Holiday Lights Festival

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Dec 4, 2008 at 12:17 AM EDT

It's a sparkling holiday experience, from the seat of your car.

The Hometown Holiday Light Festival is back at Otsiningo Park in the Town of Dickinson.

It's hosted by the Southern Tier Independence Center.

You can drive through and get in the holiday spirit with a number of Christmas-themed light fixtures.

The mile and half loop has a new feature this season: Santa's beach party.

Now in its 8th year, the Independence Center says it's happy to give families and outlet to escape the holiday frenzy and unwind.

"It's very calming for the kids and everything when you're driving through," said Gina Gigalio, STIC Development Director. "It's so hectic right now, so to have a chance to just look at something and just kind of be together and enjoy it. It's a really nice little break."

The Holiday Light Festival starts tomorrow night and runs through New Year's eve.

It's open from 5 pm to 9 pm at Otsiningo Park.

Admission is 8 dollars per car, Monday costs just 5 dollars.

Proceeds from the event will go towards STIC, which helps support people with disabilities.

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