Holiday Lights in the Mohawk Valley

Across the Mohawk Valley, cities, towns and villages have developed their own unique holiday traditions. Many locations often include festive and exciting holiday displays. Families across the region join in the celebrations by decorating their homes with festive outdoor lights to brighten the cold winter nights.

Here are just a few examples of how the Mohawk Valley celebrates the holidays with festivals of light, parades and homes creatively decorated with festive holiday lighted displays! .

Please enjoy these wonderful displays of lights and remember to drive safely!

The Holiday Light Train, image by The Holiday Light TrainAmsterdam Holiday Light Train

The 4th Annual Holiday Light Train is has been put together by the L.J. Nasadowski Memorial Fund and highlights beautiful lighted displays at homes, businesses, and community locations, in and around Amsterdam NY. Download the map and experience the magic of lights in Montgomery County this holiday season!

2nd Annual Parade of Lights, Middleville Fire Station Middleville Parade of Lights

This fun-filled event is a delight for the entire family! The parade kicks off at the Poland Fire Station in Poland, NY and travels through the Villages of Newport and Middleville in Herkimer County.

Oneonta Festival of Lights

Join in with Hill City Celebrations for their fourth annual Festival of Lights in Neahwa Park from December 16, 2023 through January 1, 2024!

The Great Otsego Holiday Light Train, image by the The Great Otsego Holiday Light Train The Great Otsego Holiday Light Train

The Great Otsego Holiday Light Train is a tradition that continues to grow each year. Follow the crowd-sourced maps to festive light displays all across Otsego County including homes, historic sites, museums and village squares. The Great Otsego Holiday Light Trail Takes place daily from now until the end of the holiday season!

The Farmers’ Museum Glimmer Nights

The Farmers’ Museum Glimmer Nights Holiday Lights Show

Glimmer Nights, a six-week holiday light show extravaganza, will take place on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings now through December 30 (closed Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve). At Glimmer Nights, visitors of all ages will experience the museum as never before on a self-guided walking tour through a wonderland of elaborate, multi-colored light displays. The path winds through the museum’s Country Village and other areas, each creatively illuminated with a unique theme.

If you know of a community event or know of a festive display we did not mention, please let us know and we’ll be happy to share with everyone!

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