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Festival of Lights in Hamburg returns with new style

The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights will return this year, but with what organizers are describing it as, "2020 Style."

HAMBURG, N.Y. — Are you ready for the Christmas and holiday season? 

The Erie County Agricultural Society announced that the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights will return this year, but with what organizers are describing it as, "2020 Style."

Organizers say this year will be different and here are the reasons:

  • The Event will be strictly a drive-through, and guests at the fairgrounds must stay in their vehicles at all times.
  • Admission tickets must be purchased in advance, and tickets will not be sold at the gate
  • Tickets and vouchers for the Festival of Lights will be available until December 31.
  • The Event will be open every night in December, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

“The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights has become an annual holiday tradition on the Fairgrounds in Hamburg for the last 16 years. With so many cancellations this year, we took a look at how the Event could be held in a safe and socially distant manner. Thus, the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights, 2020 Style was created. The new route will encompass 50 acres featuring 70 variations of light displays, arches and light tunnels. The new format of the Event allows us to extend the number of days we will be open in 2020," CEO Jessica Underberg said in a statement, released on Thursday.

Tickets can be purchased at all Tops Friendly Markets starting November 1 for $15 per vehicle, or you can also buy Festival of Lights tickets online.