Bayside Christmas Lights

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You’ll start at the lower staging lot where your car will be lined up to enter the drive-thru. While you’re in line, our concessions team will give you the chance to purchase some freshly popped kettle corn or a light stick for the kiddos. Be prepared to wait until your car is released. Once released you will drive through several themed “lands” that will immerse you in lights, music, and the true meaning of Christmas.Join us for the 7th annual Christmas Lights Drive-Thru at Bayside Adventure! Prepare for a night of dazzling lights paired with your favorite Christmas music! Pack up the whole family and prepare to be immersed in music and lights, all from the comfort of your own car. It’s a holiday tradition your family will love!

Porta Potties are available at the beginning of the Drive-Thru if you need to use a restroom while waiting for the show to begin. Look for signage to direct you or ask one of our team members.Yes! Our concessions team will offer you the opportunity to purchase freshly popped kettle corn, water, or a light stick while you are sitting in the first part of the Drive-Thru. Purchases can be made with cash or credit card.

Yes. A FREE ticket is required to control the traffic flow on Stanford Ranch road, per our agreement with the city of Roseville. We want as many people as possible to enjoy the Lights Drive-Thru and our ticketing system ensures that we can accommodate the maximum number of cars in each time slot.
Come join a Christmas Lights Drive-Thru team from welcoming the guests and scanning their tickets to dressing in a festive costume and being a part of the light show! There is so many ways to get involved, click the link below to find a team for you.Get ready to enjoy Christmas lights in a whole new way! You’ll drive through our parking lot while viewing thousands of dazzling light displays set to your favorite holiday music. Your experience begins on Stanford Ranch Road in front of the entrance arch. You will line up on the street and will be welcomed by a member of our ticketing team. Have your mobile device or print-out ready to have your ticket scanned. Tune your radio to 92.9 FM to hear the Christmas music that is synced to the lights. The Christmas Lights Drive-Thru is open 7 days a week (with a few blackout dates) from November 19 – December 31. We are open Sunday through Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and Friday & Saturdays from 6:00 to 9:30 PM. Tickets are distributed in 30 minute time slots. Unfortunately, no. This is a unique Drive-Thru experience that is designed to be enjoyed from your car, convertible, van, truck, limo, or bus. Please stay in your vehicle for the duration of the Drive-Thru Lights.

Yes, please. Each ticket is assigned a 30-minute time slot to ensure that traffic flows smoothly and so you don’t have to wait longer than necessary. Please arrive as close to the start of your time window as possible.
FREE tickets are required for entry to maximize your experience and to keep our roads safe. This year, tickets will be released each Sunday for the following week at 8:00 AM. Tickets are available for a specific 30-minute time window.

Manhattan may have the glamorous department store holiday windows, but when it comes to private homes decked out for the season, the outer boroughs have it beat. We’re not talking about a few strings of twinkling lights and a blowup Santa. Why, these holiday houses are so well-lit, it’s amazing they don’t cause power blackouts.
Joseph DiMartino’s home at 107 Sharrotts Road in Rossville, has a very moving story. He created the display in memory of his late wife, who died in the September 11 attacks. Dubbed a Christmas Wonderland, his annual decorations include Santa and his workshop, lights and wonderful seasonal vignettes on view in little mini-houses. The Staten Island Advance has a lovely article about him and his effort to raise a half-million dollars for pediatric care at the Nalitt Cancer Institute at Staten Island University Hospital.I know we told you that you need to drive, but actually Manhattan has a few pockets of bright lights, too. Have you seen the light show at Saks Fifth Avenue yet? It’s a 10-story-high light bonanza that’s projected against the facade of the Midtown building, all set to holiday tunes, and running every 10 minutes at night. Wow! There’s also Luminaries downtown at Brookfield, the 14-foot color-shifting bright star orbs at The Shops at Columbus Circle, a gingerbread house in Madison Square Park with modest lights but plenty of holiday cheer, and don’t forget these spectacular Christmas trees that are brightening up all five boroughs. Come Christmas and Hanukkah, expect the Empire State Building to once again light up in holiday colors, and these two mega menorah lightings will brighten up the areas around Central Park and Prospect Park soon enough!

Although you won’t find anything else like the Christmas House in the Bronx, it’s worth driving around Pelham Gardens to look at other, more conventionally decorated homes.Want something a little closer? The front gardens and brownstones of Carroll Gardens are accessible for holiday lights fun via a quick F train ride. Of course, it’s a more modest display, but there are plenty of inflatables, nativity scenes, and lights in this one-time Italian neighborhood. We visited last year and loved being able to push the stroller around sans crowds.

