The Festival of Lights is a project of the Roseburg Rotary Club, raising funds for scholarships presented to high school graduating seniors in Douglas County, Oregon. In addition, the Festival provides a venue for other non-profit organizations such as Altrusa, The YMCA and Wildlife Rescue to raise money by selling arts and crafts in the Holiday Village. Over 100 community volunteers donate over 1,000 hours to assist in all phases of planning and executing this event. The Festival also employs Job Corps students to set up and take down the displays. The Festival of Lights also benefits the Roseburg area economy, as visitors come from far and wide to see the lights.
The Umpqua Valley Festival of Lights welcomed the World's Largest Nutcracker last season. The Nutcracker stands more than 40 feet tall, weighs more than 16,000 pounds and has a working jaw! The nutcracker was built by Willamette Valley Woodworking using downed trees including sequoia, coastal redwood, western red cedar and Port Orford cedar. Visit the Holiday Village to purchase a much smaller version of our nutcracker.
Nov. 22, 2015 - Jan. 1, 2016
Sunday - Thursday 5:30 - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday 5:30 - 10 p.m.
Holidays 5:30-10 p.m.
Thursday - Sunday nights November 27 - December 24
Thursday and Sunday 5:30 - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday 5:30 - 10 p.m.
Douglas County community groups sign up to take tickets at the Festival of Lights. They are recognized for their contributions and get the added bonus of representing their organization while meeting thousands of visitors.
Friday, November 27 - Veterans Night
Wednesday, December 2 - Cow Creek Tribe Canned Food Night
Tuesday, December 8 - BiMart Night
Thursday, December 10 - YMCA Night
Wednesday, December 16 - Cascade Community Credit Union Night
For information on how your group, business or organization can have it's own night at the Festival of Lights, contact Connie Williamson at (541) 643-6400.
Brought to you by the Rotary Club of Roseburg
Proceeds provide scholarships and support local service projects