Ring in the New Year at Onondaga Lake Park

— Thousands of people are expected for the second annual Americu Credit Union's First Night CNY at Lights on the Lake on Saturday, Dec. 31 at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool.

This year, First Night CNY will feature live music throughout the evening culminating with a performance from national recording artists New Boyz. The family-friendly event will also have lots of activities for the kids, including laser tag, inflatables, crafts and glow-in-the dark mini golf. In addition, visitors will be able to walk through Lights on the Lake. At the stroke of midnight the orange ball drop returns, followed by an amazing fireworks display over Onondaga Lake to ring in 2012. Food and beverages will be available to purchase at the event. Outside food and beverage and coolers are not allowed.

Tickets are $5 in advance and are available at Wegmans. Tickets will be $8 at the gate. Kids 5 and under are free.

All parking is free and will be at Carousel Center Mall's remote lots on Hiawatha Blvd. across the street from the mall. Free shuttles to the event will start at 4:45 p.m. and will run continuously all night. Visitors should note that Onondaga Lake Parkway will be closed for the duration of the evening and there will be no event parking at Onondaga Lake Park or in the village of Liverpool.

For more information and a complete schedule, visit firstnightcny.com or call 471-9597.

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