It wasn't that long ago that drive--through festival of lights were few and far between. Well, all of that has changed now and over 50 communities in New York State have drive-through Christmas events.

Here is a list of 16 that we especially like. As you can see these festivals are held in small communities (such as Morris, Round Lake, Harpursville, and Macedon) and big cities, such (Albany, Syracuse, Buffalo, etc.)

No matter the size it is such a pleasurable experience to slowly drive through thousands of twinkling lights, listening to holiday music and enjoying the surroundings from the comfort and warmth of your vehicle.

We hope you enjoy this list, which encompasses lights festivals from the Hudson Valley to western New York.

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