VILLAGE OF LIVERPOOL – The 34th season of Wegmans Lights on the Lake will illuminate Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, from 5-10 p.m., nightly through Jan. 12.
“Once again Onondaga County is partnering with Galaxy Media to present the 34th season of Lights on the Lake,” said Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon. “This holiday tradition continues to grow and remain a favorite event for so many people. We appreciate the collaborative effort of the Parks Department and Galaxy to continuously improve the show and look forward to celebrating the 34th anniversary.”
The public-private partnership has allowed the continuation and growth of an already-successful program. Sponsored by Wegmans, collaborative efforts like these have proven to be beneficial in creating exciting events in Onondaga County.
“Wegmans is proud to once again sponsor this family friendly holiday event,” said Evelyn Ingram, Director, community engagement at Wegmans Food Markets. “During the holiday season, this year in particular, it is gratifying to know we are providing an option for socially distant and safe entertainment to families across this region.”
“We are so proud to continue our partnership with Onondaga County,” said Carrie Wojtaszek, COO of Galaxy Media. “This is a great family tradition that thousands from our community enjoy. We love being a part of an event that allows families to make memories each year!”
Lights on the Lake will bring back the charity drive-thrus to kickoff and wrap-up the Lights on the Lake season. Lights on the Lake will be extended by five days once again this year to support non-profits within our community. From Monday-Friday, Jan. 8-12, visitors will have the opportunity to visit the show, for the reduced rate of $5 per vehicle, to say goodbye to the holiday season and to help five worthy organizations. These tickets must be purchased online and in advance with proceeds going directly to the charities.
On Sunday, Nov. 19, at 6 a.m., the popular Lights on the Lake 5K will return to Onondaga Lake Park. The early start time of the race will allow for runners to view the lights while running before sunrise.
A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The race will be capped at 750 runners. Registration for the run is now available at lightsonthelake.com/lol-5k.
Visitors can be on the lookout for the following new additions this year: a new pickle ball display showcasing Santa and Mrs. Clause playing pickle ball against some elves and 13 newly wrapped trees with brand new lights in a variety of colors and styles dispersed throughout all sections of the show.
Lights on the Lake has created a new commemorative ornament that will be available for purchase this year.
A limited number of these ornaments will be available for pre-purchase and the ornaments will be mailed out on Dec. 1 to ensure purchasers receive them in time for the holiday.
A Lights on the Lake beanie will also be available for purchase on the website this year along with the popular fiber optic snowman wand which allows visitors to partake in the light show.
Admission to Lights on the Lake is $10 per car on Monday-Thursday and $20 per car Friday – Sunday. All tickets must be purchased for a specific date, in advance, at lightsonthelake.com.
Wegmans Lights on the Lake is presented by the Upstate Honda Dealers, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and Onondaga County Parks.
Lights on the Lake entry is in the Wegmans Landing section of Onondaga Lake Park which is accessed via Route 370 in Liverpool.
For ticketing information, call Galaxy Media at 315-471-9597, for general information, call Onondaga Lake Park at 315- 453-6712 or visit lightsonthelake.com.