Event Dates
November 25-27
December 2-4, 9-11,

Event Hours

Gates Open 5:00-9:00pm
Grounds & Buildings open until 10:00pm

Gate Admission

$25 per carload


Festival of Lights


The Largest Holiday Festival in WNY!

Guests are treated to an expanded drive through of all new light displays from North Pole Productions!

Park the car and let the holiday magic begin… Stroll the illuminated street and explore each of the buildings for unique holiday activities, shows, and more. Grab a seat for the Milk for Health Kids Game Show featuring Rob Allen. Climb aboard the Express Train and take a short train ride around the Festival grounds. Kids can stop in to the TOPS Winterland Workshop to make a craft. This and more is included in your carload admission.

Providing some of the most beautiful holiday photo opportunities in the area, the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights invites visitors to wander through Christmas Tree Forest where nearly one hundred trees are 15FOLLights.pngilluminated in thousands of twinkling lights. 

The centerpiece of the Festival of Lights is the North Pole Experience. This ten thousand square foot walk through adventure leads guests through the North Pole and right to Santa’s front porch.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be greeting guests throughout the Festival as well as posing for photos, so do not forget your camera. 

15FOLIceCarving.pngDon't miss this Competition!
Great Lakes International Ice Carving Competition.  11 International teams will carve more than 2 tons of ice to create incredible frozen masterpieces. Carving takes place November 25-27, but all final pieces will be on display for the duration of the Festival.