Long Island Sports Park in Calverton will transform into a festival of lights and magic for the second annual Riverhead Light Show on Friday, November 22, at 5 PM and will remain open on select dates and times through December 29.
Guests can expect larger-than-life displays, towering above three stories high, with lengths over 100 feet. Stay warm in your vehicle as you cruise through the dazzling displays for 20 to 25 minutes, the largest drive-through light show in Suffolk County.
“Last year, the light show had amazing attendance, bringing people from every zip code on Long Island. We are happy to bring back this Long Island tradition and hope everyone is excited to see our new displays,” said Amanda Sanderlin, director of events at BOLD Media, the parent company operating the event in Calverton. “This holiday season we plan on bringing back tens of thousands of people into Riverhead, and while they’re here, they will shop and dine throughout the town.”
The event draws in crowds from all over the area, and with crowds come an influx of business during an otherwise quiet season. New this year is a photo op with Santa at Hotel Indigo and Bistro 72. Children, and adults, will get the opportunity to have a real heart-to-heart with the jolly man himself and explain why they’ve been especially good this year. Photos with Santa are $22 for two prints, a holiday frame, and a high-resolution digital download. Food and hot chocolate will be provided.
“Based on the response we saw last year, we can’t wait to show attendees new displays and offer photos with Santa,” Sanderlin continued.
BOLD Media has teamed up with over 10 organizations which will keep a percentage of proceeds on certain nights throughout Light Show’s remainder, including the YMCA of Long Island and the Butterfly Effect Project.
Long Island Sports Park is located at 149 Edwards Avenue. Packaged tickets are available. Carload tickets are $23, in advance or $25 at the entrance. For tickets and more information, visit www.riverheadlightshow.com.