Holiday Lights Spectacular returning to Jones Beach

JONES BEACH (WABC) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the drive-through Holiday Lights Spectacular will return to the West End of Jones Beach in November, bringing back a Long Island holiday tradition last held in the park in 2007.

NYCB Family of Banks is partnering with Live Nation to present the a 2.5-mile drive, which will offer visitors the opportunity to view more than 150 animated and synchronized light displays.

"The Holiday Lights Spectacular is a Long Island tradition that I am proud to help revive for the first time in seven years," Cuomo said. "This impressive display attracts visitors from all over, providing an important boost to Long Island's economy. I encourage all New Yorkers to take a trip and see this spectacle for themselves this holiday season."

This year the Holiday Lights Spectacular will feature the inaugural Holiday Village, featuring pictures with Santa, holiday refreshments, holiday music, local school choir performances and a hay maze.

"State Parks is thrilled to welcome back the Holiday Lights Spectacular to Jones Beach State Park," State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey said. "The Holiday Lights Spectacular complements Governor Cuomo's comprehensive plan to revitalize Jones Beach, which includes adding more diverse recreational opportunities, attracting more visitors in the off-season and reinvigorating underutilized park areas. Thank you Live Nation for being such a terrific partner in helping bring back this wonderful tradition."

The Holiday Lights Spectacular will begin on Thursday, November 20 and run through Sunday, January 4.

Visitors can enjoy the display each day from dusk until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Admission is $20 per vehicle and $25 on weekends. Every Tuesday, "2 for Tuesdays" will offer visitors the opportunity to drive through the Holiday Lights Spectacular a second time for free.

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