Luminocity Festival

Luminocity Festival is inspired by the warmth and power of light that overcomes the darkness. This year’s theme of the light exhibition is “Shine Again!”

Since the Luminocity Festival is back, everyone will see the immersive outdoor light sculptures and spectacular art installations once again. This festival of lights was introduced in 2019 and has now become a growing tradition showing thousands to millions of fairy lights, twinkle light trees, curtain lights, and blinking Christmas lights.

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Visitors will enjoy the entire 45-minute walk and narrative journey while seeing the towering and twinkling LED sculptures. This Christmas light show is a celebration of the world and cultures around us. Luminocity Festival’s mascot, Lumi, will guide the visitors to the outdoor event, including the new “Lumi’s Friends” and “Lumi’s Utopia” exhibits. 

With Lumi’s Utopia, you will find artwork from six young local artists. They have illustrated their favorite gift’s 2D art designs and then brought them to life as large 3D light sculptures. Twelve popular social media animals are turned into light-art sculptures in Lumi’s Friends.

Luminocity Festival Dates (2021-2022)

Joining Luminocity Festival lets you experience a visually stunning and unique immersive light festival. It creatively brings some light and life to the nights. Using imagination and light, this light exhibition explores the power of transforming creative thoughts into illuminating works of colors and lights.

Every year, Luminocity features new, unique art pieces. The purpose behind this light festival is to provide a magical and immersive experience to everyone. It offers a perfect time to create beautiful, lasting memories. You can enjoy this holiday event from November 12, 2021, to January 9, 2022. 

November Schedule:

  • November 12, 2021 
  • November 13, 2021 
  • November 14, 2021
  • November 18, 2021 
  • November 19, 2021
  • November 20, 2021
  • November 21, 2021
  • November 26, 2021 
  • November 27, 2021
  • November 28, 2021

December Schedule:

  • December 2, 2021 
  • December 3, 2021 
  • December 4, 2021 
  • December 5, 2021 
  • December 9, 2021 
  • December 10, 2021 
  • December 11, 2021 
  • December 12, 2021 
  • December 16, 2021 
  • December 17, 2021 
  • December 18, 2021 
  • December 19, 2021 
  • December 21, 2021 
  • December 22, 2021 
  • December 23, 2021 
  • December 24, 2021 
  • December 25, 2021 
  • December 26, 2021 
  • December 30, 2021 
  • December 31, 2021 

January Schedule:

  • January 1, 2021
  • January 2, 2021
  • January 7, 2021 
  • January 8, 2021
  • January 9, 2021

Where It’s Located and How to Get There 

As you plan to celebrate the holiday season with your family and friends, ensure to make the Luminocity Festival part of that celebration. The festival of lights lets you witness tons of glowing Christmas sculptures at the Christmas Hills exhibit, enchanting lights in the Mysterious Forest, and astounding sculptures of Alice’s Sleepwalk.

From 2021 to 2022, Luminocity Festival happens at Whitney Pond Park in 7 Community Drive, East Manhasset, NY 11030. If you plan to take the LIRR, the festival venue is off the Manhasset stop on LIRR. Plus, you can take advantage of the free shuttle tides to and from the train stop.

Aside from the free shuttle rides, the parking is also free of charge. If you use your vehicle to visit the festival site, you can part at the Macy’s parking lot. VIP visitors can park on-site at Whitney Pond Park’s parking lot. 

Festival Hours 

Luminocity Festival is one of the most anticipated holiday events for those who want to experience the magic and beauty of lights. Everything in the light exhibition will bring happiness and joy, from light-art sculptures to live entertainment.

The gate opens at 4:30 PM, so you are advised to arrive on time or earlier. The last entry is at 8:30 PM. Then, the festival will close at 9:00 PM. Throughout these festival hours, you will enter the world of magic, light, and color.

Luminocity Festival

How Much It Cost to Visit Luminocity Festival

The admission tickets to enjoy the Christmas light show are required for visitors ages three and up. There are three different ticket types available:

  • Kids (age 3 to 12) – $27
  • General Admission – $38
  • Lumi’s VIP Fast Pass Ticket – $76 (with bonus perks)

A ticket is dedicated to a particular time slot. So, you have to arrive at your scheduled time. If you wish to change the ticket time, you can use the ticketing platform with ease. When you purchase Lumi’s VIP ticket, you can enjoy the following perks:

  • Fast Pass entry into the Luminocity Festival via the VIP entrance
  • 10% off at the on-site festival gift shop
  • VIP exclusive on-site parking 
  • A free Lumi Goodie Bad with over $40 worth of Lumi’s favorite things 

Meanwhile, you can request a ticket refund up to one day before the festival. Beware that re-entry is not allowed. Once you have already used the ticket, you cannot change, refund, or exchange it. 

