Illuminate Ozaukee 2023

The Ozaukee Nonprofit Center is excited to announce the return of “Illuminate Ozaukee” — a drive-thru celebration of the holiday season and our community.

For eight nights during December, Ozaukee Nonprofit Center and dozens of participating businesses and nonprofits will turn Zeunert Park in Cedarburg into a winter wonderland of holiday lights. Visitors will be invited to wind through the park in their vehicles while enjoying the twinkling lights of the season!

2023 Showcased Nonprofits Coming Soon!

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Help Ozaukee Nonprofit Center light up some hearts this holiday season by becoming a sponsor of Illuminate Ozaukee. As a sponsor, you’ll enable us to continue to raise awareness for our broader mission to sustain a collaborative network of nonprofits in support of their mission for creating a stronger community!

To view our 2023 sponsorship opportunities and register to sponsor, click the link below:
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Sponsorships Due: October 13, 2023

For questions regarding sponsorships, please email

Plot Participants

Help us illuminate Zeunert Park by decorating a plot! If you or someone you know is interested in decorating a plot, register by clicking the link below.
All plot registration forms will be due to the ONC office by September 29, 2023.
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Details and Requirements:

  • Average plot size will be 70ft long by 20ft deep with some smaller plots available by request.
  • Ozaukee Nonprofit Center will supply 20 amps to each plot. Businesses requiring additional power should notify the ONC in writing prior to November 2, 2023 and will be responsible for fees incurred.
  • Displays should be tasteful, family-friendly, and in keeping with a holiday/winter theme. The Illuminate Ozaukee Committee reserves the right to request the removal of any displays deemed offensive or objectionable.
  • Plots will be given on a first come first served basis with first right of refusal for specific plot location being given to participants from 2022.
  • Businesses will be responsible for the set-up and tear-down of their own displays. Park Set-up will take place Nov. 13-26th, 2023. Tear-down will need to be completed no later than January 7, 2023 by 5:00pm.
  • Plot testing will take place on Nov. 27th, 2023 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM to ensure all plots are adequately powered prior to the show. A representative for your plot MUST be present during testing.
  • A $100 refundable security deposit is necessary to reserve your plot. The deposit will be refunded following cleanup of your plot.
  • Park Security will not be provided. No items of value should be left in the park unsecured. The Ozaukee Nonprofit Center is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.
  • All plot registration forms will be due to the ONC office by September 29, 2023. Participating Businesses will be notified of their plot assignment via email by October 15th and asked to submit a brief description of their plot design by October 30th.

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We need your help! It takes lots of helping hands to run Illuminate Ozaukee. Consider joining us and experience the magic the holiday lights bring! We are looking for individuals, family members, companies and groups who are interested in volunteering! For a full list of volunteer opportunities, click the “Become a Volunteer” button below:


*For questions regarding volunteer opportunities OR more information about trading volunteer hours for a sponsorship, reach out to

Event Details
Join us for 8 nights of Illuminate Ozaukee, a drive-thru holiday light show! Treat your family to a fun tradition that’s filled with holiday cheer. Located in downtown Cedarburg. Illuminate Ozaukee helps support and illuminate the nonprofits of Ozaukee County, with the help and collaboration of our supporting businesses and organizations to bring together a holiday light spectacular.
Upon entry to the display, you will receive a booklet with a QR Code to vote for your favorite display. We are excited to have special characters joining us again this year to say hello! Be sure to bring your letters to Santa to drop in his mailbox!

Admission: Suggested donation of $10. Cash and credit – Dip to Donate! Donations go to support Ozaukee Nonprofit Center and our nonprofit partner agencies.

Hours: Friday & Saturday 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
Location: Herman A Zeunert Park, Cedarburg, WI 53012


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  • We are also excited that Santa will be joining us again this year to say hello each night. Bring your letters to Santa to drop in his mailbox!
  • Each plot was decorated by a local nonprofit or area business. They put a lot of hard work into each of their displays! Upon entry to the display, you will receive a guide to vote for your favorite plot. These organizations are competing, so you may only select one.

Help us Illuminate Ozaukee nonprofits and our community.

Donate monetary donations today here! 

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