On Friday, Nov. 29, the switch will be flipped to illuminate more than 1 million lights as the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights opens its 15th season. This time-honored, holiday tradition takes place at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg and is the largest Christmas festival in Western New York.
The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights will be open for 15 nights, with opening night the Friday after Thanksgiving. It will run every weekend through Dec. 15, with an expanded schedule Dec. 18-23. The event is open from 5-9 p.m., with the buildings and grounds staying open until 10 p.m.
Visitors to the annual Fairgrounds Festival of Lights can save 40% on gate admission with the purchase of a $15 advance sale carload voucher at all Tops Friendly Markets. The discount voucher promotion begins Nov. 1 and ends Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28). It can be purchased at any checkout register. After Nov. 28, standard gate admission to the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights is $25 per carload. This includes a wide array of activities and holiday fun that includes six decorated buildings, live family entertainment, craft making and vendors.
The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights is sponsored by the Erie County Agricultural Society. For more information on the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights, visit www.FairgroundsHoliday.com.