Join us in Riverside Park for the 2020 Rotary Lights display. See many of your favorite displays including the fire breathing dragon, North end of the park synchronized to music, and the new trees added to the South end last year. Rotary Lights is a free event, all we ask is you consider a food donation to help us with our mission to feed the hungry of the Coulee Region and/or a cash donation to keep the project going. Santa will be in the park opening night through December 23rd, there is no charge to see Santa. Our live nativity takes place on Saturdays and Sundays leading up to Christmas! Live entertainment by various groups is in the Ice Castle Monday-Friday evenings before Christmas. Carriage rides are available on select nights ($20/couple or $30/family/load, check our website or Cinderella Carriage’s website for the schedule). S’mores will be provided on select nights. Hot Chocolate and other warm refreshments are always available for purchase at the gingerbread house.
Leashed dogs are allowed in city parks. Please use your best judgement on how your dog will handle the crowd.
Parking can be difficult on busy nights. There are two parking ramps within 3 blocks of the park. The first three hours in the ramps are free and after 6 pm is free. Otherwise, there is some street parking available or a parking lot halfway through the park. Unfortunately, you do have to wait in line to get to this lot.
Saturdays are by far our busiest nights. Fridays and Sundays are close behind. If you would like to avoid the long line consider a Monday-Thursday evening.
Please be courteous to those in line and join at the back of the line. The line forms down State Street and then up Second Street towards Copeland Avenue (visit rotarylights.org for a map). If you are entering La Crosse from the I90, take exit three and follow the street until you see signs or the line on Second Street.