Dec 3, 2020
The holidays may look a little different this year but one thing that’s the same is the ability to grab a coffee or hot chocolate, load up the car and go see the holiday lights around Long Island with your loved ones. Here are our top picks for 2020.
Magic of Lights, Jones Beach
The Magic of Lights at Jones Beach is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring your favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the latest LED technology and digital animations. Experience Magic of Lights from the comfort and safety of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path of Long Island’s favorite holiday tradition. One carload, one price. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Head to the Magic of Lights at Jones Beach website for hours and details.
Bayville Winter Wonderland, Bayville
The Bayville Winter Wonderland is great for a full day adventure for the family. Including train rides, amusement, ice skating and more. Head to the Bayville Winter Wonderland website for more info on hours and tickets.
Holiday Boat Parade, Freeport
This Holiday Boat Parade in Freeport is also free to attend on 12/12. Come down to the nautical mile and see the boats. Head to the Holiday Boat Parade in Freeport website for more on event sponsors and vendors.
Bright Nights at the Vanderbilt Museum, Centerpoint
The money made from the Bright Nights at the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerpoint event goes to charity and runs from 11/28-12/20. You must purchase tickets in advance. Event includes “holiday lights, themed displays, festive food, music, and holidays characters!” This is a family friendly, socially distanced event.
Smith’s Point Light Show, Shirley
The Smith’s Point Light Show in Shirley is a spectacular put on by the Girl Scouts of America and is deemed “Long Island’s Favorite and brightest drive thru lights show”. Tickets area available online or at the door. Visit the Smith’s Point Light show’s website for more information.
Experience Long Island Holiday Cheer from the Comfort of Your Car
So just remember, spreading holiday cheer is not canceled. Grab your loved ones, your favorite festive beverage and your ugly sweater. It’s time to light the lights, turn on the Holiday music and have some fun!