'Tis the Season Events
NOV. 20-JAN. 4 - Holiday Lights Spectacular at Jones Beach
Jones Beach State Park
1 Ocean Parkway
The 2.5-mile drive through light display runs Nov. 20 to
Jan. 4, from dusk until 10pm Monday through Thursday and dusk until 11pm Friday
through Sunday. Prices vary. Click for more info.
ONGOING - Gingerbread University
3225 Sound Ave.
Riverhead, NY 11901
Lobster Roll Northside Complex
Decorate gingerbread houses and specialty cookies at
Gingerbread University, a 4,000-square-foot red barn in Baiting Hollow. Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Holiday hours may vary. Click here for more info.
NOV. 23 - Patchogue Boat Parade
Davis Park Ferry Terminal
Sunday, Nov. 23; parks open at 4pm, parade starts at 6pm;
two viewing locations: Sandspit Park - Davis Park Ferry Terminal, Brightwood
St. or Fire Island National SeaShore Watch Hill Ferry Terminal on West Ave.
Click for more info
NOV. 29 - Lighting of the Montauk Lighthouse
2000 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954
Nov. 29; between 4:30pm and 7pm; Rain date is Dec. 6.
Parking and admission to the lighthouse grounds are free. Click for more info.
NOV. 29 - Connetquot River Boat Parade
Oakdale, NY 11769
Nov. 29; Parade at 5:30pm; Fireworks at 7pm. Click for more info.
NOV. 29 - Lighting of the Leg: Leg Lamp Lighting from "A Christmas Story"
Northport Hardware Company
90 Main St.
Northport, NY 11768
Nov. 29 at 7pm; Click for more info.
NOV. 28-30 - LI Festival of Trees
Cradle of Aviation Museum
One Davis Avenue
Garden City, NY
Nov. 28, 29, & 30; 9:30am to 5pm; $12 admission
includes: Admission into the Festival and the Cradle of Aviation, a ride on the
carousel, a child's activity, vendors, and entertainment too.Click for more info or call 516-378-2000.
NOV. 29-30 - TMB Train Club Open House
120 Schmitt Blvd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Nov. 29-30, Dec. 13-14, Jan. 3-4, 31, Feb. 1; 12pm to 4pm.
Admission is FREE. Click for more info
DEC. 1-31 - Dancing Lights for Charity
36 Hancock Court
South Setauket, NY 11720
Nov. 29; Dec. 1 to Dec. 31 from 5pm to 10pm. Watch as the
lights 'dance' to the music on 107.3 FM in your car or on outside speakers at
this Long Island home. Money raised goes to the Brain Tumor Foundation of NY,
and the Cancer Care Center of NYU.
DEC. 3 - The Big Duck Lighting
The Big Duck
Dec. 3 at 7pm
DEC. 5-7 - Holiday Train Display
Mills Pond House
660 Route 25A
St. James , NY 11780
Dec. 5-7; Friday 6pm – 9pm , Saturday and Sunday 11am – 5pm;
in the basement.
DEC. 5-7 - Charles Dickens Festival
Village of Port Jefferson
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Dec. 5-7; Click for more info.
DEC. 6 - Free Pet Photo with Santa Claus!
Talmage Farm Agway
1122 Osborn Ave.
Riverhead, NY 11901
Dec. 6 from 10am to 2pm; Talmage Farm Agway; Free Event; call 631-727-3100 for more info.
DEC. 6 - Christmas with the Roosevelts at Sagamore Hill
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
20 Sagamore Hill Road
Oyster Bay, New York
Dec. 6 from 11:00am - 4:00pm; Activities will include
holiday music performed by Larry Moser and Mary Nagin of Huntington, NY, and a
very special appearance by “Theodore Roosevelt,” as portrayed by James Foote.
DEC. 6 - Freeport Boat Parade
Freeport, NY 11520
Dec. 6 at 7pm; The parade lasts an hour; boats begin at the
head of the Nautical Mile by EB Elliot’s Restaurant travel down Randal Bay and back again.
DEC. 7 - Annual Pet Photos with Santa & Holiday Social
Martha Clara Vineyards
6025 Sound Ave.
Riverhead, NY 11901
Dec. 7 from 11am-2pm; $10 donation per photo; Kent Animal
Shelter invites you to join in its annual holiday tradition for family pets!
Get your family and pet professionally photographed with Santa by pro
photographer Kathleen O'Donnell! Click here for more info.
DEC. 7 - Flute Concert at Old Westbury Gardens
Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Gardens
Old Westbury, NY 11568
Dec. 7 at 1pm; Free with admission ($10, $8 seniors, $5 ages
7-17); Click here for more info.
DEC. 7 - Holiday Festival in Stony Brook Village
111 Main St.
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Dec. 7 from 1pm to 6pm; Promenade of trees features more
than 80 decorated trees, Santa's arrival at 2pm by horse-drawn carriage,
carolers, live music and tree lighting by 2pm. Free admission. Click here for more info.
DEC. 12 - Tree Lighting and Visit From Santa
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
1395 Planting Fields Road;
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Dec. 12 from 6pm to 8pm; Tree lighting at 6pm; Caroling by a
barber shop quartet, hot cocoa, refreshments, self-guided visits around the
decorated Coe Hall and a visit with Santa until 7:30pm in the Hay Barn. Free!
