by Holiday Lights Festival Contact
Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 12:00am
Thursday, Dec 31, 202012:00pm
Every: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sun
You can make this year a little brighter for those in need this holiday season! Led by Conagra Brands Foundation, the Shine the Light on Hunger campaign is a rallying call to support front-line hunger relief efforts and provide meals for those in need. All proceeds benefit Food Bank for the Heartland. With your help, we will raise 1.5 million meals. To donate text “FOOD” to 74121.
Learn more on additional ways you can help at holidaylightsfestival.org.
The idea of decorating Omaha with holiday lights had been discussed by downtown advocates for many years. The occasion of the millennium provided the impetus for the project. In 1999, a coalition of city officials, corporations and foundations chose to present a legacy gift of holiday lights to the City of Omaha as the Millennium Lights celebration. That first year, more than 60,000 people came downtown to witness the lighting ceremony. Because the lights were so well received by the public, the Downtown Omaha Inc. Foundation was established the following year to continue Millennium Lights as the Holiday Lights Festival. The Shine the Light on Hunger campaign, sponsored by Conagra Brands Foundation and in partnership with Food Bank for the Heartland, was added to the Holiday Lights Festival in 2007.