A little rain doesn’t stop them.
Neither does a big renovation project at the Riverside Park bandstand.
The organizers of Rotary Lights in La Crosse had to do a little adjusting to construction work for the yearly ceremony to switch on the holiday lights along the riverfront.
Since they couldn’t use the bandstand for the festival kickoff this year, Rotary crews set up a small stage near the Mississippi where Santa Claus threw a big switch to set off fireworks on Pettibone Island.
Millions of Christmas lights throughout the park, and on special decorated trees representing community groups, will be displayed every night through New Year’s Eve.
This is the 24th year for La Crosse’s Rotary Lights.