Good night to the holiday lights

Greene County News

CLIFTON — Clifton Mill will switch off the more than three million lights at the popular holiday destination property, gift shop and restaurant on Saturday, Dec. 31.

The Satariano family is the sixth owners of the mill. They purchased it in 1987. Anthony Satariano’s father retired and looked forward to running the already-existent gift and snack shop out of the mill. The same year they purchased the property, they began to display the Christmas lights. Starting with 100,000 bulbs, it has expanded, either subtly or in a large manner, each year since. Six other individuals hang the lights themselves beginning in September. The lights are completed by November.

The light display started the day after Thanksgiving and was on every night through Dec. 31. Gates open 5 p.m. the lights come on at 6 p.m. Gates close at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 and lights go off about 30 minutes after gates close. Clifton Mill is located at 75 Water St.