6 Dazzling Long Island Holiday Light Displays

Long Island is home to some of the most spectacular holiday light displays. A staple of the holiday season, the brightly colored festive lights spread holiday cheer from Long Beach to Shirley. Pile everyone into the car and head to these light shows to make lasting holiday memories.

Magic of Lights: Jones Beach West End Holiday Light Show

A Long Island favorite, this magic holiday light show does not disappoint. Enjoy 2.5 miles of festive light displays including the Enchanting Tunnel of Lights, incredible animation and your favorite holiday characters. This year, the light show will be accompanied by holiday music and movies, a hay maze, pictures with Santa and a holiday festival village. From Nov. 17 to Dec. 31, check out this time honored LI holiday tradition at Jones Beach State Park. Click to go

Bayville Winter Wonderland 

This is no ordinary holiday light show. Bayville Winter Wonderland has everything, including a toy factory fun house, ice skating, train rides, visits with Santa, a Beaches and Cream Soda Shop, an arcade, rock climbing and, of course, a spectacular light show. Open on most weekends from Nov. 24 to Jan. 1, Bayville Winter Wonderland has something everyone in the family can enjoy. Click to go

Girl Scouts of Suffolk County Holiday Light Show 

From Dec. 1 to Dec. 30, take in one of LI’s best holiday light shows and help a good cause. Back for its 14th year, the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County Holiday Light Show is the only light show on the Island where all proceeds go to direct services for children. Click to go

Long Beach
West End Electric Light Parade

On Dec. 9 at 6:30pm, bundle up and head to Long Beach for the 5th annual Electric Light Parade. The festive holiday parade will feature antique cars, fire trucks, floats and bicycles all wrapped in Christmas lights. Enjoy the parade while sipping hot chocolate, which will be served throughout the parade route. Following the parade, local restaurants will offer specials and host activities for the kids. Click to go

Freeport’s Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Boat Parade

The 2017 holiday boat parade will take place on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7pm. The parade will be led by The Captain Lou, The Starstream and The Miss Freeport. It will make its way down Woodcraft canal, past Sea Breeze Park, down Randall Bay and the canal between South Long Beach Avenue and Westside Avenue, and back again. View the parade from the docks of local restaurants along the canal or be a part of it on one of the lead boats. All parade boats will be decorated with lights and people will vote for their favorite. Click to go

Holiday Spectacular

Join the Town of Brookhaven for the Holiday Spectacular on Dec. 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 from 5-9pm. No need to worry about the cold, since this light show is indoors. A walk through the festival of lights is sure to get anyone in the holiday spirit. Click to go