Lawrence Lights, the drive-thru holiday display and community fundraiser, to return

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Post updated at 10:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24:

Lawrence Lights – Making Spirits Bright is returning for its third year, starting Tuesday evening.

The start date was previously set for Friday, but organizers announced on social media Friday that due to technical difficulties, the event has been delayed until Tuesday, Nov. 28.

The drive-thru event at the Youth Sports Complex, 4911 W. 27th St., will feature synchronized lights and lighted displays, according to the event’s website.

Lawrence Lights is a collaboration between the Lawrence Board of Realtors Community Foundation, Sertoma Club, and the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. Money generated from the event will be distributed to those three agencies, and they will use the funds for local charitable programs, according to the website.

Beneficiaries this year are planned to be the same as last year, according to the website. One is LPRD’s Wee Folks Scholarship Fund, which helps kids participate in activities and programs; another is the Sertoma-Schiefelbusch Communication Camp, which helps children improve communication skills while they’re engaged in fun activities; and the LBOR Community Foundation funds local charitable organizations with programs to stabilize vulnerable households in our community, according to the website.

The 2022 event brought in $47,206, according to a social media post from organizers. The Lawrence Sertoma Club in April presented checks to four community organizations from the 2022 event: $5,000 each to Heartland Community Health Center, Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, Lawrence Schools Foundation and Just Food.

The show will run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays beginning Tuesday, Nov. 28 and continuing through Tuesday, Dec. 26. It will also be open on Christmas night, Monday, Dec. 25.

Tickets are $20 per car. Attendees can buy tickets online at Gift certificates are also available on the event website.

Anyone unable to pay can send an email to with the subject line “Lawrence Lights Scholarship Request.”

Keep an eye on the event’s Facebook page,, for updates in the event of inclement weather.

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