Even in a pandemic, there are still ways to enjoy the magic of this year’s Long Island holiday. Check out these light shows and other family-friendly events that spread the cheers of the season.
The magic of light
Relieve pandemic frustration with the cheers of a good old drive-through holiday light show. Jones Beach State Park, West End, Bay Parkway, $ 20- $ 35. November 13-January. 2.2.
Bayville Winter Wonderland
Long Island’s Winter Holiday Park features arcades, holiday-themed rides, characters, Santa, and an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. 8 Bayville Ave., Bayville, bayvillewinterwonderland.com From $ 20.75 to $ 23.75. November 29-January 1.1.
Smith Point Light Show
Long Island’s brightest drive-through holiday light show benefits Girl Scouts in Suffolk County. Pre-sales savings until November 30th. Smith Point County Park, 1 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, gssc.us/en/event/holidaylightshow.html $ 20 to $ 75. December 1st to 30th.
Huntington Holiday Spectacular
A new spin on Huntington’s Winter Wonderland, the community has united to create a night holiday experience with lights, music and surprises on Wall Street in the village. Wall Street, Huntington, huntingtonholidayspectacular.com November 28-January 3.3.
Riverhead Holiday Light Show
The annual 3rd Light Show is a one-mile route to the brightly shining holiday lights. The family can drive through, listen to the radio and listen to synchronized music. Long Island Sports Park, 149 Edwards Avenue, Calverton, riverheadlightshow.com $ 25. November 27-December 26.