Christmas and Holidays

The holidays are a magical time of year on Long Island. Revel in the season by ice skating at one of Long Island’s many outdoor ice rinks or head to a local historic theater to see a Broadway caliber performance of a favorite Christmas play. See an extravagant holiday light display at Jones Beach or tour a Gatsby-era mansion decked for the season in stunning holiday décor. Ride a tractor through rows of firs, spruces and pines at more than a dozen Christmas Tree Farms where you can cut your own! Savor the small-town charm of Long Island’s many downtown villages as they come to life with festive concerts and events like Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson, Flying Santa at Fire Island Lighthouse, Winterfest and dozens of tree-lighting celebrations. While you’re there, explore the mom-and-pop Main Street shops for unique gifts for loved ones.