'Magic of Lights' Holiday Celebration Returns to Jones Beach

Enjoy This Drive-Through Light Show at Jones Beach This Holiday Season.

Enjoy a luminescent holiday light show at Jones Beach State Park right from the comfort of your toasty car as Magic of Lights returns to Long Island's South Shore this season. 

The 2½-mile drive-through holiday light show illuminates the skies—and brings smiles to all those who visit. It last was staged on Long Island in 2015.

For more seasonal fun, check out our Long Island Events Calendar and Holiday Fun Guide.

Weave and wind your way along Ocean Parkway while ooohhing and ahhhing at stacked LED-lighted exhibits and digital animations. This dazzling display includes crowd favorites such as “The 12 Days of Christmas" and “The Night Before Christmas,” as well as new, colorful creations. 


Drive through this illuminated winter wonderland.

A special feature this year is the Holiday Festival Village, where guests can walk through a winter wonderland of hot cocoa, fireside s’mores, holiday music and movies, a hay maze, and pictures with jolly ol' Santa. It gets breezy by the ocean, so be sure to bundle up.

The display opens Friday, November 17 and concludes Sunday, December 31. A complete schedule and ticket information is available at www.magicoflights.com.


Thrill to new LED lighting displays and digital animations as well as old favorites. 

Check the website if weather conditions are poor. Otherwise, visitors can drive through from dusk until 10pm on weekdays and until 11pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $25 per vehicle Mondays through Thursdays and $30 Fridays through Sundays. Advance ticket sales are discounted, but note gate sales are cash only. 

Special bus and limousine pricing is also available. During two-for-Tuesdays you can drive through a second time for FREE. Also, visitors who bring two canned food items during the week receive $3 off admission. Donations are shared with local food banks.

Top photo: "Magic of Lights" ushers in the holiday spirit. Photo by Amanda Gill. All photos courtesy of Magic of Lights.

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Jones Beach State Park
1 Ocean Pkwy
11793 Wantagh , NY 40° 35' 46.7124" N, 73° 30' 40.8852" W
New York