Free Things to Do on Long Island with Kids – Thanksgiving Weekend

Stuffed on turkey and ready for a family outing? We have a list of great things to do with your kids over Thanksgiving weeked on Long Island right here. The best part? they are all free! check em out.


Port Jefferson Santa Parade

Starts at the railroad station and finishes up at the ‘Drowned Meadow House’ at the corner of Barnum and West Broadway, where children are invited into ‘Santa’s Workshop’ to meet Santa.

When: November 26th at 1pm


Free Starbright Holiday Lighting Weekend in Montauk

There will be a lighting of the Gazebo and Downtown trees, and judges will review of the Best Decorated Montauk Store Front with prizes. There will be fun for kids and a  Montauk Library Holiday Book Sale that takes place on the lower level of the library on Montauk Hwy just east of town.

When: When: Friday, November 25 – 26th

Where: Downtown Montauk


Free Tree Lighting at Mitchell Park in Greenport

Kick off the holiday season by helping decorate a holiday tree. Bring a handmade ornament relating to the sea, nature or the Lighthouse to hang on the tree. Free hot chocolate and cookies for everyone. Click here for more information.

When: Friday, November 25 at 6pm

Where: Robert Moses State Park Robert Moses State Parkway , Fire Island, NY 11770


Free WinterFest! Holiday Decorating and Caroling

On Friday at 7pm there will be a lighting of the village Christmas tree at the park. There will also be music, santa, reindeer and beautiful holiday decorations throughout the Village.

When: November 25-27th

Where: to find out the exact locations call  631 754-3905 or visit


Free Huntington Boat Parade

Check out the Hunting Harbor for a holiday parade of lighted vessels. This will be an exciting spectacle of decorated boats parading through Huntington Harbor. Click here for more information.

When: Friday, November 25, 2011 at 6:00 pm


Free Gingerbread Competition

Make a gingerbread house or creation based on the theme “The Treasures Of Christmas”. There will be two winning categories: Adult (17 And Up) And Children (8 – 16).  Entrants must register by November 19. Call 631.321.6809.

When: Saturday November 26, 2011 from 11:00am – 4:00pm

Where: West Islip Public Library 3 Higbie Lane West Islip, NY 631-321-6809


Free World Village Fair Trade Holiday Shopping

Get into the holiday spirit by shopping for and learning about Fair Trade items.  Every dollar you spend helps support the village artisans and farmers who produce the products you purchase. Visit and learn about how important it s to buy fair trade products.

When: November 26, 2011 from 10:30am – 2:00pm

Where: Quogue Wildlife Refuge 3 Old Country Road Quogue, NY 631-653-4771






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