Craving a safe, unique family experience in New York City for the holidays during these crazy pandemic times? Look no further than the oasis of dazzling lanterns and holiday lights that is the LuminoCity Festival at Randall’s Island Park.
Our family recently ventured over to nearby Randall’s Island to immerse ourselves in a wonderland of holiday lights at LuminoCity Festival, now in its second year. We loved navigating the spectacular, creative and expansive display of art and light lantern sculptures that heightened the senses, bringing excitement for our family during a time we desperately needed it.
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This enchanting holiday lights experience lasted about an hour. That’s more than ample time for you to snap photos, gawk at the beautiful light displays, and soak in the city light and skyline views in the backdrop. The whole ensemble worked perfectly because of the sea of shimmering LEDs unfolding in a lovely setting on the fields along the East River.
For everyone’s safety during COVID-19, LuminoCity mandates masks for all visitors and temperature checks upon entry, strict adherence to timed ticketing reservations, and capacity limitations on the grounds. There are also sanitizing stations aplenty on the grounds. We felt very safe as our family meandered through the impressive installation, but be careful of the floorboards that you walk on – some were uneven and could be a tripping hazard.
We drove our car this year (there is a $20 parking fee), but we are planning to walk next year using the green footbridge on 104th Street as we’re definitely planning to make this a new, annual family tradition.
Tickets to see the Holiday Lights
We recognize families are experiencing cabin fever in this crazy world we’re living in, so take the leap and score your tickets to LuminoCity (bonus: Save 15% using our exclusive discount code) before it shuts down on January 10.