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Neighborhood Festival of Lights

If you live on the West Side of the city, then you woke up this morning to a dusting of snow. That means that there are more pressing issues to worry about. Such as decorating for the holidays.

That’s right! It’s time to prepare for the Neighborhood Festival of Lights. The self-guided light festival kicks off on Thanksgiving and ends on January 6, 2015. Each year, more and more homes on the city’s West Side decorate for the holidays, adding all sorts of decorations, lights, and even some crazy inflatables (love ’em or hate ’em). It’s a family-friendly adventure that includes caroling (caroling groups wanted), hot cocoa and visits from some of the holiday’s favorite characters. It’s kinda like the Garden Walk for the winter season.


This season, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy will be decorating Symphony Circle, to add some serious pizzazz.

Remember, there is strength in numbers. So decorate those houses, and let’s make this holiday the best light festival to date. You can keep up with all of the updates by visiting this Facebook page.


Photo: Winner of 2014 “Best Photo” – Whitney Kemp (image cropped to fit banner)


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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