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Find your favorite fair food at this drive-thru Christmas lights event

Bright lights and funnel cake!

Written by
Danielle Valente

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.

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“We wanted to bring some true holiday spirit to families in the Hudson Valley and beyond and we were able to come up with a concept that has something for everyone, all done in a safe, socially distanced environment," said event coordinator Mary Weber. "Food is a crucial part of celebrating the holidays and we have all the classics like hot chocolate, eggnog and chocolate dipped pretzels plus some new items like candy coated marshmallows, Mexican street corn empanadas and even gingerbread house decorating kits."

What else 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.  

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