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Corning’s Sparkle Celebration lights up the city with holiday spirit

The streets of Corning were bustling with festive cheer as thousands gathered to celebrate the holiday season at the annual Sparkle event on Saturday evening.


More than 80 vendors decorated the streets, offering a festive blend of holiday treats, crafts, and local shop specialties. The event, a staple in the community’s holiday calendar, drew families and visitors alike, who enjoyed a variety of entertainment including carolers, dancers, performers, and children’s choirs.

Christmas Tree Lighting, Centerway Square – Courtesy Lee Speary.

The Sparkle celebration, known for its unique holiday atmosphere, received high praise from attendees for its ability to bring the community together in a joyous and positive manner.

Although Sparkle has come-and-gone for 2023, the spirit of the holidays continues throughout the region with an array of upcoming holiday-themed events.