The Big, Bright Light Show in On

Did you miss Lagniappe and the opening night of the Big, Bright Light Show? The bad news is you missed Santa, Mrs. Claus, and some reindeer. But, the good news is you also missed a lot of traffic issues, trying to find parking, and jammed sidewalks. The best news is – the light show runs every evening through the holidays – you can still go see the more than one million points of light.

Crowds of people gather to see strings of colored lights in downtown Rochester

Lagniappe 2017 and opening night for The Big, Bright Light Show 2017 – photo by Michael Dwyer

The Big, Bright Light Show is now in its twelfth season. The buildings of Main Street will be covered in lights beginning at the South Bridge and extending to University Drive. Additionally, buildings on Fourth Street from Walnut to Water Street will be covered.

“The Big, Bright Light Show is holiday magic personified; it is something you have to see to believe,” said Kristi Trevarrow, Executive Director of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. “This holiday tradition is one of a kind, and the perfect complement to the one-of-a-kind shopping experience one will find in Downtown Rochester.”

Jammed packed sidewalks of people to view the light show on Lagniappe night 2017

The Big, Bright Light Show 2017 – photo by Michael Dwyer

The Big, Bright Light Show will be illuminated every night from 5:00 p.m. until midnight through January 8, 2018, plus every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in January.

About Michael Dwyer

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