Christmas City Walkway of Lights

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Total Donations*

*Updated on December 17, 2020.

Fund Purpose:
To provide support to the Christmas City Walkway of Lights.

Fund Story:
This fund was created to support the Christmas City Walkway of Lights located at Matter Park in Marion, IN. The display features over 2.5 million lights on 120 displays that span a four-mile run along the Mississinewa Riverwalk. The Walkway of Lights, established in 1992, is one of the longest-running and largest light displays in the Midwest.

Marion adopted “Christmas City, USA” as its nickname after an Indianapolis television station visited to film the city’s elaborate holiday decorations in 1965. Since that time, the entire community has heartily celebrated Christmas.

The Walkway opens around Thanksgiving and is illuminated from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. until New Year’s Eve. Visitors can enjoy the light displays from the comfort of their cars, and they can also warm up with a cup of hot chocolate from the Gift Shoppe. A season pass for the Walkway can be purchased at $5 per vehicle.

The Christmas City Walkway of Lights is made possible each year by the dedicated efforts of local business sponsors and community volunteers.

Fund Impact:
Christmas City Walkway of Lights

Fund Page Details:
Donating to this fund will increase the impact of its charitable fund purpose and grantmaking abilities. Clicking “Give Online” will allow you to make a charitable gift to this fund held at the Community Foundation of Grant County. Or mail your check to our office instead by using this donation form. Additionally, gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, insurance, and estate plans are also accepted.

*The amount listed above may not be up-to-date. Call the Community Foundation for the most up-to-date fund balances.



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