The magic of decorative Holiday lights ablaze in the cool night air while driving safely through a familiar course is being experienced once again as Live Nation and FunGuys Events sponsor Long Island’s own special holiday tradition with The Magic of Lights at Jones Beach State Park through Sunday, December 30.
The Magic of Lights, presented by New York Community Bank, features new themed light displays using the latest LED technology and digital animations, including Candy Cane Lane, Snowfake Forest and more, as well as returning favorites including 12 Days of Christmas, Winter Wonderland and The Night Before Christmas. Other themed displays include the universe, construction and unique Nativity scenes. Families and friends can experience the Magic of Lights from the comfort of their own cars as they wind through its course in one of New York’s most beautiful natural settings, the Jones Beach West End Two drive.
JOLLY HOLIDAY FESTIVAL VILLAGE
A special feature of the 2018 Magic of Lights at Jones Beach is the Toyota Jolly Holiday Festival Village, where guests walk through a winter wonderland of hot cocoa, S’mores by the fire pit, holiday music and movies, hay maze, pictures with Santa himself and much more.
photo by Joshua Soren
“Live Nation is so excited to have Magic of Lights back at Jones Beach to once again light up this Holiday season,” said Alan Ostfield, president of Live Nation North Atlantic. “We look forward to continuing to be a part of our Long Island communities’ holiday traditions.”
“I encourage New Yorkers to make a visit to the enchanting Magic of Lights show at Jones Beach State Park a part of their holiday celebration,” State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey said. “We are thrilled to partner with Live Nation to continue this wonderful family event again this season.”
Unofficial tallies put the turnout at the Jolly Holiday Festival Village at anywhere between 2000 and 3100 cars packing into the village throughout the day during weekends, creating a “teeming’ village of Holiday revelers out to see the lights and the festivities.
George Gorman, deputy regional director of NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, told Your NewsMag that “Last year the Magic of Light Show saw approximately 250,000 attendees.” He said the program is now a popular holiday program that is looked forward to by Long Islanders every year.
Hay Maze at the Holiday Festival Village, which has been jam-packed during weekends
“It is now a tradition and we look forward to our partnership with Live Nation and the Magic of Lights for years to come,” he concluded.
Magic of Lights is open each day from dusk and run through 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Some exclusions may apply – please visit www.magicoflights.com for a complete schedule. Admission is $25 per vehicle Monday – Thursday and $30 Friday – Sunday (including fees). Special bus and limo pricing is also available. Visitors can receive $3 off weekday admission when they bring at least two non-perishable food items benefiting Long Island food banks. Other charity nights will be announced in the coming weeks. Last year Magic of Lights’ philanthropy made a meaningful impact in local communities by donating more than $150,000 in cash to local organizations in addition to collecting non-perishable food items, toys, books, coats and more for those who need it most.
Tickets are on sale now a www.ticketmaster.com. For more information and a complete schedule visit www.magicoflights.com.