Celebration of Holiday Lights

About Us


The Celebration of Holiday Lights Committee is made up of members of the community who volunteer their time to organize the Celebration.

Membership is open at anytime to those who have a genuine passionate interest in supporting the efforts of the Celebration of Holiday Lights. Usually, the committee meets at 5:30 pm at the Booker T. Washington Community Center.  Dates for meetings will be published in the Staunton News Leader.

Further details/information should be addressed to: Angel Cooper, 886-8660 or angelcooper@hotmail.com or Douglas Carter, 337-3404.

Current Committee members are:

Thelma Newman, Chair
Angel Cooper, Administrative Assist. & Awards Chair
Nina Pervel – Light-A-Tree to honor First Responders, Staunton Fire Department, Staunton Police Department and Staunton-Augusta Rescue Squad
Rev Dave Rochfort and Boy Scout Troop 30 (Staunton), Field of Deer
Andrea Oakes – City Council Liaison
Steve Taetzschst – Caroling in Park with Santa and COHL
Beverly Riddell, Website


The following sponsors provided the support and resources to make the Staunton’s Celebration of Holiday Lights possible.

Big Lots of Staunton

City of Staunton

Community Involvement Awareness (CIA)

Country Confections

Giant Foods / Martins

Hatch Graphics

Lowes of Staunton

Leonard Buildings

Kathy Newman

Marden Graphics/Minute Man Press

Parks and Recreation

Shenandoah Pizza

Shenandoah Awards and Apparel

Staunton Police Department

Subway – North Augusta Street

The Gypsy Express

Van Fossen Rentals