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This Months Feature Story

The making of The Nutcracker

By Tami Scott

On one recent late-summer Saturday, the heat and humidity from outside the Syracuse City Ballet’s studio had seeped into the entrance and corridors already crammed with mothers, kids and strollers.


Lights on the Lake

Credit: Michael Davis Photo (2007)

The annual wonderland of illuminated scenes that is Lights on the Lake begins with the Lights on the Lake Stroll, on Monday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 9 p.m., when visitors may see some or all of the two miles of displays on foot, at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool. Parking is free and available at Griffin Visitor Center, the Salt Museum or the Willow Bay lot. The cost is a $2 donation for adults. Holiday characters will be on the trail. On Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 5 to 9 p.m., there is the Lights on the Lake Dog Walk, when pets can accompany walkers through some or all of the display, and refreshments for humans and dogs will be available for sale. Admission is, again, a $2 donation for adults. Lights on the Lake officially opens, for vehicles only, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5 to 10 p.m., and opens daily, during those hours, through Jan. 7. Admission is $10 per vehicle, Mondays through Thursdays, and $15 per vehicle, Fridays through Sundays. On Mondays and Tuesdays, visitors who show a Wegmans Shoppers Club card can get in for $6 per vehicle. For more information, call (315) 453-6712.

For details on these and other November events, see the Calendar.





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