Celebrate the Light of the World is open nightly from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM through December 31st. Once again, 100% of the donations collected at the Koosman Chapel with go to support four amazing, local non-profit organizations working in the Willmar Lakes Area;
Kandiyohi County Food Shelf
Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota
Salvation Army of Willmar
United Way of West Central Minnesota.

Celebrate the Light of the World by the Numbers

More than

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Extension Cords

More than
Volunteer Hours


North Pole Sponsors

Willmar Rotary Club and Rockin’ Robbins - The City of Willmar

Santa Claus Sponsors

DATASuccess Inc. - Dooley’s Petroleum Inc. - Farm-Rite Equipment
Willmar Electric - Heritage Exteriors & Restoration Inc
Q102, Big Country, KWLM and the Train - Remodeling Solutions, Inc.
Preferred Roofing - Donnelly Trucking Service

Rudolph Sponsors

West Central Sanitation - CMF Tree Service
Kandiyohi Power Cooperative - Grand True Value Rental
Lake Country Fireplace & Exteriors - Willmar Area Community Foundation
Willmar Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Willmar Municipal Utilities

Elf Sponsors

JD Kreps Financial Group, Inc.

Tinsel Sponsors

Tru Journey Financial - TerWisscha Construction Inc
Walt’s - Kandiyohi County Fair

The Koosman Chapel

The Celebrate the Light of the World light display at the Koosman home began as one man's idea and grew into an amazing family tradition. As the lights have grown so has their family and their love for their community. After ten years, the Koosmans have handed the responsibility for Celebrate the Light of the World to Willmar Fests. The tradition will continue for years to come for the Willmar Lakes Area and all those who come to See and Celebrate the Light of the World! Our thanks to Chad & Angie and their daughters Sophia, & Ariel.

Merry Christmas