Mayor Jean Stothert & Downtown Omaha Inc. Foundation would like to thank everyone who makes the Holiday Lights Festival possible, especially our presenting sponsor, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska; our media sponsors, KMTV 3 and Star 104.5; and our event sponsors, Conagra Brands and Wells Fargo.
Each year, the Holiday Lights Festival grows and improves, with hundreds of thousands of patrons viewing the spectacular lighting display, as well as increased awareness and donations towards the “Shine the Light on Hunger” campaign. Each year, nearly 100,000 people attend the Holiday Lights Festival activities throughout the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, and, in 2015, ConAgra Foods, the predecessor to Conagra Brands, and the community collected nearly 145,000 pounds of food and raised $447,805 during the campaign, the equivalent of 1.4 million meals donated to Food Bank for the Heartland. None of this would be possible without our generous sponsors!
We are proud to be a holiday tradition for many and to assist with easing such a critical need at the same time. We appreciate your support and wish you and your family a cheerful holiday season!
The Holiday Lights Festival is managed by: