Jamestown, NY – Winter Lights at Audubon opens this year with an Adults Only night featuring the exciting regional favorite live band Smackdab.

After walking a luminary-lit trail of interactive lights, you can listen to music and enjoy snacks and a beer or glass of wine at the Audubon Community Nature Center on Friday evening, December 16, 2016. Soda, hot chocolate, and coffee will also be available for designated drivers and those not interested in beer or wine.

The 5:30-8:30 p.m. event features 14 lasers and more than 10,000 LED lights, a merger of nature with cutting edge technology where YOU get to control your experience. Interactive LED lights, including a drum that changes lights in the building, firefly lasers and animal quiz boards, create a new twist on light shows.

You can warm up at the fire at the midpoint of the half-mile walk on a paved and ice-free trail, and gasp at the finale at the Blue Heron Overlook.

Then go inside and enjoy the music of Smackdab. As The Buffalo News reported, “Smackdab excels at what might be called a new fusion, a hybrid of styles rooted in R&B and funk, with the instrumental dexterity of jam bands.”

Admission for Adults Only Winter Lights is $25 or $20 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations are not required, but if you pay online by clicking on Winter Lights at www.auduboncnc.org/events, your tickets will be available when arrive and you won’t have to wait in line.

Winter Lights continues from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 17; Thursdays and Fridays, December 22, 23, 29, and 30; and Friday and Saturday, January 6 and 7. Admissions those evenings are $10, $8 for Friends of the Nature Center and children 3-15, and free for children 2 and under.

The creation of Winter Lights is a collaboration between Audubon staff and Steve French, President and Principal Engineer at Volt Vision in Warren, Pennsylvania. Audubon especially thanks Everyday’s True Value for donating 1,000 feet of wire to help permanently wire the show.

For a Winter Lights preview on Youtube, check out www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UtZsrIckuc.

To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 or click through Public Programs under Programs & Events at auduboncnc.org.

The Audubon Community Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.