Local boat shows come but once a year, but Long Island holiday light displays make a season out of the spectacular. If you missed your ‘hood’s annual nautical winter blowout, head to your favorite beach or park for a second chance to take in the bright lights.
Holiday Lights Spectacular at Jones Beach
This Long Island holiday tradition features more than 150 light displays and animations. This year the new and expanded holiday village will be open from Sunday, Nov. 20 through Tuesday, Jan. 3. Select nights will also include choir performances and a make your own s’mores campfire. Go.
Bayville Winter Wonderland
Take a weekend trip to Bayville and be transported to the North Pole, where everything is covered in holiday lights and seasonal décor. Enjoy a pirate-themed light show detailing the story of the pirate’s first Christmas, get lost in Santa’s workshop and ride on the holiday express train through a tunnel filled with lights and holiday cheer. Go.
Girl Scouts of Suffolk County Holiday Light Show
Now in its 13th year, this drive through light show will feature more light displays than ever before. Located at Smith Point County Park, the display will be open for viewing from Thursday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 24. Go.
Head back to the beach for a six-week nautical-themed light show on one of Long Island’s iconic boardwalks. The show, which runs through Jan. 17, will host special nights featuring visits from Santa and carolers. Go.