Drone still courtesy Derek Schuh.

KAUKAUNA — One of the Fox Valley’s most spectacular Christmas light displays is now up and running for the holiday season outside of Kaukauna near Hollandtown.

That annual Atwater Christmas light show located at 456 Crestview Road in Kaukaunac features 70,000 lights timed to music that plays in visitors’ cars who tune in to 96.5 FM.

Donations collected this year will be donated to Holy Spirit Catholic School in Appleton.


Scott and Amy Atwater say the light display began 11 years ago when they were newly married and began decorating their new home to make it their own.

“Our inspiration is our enjoyment for Christmas,” Amy Atwater said.

It started with a simple box that was pre-programmed, Atwater said.

“We looked at lights ourselves that year and got other ideas. We then decided to jump in and do the light show big. We now have 8 boxes, 128 channels of options, around our yard that are all programmed,” she said.

They have continued to grow the show over the years by designing their own shows and using information from other Christmas light groups.

They also collect donations to give to charity because they use no outside funding for their show.

“By doing the light show every year, we hope that it brings joy to others in the area,” Atwater said.

The show runs nightly through New Years Eve.


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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.