The event was completely volunteer-driven and lasted 39 nights and a total 168 hours of operation.
One million energy-efficient LED lights glowed brightly throughout the event, with the electricity costing less than $50 a night!
Over 30,000 vehicles drove through the display. Together with walking traffic, the number of visitors totaled over 100,000.
Over 13 tons of food was collected by 12 area food shelves.
Thirty-three businesses and non-profits entered floats in the parade and several thousand families came to see the parade and lighting ceremony on the opening night.
Cash sponsorships and in-kind donations were provided by at least 100 businesses and individuals.
Twenty-one area restaurants donated food to help feed the volunteers during the event.
Santa took requests in his workshop from little ones for over 50 hours.
Four live reindeer were on display from Thanksgiving until Christmas.
At least four marriage proposals took place during the event.
Nearly 10,000 volunteer hours went into producing the event, and over 1,000 volunteers helped.
Net proceeds were $36,800, and $22,000 (60%) will be donated back to the 53 nonprofits that assisted with the event. The remaining proceeds will go to improve the 2013 event.
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