Light Up New York – info page


Bags that measure no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″ are permitted and will be subject to x-ray or visual screening depending on the size of the bag.

Backpacks of all sizes are prohibited.

Medical bags and baby bags will be permitted and must be screened before entry.

All other bags will not be allowed into the arena. Bag check is available in the Great Hall.
Weapons of any kind, including mace, pepper spray, knives, sharp objects, bats, clubs, tasers, etc.

Bags larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″ and backpacks of all sizes are prohibited.

Professional camera equipment (e.g., detachable lens; lens greater than 3”; external flash; monopods; bipods; tripods; etc.)

Laptops, personal computers, and two-way radios

Audio/video recording devices.

Laser pointers or flashlights.

Illegal drugs/substances (current prescription medication in the original container is permitted, provided the guest produces identification matching the prescription container)

Outside alcohol

Fireworks, missile-like objects, Frisbees, and any other form of projectiles.

Signs, flags, and banners larger than 11”x17”. Signs, flags, and banners of any size attached to poles. Signs, flags, and banners are prohibited by the event or made of wood, metal, plastic, or other hard material

Balloons, beach balls, and other inflatables.

Unapproved pamphlets, handouts, etc.

Firestarter and lighters.

Cans (including aerosols), bottles, boxed liquids, metal, glass, or other insulated containers.

Pets, other than service animals.

Selfie sticks, poles.

Coolers of any size, including soft-sided coolers.

Signs, posters, or garments with offensive language, phrasing, or symbols.

Pointed tip or large umbrellas.

Outside food or beverage (exceptions will be made for those with medical requirements and/or special needs).

Noisemakers, air horns, bells, bull horns, whistles, etc.

Optical illusions (i.e., items intended to create optical illusions or interfere with the ability of the eye to perceive depth or distance, such as pinwheels and umbrellas).


Patrons without shoes, shirts, or pants/shorts.

Flowers, unless allowed by tour production.

Skateboards and rollerblades.

Any other items if prohibited by the various shows.

Exceptions will be made for those with medical requirements and/or special needs. Guests with specific/special dietary needs due to medical conditions or special needs should contact Guest Services.


Elmont – UBS Arena Station
Fare: Zone 4
Location: North of campus, short walk (10-15 min) to arena or accessible by free shuttle

Direct service from Grand Central Madison to Elmont-UBS Arena Station is now available. You can now get to UBS Arena from Grand Central and Penn Station in approximately 30 minutes.


UBS Arena is accessible by 3 bus lines:
MTA Q110
NICE Bus N6 line


Take the ferry from Bridgeport to Port Jefferson where you can connect to the LIRR.
UBS Arena has 5 parking areas, which can only be accessed via the Cross Island Parkway:

Belmont Park Garage Exit 26A

Diamond, Ruby, and Silver Parking Exit 26B (Hempstead Turnpike East)

Emerald Parking Exit 26D

Prepaid Parking: We strongly encourage you to purchase parking ahead of time.

Advance online purchase closes 2 hours prior to the start of the event.

Diamond, Ruby, and Silver Parking require a pre-paid parking pass to enter. Passes in Diamond & Ruby Parking are not available for purchase.

To purchase parking, visit Ticketmaster.

Do not take Cross Island Parkway Exit 26B unless you have a pre-paid Diamond or Silver Parking pass.

We encourage guests who are driving to input their parking area into their GPS for the best experience, as follows:

“UBS Arena Emerald Parking”

“UBS Arena Belmont Park Garage”

“UBS Arena Silver Parking”

“UBS Arena Diamond Parking”

“UBS Arena Ruby Parking”