The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights will take place all throughout December on the Hamburg Fairgrounds!

The event will be open every night from December 1st through December 31st, expect they will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

This weekend may be the first time we actually get the feeling that fall is truly here. The temperature is hovering around the 50s and snow in the forecast for the hills south of Buffalo, it is time to start thinking about making plans for the Holidays.

The tradition of the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights will be back once again this year and tickets will be going on sale starting at 9 o’clock November 1. The admission is $20 per vehicle plus applicable fees this year. According to Fairgrounds officials, there will be a limited number of tickets available for the event each night.

The drive through route will include a variety of new displays consisting of over 70 variations of LED light displays, arches and light tunnels.  Additionally, we have partnered with the Field twins, winners of the Great Christmas Light Fight, to incorporate their masterpieces into the show.  “We wanted to continue to provide a holiday event that is safe and fun for the whole family,” said Jessica Underberg, CEO of the Erie County Agricultural Society.

I don’t live far from the Fairgrounds and they take weeks to set this display up. It is a great way for the family to get into the holiday spirit and enjoy a really unique lighting display. It is the one time that we truly hope there is snow for a drive around Western New York.

Although many things were postponed or canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights was still able to happen, in a modified form. In the past, there have been walk-through displays and things for the family to enjoy like a picture, or two, with Santa Claus. However, because of restrictions that was changed.

This is a perfect way to spend a date night or get the kids out of the house when the snow starts to fly and take in the breathtaking lights that cover a good majority of acreage on the fairgrounds and Hamburg off of S. Park Ave.

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