Winter Lights at Audubon

Date(s) - Thursday, Dec 18, 2014
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Audubon Center & Sanctuary


After its debut last year, “Winter Lights at Audubon” is returning to the Audubon Nature Center. The spectacular interactive outdoor light display was so popular that it is being presented on three weekends this December, for a total of eight nights.

The event will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 at the Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Rd., one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, Dec. 18 will be “Over 21 Night” with live music and additional fun. The final night for Winter Lights will be Sunday, Dec. 28.

You can celebrate the longest, darkest nights of the year by venturing out into the lights, where you will be able to control some of the 10,000 LED lights on a luminary-lit trail.

Through drums, movement, lights and more, visitors make lights dance and swirl and even trigger noises and other reactions, like making an owl hoot. The trail ends with an LED laser show that turns the landscape into a fairyland.

A warm fire at the halfway point, along with hot chocolate and snacks inside, makes for a great evening out.

Expect to walk about a half mile on a paved and ice-free, but possibly snow-covered, trail. Dress to be outside with warm winter coats, gloves and winter boots.

Admission is $10 for the public, $8 for Friends of the Nature Center and children 3-15, and free for ages 2 and under. Reservations are not required.

Winter Lights at Audubon has been created by Steve and Julie French of Volt Vision, a Warren, PA company, in collaboration with the staff of the Audubon Nature Center.