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46th Annual Sparkle


The 46th annual Sparkle event returns for 2021!

As a child, did you ever shake a snow globe and marvel at the magical scene within-of snow swirling around a winter wonderland? That perfectly describes the feeling you'll get as you stroll through Corning's Gaffer District during the holidays! Each year, downtown Corning transforms into a Hallmark-worthy oasis of beautiful decorations, friendly faces, delicious food, and unique gifts for everyone on your Christmas list. You can even visit Santa inside his real-life snow globe, as snow swirls outside his crystal house. Join us this holiday season and experience Christmas as it should be in Corning's Gaffer District.
To make your visit complete, be sure to:
-enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride down tree-lined, beautifully lit Market Street from 4:00-8:45 pm.
-warm yourself up with delicious food and local drinks at one of our many restaurants. Outside dining is available at select locations.
-join a Community Sing-Along and other live performances throughout the district.
-check off those difficult-to-find gifts at one of our boutique retailers. Many of our retailers will offer on-street vending to further enhance your shopping experience.
Here are some important event details:
-Throughout the event, we will be closing Market Street to traffic to allow outdoor dining, live performances, and on-street vending from our small businesses and other nonprofit organizations.
-Horse and Carriage Rides will load on the north side of Walnut Street and will loop around Corning Inc.'s Headquarters.
-A full list of live performances will be added to the Gaffer District website closer to the event. Please visit for more information.
-Parking information can be found at
Once you visit, you'll understand why Corning has been named one of the best places in the United States to experience Christmas!🎄 
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