Our Show | American Lantern Festivals

Our Show

Finger Lakes Festival of Lights is a world-class, professionally designed and engineered artistic installation that brings together the concepts of fantasy, artisanship and illumination to produce a large-scale, visually spectacular experience for guests of all ages.  Over 1,000 illuminated silk, porcelain and steel lanterns draw visitors through a magical path of discovery with each turn providing beautiful and unexpected moments of excitement and awe.

Seneca Lake was carefully selected for this incredible show because of its natural, outdoor setting known for its unparalleled vistas, crystal clear water and majestic trees and foliage.  Our show truly brings this scenery to life after dark – creating an unforgettable experience that celebrates and enhances the natural world at night through artistic fantasy and illumination.

The Finger Lakes Festival of Lights is produced by American Lantern Festivals Inc., who are thrilled to bring an artistic installation of this caliber to the region.  With each show, American Lantern Festivals strives to combine widely appealing themes and imagery with local references that are enjoyed and appreciated by area residents.

We want to help you be prepared for anything that might come up on your trip so you can enjoy the Finger Lakes Festival of Lights worry-free.  Whether you would like to have a meal, find washroom facilities, are concerned about accessibility, or simply can’t find us on the map – we have information to help you navigate the area and find what you are looking for.

Key Information

Open 7 days a week – weather dependent.  Please check back here for notifications about closure due to inclement weather.

Gates open at 6:00pm.

Last entry is at 9:30pm

To get your ticket in advance go here.

Phone: 929-434-1342

This event requires walking along a gravel path.

Please ensure you wear appropriate footwear and dress for weather conditions.

We strongly encourage you to buy your tickets online in advance. Price at the door is $30, buy online and in advance to save money.

Getting Here

Grist Iron Brewing Company
4880 NYS Route 414
Burdett, NY 14818

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Grist Iron Brewing Company is on site and will be open.


Concessions will be available to purchase during the light show.

Port-a-Potties will be available for guests to use.


If someone within your party has mobility concerns, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Important notice re COVID-19:
Please note any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed while in attendance at the event. Finger Lakes Festival of Lights encourages you to enjoy the event responsibly, as well as be aware of local laws and restrictions.

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