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"Sparkle" draws thousands to Corning

CORNING, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Corning's Gaffer district celebrated its 43rd annual sparkle event Saturday night.

The event draws thousands of people to Market Street year after year.

Dozens of vendors crowded the Market Street area Saturday and many of Corning's stores offered specials.

The event featured live entertainment, horse and carriage rides, craft and food vendors plus photos with Santa in his crystal house.

"This is eye opening.  We just came from the museum and we have to go back tomorrow because it was an incredible experience and it's too much to digest in one day and we're going to tell everybody about it," said visitor Alice Rosenthal, who traveled from Buffalo.

New this year featured Arctic Paws dog sled demonstrations.

The night capped off with fireworks over the Chemung River. 

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