ABOUT KIWANIS HOLIDAY LIGHTS
This celebration of holiday lights for the Greater Mankato area and region builds on past traditions and promotes the communities we serve, while raising non-perishable food donations for those in need. Admission is free for everyone. Non-perishable food and cash donations are accepted and appreciated.
Please note, we only collect cash and food donations within the lights display area in Sibley Park. No other organizations or individuals have been approved to collect donations on behalf of Kiwanis Holiday Lights.
Kiwanis Holiday Lights is a project of the Mankato Kiwanis Club.
To learn more about our service club visit www.mankatokiwanis.org.
Click on the image above to see the 2023 Program!
A printed version is FREE to all who visit Kiwanis Holiday Lights.
KIWANIS HOLIDAY LIGHTS HISTORY & MISSION
The original Kiwanis Holiday Lights idea came from Kiwanis Holiday Lights President, Scott Wojcik. His hometown of Marshfield, Wisconsin has a similar event and he brought the idea to a group of members of the Mankato Downtown Kiwanis club who were looking for a fundraiser that would greatly impact the Mankato community. The idea that Kiwanis Holiday Lights would not only help promote Kiwanis as a whole, but also involve so many other businesses and non-profits from Greater Mankato was a key part of the concept. Preliminary planning started in the spring of 2011 and the idea appealed to many people, including the City of Mankato, who remembered the displays on Mary Circle and North Broad Street from past years. The official press release happened in June of 2012 when the Mankato Area Foundation and CHS officially were named as presenting partners, kick-starting the capital campaign to make Kiwanis Holiday Lights a reality.
The mission of Kiwanis Holiday Lights is to create a celebration of holiday lights for the Greater Mankato Area that builds on past traditions and promotes the communities we serve, while raising money and collecting non-perishable food donations for those in need.
Kiwanis Holiday Lights is led by a volunteer Executive Team and Board of Directors.
2023 Kiwanis Holiday Lights Board of Directors
Scott Wojcik – President
Kyle Mrozek – Vice President
Scott Nelsen – Treasurer
Chris Roe – Secretary
Joe Meidl - At Large
Rebeckah Maday - At Large
2012 Founding Board Members
Received Rotary's Service to Mankind Award
BECOME A SPONSOR
Learn how you can join in supporting a Greater Mankato holiday tradition! Become a sponsor of Kiwanis Holiday Lights in 2023!
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