Vanderbilt Museum extends Bright Lights event through Dec. 30

Vanderbilt Museum extends Bright Lights event through Dec. 30

Photo from Vanderbilt Museum

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport has extended its very popular Bright Lights event for an additional five nights before and after Christmas.

The Museum will welcome visitors on Dec. 22, 23, 27, 29 and 30. Tickets can be purchased for admission at 5, 6 or 7 p.m.

Neon penguins play hockey on the Mansion terrace pool.

Evenings include holiday lights, themed light-up displays and classic holiday songs playing throughout the estate. (No costumed actors will participate.) Hot pretzels will be available for purchase.

Elizabeth Wayland-Morgan, executive director of the Vanderbilt Museum, said, “We’re excited to offer more evenings of our festive Bright Lights celebration. The decorated Estate grounds are a winter wonderland with family fun for all.”

The Vanderbilt Mansion walkways, courtyard and gardens are decorated for the season. The Museum is presenting the event in collaboration with Redmax Events. The initial weeks of the event were a fundraiser (with higher ticket prices) for the Museum and included Santa Claus and various friends portrayed by costumed actors, as well as vendors of foods and gift items, and a performance of The Nutcracker by the Posey School of Dance of Northport.

The extended evenings of Bright Lights are a public holiday event and do not include Santa and friends, vendors, or The Nutcracker. Admission for these evenings, for all ages: $5 for members, $8 for non-members, children under 2, free.

For everyone’s safety, all visitors must adhere strictly to all current public health and safety guidelines and practices, including social distancing. All guests must wear a mask when unable to maintain six feet of social distance. 

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