County Executive Ryan McMahon announces 31st Season of Lights on the Lake and new online ticketing platform

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon and Galaxy Media Chief Operating Officer Carrie Wojtaszek announce that the 31st season of Wegmans Lights on the Lake is scheduled to illuminate Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, November 16–January 10, 2021 from 5-10pm, nightly.  Organizers also announced a new online, contactless ticketing platform for 2020.

“Once again Onondaga County is partnering with Galaxy Media to present the 31st season of Lights on the Lake,” said County Executive Ryan McMahon.  “This holiday tradition continues to grow and remain a favorite event for so many people. We appreciate the collaborative effort of the Parks Department and Galaxy to continuously improve the show and look forward to celebrating the 31st anniversary.”

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

“Wegmans is proud to once again sponsor this family friendly holiday event,” said Evelyn Ingram, Director, Community Engagement at Wegmans Food Markets. “During the holiday season, this year in particular, it is gratifying to know we are providing an option for socially distant and safe entertainment to families across this region.”

"We are so proud to continue our partnership with Onondaga County,” said Carrie Wojtaszek, COO of Galaxy Media.  “This is a great family tradition that thousands from our community enjoy each and every year.  We know that people are looking for a safe way to celebrate the holidays and we are thrilled to be able to provide a safe option for families to enjoy.” 

To increase safety, become contactless and establish capacity limits an online advance sale system has been instituted.  Tickets must be purchased online, in advance, at and are only redeemable for the night selected, anytime between 5-10pm.

The popular walks will be unable to happen this year due to COVID-19 Mass Gathering restrictions.  However, visitors are encouraged to support local charities by driving through the show on Monday, November 16th and Tuesday, November 17th for the reduced rate of $5 per car. These tickets must also be purchased online and in advance with proceeds going directly to the charities.  Applications are currently being accepted, through November 6th , to be the recipient of the charity drive-thru proceeds on Monday, November 16th.  Local 501c3 charities can apply at by clicking on the “Special Nights” tab. A doggy drive-thru will be held on Tuesday, November 17th and all proceeds from that night will go to HumaneCNY.  Both charity nights will run from 5-10pm and tickets must be purchased online and in advance at

Lights on the Lake is proud to support the men and women who work tirelessly to protect our country and invite any active military or veteran to drive through, for free, on Salute the Troops Night, Wednesday, November 18th. Online reservations are not needed but a military ID will be required at the ticket booth.

Admission to Lights on the Lake is $6 per car Monday and Tuesday; $10 per car on Wednesday and Thursday and $20 per car Friday - Sunday.  All tickets must be purchased for a specific  date, in advance, at

A limited number of discounted advance sale tickets will be available for purchase at by using code LOL2020. These tickets are $6 per vehicle, valid Monday-Thursday or $15 per vehicle, valid Friday-Sunday.  The discount code will be valid from Thursday, October 22 thru Wednesday, October 28, while supplies last.

Wegmans Lights on the Lake is presented by the Upstate Honda Dealers and Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Lights on the Lake entry is in the Wegmans Landing section of Onondaga Lake Park which is accessed via Route 370 in Liverpool. For ticketing information, call Galaxy Media at (315) 471-9597, for general information, call Onondaga Lake Park at (315) 453-6712 or visit

Lights on the Lake dates to remember:

  • October 22nd- tickets go on sale at   Use code LOL2020 for discounted rates
  • November 16th- Charity Drive-Thru – Applications due by 11/6/20
  • November 17th- Doggy Drive-Thru for HumaneCNY
  • November 18th- Salute the Troops Night
  • January 10th- Last Night at Lights on the Lake



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