5 Places to View Holiday Lights in Syracuse
Friday, December 6, 2019 12:00 PM by Elizabeth Judge
Add a little sparkle in your life this December! Whether driving down Onondaga Lake Park or walking through downtown Syracuse we have the top spots to check out the bright lights!
Lights on the Lake
Celebrating its 30th year of festive lights, this nightly display reigns as the Syracuse area’s top holiday light attraction. A two mile long show down Onondaga Lake Park offers drive-thru visitors 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. Check out their website for ticket information including a $4 discount on Monday and Tuesday when you show your Wegmans Shoppers Card!
Runs November 14, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Clinton & Hanover Squares
Featuring the City of Syracuse Christmas Tree and Menorah- displays shine bright in front of the Clinton Square Ice Rink, a popular spot throughout the winter months. Holiday revelers can enjoy an outdoor skating experience surrounded by the displays, as well as brightly lit snowmen, snowflakes and more. Venture a bit further and discover the Downtown Star’s “selfie spot”, located in Hanover Square.
Bringing an interactive element to holiday lighting displays, the Downtown Syracuse Committee asks visitors and locals alike to vote on their favorite Downtown Holiday Window Display. A record 34 downtown businesses are participating in the 2019 Window Wonderland Contest. Designed to boost holiday spirit the contest runs through New Year’s Day and features displays from retail, restaurant and cultural organizations and businesses. Find the full map here and vote for your top spot here.
Running through January 1, 2020
Fireworks at Winterloo
A brand new event this season the Great New York State Fair’s Winterloo, located in the Expo Center will conclude each Saturday with an extravagant firework display set to classic holiday music. The two- weekend event runs both Saturdays and Sundays with vendors, family fun activities and holiday themed fair favorite food and drink options.
Fireworks on December 7 and 14, 2019, 8pm
Lights on Jacob Lane
This family-friendly, animated Christmas light show is in its 7th season and will be featured on the 2019 Season 7 ABC show, The Great Christmas Light Fight. This family run, home light show offers a new layout this year as well as new musical mash-ups. Using nearly 25,000 pixels, over 15 Christmas trees, thousands of LED lights, strobes, more than 60,000 channels of computer animation and more this display is sure to delight. Please visit their page for information to stay neighborhood-friendly while visiting this holiday display.
Runs November 29, 2019 - December 31, 2019, check times on website