Cedarburg, WI – Illuminate Ozaukee, now it’s 4th year, is a drive-thru holiday light show. Proudly brought to you by Ozaukee Nonprofit Center, and presented by Aerial Work Platforms, the park twinkled into life for eight enchanting nights leading up to Christmas. Over 61 sponsors, local businesses and community organizations collaborated to transform Herman A. Zeunert Park into a festive, holiday attraction in Cedarburg, WI. Together with Ozaukee Nonprofit Center, these participants aimed to celebrate the holiday season while shedding light on the nonprofit organizations in Ozaukee County.

Illuminate Ozaukee drew in over 2000 vehicles over the course of eight nights. “This was our most successful year ever, the remarkable support from the community and our participants truly touched us. While our goal has always been to unite the business and nonprofit communities with our light show, the dedication and creativity of our participants continue to amaze us! Illuminate Ozaukee has evolved into a truly unique and fun experience, highlighting the community spirit it embodies,” says Martha Putnam, Executive Director of Ozaukee Nonprofit Center.

Local organizations were encouraged to bring their creativity and materials to craft plots of their own design. Plots along the Illuminate Ozaukee path were numbered enabling the community and visitors to vote online for their favorite design. Thousands of visitors participated in the voting process, ultimately selecting Philipp Lithographing as the Holiday Design Champion for 2023. Philipp Lithographing’s plot portrayed scenes from the beloved Mario Bros, featuring recognizable characters, including the iconic Mario himself. Congratulations Philipp Lithographing!

New to Illuminate this year, the show welcomed four groups from local high schools who took part in decorating plots. “We take special pride in the involvement of the youth and local high school groups who not only contributed to decorating several plots but also worked alongside all our volunteers at the event. Illuminate Ozaukee has truly become a community celebration,” says Putnam.
To learn more about Ozaukee Nonprofit Center or the Illuminate Ozaukee event, please visit ozaukeenonprofitcenter.org.