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Fri, Dec 6 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Downtown Ithaca
Downtown Ithaca, NY

Downtown Ithaca’s Winter Light Festival is making its debut December 6 through 15. The festival will feature Prismatica, an art trail of 25 luminous and interactive prisms.

From December 6th through 15th, Prismatica will brighten the highly trafficked Commons pedestrian mall on East State Street and showcase how creativity can enliven this space. As visitors wander among and interact with the exhibit, they will enjoy an infinite interplay of lights and extremely colorful reflections.

Each prism stands more than seven feet tall and is covered in a dichroic film that reflects all the colors of the rainbow depending on the light and the viewing angle. After sunset, internal projectors light up the interactive kaleidoscope giving the project an additional dimension.

The festival will also include annual favorites Chowder Cook-Off and Santa’s Arrival.

Additional pop-up activities during the festival will include a Silent Disco, photo opportunities with Sparky, a Giant Rideable Unicorn Art Bicycle, a glow bar serving beer, wine, and hot cocoa, demonstrations, and other entertainment for all ages.