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April 26, 2018
Tribune file photo

The massive holiday light display, once put on by the Chad Koosman family, will now belong to Willmar Fest. The hope is to give the lights new life as a holiday display at Robbins Island. Details of that are yet to be worked out.
Willmar Fests looks for new spot for a bright holiday season
April 26, 2018 - 10:29pm
April 21, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Light decorations stand outside a garage at the Koosman family home in northeast Willmar Wednesday in preparation for the big move. The annual holiday display has grown to include more than 600,000 bulbs, featuring dancing trees, leaping arches, shooting stars, a sky-high cross, candy canes, reindeer and more. The light festival was open six weeks over the holiday season, from Thanksgiving through New Year's.
'Celebrate the Lights' on the move
April 21, 2018 - 5:29am
November 18, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Chad Koosman admires the Christmas tree light fixture Nov. 13. Koosman lit the tree in order to program the lights to the music for the annual “Celebrate the Light” light show at his home in Willmar. This is the final year the Koosman family will host the six-week long light show, which will open Thanksgiving Eve at 3903 60th Avenue Northeast. (For a video on "Celebrate the Light" visit wctrib.com) play button
'Celebrate the Light' - the final show: Willmar family will end 10-year run of popular Christmas display
November 18, 2017 - 7:07am