Watch your little ones' faces light up as they see the glow coming off these spectacular holiday light shows across Long Island. That's not all! Most are full-on destination stops with hot cocoa, ice skating and photo ops with Santa and more.
And don't forget to also check out some of the Long Island homes with awesome holiday lights displays, as well as our Long Island Holiday Fun Guide.
Note: The Jones Beach Holiday Light Show will NOT be taking place this year, according to officials.
Bayville Winter Wonderland – Bayville
8 Bayville Ave.
November 25-January 1, but dates/times vary.
Captain Bay's Yo-Ho Holiday Light Show with a pirate-themed light show tells the story of the pirates first Christmas. Santa's Toy Factory Fun House boasts bright florescent-colored walls that can be seen in 3-D with glasses. Wander through a tricky hall of mirrors and then to Santa's workshop as you listen to the sounds from the North Pole. Other attractions include Blizzard Bay's Arctic Skating Adventure, The Holiday Express Train Ride and a Magical Meeting with Santa.
Festival of Lights – Freeport
December 3, 2016, 7pm
Shop, dine and enjoy the Nautical Mile Holiday Boat Parade. Cost: FREE
Brookhaven Town Holiday Spectacular - Holtsville
Holtsville Ecology Site, 249 Buckley Road
Dec. 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18; hours on Fridays and Saturdays are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The annual Brookhaven Town Holiday Spectacular, an indoor, walk-through holiday light show benefiting the animals at the Holtsville Ecology Site. There are opportunities to participate in raffles and photos with Santa for additional fees.
West End Electric Light Parade – Long Beach
December 10, 2016, 6pm
West Beech Street
Antique cars, fire trucks, floats and bicycles will be wrapped in Christmas lights for this festive holiday parade. Parking is available at Long Beach Catholic with shuttle buses to the West End starting at 4:30pm. Enjoy free hot chocolate along the parade route! FREE
Boardwalk Lights – Long Beach
Long Beach Boardwalk from Long Beach Blvd to Magnolia Blvd
December 2016 to Mid-January 2017
From 5pm on
Boardwalk Lights is a holiday nautical themed light show display on the boardwalk. The six-week-long event will be highlighted with special evenings featuring visits from Santa Claus, holiday music, caroling and more. FREE
Girl Scout Camp Edey's Holiday Light Show – Shirley
Smith Point County Park, 1 William Floyd Parkway
The show is open nightly, Dec. 1 - Dec. 23, from 5pm.
Girl Scouts of Suffolk County and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone are thrilled to announce the all-new location for Girl Scouts' Holiday Light Show at Smith Point County Park in Shirley! Now in its 13th dazzling year, Long Island's favorite drive-through light show promises even more lights, more displays, and more family fun! Tickets will be sold at the gate only--no cash, no pre-sales.
Top image: One of the displays at Girl Scout Camp Edey's Holiday Light Show. All photos courtesy of the organizers.