'Magic of Lights' Holiday Celebration Returns to Jones Beach for 2019 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.

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 “Winter Wonderland" and “The Night Before Christmas,” as well as new, colorful creations. 


Drive through this illuminated winter wonderland.

A special feature of the 2019 Magic of Lights at Jones Beach is the Toyota Jolly Holiday Festival Village, where guests will walk through a winter wonderland of hot cocoas, s’mores by the fire pit, enjoy holiday music and movies, a hay maze and pictures with Santa. On select dates, a pair of festive Samoyed dogs will be on hand for picture-taking.

The display opens Friday, Nov. 22 and concludes Saturday, Jan. 4. 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. 

While the show producers state they make every effort to keep the display open, if weather conditions are poor, please check the website. 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. Purchase tickets online and save $5, but please note that gate sales are cash only. A Dash Pass is available for an additional fee and allows you to skip the line!

Special bus and limousine pricing is also available. During two-for-Tuesdays, visitors 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.