World of Illumination — the world’s largest drive-through animated light show — is giving back this holiday season. On Wednesday, Dec. 23, co-founders Simon Kreisberger and Yakir Urman will present a check for $25,000 to Make-A-Wish Arizona.
A special Arizona wish kid and her family will be present to receive the check, as will donors Robert and Peggy Piske. The check presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a drive through the mile-long light show Rockin’ Christmas, located at Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale.
This year, World of Illumination partnered with Subaru for Share the Love Wednesdays, where a portion of ticket sales were set aside to grant special wishes to Arizona wish kids. Additionally, World of Illumination donated several hundred show tickets to first responders and front-line workers as well as tickets to the Johnjay and Rich #LoveUp Foundation benefitting foster children.
“It’s so important for us as a valley business to give back to the community that has done so much for us,” says Kreisberger. “It is a privilege to be in a position to impact our state in a positive way.”
This is the second year that World of Illumination has worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona. The company also has a location in Marietta, Georgia, where proceeds from that event benefit Make-A-Wish Georgia.