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The Lights Return

Nov. 11th, 2024

The wait is over. The lights are now on!

Days Left

Olin Park

1156 Olin Court
Madison WI

Lights are on from dusk until dawn every night.

Candy canes from
4:30pm to 10:00pm every night.


The Madison community supports this event through sponsorship of displays. They help The Electric Group keep this event free for all to enjoy all season long. If you would like more information on sponsoring an existing display or a new custom display please email

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The Electric Group contractors who make this event happen employee IBEW Local 159 Electricians. Together Contractors and Electricians light up beautiful Olin park.

How did this all come to be? Back in 1989 when the Contractors and Electricians formed a new joint committee they pondered what they could do to support and better the community with their skills. The idea that rose to the top was to Light something up in a beautiful way for all to enjoy- and naturally the Holiday season came to mind. They began to dream of lighting up concepts like you might see in a coloring book…….What started with 11 displays at Warner park in 1989 has grown into over 50 display at Olin Park. Always Free for the community to enjoy.

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Many people and groups help make this event happen year after year.

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Holiday Fantasy in Lights is a Green Event

IBEW and NECA are pleased to report that the energy consumption at the Holiday Fantasy in Lights was reduced by 82% at the 2009 event. Going green had been a goal of IBEW and NECA for several years. They had been experimenting with a handful of displays and LED bulbs in the 2000’s. In 2009, IBEW and NECA took the giant step to convert the entire light show to LED bulbs. This was a very large undertaking but worthwhile both financially and environmentally. But even with the savings gained, the event still needs the community’s support. IBEW and NECA could not hold this event year after year without your donations, which can be made at the exit of the event, and the business community’s support through display sponsorships.