Take a trip to see the longest Christmas lights festival in the world. The Winter Festival of Lights spans 5 miles with over 3 million lights and it's only a short drive from central New York.

Over a million visitors travel to Niagara Falls for the holidays to see the spectacular light and fireworks displays. The Winter Festival of Lights travels along the Niagara Parkway through the Niagara Parks Winter Wonderland and into Dufferin Islands and the surrounding tourist districts. Fireworks shows are held every Friday night at 9 during the festival with bonus fireworks every night from December 22nd – 30th at 9PM. You can even download a map of the light tour at Wfol.com.

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There's no cost to see the Festival of Lights, that runs through January 31, but donations are suggested to keep the festival running each year - $5 per person, $10 per car $1 bus tour.

Don't forget, if you're planning to travel to see the Festival of Lights this holiday, which is about a 4 hour drive from Utica, you'll need a passport or enhanced license to cross the border.

Winter Festival of Lights