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Why You Should Spend the Holidays on Long Island This Year

The holidays are some of the busiest when it comes to peak travel times. Many families choose Long Island as their holiday destination for a variety of reasons. First, it offers plenty of activities that please people of all ages. Second, it provides a scenic, festive atmosphere that puts nostalgic holiday greeting cards in mind. Whatever the reason for choosing to spend the holidays on Long Island, Empire Rent A Car wants you to know about all the upcoming festivities. 

Why You Should Spend the Holidays on Long Island This Year

2021 Holiday Festivities on Long Island

LuminoCity Festival

When: November 12-January 9, 2022
Where: Whitney Pond Park in Manhasset
Why: If you’re a fan of Chinese lanterns, you’ll love this, which is fun for the entire family. 
How: Purchase tickets in advance

Magic of Lights Drive-Thru Show

When: November 19-January 2, 2022
Where: Jones Beach
Why: Navigate this drive-thru event in your rental car as you explore LED displays and digital animations. 
How: Find out more here.

Frozen Jr.

When: November 20-January 17, 2022
Where: Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
Why: Take the kiddos to this playful expansion of sisters Ana and Elsa, and discover the power of unharnessed potential and sisterhood. 
How: Get tickets here. 

Shimmering Solstice

When: November 20-January 9, 2022
Where: Old Westbury Gardens
Why: Drive to Old Westbury gardens in your full-loaded rental SUV. Then, walk through brilliantly lit paths toward a light-filled projection display. 
How: Get tickets online.

Bayville Winter Wonderland

When: December 3-January 2, 2022
Where: Bayville
Why: Don’t miss Bayville’s Winter Wonderland and all it has to offer. Load up the gang in a rental passenger van and travel in comfort and style. There are many things to see and do, from Santa’s Toy Factory Funhouse to a holiday train ride, and an ice skating rink. Listen to holiday stories and let the kids build a bear. Or, experience not-so-traditional holiday events, like rock climbing, ax throwing, and even a haunted holiday experience. 
How: Learn about Bayville Winter events here.

Breakfast With Santa at Milleridge Inn

When: December 4-December 19
Where: Jericho
Why: Enjoy a socially distant celebration where Mrs. Claus serves up a secret brunch menu for all of her guests. Experience tasty breakfast treats, let the kids build a bear, and do some holiday shopping at one of the boutiques. 
How: Book here.

Eglevsky Ballet’s The Nutcracker

When: December 18-December 19
Where: Greenvale
Why: Whether you enjoy The Nutcracker annually or if you’ve never been, you’ll love this holiday treat. Kids and adults alike will leave with visions of sugarplum fairies dancing in their heads. Don’t miss this treat.
How: Purchase tickets online.

Reserve a Rental Car

Empire Rent A Car wants you to experience the best the holidays have to offer with the people you choose to include in the celebration. Don’t forget to reserve a rental car that gets you where you want to go this holiday season. Pick it up at our airport location and make your way to lovely Long Island this year. Call us at (800) 750-8782 or contact us online to reserve your car.  


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