With the holiday season underway, it also marks the return of holiday light displays. With over 520 of them available on Long Island, the LI Lights Map helps guide residents to displays and spread holiday cheer.
The map was created by Jon Dignam and boasts over 4.4 million views online. The map shows the location of the light display and a brief description. Descriptions may include website information, times when lights are on or what makes it stand out.
Icons range from a simple lightbulb for a display to a star to showcase some of more popular displays. Other special icons indicate whether the display charges for attendance, boasts special music-linked displays or features special projection effects.
The map also highlights a handful of other special displays and events, such as holiday neon in Patchogue, Sammy’s Lights in East Hampton and an Electric Light Parade on December 9 in Long Beach. Dignam also took Hanukkah celebrations into consideration, sharing special Hanukkah house displays in Great Neck, Old Bethpage and North Babylon.
284 displays are in Suffolk County, while 201 are located across Nassau. A handful of other shows can be found across the five boroughs, Kings County and one special location upstate. The North Pole theme park in Wilmington County is the longest running on the map with 74 years of spreading holiday joy.
If maps aren’t your thing, the information is also stored on a spreadsheet available on their website. Dignam is also accepting requests for new displays to be added to the list, and the map is always being updated.
To see the full map, submit requests for a light display or see the spreadsheet, visit the LI Lights Map website at lilightsmap.com