Coney Island's Nights of Lights Drive-Thru Holiday Display Returns This Month

Nights of Lights features a two-and-a-half-mile track through the park with more than 2 million colorful lights set up in dazzling and festive scenes, all synced to holiday music.

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Coney Island Nights of Lights

A beloved holiday tradition will return to Coney Island this month.

Nights of Lights is a drive-thru display featuring a two-and-a-half-mile track through the park, with more than 2 million colorful lights set up in dazzling and festive scenes. The lights are also synced to rocking holiday music, featuring all the classics.

Scenes include tunnels of lights, larger-than-life Christmas trees, glowing snowflakes, dancing candy canes and more. There will also be new light features and music this year, say organizers.

Nights of Lights will open Friday, Nov. 10. On opening night from 5:30-6 p.m., Coney Island is partnering with the Salvation Army to honor a local veteran by inviting them to flip the switch for the first night of the season. The ceremony will be held at the park’s Lakeside Pavilion and will be livestreamed for the public.

The display will be open nightly through Dec. 31 starting at dusk, and gates will remain open until 10 p.m. Refreshments, including hot cocoa, caramel corn and cotton candy, will be available to purchase on select nights. There will also be an exclusive, Nights of Lights collectible souvenir tumbler available for purchase.

Tickets can be bought online or at the gate and are $30 per carload for up to eight guests. For vehicles with nine to 15 passengers, tickets are $50 on weekdays and $100 on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets for vehicles carrying 16-plus guests are $75 on weekdays or $150 on Fridays and Saturdays. RVs, tour buses and limos with more than a 35-person capacity and vehicles over 24 feet long will not be admitted for safety reasons. The maximum vehicle height is 13 feet, 6 inches.

Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. More info:

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