LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) — Rotary Lights opens at the end of November and this year, there will be some new attractions at the annual event.
One of the biggest new features will be a 50-foot animated tree that will sit atop Grandad Bluff. From this point forward, the tree will light up every year on the first night of Rotary Lights and stay lit up until New Year’s Eve. Rotary Lights organizers said this is a great way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Rotary Lights.
“Our best ideas usually start with a six pack and a napkin and then it goes from there. They can build about anything you can imagine at this point which has been a great savior for our project. Purchasing commercially animated displays can be very, very expensive. When you can build it yourself, it’s nicer, you save a lot of labor costs and then you know how to fix them as well if something goes wrong,” said Stephens.
Another new feature of this year’s Rotary Lights is the opportunity to see the lighting display from the sky. Lake Superior Helicopters will be offering rides over the lights for two weeks in December. Go to the Lake Superior Helicopters website for more booking information.