Syracuse becomes a wonderland of fresh fallen snow and festive lights during the holiday season. Discover mesmerizing light displays that you can enjoy safely while celebrating the season.


Lights on the Lake
Lights on the Lake Castle made of lights in Syracuse, NY

This nightly display reigns as the Syracuse area’s top holiday light attraction. Onondaga Lake Park transforms into a two-mile-long drive-thru experience with several themed displays including Land of Oz, Twinkling Fantasy Forest, a Fairytale Magic Grand Finale and more! Tune into Sunny 102 and listen to sounds of the season throughout the drive. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Runs daily November 15th - January 14th


Downtown Syracuse 

See the lights surrounding the Clinton Square ice-skating rink including a giant Christmas Tree and Menorah. View decorated storefront window displays and take advantage of evening shopping hours and holiday sales. Enjoy winter-proof outdoor dining while choosing from special holiday-themed menu items. Venture a bit further and discover the Downtown Star’s “selfie spot”, located in Hanover Square. Discover even more from Downtown Committee of Syracuse!


Lights on the Farm

A part of their Christmas at the Farm festivities, visitors can take a wagon ride through the light display at Abbott Farms. Admission also includes access to the hot chocolate bar, a visit with the animals, send letters to Santa and participate in a variety of other winter holiday activities.

Runs weekends November 27th - December 19th