Festival of Lights
Festival of Lights
Dates: Friday, November 22, 2019 - Saturday, January 6, 2020
Festival of Lights is in its 13th year and has grown to a regional destination and tradition for all to enjoy. Over 50 displays with more than 100 individual pieces and over 1,000,000 lights make up Wyoming’s largest holiday lights festival. Each year, Campbell County Parks and Recreation hosts this event which runs from mid-November through the first week in January. The parks staff prepares, sets-up, and choreographs the displays to a variety of holiday music making sure that all who visit ooh and aww to their heart’s content. Take a drive through Cam-Plex Park making sure to tune your radio dial to the holiday frequency to enjoy the Festival of Lights. (You can also enjoy an aerial view of the display if you fly into or out of Gillette.) Donations are gladly accepted at the yellow canister as you exit the one way loop in the park.
This event would not be possible without the generous contributions from our sponsors and community partners. (See the list below.) Some of the more popular displays are the Infinity Tunnel, Twelve Days of Christmas, the Nativity Scene, Santa’s Workshop, Penguins on Ice, Surfing Reindeer, Harley Santa, the Drummer Boy and sure to be the new favorite is our currently unnamed LED Wall of Lights taking the place of the Happy Holiday Display. Campbell County Parks and Recreation needs your help in naming this new display in a community wide contest!
Help the Recreation Center name the new "LED Wall of Lights" that takes the place of the Happy Holidays display. Contest begins on Friday, November 22 at 5 p.m. and ends December 8 at 11:55 p.m. Judging will take place by Wednesday, December 11. The winner will receive naming rights and a 6-month family pass to the Recreation Center. (If the winner chooses to buy a pass during the annual pass sale, the value of the gift certificate can be applied to offset the cost.) Any age can participate.
Be sure to check out our Facebook page daily from November 16 – November 22 with video previews of the upcoming choreographed displays.
To make a donation or become a sponsor, please call the Parks Shop at 307-686-5187 or Kevin Geer at the Recreation Center at 307-682-8527. See our current list of displays and sponsors below.
Drop your letter to Santa into the " Letter to Santa" mailbox at the WPA building by December 15, 2019. Our helpers will make sure that Santa will get a return letter before Christmas.
*Please remember to put your return address on the envelope and Santa will send a letter back to you.
|Partridge in a Pear Tree||Black Hills Energy Neil Simpson Complex|
|Two Turtle Doves||Power Solutions LLC|
|Three French Hens||Pasek's Accounting|
|Four Calling Birds||Anadarko Petroleum Corp.|
|Five Golden Rings||Scott Brothers, Boarder States, MCM Contractors, Crum Electric, WESCO|
|Six Geese Laying||Red Hills Veterinary Hospital|
|Seven Swans Swimming||Cloud Peak Energy|
|Eight Maids Milking||Aspire Counseling LLC|
|Nine Ladies Dancing||First Northern Bank of Wyoming|
|Ten Lords Leaping||Frontier Family Medical|
|Eleven Pipers Piping||Powder River Construction|
|Twelve Drummers Drumming||Kiwanis Club|
|Flipping Penguins||Campco Federal Credit Union|
|Festival of Lights||Monopoly Pieces (in loving memory of Christine Boisvert)|
|Elf Tree Topper||Powder River Dental|
|Drummer Boy (5)||Thunder Basin Ford, Powder River Construction, BKS Environmental Associates, Inc.|
|Santa & Reindeer Lift Off||Powder River Construction|
|Snow Flake Tunnel|
|Parachuting Gingerbread Man||Wal-Mart|
|Candy Cane Lane||Gillette Optometric|
|Candle and Holly||Mayor's Art Council|
|Trumpeting Angel (6)||Miller Exteriors, Envy Salon, Boothill Night Club, Deb's Bed and Bath Boutique (YTT Bridal & Floral), That Embroidery Place|
|Snowman Family||ERA Priority Real Estate|
|Beachbum Santa||Oasis Tans|
|Suring Reindeer||Surf N Suds Internet Laundramat|
|Holiday Bells||In loving memory of Jim Rodgers|
|Dancing Ballerina's||Live 2 Dance|
|Snowball Toss||South Fork Apartments|
|Harley Santa||Deluxe Harley Davidson|
|Country Christmas (Tractor)||AVAILABLE|
|Infinity Tunnel||Gillette Chiropractic Center, First Interstate Bank, Pinnacle Bank, ReMax Professionals, ERA Priority Real Estate, Anytime Storage|
|Jumping Fish||Wyoming Marine|
|Teddy Bear & Presents||Greg's Welding|
|Poinsettia||Spring Creek Design|
|North Pole Payground||Sheehan Trucking/WY Welding & Trucking|
|Birth of Christ||Marshall Jewelry|
|Toy Soldier||Highland Property Management|
|Toy Factory||Nick Carter Law Firm|
|Christmas Puppy||Thunder Basin Propane|
|Polar Bear Keep Away||K's Koffee & Deli|
|NEW Unamed||(Old Happy Holidays Display)|