The Oneonta Festival of Lights is a family-friendly event that brings together the community and visitors to celebrate the holiday season with a unique twist.

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With its drive-through Festival of Lights at Neahwa Park and a special opening night featuring live entertainment, the Oneonta Festival of Lights is set to create memorable experiences and spread joy throughout the winter season.

The Oneonta Festival of Lights welcomes visitors to immerse themselves in a magical world of lights and entertainment. The Festival of Lights, taking place from December 18 to January 1 at Neahwa Park, invites guests to embark on a dazzling drive-through experience where the park is transformed into a captivating wonderland.

In addition to the lights on display at Neahwa Park, various businesses and individuals all through Oneonta will also decorate their property, making a drive through town to hunt for lights extra fun.

Oneonta Festival of Lights via Facebook
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The highlight of the Oneonta Festival of Lights is undoubtedly the opening night on December 18th. From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., there will be a pedestrian area featuring an array of live entertainment options. Santa Claus himself will make an appearance, delighting children and adults alike. The evening will also showcase incredible performances by talented artists such as Cosmic Karma Fire, Mike the Juggler, Drumquest, and The Hill City Ice Queen and Friends.

Oneonta Festival of Lights is made possible by the generous support of sponsors who are deeply committed to creating a memorable experience for the community. Their dedication ensures that all First Night events remain alcohol-free, admission-free, and family-friendly, bringing the community together in a safe and welcoming environment.

To be a part of the Oneonta Festival of Lights, all you need to do is plan a visit to Oneonta and enjoy illuminated artistry from the comfort of your vehicle!

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