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Holiday Lights Spectacular returns to Jones Beach starting Nov. 20

After a 7-year absence, the Holiday Light Spectacular returns to Jones Beach with more than 2 miles of lighted displays, organized by Live Nation. Nov. 21, 2014 (Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware)

Long Island's popular drive-through holiday lights exhibit returns to the west end of Jones Beach starting Nov. 20, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said.

The Holiday Lights Spectacular sponsored by the NYCB Family of Banks continues a Long Island holiday tradition, according to a news release Tuesday from Cuomo's office.

It was revived last year after a seven-year absence, officials said.

Partnering with Live Nation, the Holiday Lights Spectacular's 2.5-mile drive offers more than 150 animated and synchronized light displays that creates a "colorful and marvelous holiday experience," officials said.

Cuomo in the release encouraged visitors to take a trip to see the "spectacular display that encompasses the very best of the holiday season."

This year's exhibit will feature new themed-display sections throughout the park and an expanded holiday village with an ice-skating rink.

A Holiday Village offers photos with Santa, holiday refreshments and music, plus a hay maze.

The Holiday Lights Spectacular opens on Friday, Nov. 20. Hours are dusk to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

The exhibit ends Sunday, Jan. 3.

Admission is $20 per vehicle during the week and $25 on weekends and holidays. Every Tuesday, visitors can drive through a second time for free. All other nights, re-entry fee is half price.

Wednesday nights are "pet nights," with families who bring their pets getting a free Santa photo.

On weekdays, visitors who bring a canned food item will receive $3 off admission. Food will be donated to food banks in Long Island and New York, officials said.

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