Places to Visit on Long Island Around the Holidays


Do you like to experience the outdoors during the holidays? If your answer is yes, then keep reading to find out places you can visit on Long Island around the holidays. 


First we start off with light shows! Light shows are a popular event that takes place on Long Island every year. The most popular place that people visit to enjoy a spectacular light show is the Jones Beach Magic of Lights. Magic of Lights is an amazing, drive through holiday light experience featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using LED technology and digital animations. Prices of tickets are not based by person but are based by car! This light show is not only fascinating for children but also is fascinating for adults. 

If you really want to experience your childhood nostalgic moments, then head down to the Port Jefferson Station to experience The Polar Express in real life. You heard it right, The Polar Express! The ride takes place on a real train. Enjoy popcorn, cookies, and hot cocoa as the timeless tale, The Polar Express unfolds on a movie screen. Tickets are $20 a person!

If you are someone who likes to be active during the winter season, then I have a perfect spot for you! The Winter Wonderland at Waterdrinker Family Farm. The Waterdrinker Family Farm offers a synthetic ice skating range. Ice skate for up to 45 minutes! Tickets are only $10 per person. Not only is this ice skating rink affordable but saves you time, so you don’t need to head down to an ice skating rink in Manhattan. 


As ice skating rinks are fun to experience, there is something even cooler: seeing Santa fly. In 1953, Pilot Snow (Flying Santa) flew his plane past the Fire Island Lighthouse and left packages of holiday gifts for the lighthouse keeper and his family. Put Fire Island In your GPS and relive the historic event. Expect a special guest in a red suit!


Oh Wait! We can not forget about parades. When we hear the word parade, we think of a line of people with floats on the streets of cities.The Holiday Boat Parade In FreePort. The unique event showcases festively decorated boats along Freeport’s Nautical Mile. Boat owners go all out decorating their vessels. This event is completely free! 


This completes some of the unique holiday events that take place in Long Island, although there is so much more we can talk about. If you are interested in any of these places that were mentioned, check online for exact details on when these events will be taking place.