Experience the Magic of Long Island’s Best Holiday Light Shows

December 22, 2023

Long Island, New York comes alive with holiday spirit as the winter season approaches. From dazzling light displays to festive events, there’s no shortage of ways to get into the holiday mood. One standout experience that locals and visitors alike look forward to every year is exploring the best holiday light shows on Long Island. And if you’re seeking the perfect place to stay while enjoying these enchanting displays, look no further than The Menhaden.

  1. Jones Beach Magic of Lights

Kicking off the holiday season, the Jones Beach Magic of Lights is a spectacular drive-through light show that will leave you in awe. This immersive experience features millions of twinkling lights, synchronized to holiday music, and various themed displays, from a winter wonderland to a tunnel of dancing lights. Whether you’re with your family, friends, or that special someone, the Magic of Lights at Jones Beach is sure to make your night magical.

Nov. 17th – Dec. 30th, 2023

Sun – Thur: 5:00 -10:00pm | Fri – Sat: 5:00 -11:00pm

Wantagh, NY


  1. Bayville Winter Wonderland

Bayville Adventure Park transforms into a Winter Wonderland during the holiday season, creating a magical atmosphere that will enchant visitors of all ages. You can stroll through beautifully decorated walkways, visit Santa’s toy factory, and even go ice skating under the stars. But the crown jewel of the Bayville Winter Wonderland is the Holiday Light Show Spectacular. Featuring an impressive collection of animated light displays, this event offers a festive experience like no other.

Opens on December 3rd!

8 Bayville, Avenue, Bayville, NY


  1. Grand Menorah Lighting

For those celebrating Hanukkah, City Officials along with local community organizations, will light Long Island’s Largest Menorah. Enjoy hot potato latkes, jelly donuts, and coffee.

The Menorah will be lit on the following nights:

Tuesday, December 12 – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 13 – 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 14 – 6:00 pm


  1. Town of Islip Holiday Light Show

Bring the entire family to view the lights at Brookwood Hall Park as you drive through this festive holiday display.

Admission is free.

2023 schedule: Saturday, December 2 & Tuesdays and Thursdays, December 5-28, 2023


While exploring Long Island’s best holiday light shows, you’ll want a comfortable and elegant place to call home during your stay. Our boutique hotel, The Menhaden, located in the historic maritime village of Greenport, is the ideal choice. We offer luxurious accommodations, attentive service, and stunning waterfront views. After a day of holiday adventures, you can unwind in our hotel’s elegant lounge and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in our thoughtfully designed rooms.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to create unforgettable memories this holiday season on Long Island. Book your stay at The Menhaden and embark on a journey of holiday wonder and relaxation!