Oskaloosa Main Street is excited to announce ‘Turn on the Lights!’ to take place in downtown Oskaloosa on Saturday, November 18. The event will begin at 5:30 pm with music from the Oskaloosa City Band, until 6 pm. The lights will be turned on at 6 p.m. by the Citizen of the Year. Painting with Lights is the lighting project in downtown Oskaloosa. “Join us, as we illuminate our beautiful downtown in over 300,000 colorful LED bulbs! This free event includes cookies, hot cocoa, Santa & friends, and horse-drawn wagon rides around the square provided by Mahaska Drug. Free will donations are welcome with proceeds going to maintenance and installation of Painting with Lights,” stated Angie Foster, Oskaloosa Main Street Director.
This year, there will be a new addition to the ‘Turn on the Lights!’ event, the Dancing Lights show! The Dancing Lights, including the downtown tree, can be seen in the City Square Sunday-Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 6-9 p.m. from November 24 to January 7, 2024. You can enjoy the light show from the comfort of your car by tuning in to 88.7 FM on your radio. The Dancing Lights have been donated by the Golden Goose Club to the City of Oskaloosa.
Don’t worry about dinner! In addition to many local dining options, Tacos Jalisco and Manny’s Smoke Shack will be serving on the East side of the square on November 18, from 5-7 p.m.
The Painting with Lights Display will be on from 4:45 pm-11 pm every night through January 7, 2024. To learn more about Oskaloosa’s holiday events, please visit www.mahaskachamber.org/calendar.