2016 Kick-Off – Start Date & Times

The 2016 season will kick off Thanksgiving Night!!

The show will run nightly 4:30 PM -11 PM from November 24th to January 7th, 2017!
As usual the lights will run all night on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

Located at: 3903 60th Ave NE Willmar, MN 56201
Chad Cell: 320-295-1411

Updates throughout the season will be posted on our facebook page!

New for the 2016 Season

Due to the large expansion of the lights last year, we have decided to take it a bit easier on new additions this year, but don’t worry there are still a few surprises in store for you. Last year, we were blessed by the City of Brooten when gave us a metal frame for a large train and wreaths that they no longer used. After a few new lights, these items are shining bright at the lights! Thank you City of Brooten.

Pictures with Santa night is always a packed event with Santa coming to visit and photos by JessicaAnn photography and this year December 10th just got a bit bigger as the Willmar WarHawks will also be joining us that evening from 4-8!

As always we want to make your night special, so if you have any requests, please let us know.

Updates throughout the season will be posted on our facebook page!

How Your Support Helps

We enjoy sharing our love for the holiday season with our friends, neighbors and others through the magic of holiday lights.

For the last 8 years, we have been doing a Christmas light display at our house. It started out as something that we really enjoyed doing, as we are a bit goofy when it comes to Christmas lights. Over the past few years, our display has evolved to the point that we feel that it should be shared with everyone, and used to inspire and inform others about the Joy of Giving.

Christmas is a time to get together with family and friends and look back on the past year, a time to think of how blessed we are, and most importantly, it is a time to remember the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Have you ever wondered what Christmas would be like if you had to worry what to feed your family, wondering if that last five dollars should buy your child a present or if you should put it towards your past due utility bills? Friends, there are hard working families in our community that face that very situation on a daily basis, and they need our help. The Willmar Salvation Army helps these families get back on their feet so that they can become independent again.

Thank you again for making this fundraiser for the Salvation Army successful and helping us celebrate the birth of our Savior.

May God Bless You,

Chad, Angela, Sophia, & Ariel Koosman

Thank You!

WOW! 2015 was an incredible year! The lights were featured on KARE11, KSTP, WCCO, ABC’s Great Christmas Light Fight, and various other TV and newspaper productions.

This would not have been possible without your help and support. We would like to thank all of our family, friends, neighbors, supporters and sponsors for last year’s great success. With everyone’s help, we were able to raise over $165,000 for our local Willmar Salvation Army. Over the past 8 years, we have raised almost $550,000.

We would especially like to thank the following business for their matching kettle contribution last year. Central Lakes Co-Operative matched $10,000, CHS INC matched $8,500, Lakeland Broadcasting matched $5,000, Marcus Construction matched $10,000 and West Central Sanitation matched $5,000. A special thank you to CASEIH for sponsoring the drive in movie nights and fireworks!
Because of your generous donations we are able to impact our local community!

If you or your organization is interested in donating their time putting up lights, ringing the bell or becoming a sponsor, please contact Chad.