Winter Lights & Bites Winter Lights & Bites Dec. 4 - 12, 2020 Dec. 4 - 12, 2020

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, visitors can expect contactless interaction with a responsive and captivating light exhibit. This curated suite of installations will brighten the Ithaca Commons pedestrian mall on East State Street and showcase how creativity can enliven this space.

Local light artists will be bringing a mix of current favorites such as ‘Sparky the Unicorn’, and new works created specifically for our 2020 event! Prepare for the Infinity & Beyond cocoa bar and multiple interactive projections.

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.


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2020 Winter Light Festival Sponsors


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10 Days of Exploration & Delight

Friday, December 4th

    • Winter Lights Opening & Bite of Ithaca begins
    • Infinity & Beyond Hot Cocoa Bar – with cocoa from Lou’s Center Cafe!
    • December Gallery Night presented by Tompkins Trust Company
    • Bite of Ithaca

Saturday, December 5th

    • Infinity & Beyond Hot Cocoa Bar – with cocoa from Lou’s Center Cafe!
    • Bite of Ithaca

Friday, December 11th

    • Ithaca Sabers Winter Light Saber Tournament
    • Infinity & Beyond Hot Cocoa Bar – with cocoa from Lou’s Center Cafe!
    • Bite of Ithaca

Saturday, December 12th

    • Let’s Glow Ithaca Closing Ceremony
    • Infinity & Beyond Hot Cocoa Bar – with cocoa from Lou’s Center Cafe!
    • Bite of Ithaca
    Stay tuned for more exciting activities!
     
     
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    Going on inside restaurants during lunch & dinner December 4-12, 2020.

    Bite of Ithaca is a foodie experience going on Dec. 4 - 12th.  Enjoy a selection of small plate portion menu items for $5 each at participating restaurants around Downtown Ithaca.  Dine at or get takeout at few places throughout the week and you can enter to win the Bite grand prize - a $100 gift certificate to the participating restaurant of your choice.

    Passports are now available for Download and also for pick up at participating locations!

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    The 11th Annual Chowder Cook-Off is canceled.

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    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.

    For additional downtown parking information, click here.

    Don’t want to drive? See TCAT bus routes and schedules here.