Come enjoy the power of light in winter & explore the culinary prowess of Downtown Ithaca restaruants!
Downtown Ithaca’s Lights & Bites presented by Tompkins Trust Company will return December 4 – 12, 2020.
This year, Bite of Ithaca has teamed up with Winter Lights to bring a bright, delicious and safely, socially distant 10-day celebration to Downtown Ithaca in early December.
Outside, light installations will brighten the Ithaca Commons pedestrian mall on East State Street and showcase how creativity can enliven this space.
Visitors can wander among and interact with the exhibits.
Inside, restaurants will be offering $5 bite-sized menus for foodies to explore new cuisines and discover restaurants they have never tried in Downtown. Bite Menus at many of the participating restaurants will be available for dine-in and take-out.
2020 Winter Light Festival Sponsors
10 Days of Exploration & Delight
Friday, December 4th
- Winter Light Festival Opening Celebration
- December Gallery Night presented by Tompkins Trust Company
- Bite of Ithaca starts
Check back later in the year for more exciting activities!
Going on inside restaurants during lunch & dinner December 4-12, 2020.
The 11th Annual Chowder Cook-Off has been canceled.
This year’s chowder cook-off as we know it has been cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic.
Directions & Parking
Attendees can park in the Green, Seneca, and Cayuga Street garages and walk to the Commons. The garages are equipped with accessible parking and elevators. Street parking is also available.
Don’t want to drive? See TCAT bus routes and schedules here.