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In NYC with the grandkids this holiday season? Stop by the Amaze Light Festival at Citi Field.

The immersive storybook experience, Amaze Light Festival, is officially open for the holiday season at Citi Field in Queens. Billed as the country’s largest light show, Amaze Light Festival takes visitors on an illuminous holiday adventure where storybook characters Zing and Sparky guide them throughout festive decor and five interactive holiday-themed worlds.

Festival goers enjoy outdoor holiday activities at this unique immersive experience with five thematic displays to explore and photo opportunities around every corner. Guests journey through a custom interactive oasis including the North Pole, Land of Sweets, and a Whimsical Forest with the option to take a ride down Zing’s Thrill Hill where glittering willow trees and reindeers light the way. Attendees enjoy a blend of live, high energy performances every two-hours and the country’s largest animated light display with a mega light show every 30-minutes.

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Guests will also be able to enjoy an array of sweet and savory dishes and festive beverages including: baked goods, hot cocoa, savory plates, sweet dishes, and crafted cocktails. The cheerful atmosphere is a sprawling fest with German-styled cottages housing goodies and featuring local small business and unique gifts in the Amaze Market.

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Additional highlights include the candy-fueled Sparky’s Sweet Spot and Zing’s Toyporium, a larger than life toy store complete with Zing’s Buddy Builder, a charity-focused interactive toy machine. This bright and colorful machine gives holiday enthusiasts the opportunity to donate to Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Hurricane Ian Relief (American Red Cross) or Toys for Tots, by simply pressing a button and watching the magic happen. Participants will have the option to choose one charity and with this charitable contribution program, Amaze Light Festival will donate $1 for each participant throughout the festival duration.

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Certain to delight holiday enthusiasts, attendees in New York City are able to take festive rides on the Arctic Express Train and enjoy the smell of fresh pine in the enchanted Tree Farm. They also can stroll through the royal castle, stop by to meet the princess and make a wish at the magical fountain.

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The Amaze Light Festival is open Wednesday’s through Sunday, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., with the last ticket sold at 9:00 p.m. Adult ticket prices start at $44 and $36 for children. The show runs through Jan. 8.

A new offering this year, holiday enthusiasts have the option to make their visit even more memorable with the purchase of a VIP upgrade. Experience exceptional viewpoints from the best spot in the house, with reserved seating during the festive live performances and mesmerizing light shows. Exclusive access allows VIP ticket holders to mingle with the Masters of Light, Zing and Sparky, enjoy complimentary holiday themed hors d’oeuvre, a heated indoor lounge and premium craft cocktails, for purchase.

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Creating a seamless and convenient guest experience, Amaze Light Festival has also introduced the Amaze App. The Amaze App grants access to all pre-arrival information including festival maps, venue details, food and beverage menus and Frequently Asked Questions. Customers are able to purchase festival tickets and buy add-ons in real time, such as to experiences like Zing’s Thrill Hill and the Arctic Express Train Ride and use the Amaze Pay mobile wallet, a completely contactless method of payment.

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Tickets for New York City are available for purchase at There are limited tickets for peak time slots and guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance for this limited season run. Additional information for New York City can be found in the NYC FAQ 

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