Bayville Winter Wonderland offers magical holiday fun. Photo courtesy of Bayville Winter Wonderland
Bayville Winter Wonderland offers magical holiday fun. Photo courtesy of Bayville Winter Wonderland

Thanksgiving Weekend Best Things To Do on Long Island: Holiday Lights, STEM Fun, and More

As Long Islanders gather together this week to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, it's time to start making seasonal plans. There are plenty of safe and socially distanced destinations popping up all over the island, whether your crew is into sparkling drive-thru holiday light shows, wants to enjoy Winter Wonderland on the Farm, or something completely different. Our Holiday Guide is overflowing with fun annual traditions and new favorites.

If you're waiting until after the turkey is carved to start celebrating the holidays, why not cue up some of these Thanksgiving crafts and gamesenjoy a family beach walk or a late fall family hike?

No matter your interest, you can find plenty more things to do in our Long Island Event Calendar.

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining appropriate social distancing. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do.

Places featured in this article:


Vanderbilt Mansion, Museum, Planetarium

South Jersey Holiday Light Show at Bridgeport Speedway
Paleo Playdates
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - 10:00 AM Pick
Lighthouse Tower Tours
Wilderness Visitor Center - 11:00 AM
Get Your Groove On Family Dance Event
Landmark on Main Street (online) - 7:00 PM
Living History @ Home: Get Ready for Pinkster
Dimenna / New York Historical Society Online - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides