Must-Do Holiday and Christmas Events on Long Island for Families in 2021

Whitney Pond Park hosts the season-long LuminoCity Festival, which is packed with bright lanterns in all shapes and sizes. Photo by Jess Laird
Whitney Pond Park hosts the season-long LuminoCity Festival, which is packed with bright lanterns in all shapes and sizes. Photo by Jess Laird

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the 2021 holiday season on Long Island is full of events and seasonal, family-friendly outings to keep your crew merry while creating treasured memories.

We've rounded up a dozen family-friendly holiday events worth adding to your calendar this season, ranging from lantern shows to drive-thru light shows, and more.

If your family is up for a holiday road trip, now's the time to book a magical ride aboard the Polar Express or contemplate hitting the road to visit these Christmas towns and Santa villages that absolutely sparkle.

We've got plenty more ways to make seasonal memories this season in our Holiday Fun Guide and our event calendar. Bookmark this page, too, as we'll add more can't-miss holiday events as we learn about them.

 

Story + Art at LICM
Long Island Children's Museum - 1:00 PM Pick
Alive After 5 in Patchogue
Alive After Five - 5:00 PM Pick
Live at Five at the Science Museum of Long Island
Science Museum of Long Island - 5:30 PM Pick
Babylon Block Party
Babylon Village - 5:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides