Making Spirits Bright
Making Spirits Bright is a drive-through holiday lights show in Sheboygan's Evergreen Park. It is open to the public from 5:00 - 9:00 PM each night November 27 to December 31, 2015 (closed on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24). Admission is free. Pantry item donations, collected at the beginning of the route, are requested to help stock the Sheboygan County Food Bank. Cash donations support future growth and maintenance of this event, in addition to being distributed to local organizations through grant requests.
Celebrate the holidays with family and friends in the warmth of your vehicle when you drive the 1.1 mile forested route and enjoy animated and still displays with hundreds of thousands of lights choreographed to music heard through your radio at 89.1 FM. Experience entertainment, concessions, visits and photos with Santa, wreath raffles, and more when you visit Quarryview Center directly across from the park on Thursday through Sunday nights. Trolley rides for $2 per person are offered Friday and Saturday nights.
2015 Gift Card Winners
Here a list of 2015 Making Spirits Bright gift card winners.
2015 Wreath Raffle Winners
Here are the winners of the 2015 Wreath Raffle held during Making Spirits Bright at Quarryview Center. Congratulations and Thank-you to all of this year’s winners.
Welcome to Making Spirits Bright – Year Four
The lights are up, Quarryview Center is decorated and community volunteers are giving time to staff the event for year four of Rotary’s Making Spirits Bright. It has been another busy year for repairs and new construction. Evergreen Park roads required repair after lack of frost and record traffic volume during the 2014 event caused some portions […]
Holiday Light Show Enhanced with New Displays
Nearly a quarter million lights are in place and ready to light the route for the Making Spirits Bright holiday lights show opening Friday, Nov. 27. Evergreen Park in Sheboygan will be brighter than ever before for this family-oriented holiday event, a service project of the Rotary clubs of Sheboygan County. “On behalf of the […]
Across the county, from Sheboygan to Random Lake to Plymouth and Sheboygan Falls, the food pantries, staffed by volunteers and operated by organizations such as Sheboygan County Food Bank and numerous churches, are vital to helping feed our families in need.Learn More...
We need your help in 2015! There are many ways that individuals and companies can help Making Spirits Bright create another memorable and giving holiday season. We look forward to hearing from you.Learn More...
Making Spirits Bright continues to grow thanks to our generous sponsors. We are still looking for companies in Sheboygan County who would like to sponsor a holiday program that gives back. We have collected over 200,000 lbs. of food for the Sheboygan County food pantries since 2012.Learn More...
What's New for 2015
This year we will be open longer through the Christmas holiday season beginning November 27th - December 31st (Closed December 24th only). Our Design Team is working diligently to create new displays to keep Making Spirits new and exciting each year.
Over 20,600 vehicles visited Making Spirits Bright.
Making Spirits Bright collected and donated over 35 tons of food to the Sheboygan County Food Bank.
600+ volunteers gave their time to make Making Spirits Bright a success.
Cash donations were up 50%.
Our gratitude is far-reaching, so tt is difficult to know where to begin offering thanks to all who assisted in the success of the third annual Making Spirits Bright. A total of 20,600 cars passed through the gates of Evergreen Park and 73,300 pounds of pantry items were generously donated to the Sheboygan County Food Bank.
Thanks again to our three-year Premier sponsors, Festival Foods and Dave and Sandy Sachse, as well as many other returning and new donors who helped us reach our $60,000 goal for further development of displays. Thank you to all who attended and provided generous donations for the Sheboygan Food Bank, as well as cash donations to allow further enhancements to the displays. Thank you to the more than 400 volunteers from businesses, organizations and churches who selflessly provided assistance before, during and after our event to ensure all park and Quarryview Center visitors received an optimum experience.
Appreciation would not be complete without noting our Making Spirits Bright committees, whose members continue to give their time and talents to further improve all aspects of the event.
Meet your group at Quarryview Center and take a trolley ride through Making Spirits Bright. Rides available Friday and Saturday from 5:30-8:30 pm for $2.00 per person (infants ride free). The trolleys are sponsored by Cherry Creek Mortgage, Habush Habush & Rottier SC, Veritas Financial, Plymouth Rotary and Drexel Building Supply.Learn More...
Unwind before the holidays with a $99 rate. For a limited time, between December 13 - 24, stay overnight in a Standard, Bunk, or Loft suite, and get waterpark passes included for just $99. *Waterpark hours vary. Please check waterpark hours before booking.
Must be 21 to book. Not valid with any other discounts or promotions.Learn More...