Click here for more info.
DEC. 12-21 - Girl Scouts’ Holiday Light Show
1500 Lakeview Ave.
Dec. 12-21 from 5pm to 9pm; Drive through a mile-long,
wooded trail filled with dazzling light displays and holiday vignettes. Click here for tickets
DEC. 12-13 - Welcome to Bethlehem! A Family Christmas Experience
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
420 Stewart Ave.
Garden City, NY 11530
Dec. 12-13 from 7pm-9pm; A Night in Bethlehem is a Hands-on
Christmas experience. Visitors to Bethlehem will experience what it might have
been like the night Jesus was born. Call 516-746-4426 for more info.
DEC. 13 & 20 - Breakfast with Santa 2014 Children's Christmas Holiday
Garden City Hotel 45 Seventh St.
Garden City, NY 11530
Dec. 13 & 20; 8:30am and 11am both dates; Breakfast with
Santa (with Special Guest Elsa from Frozen), a longtime family favorite, meet
Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus while enjoying a Garden City Hotel Holiday Breakfast.
Click for more info.
DEC. 13 - Re-enactment of the Flying Santa
Fire Island Light House
East of Robert
Moses State Park
Parking field 5
Island, NY 11770
Dec. 13 from 11:30am-12:30pm; Santa should fly by noon;
Relive this historic event with the Lighthouse Keeper that was here over 50
years ago. Santa arrives at the Lighthouse. Free admission. Click for more info.
DEC. 13 - The Babylon Chorale Sounds of the Season
Our Lady of Grace Church
Dec. 13 at 8pm; Adults: $20; Seniors & Students: $15
Click here for more info.
DEC. 14 - Sugar Plum Ball
Crest Hollow Country Club
8325 Jericho Turnpike
Woodbury, NY 11797
Dec. 14 from 2:30pm-6:30pm; This annual, much-anticipated
event is an elegant evening of dinner and dancing for little ladies (ages 4-12)
and the men in their lives (dads, grandfathers or other princely gentlemen).
Includes a complimentary flower and gift for each princess, plus a visit from
the Sugar Plum Fairy and her friends. Click for more info.
DEC. 14 - Celebrate Hanukkah - Walt Whitman Shops
160 Walt Whitman Road
Dec. 14 from 12pm-3pm; free admission. Click here for more info.
DEC. 14 - Celebrate Hanukkah - Smith Haven Mall
313 Smith Haven Mall
Lake Grove, NY
Dec. 14 from 1pm-4pm; free admission. Click here for more info.
DEC. 16 - Great Menorah Car Parade & Menorah Lighting
2174 Hewlett Ave.
Dec. 16 at 6pm; Free admission; Meet at the Chabad Center
for Jewish Life parking lot. Click here for more info.
DEC. 16 - Long Beach Menorah Lighting
1 West Chester St.
Long Beach, NY 11561
Dec. 16 at 5:30pm; Join us for the first lighting of the
menorah, held in Kennedy Plaza in front of City Hall on West Park Avenue.
DEC. 17 - Brookhaven Town Hall Menorah Lighting
Brookhaven Town Hall
1 Independence Hill
Farmingville, NY 11738
Dec. 17 at 6pm; Come celebrate with your family. Lighting of
the Menorah, entertainment, hot latkes and doughnuts.
DEC. 17 - St. William the Abbot Music Ministries 3rd Annual Candlelight Carol Sing
St. William the Abbot Church
2000 Jackson Ave.
Dec. 17 from 7:30pm-10pm; A musical night of everyone's
Christmas favorites performed by a choir and orchestra, with community sing
carols throughout the night. Call 516-781-3253 for more info.
DEC. 19-20 - Leggz Ltd. Ballet Company: The Nutcracker
Madison Theatre at Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Ave.
Rockville Centre, NY 11571
Dec. 19 7:30pm; Dec. 20 4pm and 5pm; $25-$35; Enjoy this
holiday ballet by Tchaikovsky adapted from the story “The Nutcracker and the
Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffman, with South Shore Symphony.
DEC. 19-21 - "The Nutcracker" presented by Frank Ohman's New York Dance Theatre
John Cranford Adams Playhouse
Hempstead, NY 11554
Dec. 19 at 2pm and 7pm; Dec. 20-21 at 12pm and 5pm; Frank
Ohman presents New York Dance Theatre's 33rd season of "The
Nutcracker" at Hofstra University. $40; $35 for seniors/children; $20 for Fri. 2:00pm only. Click here for tickets and info.
DEC. 20-21 & 23 - A Charlie Brown Christmas - A Live Theatrical Event
659 Old Willets Path
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Dec. 20 at 2pm and 7pm; Dec. 21 at 12pm and 3pm; Dec. 23 at
11am and 1pm; The most loved holiday classic brought to life on stage! $15 for
Adults, $12 for Students/Seniors and $10 for children under 12. Click here for more info.
DEC. 20-21 & 26-30 - Candlelight Evenings
Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Road
Old Bethpage, NY 11804
Dec. 20-21; 26-30 from 5pm to 9:30pm; 19th century
entertainment in historic buildings lit only by candlelight, as they would be on
holiday evenings during the 1800s, holiday songs, period storytelling, hot
apple cider and fiddle music. Call (516) 572-8400 for more details.