It’s the jolliest time of the year! Whether you’re a jolly elf or a big ole Grinch, there are a few activities that will put a smile on everyone’s face this holiday season. One of those for many people is going to look at other people’s Christmas light displays! Looking for some ideas for a great way to get in the holiday spirit here in Ronkonkoma? Spend your evening visiting one of these local places that will be sure to make you feel merry!
The Ronkonkoma Gingerbread House – Every year Long Island locals Peter Tomasello and Drew Jordan create a winter wonderland of over 1,000 Christmas figurines for local visitors to come and marvel at their holiday spectacular. With their house shining brightly in the center, each section of the property has a different display to watch and interact with. There’s even a music and light show that plays every five minutes with different songs from Disney’s “Frozen” complete with figurines of Anna and Elsa’s moving along to the beat. The Ronkonkoma Gingerbread House display has become widely known and was even featured on the ABC competition show “The Great Christmas Light Fight” in 2017. This holiday experience is free for all, but the couple encourages families to donate to the Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America in honor of a close family friend with autism. You can enjoy this local winter wonderland until January 1st.
Fifth Street Christmas Lights – Ronkonkoma is lucky enough to have not one but two giant Christmas light displays that draws people from all over Long Island for holiday merriment. The Fifth Street Christmas Light display is our other big draw this time of year in Ronkonkoma. Unique to this display is the Star of Bethlehem that sits atop a utility pole outside the home, light the way for all the wisemen and women who wish to see this holiday spectacular. The star casts a bright shine over a display that includes glittering snowmen, lighted trees, Santa, seasonal characters, and plenty other other jolly fun. Your little ones can even write a letter to Santa and leave it in his North Pole mailbox available on-site. While the display is free for anyone to enjoy, charitable donations are accepted.
The Ronkonkoma Gingerbread House
135 North Huron St.
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779