Things to Do on Long Island this Weekend with Kids 12/1-12/2

Happy December! Grab a coat and hat because we have so many family friendly activities lined up for this weekend. Whether tree-chopping or gearing up for the holidays in other ways, we have shows, museum activities and plenty more things to do on Long Island this weekend with kids to keep everyone busy!



Bridgehampton – Children’s Museum of the East End (CMEE) “Lego Club”
Children can construct works of art using thousands of Legos (donations of gently used Lego accepted).
When: Saturday, 12/1, 10 AM-12 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: Free for members, $9 admission
Where: 376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
Contact: 631-537-8250


CenterportVanderbilt Carriage House “Beauty and the Beast’s Magical Christmas”
Children can enjoy this charming tale based on characters they and their parents know and love, all set to a Christmas theme.
When: Saturday, 12/1 at 1 PM and Sunday, 12/2 at 1 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $10 Adults, $8 kids, children under three FREE
Where: 180 Little Neck Rd, Centerport, NY
Contact Info: 516-293-0674

East Islip - Bayway Arts Theatre “Charlie Brown’s Christmas”
The well-loved Charlie Brown will have you rooting for him once more in this musical performance of the classic holiday story.
When: Saturday, 12/1, 2 PM
Age Group: Preschool, primary, and elementary school children
How Much: $10
Where: 265 E. Main Street, East Islip, NY
Contact Info: 631-581-2700


Garden City – The Cupcake Corner “Children’s Crafts”
At this event, kids can work on a craft and there’s a different one each week. Craft takes anywhere from 15-45 minutes to complete depending upon the age of the child. No purchase necessary.
When: Saturday, 12/1 and Sunday, 12/2 . Drop in anytime between 11 am-3 pm.
Age Group: 2-10 years
How Much: Free
Where: 61 New Hyde Park Rd. 
Garden City, NY
Contact Info: 516-328-2253


Garden CityLong Island Children’s Museum “Messy Afternoons”
Come play with Play-doh, paint, and slime. Have fun creating a masterpiece at this wonderful children’s museum.
When: Saturday, 12/1 and Sunday, 12/2, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Age Group: 18 months-4 years
H Free with museum admission
Where: 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
Contact Info: 516-224-5800

Garden City – Long Island Children’s Museum “Celebrate with Candles”
Come in for a candle-making workshop using natural & non-toxic beeswax. Learn the significance of candles and how they are used in many celebrations and cultures around the world.
Saturday, 12/1 at 3 p.m.
Age Group: 5+
How Much: $3 nonmembers, $2 members (with museum admission)
Where: 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
Contact Info: 516-224-5800

Melville  -Newsday Headquarters “Newsday Holiday Lights”
Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Lord & Taylor have teamed up to create a Winter Wonderland for families to enjoy. This 2nd annual festival of lights features displays, carnival games, photos with Santa, festive houses offering treats and a full-size ice skating rink. $1 from every ticket goes to Newsday charities “Help-a-Family Campaign.”
Every Friday-Sunday in December, starting Saturday 12/1, 5:30 PM-10 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: Holiday Lights Only – $4 Kids (2-12) & $6 Adults. Holiday Lights and Ice Skating – $6 Kids (2-12) & $8 Adults. Kids under 2 FREE
Where: Newsday Headquarters, 235 Pinelawn Rd., Melville, NY
Contact Info: 631-843-2666


Port Jefferson – Theatre Three “Barnaby”
Bring the kids to see Barnaby the elf and his good pal, Franklynne the reindeer, as he shows everyone the true meaning of the holiday spirit.
When: Saturday, 12/1, 11 AM
Age Group: Preschooler+
How Much: $10
Where: 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY
Contact Info: 631-928-9100


Roslyn Harbor – Nassau Museum of Art “Families Making Art Together”
Families are invited every Sunday to spend the aftern0on creating “masterpieces” while enjoying the art experience together. Includes special family-friendly gallery talks and docent-led guides. No reservations required.
When: Sunday, 12/1, 1 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: Free with museum admission. $2 parking fee on weekends for non-members (members free).
Where: 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor, NY
Contact Info: 516-484-9337


Westbury - NYCB Theatre at Westbury “Cinderella’s Christmas”
This show is all the magic of Cinderella plus all the magic of Christmas rolled into one spectacular musical performance. With plenty of chances for audience participation, this magical storybook fairytale come to life will make this holiday season they’ll never forget.
When: Sunday, 12/2 at 12 p.m.
Age Group: All (everyone needs a ticket, regardless of age)
How Much: $11.50-$16.50
Where: 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, NY
Contact Info: 516-334-0800

By Michelle S.





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