Rotary Lights is a holiday light show in La Crosse, WI with the mission to feed the hungry. Food contributions are collected to donate to local food pantries. Rotary Lights is an annual gift to the Coulee Region as a cooperative effort among the area's Rotary Clubs, numerous other non-profit groups and volunteer organizations, sponsors, and last but not least - the amazing individuals that make up our Steering Committee and Board.
This annual display began in the year of 1995 and has grown tremendously since then due to the fantastic support from the greater La Crosse community. Nearly 200,000 visitors per year enjoy this holiday tradition while driving, walking or taking a carriage ride through Riverside Park.
Every evening from the day after Thanksgiving until New Year's Eve 5-10pm. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 5-9pm. New Year's Eve 5-1am.
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Volunteers tonight are from Hawkin’s Ash, CPA’s. Food donations tonight go to Holmen St. Elizabeth. Entertainment in the Ice Castle tonight includes Melrose-Mindoro HS Choir from 6-7pm, A Note Above from 7-8pm and Caledonia HS Choir from 8-8:30. Stop by the fire to warm up and enjoy a free s'more. We are working on resurfacing the ice rink. Stay tuned for more information.
If you have never heard String Ties, check them out in this video. Last night was their final performance of their annual Bluegrass Christmas tour and it happened right here at Rotary Lights!
Check out the Blair-Taylor Handbells who performed in the park last night.
Volunteers tonight are from Cleary Management/State Bank. Food donations tonight go to WAFER Food Pantry. Entertainment tonight includes Coulee Christian School from 6-8pm and West Salem HS from 8-8:30pm. Stop by the heated Ice Castle to enjoy some music. Free Hayrides tonight start around 5:45-6:00 at the West entrance of the Ice Castle.
Volunteers tonight are from Inland. Food donation tonight go to La Crescent Food Basket. Entertainment tonight includes Blair-Taylor HS Handbells from 6-7pm, Longfellow MS from 7-8pm, and String Ties Bluegrass Christmas from 8-9pm. Stop on down to the heated tent, grab a hot chocolate from the gingerbread house and a chair to enjoy a night full of good music. Santa will be in the park from 5-8pm or until he sees the last child in line. Stop by the fire to warm up and enjoy a free s'more. Due to warm temperatures, it is looking like the skating rink will need to close for the next few nights.
Volunteers tonight are from Brenengen Auto. Food donation go to Onalaska Food Basket. Cinderella Carriage LLC will be offering carriage rides tonight. Cost is $20/couple or $30/load. Be sure to check out the Live Nativity tonight. There are just a couple opportunities left to the see the Live Nativity after tonight. Santa will in the park from 5-8pm or until he sees the last child in line. The skating rink is open. Last night it waa a busy place. Skate rental will be open 6-9:30. The skating rink closes at 10pm.
Check out this video featuring Rotary Lights.
Thank you to the Shupe Family and friends for volunteering in the park tonight. Food donations tonight go to Holmen-St. Elizabeth. Cinderella Carriage LLC will be offering carriage rides tonight. Cost is $20/couple or $30/load. Santa will be in the park from 5-8pm or until he sees the last child in line. Be sure to check out he Live Nativity tonight. The skating rink is open! We might have a couple of groups coming through the park tonight! Keep an eye out for a parade of lighted Jeeps and possibly a bunch of bicycles decorated with lights as well.
Volunteers tonight are from Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare. Food donations tonight go to WAFER Food Pantry. Cinderella Carriage LLC is in the park tonight. Carriage rides are $20/couple or $30/load. Pick up in at the intersection of State and Front Street. Santa is in the park from 5-8pm or until he sees the last child in line.
Did you miss the Bangor Jazz Band the other night? Check out the video below. We have one more full week of entertainment lined up next Monday-Thursday and a couple of performances after Christmas. The full schedule is in the events tab or check the SSE Music website for the most up-to-date schedule.
Stop on down for a carriage ride this weekend!
Volunteers tonight are from Co-op Credit Union. Food donations tonight go to the The Salvation Army of La Crosse County. Join us in the Ice Castle for Sparta High School & Middle School from 6-8pm. Santa will be in the park from 5-8pm or until he sees the last child in line. Be sure to check out the Just Believe Gift Shop.