This year has not been kind to street fairs. To fill the void, the debut Orange County Drive-Thru Fair Food Festival allowed visitors to get their funnel cake and fried Oreo fix in a socially distanced manner. Now, visitors can expect the same delights—with a holiday twist. The Orange County Fair's Holiday Lights Spectacular is not only a great drive-thru Christmas event with stunning light displays—featuring a multimedia show with accompaniment from Christmas carols—it's the perfect place for those with a sweet tooth. What can hungry visitors expect? Funnel cake, zeppoles, freshly-squeezed lemonade and cotton candy. Consider it a dose of summertime in the winter! The event will run from Nov 27 to Jan 3 in Middletown, New York at 239 Wisner Ave. Snag $20 tickets online and explore other Christmas events in NYC and the surrounding area.
Wondering how to spend the most wonderful time of the year? Our December events calendar would be more than happy to help.
We'll be honest: The holidays this year are definitely looking different, and traditions are likely to be altered in some way. However, New Yorkers are still looking for safe ways to enjoy the festive season.
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From light show attractions to socially distanced Christmas events (many of which are outdoors), this lineup will help you stay in the loop of holiday happenings. Plus, there are plenty of other cool things to look forward to, like new exhibits and virtual performances.
Whether you're going out or feel more comfortable staying in, one thing's for certain: You need a cup of hot chocolate, no matter what.