Mission Statement

Festival of Lights is a series of events to celebrate the December holiday season, highlighted by the Festival of Lights Parade. The events include cultural and artistic programs, performances and other festivities for the enjoyment and education of the general public.



Dr. Terry P. Collinson, Executive Director - Dr. Collinson has served on the Festival of Lights Board for over 20 years and became the Executive Director in 2005.  He came to Colorado Springs in 1970 and has practiced Chiropractic since then.  He was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois and went to College in Chicago and then he spent three years in the Army teaching anatomy to X-ray students during the Viet Nam era before he came to Colorado. He and his wife Lenda, who is a professional photographer and owns LJM Photography, reside in Broadmoor Village.  Together they have three older children and two grandchildren.


Board of Directors

The Board is made up of interested people throughout the community. They are all volunteers and give of their time freely to make sure the Festival of Lights is enjoyed by the people of Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. If you are interested in serving on the Festival of Lights Board please contact the Executive Director. 

  • Jeff Wilson, Chair & Band Director

  • Liz Denson, Vice Chair

  • Sheri Trumpfheller, Treasurer

  • Abragail Kappel

  • Nicola Natale

  • Kim Stewart 

  • Keith Earl-Evans, KKTV Media Liaison

  • Kelly Hillick, Cumulus Radio Media Liaison

  • Karole Campbell, Fundraising Coordinator