelander area parks and programs for year-round use.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Join us at Hodag Park for a Summer Beach Party!

Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 5:30 – 7 pm at Hodag Park

We need volunteers! Join us for a Summer Beach Party to learn about opportunities to spread holiday cheer and joy this winter. Enjoy food and drinks Thursday, July 21 from 5:30 – 7 pm at Hodag Park Beach Area. Bring friends and family. The more the merrier! Learn more here >

Volunteers Welcomed

Without the help of our community volunteers and donations, we would not be able to make this event a success year after year.