Posted by: cj | November 18, 2008

Deck the halls with LEDs

A car passes through the ice castle portion of Lights on the Lake at Onondaga Lake Park in January. Photo by Mike Greenlar/The Post-Standard

A car passes through the ice castle portion of Lights on the Lake at Onondaga Lake Park in January. Photo by Mike Greenlar/The Post-Standard

There are several Facebook groups and events that mention or are dedicated to this Syracuse attraction, which go along the lines of, “Lights on the Lake is the best thing about CNY at Christmastime.”

It’s your chance do some local holiday sightseeing for under eight bucks.

This year, thousands of new LED lights have been added, making the super-sized holiday displays and icicle-laden trees along the two-mile trail shine even brighter. The Wide World of Sports and Fantasy Forest sections have been expanded, and there’s a new animated Cecil the Dragon, measuring in at 15 feet by 28 feet, in the Fairytale Magic Grand Finale section.

The walk-through portion of Lights on the Lake is open for one night only, on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Onondaga Lake Park for a suggested donation of $2. The traditional drive-through show starts Nov. 25. It’s open every night from 5 to 10 p.m. until Jan. 4.

The cost is $8 per car, or $6 on Mondays and Tuesdays with a Wegmans club card. So pile your friends in a car and split the cost for some cheap eye candy. Don’t forget to tune into Sunny 102.1 FM for some holiday music during your ride. And here’s a tip from a Lights on the Lake Facebook fan: Don’t go see it until there’s snow on the ground.

Check out these YouTube videos for a taste of what you’ll see.

Photo courtsey of jade19721s Flickr photostream

Photo courtesy of jade19721's Flickr photostream

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