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The popular holiday light show at Smith Point runs until Jan. 9

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Smith Point Light Show

The Girl Scouts of Suffolk County’s highly-anticipated holiday Smith Point Light Show is back.

The drive-thru experience — run in collaboration with the office of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone — starts Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. and runs until Jan. 9.

The show is a 1.5-mile trail of hundreds of bright displays at Smith Point County Park Campgrounds and all proceeds benefit Girl Scout programs for girls and families all over Suffolk County.

“We have five new displays from our five girl scout contest winners, they designed them, and then our team custom-built them,” said Tammy Severino, President and CEO of Girl Scouts of Suffolk County. “We had almost 179 troops who submitted designs and it was the hardest decision because they were so good, but it’s always fantastic to drive through and see displays that were specifically designed by our girls.”

Tickets are $22 online from Nov. 27 to Jan. 9. It’s $25 per car at the entrance, debit and credit card only.

Prices for mini buses, RVs, school or coach buses differ, see full price list here.

A new, animated snowman shooting an archery arrow that “floats” until it hits the bullseye is a new display, Severino says.

Other new additions include refreshments to hold families over during the show, like water bottles and a snack pack of chocolate chip cookies.

10 new dates were also added in comparison to last year.

“We said if we open it a little earlier and stay a little later, we may be able to make it possible for some families who have just been too crazed to get there to be able to partake in the show,” said Severino.

For those who have never been, take Long Island Expressway to Exit 68 and go south on William Floyd Parkway or Sunrise Highway to exit 58S for William Floyd Parkway.

Drive over Smith Point Draw Bridge, go around the roundabout, head towards the East Booth and you’ll see the light.

Here at the times and corresponding dates:

  • 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Nov. 29, Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Dec. 2, Dec. 6, Dec. 7, Dec. 8, Dec. 9, Dec. 27, Dec. 28, Dec. 29, Dec. 30, Jan. 3, Jan. 4, Jan. 5, and Jan. 6.
  • 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Nov. 27, Nov. 28, Dec. 3, Dec. 4, Dec. 5, Dec. 10, Dec. 11, Dec. 12, Dec. 13, Dec. 14, Dec. 15, Dec. 16, Dec. 26, Jan. 2, Jan. 7, Jan. 8, Jan. 9
  • 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Dec. 17, Dec. 18, Dec. 19, Dec. 20, Dec. 21, Dec. 22, Dec. 23.

The only dates the trail is closed is Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.

Last year, Severino said the light show was successful because of it being a socially-distanced, safe drive-through option for families looking for holiday entertainment during the pandemic.

And this year, she expects no different.

“It gives you a warm, cozy feeling going through a holiday show like this,” said Severino.

For more information, visit the Girls Scouts of Suffolk County website.

Top: One of the girl scout displays at the Smith Point Light Show.