Spectacular Holiday Lights and more

Family Fun for Everyone

By V. Garcia November 27, 2020

Holiday Displays on Long Island

Suffolk County Farm Winter Wonderland - Yaphank Saturdays and Sundays November 28 - December 13

Suffolk County Farm and Education Center is hosting its first-ever Farm Winter Wonderland this season. Holiday lights adorn the hay barn, a crafts will be available as well as photo opportunities throughout the area.

Christmas House Long Island – Riverhead Daily through Sunday, January 10, 2021

This brand new attraction invites visitors to submit themselves to a magical journey through room after room of holiday charm. You can walk through a snowy Christmas tree forest, enjoy the intoxicating seasonal scents of the Gingerbread Room, see mountains of presents in the Christmas Eve room, plus explore seven more seasonal displays. Santa is taking requests and smiling for scrapbook-worthy pictures.

Bayville Winter Wonderland – Bayville Select dates from Friday, November 27, 2020, through Friday, January 1, 2021

Bayville Winter Wonderland is completing its seasonal transformation to a picture-perfect holiday destination overflowing with fun experiences for all ages. Explore the Christmas tree forest or Santa's Toy Factory Funhouse; hop aboard the Bayville Holiday Express train or glide across the on-site ice skating rink. Enjoy a socially distant visit with St. Nick and tons more seasonal photo ops.

Bright Nights at the Vanderbilt Museum – Centerpoint Select dates from Saturday, November 28 through Sunday, December 20

This all-outdoor exhibit at the Vanderbilt Museum transforms the estate's grounds into a winter wonderland with holiday lights and themed decor. Festive food is sold and Santa Claus is on-site to take down holiday wishes. Enjoy live music, beautiful lights, and plenty of seasonal fun.

Holiday Lights to Enjoy on Long Island

Town of Riverhead Holiday Light Show – Calverton Thursday, November 19 through Sunday, December 20

The Riverhead Holiday Light Show has quickly become the East End's favorite holiday tradition. Visitors enjoy an incredible drive through more than 1 1/2 miles of holiday light displays, and it promises plenty of brand new installations for the 2020 season. The show is about 20-25 minutes long.

Holiday Boat Parade — Freeport Saturday, December 5

Boat owners go all out with lights and decorations in this parade along the Nautical Mile in Freeport. The route the boats take goes past Sea Breeze Park, down Randall Bay, the canal between South Long Beach Avenue and Westside Avenue, and back again. Homes along the parade route also join in with backyards adorned with lights.

Holiday Drive-Thru Experience at Babylon Town Hall — Babylon Tuesday, December 1

Drive through Town Hall between 6pm and 9pm on Tuesday, December 1 for a display of holiday lights, Santa, elves and other attractions.  You can even drop off your letter to Santa!

Girl Scouts of Suffolk County Holiday Lights Show – Smith Point County Park, Shirley

Tuesday, December 1 through Wednesday, December 30; closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Enjoy almost 2 miles of dazzling light displays at the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County's 16th annual holiday display. Purchase tickets online in advance for a discount; if you choose to purchase on-site, only debit or credit cards are accepted.

Magic of Lights – Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh Daily through Saturday, January 2, 2021; closed on New Year's Eve

This much-celebrated annual event returns with all of your favorite holiday characters and a spectacular tunnel of lights. Pile the family into the car and drive through 2½ miles of light displays, which come to life with animation that captures the imaginations of visitors young and old. New in 2020 is an illuminating mega tree display with 240 feet of spectacular lights building a towering forest scene.