The Magic of Lights ushers in the holiday spirit with gorgeous twinkling light displays.
The Magic of Lights ushers in the holiday spirit with gorgeous twinkling light displays.

The Magic of Lights Drive-Thru Returns to Jones Beach for 2020 Season

The luminescent holiday light show the Magic of Lights returns to Jones Beach this winter. Guests can enjoy holiday cheer from the comfort—and safety—of their toasty cars as the spectacular display unfolds along a 2½-mile drive-thru route, illuminating the skies and bringing smiles to all those who visit.

Read on for all the details on this now-annual holiday favorite, plus a discount code to score early-bird pricing. For more seasonal fun, check out our Long Island Event Calendar and Holiday Fun Guide.

Weave and wind your way along Ocean Parkway while ooohing and ahhing at stacked LED-lit exhibits and digital animations. This dazzling display includes themed sections such as "Winter Wonderland" and "The Night Before Christmas." The showstopping "Blizzard Tunnel" also returns.

See holiday lights from the safety of your own car at Jones Beach's Magic of Lights
Drive through this illuminated winter wonderland to take in the festive Christmas lights and holiday cheer.

The Toyota Mega Tree Spectacular returns to the display in 2020, but unlike last year, even this portion is a drive-thru. Your car snakes past the collection of LED-lit Christmas trees that span 240 feet in length.

The display opens Friday, November 13, and concludes Saturday, January 2. Visit the website for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets.

LED Christmas trees are one of the Magic of Lights highlights
Christmas trees, candy canes, and more seasonal sights light the night at Jones Beach.

Visitors can drive through from dusk until 10pm Sunday through Thursday nights and until 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $30 per vehicle Mondays through Thursdays and $35 Fridays through Sundays. Purchase tickets online and save $5 on weeknight admission. An early-bird discount is in effect until Halloween. Book using code "LIGHTS" to receive discounted admission of $20 good for any night the attraction is open.

Special limousine pricing is also available, and visitors who bring two canned food items during the week receive $3 off admission at the gate. Donations are shared with local food banks.

This post, first published in 2017, has been updated for 2020. Photos courtesy of Magic of Lights

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