The lights of Palisades



A steady stream of traffic winds through Palisades Park off U.S. 231 just north of Oneonta every evening between 5:00 and 9:00, bringing visitors who are awed by millions of lights shining for Christmas.

The mostly colored lights are relieved here and there by white ones, many lights outlining Biblical figures and scenes, others revealing secular scenes and subjects. Noteworthy is the number of displays dedicated to memories of families and friends.

This ninth annual Christmas Lights at Palisades is more spectacular than those in the past. The extravaganza becomes almost hypnotic by the time spectators leave the park, impressed by the work and imagination required for such an impressive celebration.

The park is open to spectators every night through December except the 24th and 25th. There is no admission charge, but donations are welcome.