County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Galaxy Communications Announce 26th Season of Lights on the Lake

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Galaxy Communications President Ed Levine today announced that the 26th season of Wegmans Lights on the Lake is scheduled to illuminate the park this season, beginning on November 11.

“Lights on the Lake is a signature holiday event in Onondaga County,” said County Executive Joanie Mahoney.  “This year’s Lights on the Lake will be better than ever.  Galaxy Communications is in it’s sixth year of operating Lights on the Lake and they continue to be an excellent partner.  Each year Galaxy finds a way to make this event even better and we are looking forward to seeing what’s new this year.”

The public-private partnership has allowed the continuation and growth of an already successful program in Onondaga Lake Park. Sponsored by Wegmans, collaborative efforts like these have proven to be beneficial in creating exciting events in Onondaga County.                                                                                                                               

"We are so proud to continue our partnership with Onondaga County,” said Ed Levine, President and CEO of Galaxy Communications.  “This is a great family tradition that thousands from our community enjoy each and every year.”

This year Wegmans Lights on the Lake will offer the popular pedestrian-only walk on Monday, November 9 with the Lights on the Lake Dog Walk taking place on Tuesday, November 10, both walks are free and run from 5-9pm.  Also this year, Lights on the Lake is proud to support the men and women who work tirelessly to protect our country.  The drive-through portion of Lights on the Lake will open on Veterans Day, November 11.  Any veteran, as well as active and retired military, can drive through on opening night for free.  A military ID will be needed at the ticket booth. The drive thru portion of Lights will begin Wednesday, November 11, and run through Sunday, January 3 from 5 -10pm nightly.  Lights on the Lake will be open to vehicles on New Year’s Eve this year. The price of admission at the gate will be $10 per car Monday - Thursday and $15 per car Friday - Sunday. Visitors can show their Wegmans Shoppers Club card and pay $6 on Monday or Tuesday evenings.

Discounted advance sale tickets for Lights on the Lake are available for purchase until November 10.  The $6 tickets, a $15 retail value, admit one car any night to the popular light show. Tickets are being sold at Wegmans.

New displays are added to the show each year.  Visitors can be on the lookout for the following new additions this year: Itsy Bitsy Spider, Animated Soccer Scene, Flying Monkeys, Elmira Gulch, Animated Fairy with Mushrooms, Tropical Reef Scene and Snowman on XC Skis.  More tree lights have also been added.

Lights on the Lake entry is in the Wegmans Landing section of Onondaga Lake Park which is accessed via Route 370 in Liverpool. For more information, call Onondaga Lake Park at 453-6712 or visit

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