There’s no place like New York City when the holiday season hits. And though it may be winding down, you can still see some magical light displays before winter fully descends…at an enchanting place on Randall’s Island called LuminoCity where the lights shine even brighter!
LuminoCity is a massive wonderland of lights where the holiday spirit meets our wildest imagination to create an experience unlike any other in NYC. The festival will end this year’s run on Sunday, January 10, so there’s only a few days left to see this stunning, once-a-year display!
This year’s enchanting festival features a brand new theme and never-before-seen sculptures, taking visitors through a glistening wonderland of fantastical towering light art displays.
Of course, safety is a top priority and there are many COVID-19 measures in place. This includes: limited capacity, advanced ticket reservations, mandatory masks worn by all staff and visitors, temperature checks, single direction on pathways, and more, so you can experience all of the magic safely and securely.
For this year’s festival, different areas each encompass a special worldly theme. The 30-45 minute tour through these dazzling displays is guided by Lumi, a magical light bulb and festival host, who will share a stunning story of love, loss and life that each of the settings illustrates.
There’s also a brand new “Pop Culture” area of the park with light sculptures of famous cat and dog influencers—like our favorite fluffy feline @smoothiethecat!—reimagined as the zodiac constellations.
And, of course, the experience wouldn’t be complete without its very own Lumi Gift Shop, which has a variety of unique items perfect for gifting for loved ones (or for yourself as a special way to remember your visit!). An extra special memento this year is the limited edition Lumi Night Light.
A variety of food trucks are on-site offering plenty of delicious and warm food and drinks to cozy up with.
Through January 10, 2021, Randall’s Island will be totally transformed as the glowing LuminoCity, dazzling every visitor with its bright twinkling lights. (You can even see it illuminating the island from Manhattan!)
LuminoCity is the spectacle you absolutely don’t want to miss this year — and there isn’t much time left! Visit their website here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Plus, Secret NYC readers can get an extra 15% off with the code “SECRET15”!
Also published on Medium.