Garden Oak Holiday Lights is working on a new location for our display. The response to our display and the support we have received in the contributions going to our charity (The National Foundation for Cancer Research) has been overwhelming. We know our display is getting too big to continue this display at our home and this is why to are making these plans for a new location.
We are please to announce that we have had material and services donated to us and we have found a new location for our display. However, we are still needing additional items and we are still needing to raise financial donations.
Up to this point, my wife and I have paid for 100% of the display by putting off buying new cars, vacations and other small things. We have felt that this cause has a greater importance to us – our choice. We would like to continue having 100% of the donations going to the organization we raise funds for - The National Foundation for Cancer Research. Because of the size of the new project, we are looking for individual and corporate support. We do not want to make this a commercial display, but we will have a way to gracefully recognize those that do help. Our estimates are that the lighting alone will cost around $150,000. To cover the lighting and other costs, we are looking for $600,000 in cash, material and services donations. We are officially a 501c3 public charity so your donation is 100% tax free.
If you would like to make a personal donation to help us build our future display, you are welcome to use our Pay Pal Giving Fund page by clicking the button below. Please note that this is NOT a donation to the National Foundation for Cancer Research.
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If you would like to donate material or services, please visit our Material & Services Needed page
The new concept
We are planning on building a 20,000 square foot “town Square” that would be decorated for the Christmas Season and with lights to amaze all. The lights will be displayed on a ring of 13 “old time store fronts” with large display windows depicting Christmas themed scenes that people can look in on and admire - Santa Suit repair shop, Elf hat maker, etc. could title the buildings. Think large department store display windows, however, these are not actual stores to enter only fake facades - think Hollywood sets. The main attraction will be Santa’s workshop that will tower up to 50’ above the square’s store fronts. Multiple times a night, our Synchronized Lights to Music display will bring the castle and square to life to dazzle all as people watch from inside the square.
The lighting display will be the same as we do today at our home, lights synchronized to holiday or popular music. The show will be extended to have a longer show than we are able to produce now.
We are looking to make this a free attraction with all monies raised will be considered as a donation to the organization we raise money for.