The Southern Tier of New York and Northeast Pennsylvania are full of wonderful holiday season activities. Here are three that you will want to check out.

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Festival Of Lights At Otsiningo Park

The Broome County Holiday Festival of Lights at Otsiningo Park in Binghamton is a must-see, featuring a magical wonderland, dazzling visitors with spectacular light displays and festive attractions. There are even certain nights featuring fireworks and of course, Santa Nights! Get full information and ticket prices here.

Home For The Holidays At Roberson Museum

As the Roberson Museum describes it - "...a wonderful display of hundreds of elaborately decorated trees, dazzling Holiday displays, and the International Forest–a collection of adorned trees and displays that represent the holiday traditions of cultures from around the world." Home For The Holidays At the Roberson Museum, located on Front Street, Binghamton runs now through January 5, 2024. Get complete information and admission prices here.

Cookies And Cocoa With Mrs. Claus At Ross Park Zoo

There's fun for kids and adults alike over two weekends at Binghamton's Ross Park Zoo. Mrs. Claus will be greeting guests in Ross Park Zoo’s Wolf Woods building on December 9, 10, 16, and 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Don't worry about the weather, it will be warm inside.

The event allows guests to feed grain to the Zoo's goats and sheep before heading to Wolf Woods for a visit and photos with Mrs. Claus and a sweet snack of cookies and hot cocoa.

On Saturday, December 9th, sounds of the season will be performed by artists from Tri-Cities Opera at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.! For more information on this event and how to purchase tickets (admission to the zoo is included), click here.

The Ross Park Zoo is also open to the general public as well. Visitors to the zoo in the winter season may see the animals differently with many, like the Arctic fox, sporting their winter coats and enjoying the colder weather.

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