City of Lights

The "City of Lights"—a giant new art installation—features nightly light shows on the historic Connecting Terminal grain elevator, using five colorful layers of light, 80-feet tall.

Once known as the world’s largest grain port, the city of Buffalo decides to recreate these ports by displaying a colorful and intricate light show along the sides of the grain elevators. The City of Lights display takes place every evening until 11:00 p.m. The goal of the project is to “make the best possible use of a public space and unique canvas” by creating this amazing work of art to be put on display each night. The atmosphere that this light show is able to create is one that you soon won’t be able to forget.

“My friends and I went to the premiere night of the illumination of the Grain Elevator. It was a wonderful evening; the City of Buffalo couldn’t have asked for a nicer night in November. We went early to watch the sunset and were fortunate to snag a bench near the front of the crowd. The light show was great.”

—Karen G., Puslinch, Canada

Take Amtrak to the City of Lights

Enjoy an amazing light show from New York via Amtrak to Buffalo-Exchange Station in Buffalo—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

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