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Holiday Events

The holiday season has come! This is the season of goodwill and cheer. Happiness is shared when family and friends get together. The end of the year means Christmas and all the good things associated with it.

Riverhead Holiday Light Show


Thursday, November 19 through Sunday, December 20

The Riverhead Holiday Light Show is the East End's newest seasonal tradition. Visitors enjoy an incredible drive through more than 1 1/2 miles of holiday light displays. The show is about 20-25 minutes long.

Bayville Winter Wonderland


Friday, November 27, 2020, through Friday, January 1, 2021

Long Island's winter holiday park is back for another year. Enjoy a ton of over-the-top holiday fun, including Santa's Toy Factory Funhouse, a holiday train ride, an ice skating rink, rock climbing, character meet and greets, holiday stories, build-a-bear experiences, ax throwing, and more.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas at Smithtown Performing Arts Center


Friday, November 27 through Thursday, December 24

Returning for the third year, The Smithtown Performing Arts Center's performance of Twas the Night before Christmas takes the audience on a wild holiday adventure following a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl on a quest to find out why Santa missed her house last year.

Hot Chocolate with Santa


Saturday, December 5

The dancers of Ballet Long Island entertain your little one with a special holiday performance while you sip on hot cocoa. Afterward, kids get to decorate a Christmas ornament and meet Santa (from a socially distanced vantage point, of course)!

Ginger Bells at Adventureland


Saturday, December 5 through Saturday, December 19

Decorate a gingerbread mansion enjoy a hot meal during this holiday event at Adventureland. Once you're done, enjoy four spins on the ride of your choice, including the Christmas Carousel, Holiday Train, NYC Race, or Helicopters. Santa poses for socially distanced photos, too.

Jones Beach Magic of Lights Drive-Thru Show


Daily through Saturday, January 2, 2021

The Magic of Lights drive-thru spectacular returns to Jones Beach and Nassau County's South Shore this holiday season. The display is stacked with new themed LED lighting displays and digital animations, plus plenty of returning favorites.

Christmas House


Daily through Sunday, January 10, 2021

Immerse yourself in the Christmas season at The Christmas House, an interactive walk-through experience where guests are welcomed into a Christmas-themed wonderland. View all your favorite Christmas traditions in one place, from a cakewalk to a gingerbread room and a snowy Christmas forest.

This list will be updated throughout the Holiday season.

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