Christmas is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to take in all the sights and sounds of the holiday season in snowy Western New York. This weekend, you can take part in the largest holiday festival in the region at the fairgrounds in nearby Hamburg.
The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights features a wide array of LED light displays designed by North Pole Productions. Other popular attractions include the Holiday Magic Show and the Winterland Workshop that lets kids create their own holiday-themed crafts.
This is the 13th year Hamburg has hosted the Festival of Lights, and it seems like it gets bigger and better each time. This year, the event will offer a number of brand new events and activities to check out, such as the Canstruction® Competition & Display. In this event, local companies will compete to build structures out of nothing but canned goods. At the end of the competition, all the canned goods will be donated to the Food Bank of Western New York.
Be sure to keep an eye out for Santa! He and Mrs. Claus will be greeting guests throughout the festival. You can even participate in the North Pole Experience and get whisked away to Santa’s workshop and elf village.
The Festival of Lights is a fun event for the whole family. This year, gates are open 5:00pm – 9:00pm every day from December 15 to 23. Admission costs $25 per carload and gets you access to all the activities the festival has to offer. For more information, check out the event’s website here!