The Magic of Lights drive-thru spectacular returns to Jones Beach this holiday season. Photo courtesy of the Magic of Lights
The Magic of Lights drive-thru spectacular returns to Jones Beach this holiday season. Photo courtesy of the Magic of Lights

Thanksgiving Day Weekend 2021 on Long Island: Turkey Trot, Drive-thru Lights

Looking for the best things to do on Long Island this Thanksgiving weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for the holiday weekend.

Work up an appetite for your Thanksgiving feast by participating in a family-friendly turkey trot on Thursday morning.  Drive or walk through lantern and light shows.

Enjoy 19 miles of track, an underground subway system, a fully operational logging line at the TMB Model Train Open House all weekend long. Take in some holiday-themed theater.

See our Holiday Family Fun Guide for the best in seasonal entertainment, including our Christmas tree cutting guide, breakfast with Santa events, ice skating rinks and plenty of FREE events and activities. As always, our event calendar and November activities list are loaded with fun, daily happenings for Long Island kids.

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Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts

The Argyle Theatre at Babylon Village

Connetquot River State Park Preserve

Suffolk County Farm and Education Center

John w. Engeman Theater at Northport

Village of Port Jefferson - Village Center

Sunken Meadow State Park

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts

Chabad Center for Jewish Life
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