The 5 Best Holiday Lights Displays in the Hamptons

Rachel Feinblatt | December 9, 2020 | Calendar Culture Lifestyle Culture Feature Lifestyle Feature


It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays. If your spirit is, let's say, less festive than usual, leave it to some devoted holiday enthusiasts to light your way. Here are our picks for an over-the-top bright extravaganza that will definitely work its magic.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or just enjoy the spirit of December, these are the best and safest places to look at holiday lights throughout the Hamptons.

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Riverhead Holiday Show

149 Edwards Ave, Calverton / Website

The pandemic did not stop Riverhead Holiday Light Show and its annual debut. The title of the largest drive-thru light show in Suffolk County is legit and quite amusing. Until December 30th, witness some of the greatest light displays and music to get into the holiday groove. Tickets go fast, so claim yours online at online.

Christmas House Long Island

1241 Old Country Rd, Riverhead / Website

The Christmas House experience is one like no other. Walkthrough its 10 rooms filled with Christmas lights, sounds and holiday vibes! You better be on Santa’s nice list, because a socially-distant Daddy Noel will be available to snap an Instagrammable pic. The train leaves soon, so claim your ticket to the North Pole.


Light Up The Harbor

Sag Harbor Historical Society ushers in the holiday spirit a little differently this year. On Dec. 20 at 2 p.m., come witness the holiday home decorating contest awards ceremony, performances by the Dickens Carolers outside the Annie Cooper Boyd House and an East End history book sale. Lighted boats will set the harbor at 5:30 p.m. a post-sunset glow around the Silver Lake Harbor. This holiday celebration will be one for the books!



Herrick Park, 67 Newtown Lane, East Hampton

There have been drive-thru movies, restaurants, and more, but this year, Chabad presents the ultimate drive-thru, Hanukkah style! Join Chabad for the ultimate festival of lights at Herrick Park at 4 p.m. Reserve a menorah to be on top of your car for the best drive-thru swagger yet. This Sunday, Dec. 13th at 3:30 p.m. Get ready to honk if you love Hanukkah.


Amagansett: The Flagpole at Atlantic Avenue and Main Street; Montauk: 95 S Emerson Ave, Montauk / Website

Hanukkah oh Hanukkah, come light the Menorah on Saturday, Dec. 12th at 7 p.m. in Montauk or Tuesday, Dec. 15th at 4:30 p.m. in Amagansett. Socially distant and COVID-sensitive, don't be afraid to come see the magic of the lights at The Flag Pole in Amagansett or Kirk Park in Montauk. Chanukah treats and deets are available online.

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