The Fairgrounds Festival Of Lights Is Canceling Their Final Night
If you were planning on packing the family in the car on Friday night for the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights, you're going to want to make new plans.
The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights is a holiday tradition for people in Western New York. It's a great opportunity to get the family together and enjoy some Christmas music and millions of holiday lights as you drive through display after display.
This year, the weather has not cooperated with the Festival of Lights at all. They had to postpone the opening night by an entire week because we had a huge storm in Hamburg where they measured snow by the foot. The displays were buried!
It looks like the Festival of Lights season is going to go out the way that it came in. Unfortunately, they've had to cancel the final day (Friday Decmber 23rd) due to the weather forecast. THIS APPLIES ONLY TO FRIDAY DECEMBER 23rd. The Festival of Lights will still be open on Wednesday 12/21 and Thursday 12/22 as was previously scheduled.They made the announcement on their website today.
All tickets had to be pre-purchased this year, so if you have already bought yours for that date (12/23), they're telling people to check their email.
Buffalo and the surrounding areas have certainly seen their fair share of snow this year. Just before Thanksgiving, we saw a storm that buried the area in over 6 feet of snow. This weekend, it looks like we are facing another monumental storm. Some are comparing it to some of the biggest storms of our history. It appears as though we won't see the 6 feet that we've seen before, but this storm will bring huge wind gusts along with a couple feet of snow in a hurry. Visibility will be low and blowing snow could cause problems too.