Village Decked in Lights Raises Millions

A spectacular 89 acre display of holiday lights is helping kids with critical illnesses this winter.

The magical sets include a giant mushroom, a gingerbread arch, an ice-cream palace spaceship, and a giant upside down toy box. ‘Night of a Million Lights’ illuminates happy faces in Kissimmee, enjoying over 3.2 million lights, all donated by the Walt Disney World Resort for the charitable event.

Give Kids The World, a non-profit resort that provides holidays for sick children and their families, opened the wonderful display in November and since its opening, nearly every night of the socially distanced light event has been sold out. All proceeds will be used to support the granting of children’s wishes when the village reopens in January 2021.

“It’s just taking advantage of all of the whimsical things we have and bringing them to life with color and lights,” said Pamela Landwirth, President and CEO of Give Kids The World.

The show is projected to gross more than $3 million in charitable proceeds, approximately, by chance, the equivalent of $1 per twinkling light. The money goes directly to fulfill the wishes of critically ill children during their stay at the Village.