Light 4 Hope Hosts Christmas In August At Wellington Green

Each kid got a chance to walk the red carpet.

Lights 4 Hope is a nonprofit organization that produces the holiday drive-through light show at Okeeheelee Park for six weeks every winter. The nonprofit’s mission is to spread joy and give back to local families coping with their child’s terminal illness or life-changing physical changes throughout the entire year.

For the first time, the organization invited the families that they have helped to a Christmas in August event at the Mall at Wellington Green on Saturday, Aug. 13.

More than 14 children coping with terminal illness or physical changes from car accidents came to the event with their families for a day of holiday cheer, crafts, music provided by DJ Doozie, dancing with holiday characters, food provided by PDQ and CPK, cookies from Great American Cookies, treats and more.

Toward the end of the event, each child was called up to walk the red carpet and receive personalized gifts from the organization — truly making it a Merry Christmas in August.

To learn more about Lights 4 Hope, follow them on Instagram and Facebook at @lights4hope or visit