Upcoming Events

Celebration of lights

Friday, November 23 – December 31, 2018

Menominee Park, Oshkosh

Each year, the spirit of the Holiday Season magically generates enough power to light our lights – and loved ones faces with smiles!

In 2017, event attracted over 15,000 vehicles, filled with family and friends who are amazed to see over a million twinkling lights. The 1.2 miles of holiday sights and sounds are displayed throughout beautiful Menominee Park, enhanced by the colorful light reflections from Lake Winnebago. Sights and activities include the 100 foot tree, one-hundred twenty plus trees filled with lights, sculptured scenes, animated light displays, Visits With Santa, COL Gift Shop (with its own entrance this year), special event nights, carriage rides and so much more.

COL visitors can tune in to either Oshkosh Media (101.9 FM) or WRST (90.3 FM), depending on the night. These two stations will play holiday music throughout the park, as you drive through the displays. At the end of the route, visitors will get to enjoy two colorful musical animated pixel light displays.

We hope you enjoy our show this year and welcome all community involvement. The more involvement and help we get with this event, the merrier … ho, ho, ho!

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is a proud supporter of this great community event and is sponsoring a FREE COMMUNITY NIGHT on December 11!



Scholarship Listen & learn evening

Cheryl Fowler, Manager of Education Services from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, will be presenting at the Omro Area Community Center on December 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. She will be speaking about the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation’s scholarship program and the Fox River Scholarship Center. She will share knowledge on how to apply for scholarships and how to navigate the Fox River Scholarship Center website which houses over 350 scholarships from local, state and regional organizations.


Reindeer at the Rink and Santa too!

December 21, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Oshkosh Convention Center & Riverside Park

Skate all night long, and enjoy the festivities as listed:

5:30 pm Dinner buffet / pictures with Santa

6:15 pm S’mores and hot chocolate available

6:30 pm Check out the live reindeer

7:00 pm Santa skates!

Order tickets here!


Celebrate Education

Monday, March 18, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (Awards Presentation at 5:00 PM)
Oshkosh Convention Center

Join us for this annual event honoring the educators, administrators and volunteers who enrich the lives of students in our community. Educators from public and private schools will be recognized with classroom and professional grants, along with other leaders and volunteers who will be recognized for their innovated contributions to education. Help us celebrate their accomplishments!

RSVP here