The 21st annual NightLights tree-lighting ceremony falls on a weekend this year. The Big Blue Tree will be illuminated for the holiday season on Saturday, December 1 from 6-7pm at First Presbyterian Church (SW Corner of Mulberry & College) in Fort Collins. NightLights is outside, so bundle up. It is free to everyone. Bring the whole family!

Brian Gary and I have the honor of hosting this year's event,which will benefit children who are living in the darkness of abuse and neglect...right here in our community.

NightLights Highlights

  • It's Free!
  • Free hot cocoa
  • Three kinds of Free hot soup from Z Catering, Staffing & Events
  • Free homemade cookies
  • Live music from The Academy at Midtown Arts Center and Canta Lucis, the elementary choir from Ridgeview Classical School
  • Santa Claus will be there!
  • Kids register to win a 3-foot tall chocolate Santa from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
  • The lighting of the 50-foot "Big Blue Tree", which has over 30,000 lights
  • Meet representatives from some of the 34 youth agencies who work together with Realities For Children
  • It's hosted by the Good Morning Guys

Why NightLights

The NightLights tree is lit all through December as a symbol of hope for children living in the darkness of abuse. Each of the 30,000 blue bulbs can be sponsored by people in our community who want to help fight against the darkness of abuse. Blue is the international color of child abuse Awareness and Prevention

Sponsor a NightLight

Sponsor a single NightLight on the tree for only $100 or become a Champion for Children by inviting others to give – donate and more info at          100% of your tax deductible donation will provide for the needs of local children who have been abused, neglected, or who are at risk right now.

You can sponsor a light online or by sending a check to Realities For Children at 308 E. County Rd 30 in Fort Collins, 80525

The NightLights campaign runs through the end of December, so you can give anytime through the end of  the year!

Pictures from 2017 NightLights Celebration

Thanks to my wonderful wife, Jenny, for taking some spectacular pictures:



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