A holiday tradition returns this week

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One of the lighted displays at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Contributed photo

The opening day of the Washington County Fairgrounds’ “Holiday Lighted Nights” is approaching!

Opening day will be Friday, Nov. 24, at 4:30 p.m. and runs select nights through Dec. 30. Please visit the fair’s website for more information.

Enjoy a night of holiday magic at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich. This drive-thru holiday tradition will be fun for the whole family as you drive through over a mile and a half of holiday magic, taking in giant lighted displays featuring holiday favorites as well as community-created displays by Greenwich FFA, Washington County Cornell Cooperative Extension, Washington County Jr. Beef Committee, and the History Museum Committee while listening to your favorite holiday music provided by IHEART Radio.

The path and displays change yearly, so each year is a new experience.

Order your tickets to pre-order snacks from cider doughnuts and hot drinks from Reggie’s Veggies, Kettle Korn from Barbie’s Snack Shack, and fudge from Adirondack Fudge to enjoy during your drive.

Make sure to visit the Holiday Square featuring the Holiday Market with works by local artisans, the Fair Store with this year’s collectible ornament, and select nights to enjoy free pictures with Santa!

Tickets are $25 per carload, so fill up your car and bring all your friends and family for a night of holiday cheer.

Back this year for a few more nights this season is the popular Wagon Rides — experience the magic of the lights from a lighted tractor ride, which can be purchased online at the Washington County Fair website or the gate.

A tradition since 1890, the Washington County Fair has served as a place for generations where memories are made each August for the many exhibitors, vendors and fair patrons who join in. “Holiday Lighted Nights” will expand on that experience and have the fairgrounds serve as a place where the community can join in for new traditions throughout the year.

The community will see the fairgrounds in a new “light” by continuing the tradition at the fairgrounds this holiday season.