Mark Your Calendar for the 8th Year of
Making Spirits Bright in Sheboygan

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Be sure to mark your calendar for the 8th year of the Making Spirits Bright Drive-Through Holiday Lights Show. This year's show will begin daily the day after Thanksgiving on November 29 through December 31, 2019 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM except for Christmas Eve, December 24th.

SantaQuarryview Center

Be sure to include a visit to Quarryview Center as part of your Making Spirits Bright experience. You’ll find a warm, festive place to connect with your group and relax together.

Quarryview Center will be open 5:00 - 9:00 PM every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The last night we will be open is Sunday, December 22, 2019.

Please Note: Only cash is accepted as payment for trolley, concessions, and wreath raffles.

Visit Santa

MailboxDuring Quarryview hours, SANTA will be ready to hear your Christmas wishes. He’ll be in an area that is ideal for taking that annual holiday photo with Santa. We appreciate that Santa is taking time out of his very busy schedule to be here in person to talk with all the children. Be sure to bring your letter to Santa and drop it in the SPECIAL MAILBOX.

Volunteer to Help Create Beautiful Displays for
Making Spirits Bright in Sheboygan

Do you want to help create the beautiful displays in the park?

We are looking for volunteers to help create and update the displays for this year's show!

Work nights start in June - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 PM to 8 at the latest.

Only available once? Great! Want to help during every work night? Awesome!

All skill levels are welcome. High school age and up please! This is a great opportunity to gain volunteer hours and help make a difference in our community.

Email if you're interested!

Refrigerated Truck Purchase Most Recent Success Story of
Making Spirits Bright and Sheboygan County Food Bank Partnership

Sheboygan, WI (March 27, 2019)

New equipment offering distribution of fresh emergency food to 3,000 families made possible from growing partnership of two non-profit organizations.


Since 2012, the partnership between Making Spirits Bright (MSB) and Sheboygan County Food Bank (SCFB) has allowed SCFB to grow its organizational capacity, reach, and positive impact for hungry Sheboygan County families and residents. Through the seven-year-long partnership, MSB has collected 473,724 pounds of pantry items donated by the community during their annual drive through the holiday lights show. In 2018 alone, MSB and SCFB worked together to collect a record 100,451 pounds from the community during the holiday season.


Until Making Spirits Bright Begins

Upcoming Events

  1. Opening night!

    November 29 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Karen Bruinooge – Sheboygan Symphony Violinist

    November 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Gene Wilhelm – Button Box

    November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  4. Making Spirits Bright Holiday Light Show – Day 2

    November 30 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Karen Bruinogge – Sheboygan Symphony Violinist

    November 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Trolley Rides

Back by popular demand, you can take a ride starting at Quarryview Center and proceed through Evergreen Park. Boarding every Friday and Saturday is at 5:15 / 6:00 / 6:45 / 7:30 / 8:15 PM and Sunday 5:15 / 6:00 / 6:45 / 7:30 PM for $2 per person CASH ONLY (children under one free). The Discovery Coach trolley is fully enclosed and features old-fashioned style with modern conveniences. Decorative wooden bench seating, wood interior, and brass accompaniments will make you feel like you are riding a street car of yesteryear. Heating assures your comfort.

These trolleys were built by skilled craftsmen by hand in Crandon, Wisconsin by Hometown Trolley, the second oldest trolley manufacturer in the United States. For more details about the trolleys visit

Community Impact

Across the county, from Sheboygan to Random Lake to Plymouth and Sheboygan Falls, the food pantries, staffed by volunteers and operated by organizations such as Sheboygan County Food Bank and numerous churches, are vital to helping feed our families in need.

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We need your help in 2018! There are many ways that individuals and companies can help Making Spirits Bright create another memorable and giving holiday season. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Making Spirits Bright continues to grow thanks to our generous sponsors. We are still looking for companies in Sheboygan County who would like to sponsor a holiday program that gives back. We have collected over 200,000 lbs. of pantry items for the Sheboygan County food pantries since 2012.

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