Broome County’s popular drive-through holiday lights display at Otsiningo Park is announcing what is literally a “bright idea.” The Broome County Festival of Lights has acquired the Tall Pines Forest of Lights in Pennsylvania’s entire inventory of lights and displays.

(Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
(Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The Broome County festival, that will be in its third year, will now be serving Pennsylvania and Upstate New York and is planning to expand from just drive-through to what is being called “an entire holiday experience for the whole family to enjoy.” That will include “out-of-vehicle experiences, including visits and photos with Santa Claus and food and beverage vendors.”

Event Coordinator Dave Pessagno says the organizers expect this year’s festival will attract thousands of visitors from across New York and Pennsylvania.

As with past years, the event will offer special nights for fund-raising opportunities for local non-profits, clubs, schools and church groups.  There have also been special admission rates in the past for veterans.

Organizations interesting in fundraising and businesses interested in the limited number of sponsorships that are now available can contact Dave Pessagno at (607) 762-2475 or email Information on opportunities is also available by contacting Danielle Naylor at (607) 221-8117 or

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The 2022 Broome County Festival of Lights at Otsiningo Park in the Town of Dickinson is scheduled to run from November 21 through January 1.

The holiday light show has been an on-and-off event over the years with different host groups and different locations over the years. There had been a few gaps in the presentation due to lack of funding and even flooding.

The Spiedie Fest organization in 2020 put together a trimmed down presentation to give families a safe way to enjoy the holidays together during the holidays and organizers took the opportunity to reevaluate the show and plan future growth through experience gained over the past two years.

More information on admission prices, fireworks and special nights will be coming closer to the opening of the display.

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