GARDEN CITY: Happy Holiday Gift Bags at the Long Island Children’s Museum, located at 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City (12-2pm). The holidays are a time of giving and celebration! Celebrate your favorite winter holidays while you stamp and decorate a festive gift bag to give to someone special! All ages. Free with museum admission. (SUNDAY TOO!)
SOUTHOLD: Southold Historical Society Tree Lighting, located at Main Road and Maple Lane, Southold (5pm)
SATURDAY, 11/29: Besides all of the great events listed below, Saturday, November 29th is also Small Business Saturday – show your support for Long Island businesses by shopping locally!
WESTBURY: Christmas Tree Lighting, located at Village Recreation Center, 348 Post Avenue (4pm). Lighting will feature carolers, games, and the tree lighting ceremony.
MASSAPEQUA PARK: Village Tree & Menorah Lighting, located at Park Boulevard and Front Street (5pm).The tradition of celebrating the holiday season begins with the lighting of our Christmas Tree and Menorah at Village Square. There will be entertainment at the Showmobile and keep a watchful eye out for Santa who will be arriving on his magical sleigh.
HUNTINGTON: Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting (7pm). Come on down and enjoy an electric light parade, visits with Santa, a tree lighting and festival on Wall Street, music & dance, live entertainment, horse & buggy rides and free hot chocolate.
NORTHPORT: Leg Lamp Lighting from “A Christmas Story” at Northport Hardware Company, located at 90 Main Street in Northport (7pm). Come on down to enjoy the 6th Annual Leg Lamp Lighting from “A Christmas Story.” The leg lamp will remain on display throughout the winter.
PATCHOGUE: Christmas in Patchogue & Holiday Parade (all day, parade starts at 5pm). In recognition of Small Business Saturday, local businesses host various sales and discounts all day to shoppers in the village of Patchogue. Carolers and live music filter up and down Main Street; and there will be a holiday parade on Main Street from West Avenue to Rider Avenue.
SAYVILLE: Holiday Parade & Miracle on Main Street (9am parade & Miracle on Main runs from 5-9pm). Bundle up the kids and line the streets to watch the marchers, floats, and wave to Santa! DO remember to bring non-perishable food donations for the shopping cart elves who will be rolling down Main St. collecting food for the Sayville Food Pantry.
Plus, SANTA’S WORKSHOP (11am-8pm) taking place in the Carvel Parking Lot, Corner of Railroad Ave. & Main St. DIY (Do it yourself) workshops in for children and adults for the holidays. Outdoor tented event – dress warmly.
And, MIRACLE ON MAIN STREET. Main St. & South Main St., Sayville. Truly, a magical family outdoor experience from yesteryear that you won’t want to miss! Tree lighting at 6pm, Santa, live reindeer, movies in the street, many live performances, food, enter the gingerbread competition, snacks, fun and more!(5-9pm)
PORT JEFFERSON: Santa Parade (4-7pm). Don’t miss the annual Santa parade. Starting at the Long Island Railroad station at 3:00 pm, it goes down into lower Port and finishes at Santa’s Workshop, corner of Barnum and W. Broadway. Photo opts with Santa, free candy.
SOUTHAMPTON: Southampton-Annual Fire Truck Parade of Lights & Tree Lighting (4:45pm). The Southampton fire department will have their fire trucks and vehicles outfitted with Christmas lights and decorations and will be going down Main Street and Jobs Lane. The parade will be followed by the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Agawam Park, Southampton Village. There will be a “Holiday Party with Santa” following the tree lighting Southampton Cultural Center, Pond Lane. Bring your camera! Light refreshments.
MONTAUK: Montauk Lighthouse Lighting Ceremony at Montauk Point Lighthouse, located at 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk (4:30-7pm). Come celebrate as they light up the Montauk Lighthouse for the holidays! The lights will be turned on by a special guest and will remain on every night until Sunday, January 1st, 2015.
PLUS, if you’re looking to visit the “BIG GUY” but don’t want to take a trip to the North Pole, find him at the following locations around the island:
- Roosevelt Field Mall (Garden City, through 12/24)
- Walt Whitman (Huntington Station, through 12/24)
- South Shore Mall (Bayshore, through 12/24)
- Sunrise Mall (Massapequa, through 12/24)
- Smith Haven Mall (Lake Grove, through 12/24)
- Dees’ Nursery & Florist (Oceanside – weekends through 12/24)
- White Post Farms (Melville – weekends through 12/24)
- Hicks Nurseries (Westbury – through 12/23)