Best Holiday Lights and Displays in Binghamton and Beyond

Here's where to find the most magical holiday lights and displays around Binghamton!

By Kate Fletcher, Macaroni KID Binghamton Publisher November 13, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, Binghamton comes alive with festive lights and displays. From drive-thru light shows to dazzling museum displays, there's something for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season around Binghamton.

Whether you're looking for a family-friendly activity or a romantic evening out, you're sure to find the perfect holiday display or light show in Binghamton and surrounding areas. And with so many options to choose from, you can even make a weekend out of it and visit multiple displays.

Stay tuned, as Macaroni KID Binghamton will be updating this list with holiday displays and light shows as we find them! If you'd like to help, please let us know what you've found!

Be sure to check back to stay up-to-date on all of the festive sights to see! Last updated: 1/2/2024


Broome County Festival of Lights at Otsiningo Park
Broome County Festival of Lights at Otsiningo Park in Binghamton, NY
The Broome County Festival of Lights is a must-see for holiday enthusiasts. This drive-thru light show features over a million twinkling lights and hundreds of displays. Visitors can wind their way through Otsiningo Park, marveling at the festive scenes along the way. The festival also features a variety of out-of-car experiences, including a train ride, visits with Santa, and food vendors.
📍 1 Otsiningo Park, Binghamton, NY 13905
📅 November 19 - December 31, 2023 EXTENDED thru January 7, 2024
🕒 Sunday - Thursday: 5-9pm, Friday - Saturday: 5-10pm
💰 $25/Car, $60 Season Pass, Free for Veterans
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Home for the Holidays at Roberson Museum and Science Center
Home for the Holidays at Roberson Museum & Science Center in Binghamton, NY
Home for the Holidays at the Roberson Museum and Science Center is a Binghamton tradition that has been delighting visitors for over 60 years. The event features hundreds of elaborately decorated trees, dazzling holiday displays, and the International Forest, a collection of adorned trees and displays that represent the holiday traditions of cultures from around the world.
📍 30 Front St, Binghamton, NY 13905
📅 November 16, 2023 - January 5, 2024 (Closed December 25 & January 1)
🕒 Saturday-Wednesday: 11am-5pm, Thursday-Friday: 11am-9pm
💰 Admission ranges from FREE to $8/person depending on age and membership status. Pay it Forward passes (prepaid passes available against the entrance wall) give you FREE admission, no questions asked.
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Santa's Workshop and Gingerbread Village Display at The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier
Santa's Workshop at The Discovery Center in Binghamton, NY

The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier's holiday display, including Santa's Workshop and A Village of Gingerbread, is a magical and festive experience for the whole family. While the hands-on exhibits are geared toward ages 1-12, guests of all ages enjoy the sights and activities like the gingerbread people scavenger hunt.

📍 60 Morgan Rd, Binghamton, NY 13903
📅 December 1-30, 2023 (Closed December 24-25) EXTENDED thru January 7, 2024
🕒 Monday-Friday: 10am-3pm, Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 12-5pm, Evening Hours on December 1 & 15: 4-7pm
💰 Admission ranges from FREE to $10/person depending on age and membership status. There are two FREE admission nights on Friday, December 1 and 15.
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Festival of Trees at Endicott Visitor Center
Endicott Festival of Trees in Endicott, NY
Following the Endicott Festival of Trees Tree Lighting and Holiday Open House on November 29, guests are invited to the Endicott Visitor Center throughout the holiday season to enjoy the sights of trees beautifully decorated by local businesses, individuals and village departments.
📍 300 Lincoln Ave, Endicott, NY 13760
📅 November 30, 2023 - January 7, 2024
🕒 Thursday-Saturday: 12-4pm
💰 Free


Tioga County O Tannenbaum at Tioga County Historical Society
O Tannenbaum at the Tioga County Historical Society in Owego, NY
O Tannenbaum, the Tioga County Historical Society's Annual Holiday Display and Auction features spectacular display of holiday trees, wreaths, and other items donated by the community. On Saturdays visitors can enjoy musical entertainment and visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
📍 110 Front St, Owego, NY 13827
📅 November 4 - December 16, 2023
🕒 Thursday-Saturday: 12-4pm
💰 Free
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Lights on Hullsville Light Show at 1487 Hullsville Rd in Owego, NY
Lights on Hullsville in Owego, NY
Lights on Hullsville is a light show at a home in Owego, NY that offers an impressive display synced to music on station 87.9 FM.
📍 1487 Hullsville Rd. Owego, NY 13827
📅 December 4, 2023 - January 7, 2024
🕒 28 minute shows start daily at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm
💰 Free
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Jungle Bells at Animal Adventure Park
Jungle Bells at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY 
Jungle Bells features over 1.5 million lights on display. Visitors can see and feed animals, including giraffes, zebras, camels, and more. On select dates they can also visit Santa Claus and his reindeer, meet the Grinch, and take part in a variety of holiday crafts and activities. View a reel from our visit in November 2023.
📍 85 Martin Hill Rd, Harpursville, NY 13787
📅 November 9 - December 30, 2023
🕒 Thursday-Sunday: 4-8pm
💰 Admission ranges from FREE to $18.99/person depending on age and membership status. There is one Drive Thru Experience Night on December 20 for $20/vehicle.
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Winterfest at Tioga Downs Casino Resort
Winterfest at Tioga Downs in Nichols, NY
Winterfest features horse-drawn wagon rides through a dazzling display of holiday lights. On select dates visitors can also enjoy a festive craft fair, visits with Santa, and holiday musical entertainment.
📍 2384 W River Rd, Nichols, NY 13812
📅 November 24-December 23
🕒 Fridays-Saturday: 5-8:30pm
💰 Free
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