A  Holiday Lights Festival
at Hodag Park
in Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Family Land

You, your family , or non-prifit youth group can come and get in on decorating a site. For $25.00 you get a 10'x10' piece af the park to call your own to add to the overall displays. Click below for an Application and further details. 



Lights of the Northwoods
Rhinelander, WI , March 31, 2020– Lighting the Candy Cane in support and comfort of our community 

“We wish to continue the spirit of the GRAND COMMUNITY premise that we are founded on by lighting and keeping lit the CANDY CANE pole in Hodag Park. We wish to show support for our Frontline Medical personnel and the community in general and that we are all in this together “ President- Shawn Will 

The Candy Cane pole will be lit each and every night until the safer at home order is lifted. We wish for it to be a message of comfort, hope, and remembrance during this time. We also wish to honor the Medical staff and essential workers keeping us safe. For More information about us Go to www.lightsofthenorthwoods.com and click on Contact Us 

Event for 2021
This years event will start on December4th and continue on through the Holiday season. (all nights the lights will be on from 5pm to 9pm and collections of food and monetary donations will be taken at the gate). The displays and the lights will remain on throughout the Holidays 5pm-9pm with limited staffing from Dec. 20th until January 2nd. Specific times and dates of event and activites will be annouced as we get closer to the evnt. 
Thank you to all who gave of their time and talents to make this a successful event this year!!

We have some exciting news!
Returning for 2021 EVENT - FIREWORKS!

As the fireworks was such a success we are planning on bring back that part of the event for 2021.
Join us at Hodag Park for a spectacular fireworks show!
When: Saturday, January 1, 2022 at 7:00 pm
If you are interested in donating to the fireworks show, please mail donations to:
Lights of the Northwoods
PO Box 116
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Any amount is appreciated!
If you would like more information, please email: lightsofthenorthwoods@yahoo.com or message us on Facebook!


- To provide a community holiday lighting festival

- To feed the hungry of the Northwoods

- To enhance the health and quality of life for children, youth, and elderly of the area

- To benefit area programs, fellow non-profits, and businesses

-To improve Rhinelander area parks for all and for year round use. 

Program Partnering
Food Pantry and Donations “At the Door”

This is a free event where food and monetary donations will be collected on site. A portion of the proceeds will stay with Lights of the Northwoods for maintenance and expansion of the displays. The remaining portions of any cash donations will be given to the participating non-profit groups for the evening or to help improve the park for all-year use. 

Lights of the Northwoods would like to partner with any groups that would like to be involved with food drives.

2020 donations totaled 8143 lbs shared among our 3 particpating area food pantrys.

8143 lbs of food collected this year bringing our total to over 19,000 lbs in our four years event history!!!

Community Partnering
 Fellow Non-Profits

Join us in the celebration with your own fund raising project that compliments the experience.

Keep ALL of the proceeds for YOUR services and YOUR good works.

Help us make this a Christmas and Holiday season to remember for all.

EMAIL – lightsofthenorthwoods@yahoo.com WEBSITE: www.lightsofthenorthwoods.com
Mail to: P.O. BOX 116, RHINELANDER, WI 54501 


Membership and Board Meeting 
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
6pm with board meeting to follow
VFW hall 

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Major Financial Partners

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The Lights of the Northwoods does its best to provide accurate information, 
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