A short drive away in Jamaica Estates, you’ll find Anthony Gurino’s display. Located at the intersection of 80th Drive and Chevy Chase Street, his home and property take up an entire block, and he makes sure to decorate it all. Even the interior of his home is festive. Like Santa’s Corner, wires are covered so you can walk through the front yard and even sit on the benches for incredible photo-ops. Gurino acknowledges Hanukkah, too, with illuminated menorahs.
You can find even more seasonal fun in our Holiday Guide as well as posts on amazing holiday displays on Long Island, in New Jersey, Hudson Valley, and Connecticut.The Garabedian Christmas House in Pelham Gardens is an experience you’ll never forget. Located at 1605 Pelham Parkway North at Westervelt Avenue and known to many as the Christmas House, the display juxtaposes holiday sights—Santa and his sleigh, a nativity scene and lots of corpulent angels—alongside hundreds of life-size animatronic mannequins, all glammed up in old-school Hollywood-style gowns. Look closely and you’ll see pop-culture icons, from the Chipmunks to Liberace to Beauty and the Beast. Plus, there’s holiday music blasting from multiple speakers, massive chandeliers, a horse-drawn carriage from which Cinderella exits, and that’s just the tip of the eye-popping iceberg.

Like Lynch, Gurino collects money for a charity, Toys for Tots. He also hosts occasional holiday events such as Santa visits and Christmas caroling. Check his Facebook page for details and make sure you pick up complimentary hot chocolate and cookies before you leave.

If you’re looking for Christmas critical mass, the displays in Dyker Heights, aka Dyker Lights, win hands down. Dyker Lights is block after block of jaw-dropping displays that are famous the world over. There’s a PBS documentary and countless videos on YouTube. We’ve even done a whole post on visiting Dyker Lights, including its history and the best houses to view. While the displays run throughout the neighborhood, the hot spot is 11th to 13th Avenues between 83rd and 86th Streets. You can drive or take public transportation. The D train to 79th Street is the closest stop but another option is the R train to 86th Street and then the B1 bus.
In the Rockaways, you’ll find The Little North Pole, a decked out house and yard that have drawn local visitors for decades. Put together by owner Joe Mure, kickoff festivities are free (hosted December 4 this year), but help to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund through donations. Donation boxes will also be available throughout the season, along with the lights. Located in Neponsit Beach at 144-03 Neponsit Avenue. We’ve written about some of these Christmas houses in the past, but here we have photos, precise addresses, a map, and in some cases the stories behind these destination displays that make the schlepping worthwhile—we know, we’ve schlepped. Considering most are in the far-flung reaches of Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island, you really need to drive. If you want to avoid the crowds and traffic jams, go early in the evening on a weekday. These places tend to get busy on weekends. Not willing to drive? Jackson Heights, known for its gardens and courtyards, also gets into the holiday spirit. One of our Queens writers suggests checking out the house at 35-32 87th Street. The front yard is crammed with all manner of holiday lights and figurines. There’s Darth Vader in a Santa hat, dinosaurs, swans, and penguins, and Yoda, too. Also, peek at The Greystones (80th between 35th and 37th Avenues), where the apartment building’s trees are lit up in a pretty display.The Garabedian family is in the fabric-trimming business and fashions all of the figures’ outfits. They’ve been setting up this huge display since 1974 as a gift to God and the community for some unnamed religious miracle. They wouldn’t even reveal the family secret to The New York Times. Visitors often throw donations over the fence, which the Garabedians reportedly give to a nearby church.

For the last 15 years, visitors have flocked to Paul’s home in Sydney’s south to check out his spectacular Christmas lights display on a tree outside his home.A ‘petty’ long-running neighbourhood feud has reignited over Christmas tree lights amid calls for residents to ‘lighten up’ and get into the festive spirit.’The thing is, it’s not just for me, I’m by myself. But all the children around here, Mike (another neighbour) has grandkids, there’s kids across the street.I enjoy finding things for the kids to do, to educate, entertain and exhaust them. My goal is to make this your one stop site for all things kid, and I’d love to hear from you to find out how to make it even better.

You must make a reservation and they are releasing tickets one week at a time. Release dates for tickets are: November 14, 28, December 5, 12 & 19 at 8am
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Families Magazine website writes about things to do with toddlers, kids and teenagers in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and Toowoomba. In print and online you will also find education and parenting content to help you make informed choices for your family.Brisbane’s East (all the way out to the beautiful bay, Capalaba, Redlands and surrounds) boasts some of the most spectacular Christmas Lights house displays around. We’re talking WHOLE STREETS dedicated to sharing the Christmas spirit with all those who visit – young, old and young at heart!Here’s where to point those wheels! Remember we’ve got a DOWNLOADABLE MAP with route suggestions. Pop this little sucker into your phone before you leave to make sure that you’re not doubling back and seeing everything you possibly can.In the spirit of reconciliation Families Magazine acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.