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LuminoCity festival returns to light up Eisenhower Park

LuminoCity and its Holiday Lights Festival returns to Eisenhower Park in East Meadow for another holiday season.

The 2023 version will be open from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Mondays. The festival begins Thursday, Nov. 9 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 7.

This year’s lights festival features a ‘Wonder Journey’ theme including 53 experiences that celebrate the holiday season and more. The immersive experiences include “Alice in Wonderland,” where guests will encounter iconic scenes from the Wonderland Tea Party to the iconic butterfly seat and a life-sized Queen’s Castle where adults and children can slide down the Queen of Heart’s massive slide.

Another new addition to the festival is an underwater experience that showcases displays of local underwater sea creatures designed by local children in the area.

“We are thrilled to return to Long Island this fall for our 2023 Holiday Lights Festival. After four years, and our growth in visitors just not locally but throughout the Northeast, we are confident that we will see both new and familiar faces at this year’s event,” Xiaoyi Chen, founder of LuminoCity, said in a written statement. “This festival brings an immersive and mesmerizing journey through the heartwarming spirit of the holidays, with social media moments for influencers, Tik Tokers and all ages, from our array of our stunning light displays, interactive art installations, delicious seasonal treats, and a festive atmosphere. It warms even the chilliest of winter nights and is the perfect setting to create cherished memories with loved ones.” 

LuminoCity adds a partnership with the Long Island Children’s Museum where a concurrent exhibit at the museum details the process of turning 2-D drawings into the illuminated lanterns on display and exploring the art of lantern making.

“At Long Island Children’s Museum, we seek out community collaborations that offer our visitors unique opportunities to showcase their creativity as they learn about cultural traditions,” LICM President Erika Floreska said in the statement. “We’re excited that thousands of families will be able to see our visitors’ ideas realized as 3-D lanterns during the festival.” 

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