It's been 10 years since there were holiday lights at Otsiningo Park and they couldn't have returned at a better time. For many years, the Hometown Holiday Lights Spectacular would brighten up the Southern Tier.

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After the flood in 2011 caused electrical problems at the park, the lights and displays disappeared until Spiediefest stepped up to the plate and hit this event out of the park. It's now called the  Broome County Festival of Lights and every night you can drive around Otsiningo Park beginning at 5 p.m.

I will be making a special visit on Tuesday, December 22nd from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We'll be handing out candy canes to the kids and singing Christmas carols over the park radio. I've been practicing "Dominick the Christmas Donkey" so I hope someone wants to hear it.  Hee Haw Hee Haw!

There are other special events including the Holiday Hot Air Balloon Glow this Saturday, December 19th and 26th, weather willing. They will also have the final (and BIGGEST) fireworks show on New Year's Eve beginning at 7 p.m.

HERE IS ANOTHER NIGHT TO CONSIDER: Monday, December 21st. This is your chance to enjoy the BC Festival of Lights and help out the Children's Home of Wyoming Conference.

If you are looking to help out some kids in need during these tough times then here's your chance. Bring a new toy or game, basketball, volleyball, soccer ball, etc. and, you'll get in free. You can also donate $10 (normally $15) and it'll be put towards the gifts for the Children's Home. This is a WIN-WIN for everyone.

We would love to have you stop and see us on Tuesday, December 22nd but if you can only make it one night, we hope you'll choose Monday, December 21st. Free admission every night for veterans and it runs until January 10th.

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