Weather and What to Wear 

When visiting the festival site, it’s an excellent idea to get familiar with the weather condition. That way, you know what to expect and what you should pack.

Luminocity Festival starts in November, and the weather during this month is snowy, brisk, and somewhat rainy. On average, temperatures are in single digits C (high 40s F) during the day. In some cases, it rains or snows. You can bring fleeces, socks, a coat or jacket, warm jeans or pants, light gloves or mittens, snow boots, a waterproof jacket, waterproof boots, and a windproof umbrella. 

When December comes, the weather becomes extremely cold, very rainy, and somewhat snowy. The average temperatures overnight are in the single digits below 0 C (20s F). It also snows or rains about half of the time. So, you should pack a heavy jacket, warm jeans or pants, sweaters, heavy socks, gloves or mittens, snow boots, waterproof jacket, waterproof boots, and windproof umbrella.

The light festival ends around the second week of January, and expect that the weather is frigid, very snowy, and rainy. The temperatures will routinely be in the single digits below 0 C (low 30s F) and jump into the single digits C (low 40s F) range. Lows are in the single digits below 0 C (high 10s F). It is recommended to pack very heavy or heated socks, fleeces, insulated boots, coveralls, multilayer jacket shells, heavy sweaters, thermal undergarments, gloves, pajamas, scarves, and waterproof jackets.

Hotels Nearby the Luminocity Festival

Before you get too excited about joining the annual Luminocity Festival, ensure to book accommodation. Top accommodation options near the festival site include:

Travelodge by Wyndham Manhasset 

This accommodation features free Wi-Fi and is around 15 miles away from New York. It also includes a hot tub, and the rooms are very clean. Plus, it is centrally located close to restaurants and shopping centers. 

The Andrew Hotel

This set is about 400 feet away from the Great Neck LIRR Train Station. It features rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and a Mediterranean restaurant. It is situated in a convenient location to restaurants and stores. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.

Fathoms Hotel & Marina I

This hotel has a bar, garden, shared lounge, and free Wi-Fi. It also features private parking with an extra charge. The staff is professional and handles everything thoroughly.

Where to Eat 

As you visit Manhasset, New York, do not miss a chance to try delicious food selections. You can drop by to different food destinations before attending the festival.

You can find many restaurants near the festival venue, including:

Villa Milano

This restaurant serves Italian options, seafood, and vegetarian options. The staff offers excellent customer service. Plus, fresh ingredients are used.

Herb & Olive 

For Greek, Lebanese, Mediterranean, and vegetarian options, Herb & Olive is a perfect destination. It offers a friendly service with an aesthetic and relaxing ambiance.

Toku 

Every Japanese food lover will enjoy the food selection of Toku. Everyone can enjoy Japanese foods and other food selections like vegetarian options and steaks. 

Pearl East 

This restaurant serves Chinese, Japanese, Asian, and vegetarian options. Popular options include winter melon seafood bisque, stuffed blue crab, and wok roasted Maine lobster. 

Benihana 

Benihana is another perfect food destination for those who want vegetarian, Asian, Japanese, and steak options. All food selections are available for dine-in and take-out. The staff is very responsive and ensures that customers are satisfied with the food and service.

More Things to Do in the Area 

Aside from Luminocity Festival, you can also try other outdoor activities and attractions. You can visit the following destinations with the whole family:

Clark Botanic Garden 

Nature lovers will enjoy exploring this botanical garden. Even if you do not have a lot of time, this garden can make you closer to nature. 

Science Museum of Long Island 

Do not miss a chance to visit this museum. Kids will enjoy not only this destination, but also adults who enjoy learning things from the past.

Manhasset Park District 

Another park that you should visit is the Manhasset Park District. It is so big, where you will learn a lot of things.

Arik Akunis
Arik Akunis

My name is Arik Akunis and I have been in the field of lighting for over the last 20 years, I started my journey in the world of lighting in the lighting niche for events where I first came across a festival of lights and immediately fell in love with it.

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