What is Stony Brook Shines?
Stony Brook Shines for Others is a neighborhood event that takes place each winter. Lights come on Thanksgiving night and shine nightly through January 1st.
Our neighborhood, consisting of 9 streets, decorate their trees with white lights. The neighborhood literally turns into a “winter wonderland” of sorts. Neighbors, local businesses and visitors then donate their own money to a children’s based charity each year.
If you want to come see the lights for yourself, click on the “Where To Find Us” tab for a map! There are multiple entrances into the neighborhood. We strongly encourage you to visit on days that are less popular due to traffic congestion, such as Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Never in a million years would we have thought we would see so many people coming to enjoy our neighborhood and donating to the charity of choice. The positive messages from people who have visited each year are truly heartwarming and what it is all about.
Thanks for making Stony Brook Shine so brightly everyone.
Lighting up Western New York
Trees decorated in white lights have never helped make a difference as big as this.
To date our neighborhood and business sponsors
raised over $303,197
for children’s charities in WNY!