Guide: Holiday Events on Long Island

Looking for something fun to do this holiday season? Whether it is a tree or menorah lighting or a winter festival, here is a guide to some fun, holiday events. Check before heading out, as times and dates are subject to change.
NOTE: All events are subject to change. Please follow all COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines - including possible proof of vaccination, masks and social distancing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Town of Huntington Big Menorah Lighting Ceremony
Nov. 29

Location: Wall Street between Gerard Street and Main Street
Time: 5 p.m.
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Town of Brookhaven Menorah Lighting
Nov. 29

Time: 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
Brookhaven Town Hall
1 Independence Hill
Farmingville
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Holiday Lighting of the Big Duck
Dec. 1

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: The Big Duck, Route 24, Flanders
Price: Free
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Three Village Historical Society Candlelight House Tour
Dec. 3-4

Location: Select homes in Old Field South and the Old Field Horse Farm
Time: Varies.
Price: Varies
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Charles Dickens Festival
Dec. 3-5

Location: Village of Port Jefferson
Time: Event times vary
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Freeport Boat Parade & Tree Lighting
Dec. 4

Location: Nautical Mile, Freeport
Time: 7 p.m.
*Tree lighting is at 6:30 p.m. at the Woodcleft Esplanade
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Santa Comes to Longwood
Dec. 4

Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Longwood Estate
Longwood Road and Smith Road
Ridge
More info: Bring your camera for photos with Santa. Train display and sleigh rides available. $5 a child.
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Living Nativity
Dec. 4 & 5; Dec. 10

Location: Stony Brook Christian Assembly, 400 Nicholls Road, East Setauket
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: Free
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Enjoy this presentation from the comfort of your car.
Railroad Museum of Long Island's Holiday Open Houses
Dec. 4 & 5

Location: 416 Griffing Ave., Riverhead
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Price: Free
Dec. 11 & 12
Location: 440 4th St., Greenport
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Price: Free
*Santa arrives at noon
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Home for the Holidays
Dec. 9-12
Dec. 16-19

Time: Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays - 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturdays - 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
Price: Varies
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Chanukah Drive-In Menorah Lighting & Fireworks Show
Dec. 5

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: North Hempstead Town Park, Bar Beach
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Price: $20/per car
Hosted by the Chabad of Port Washington.
Menorah Car Parade
Dec. 5

Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Port Washington
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Hosted by the Chabad of Port Washington.
Home for the Holidays
Dec. 9-19

Location: Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
Time: Dates and times vary
Tickets are required.
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Town of Brookhaven Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec. 10

Time: 6 p.m.
Holtsville Ecology Site
249 Buckley Road, Holtsville, NY 11742
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Long Island Gay Men's Chorus: Home for the Holiday Special
Dec. 10
at 8 p.m.
Location: St. Francis Espicopal, 1692 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore
Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.
Location: St. John’s Espicopal, 12 Prospect St., Huntington
Price: $25
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18th Annual Re-enactment of the Flying Santa
Dec. 11

Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Fire Island Lighthouse, Robert Moses State Park, Field # 5
Price: Free
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Long Island Festival of Games
Dec. 11

Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY. 11530
Price: 20$ adults; $15 children under 12, Seniors 62+
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Dyker Heights Holiday Lights Tour
Dec 11
- SOLD OUT
Call (631) 283-4600 for waitlist as another date may be added
Tour schedule:
12:00 p.m.-Calverton, 253 Edwards Ave - Hampton Jitney Depot
12:30 p.m.-Farmingville,LIE Exit 63 Park & Ride – Next to Applebees
1:00 p.m.-Huntington, LIE Exit 49 Park & Ride – North Service Road East of 110
2 p.m.-Driving tour passed Rockefeller Center
3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. - Brookfield Place for dinner on your own (230 Vesey Place)
5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - Dyker Heights Christmas lights tour
Price: $75
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Center Moriches Fire Department Holiday Parade of Lights
Dec. 11

Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Main Street in Center Moriches from Lake Avenue to Ocean Avenue
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Three Village Holiday Electric Parade
Dec. 12

Location: Main Street, Setauket
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
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Winter Wonderland at the Post Office Cafe
Dec. 14

Time: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Location: 130 West Main St., Babylon
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Nutcracker Ballet
Dec. 17-19

Location: Avram Theater at Stony Brook Southampton Campus
Time: TBD (check website for more info)
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Annual Ugly Sweater Party at Maxwell's
Dec. 17

Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Maxwell's, 501 Main St., Islip
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Candlelight Evenings
Dec. 17-21
Dec. 26-29

Location: Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Time: TBD (check website for times & tickets starting Nov. 26)
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SantaCon Farmingdale Pub Crawl
Dec. 18

Location: Library Café, 274 Main St., Farmingdale
Time: 12 p.m.
Price: TBD
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Eglevsky ballet presents 'The Nutcracker'
Dec. 18
at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Dec. 19 at 2 p.m.
Location: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Bethpage
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Frank Ohman's New York Dance Theatre presents 'The Nutcracker'
Dec. 18 & 19

Location: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, Hofstra University
Time: 12 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Price: $30-$42
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Post Office’s Annual Ugly Sweater Party
Dec. 23

Location: The Post Office Cafe, 130 West Main St., Babylon
Time: 9 p.m.
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ONGOING EVENTS

Jones Beach Light Show
Nov. 19 - Jan. 2, 2022

Location: Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway
Time: Sunday-Thursday 5 p.m to 10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Price: $25 advanced ticket/vehicle - weekday; $30/vehicle at the gate - any day of the week
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Riverhead Holiday Light Show & Santa’s Village
Nov. 19 - Dec. 30 (select dates)

Location: 149 Edwards Ave., Calverton
Time: Opens at 5 p.m. - closing times vary
Price: $23/vehicle
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Christmas House Long Island
Nov. 19-Jan. 9, 2022

Time: Monday-Thursday - 3 p.m.- 9 p.m.; Friday - 3 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday - 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday - 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: 1504 Old Country Road, Westbury
Phone: (516) 745-6065
Price: Adults - $30; Children 10 & under - $25
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Milleridge Inn Holiday Village
Nov. 26 - Dec. 30

Location: 585 North Broadway, Jericho
Information: Visitors can walk through the holiday village at any time. Attractions run on Fridays from 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m.; Saturdays from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sundays from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
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Otto’s Sea Grill’s Holiday Boutique
Nov. 27-Dec. 19

Location: 271 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport
Time: Weekends from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Information: The dining room will be open to a variety of local craft and retail vendors.
More info on Facebook.
Winter Fun On The Farm
Nov. 27 - Dec. 19
Weekends
Location: Finks Farm, 6242 Middle Country Road, Wading River
10th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting - Dec.4
SANTA APPEARANCES - 11:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
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Girl Scouts' Holiday Light Show
Nov. 27, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022
(closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 & Jan. 1)
Location: Smith Point County Park, Shirley
Time: Monday to Thursday - 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Friday to Sunday - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Dec. 17-23, 5-11 p.m.
Price: Tickets start at $20
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TMB Train Club Open House
Nov. 27 & 28
Dec. 11 & 12
Jan. 8 & 9, 2022
Jan. 22 & 23, 2022
Feb. 5 & 6, 2022

Location: 120 Schmitt Blvd. Farmingdale, NY 11735
Price: Free
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Huntington Holiday Spectacular
Nov. 27-Jan. 7

Location: Wall Street in Huntington Village
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Bayville Winter Wonderland
Dec. 3 - Jan. 1, 2022

Time: Dates and times vary
Location: Bayville Adventure Park
Price: $24.75 for adults and $20.75 for children 8 and younger. Santa experience costs extra.
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A Vintage Christmas
Everyday
Location: Rosie’s Vintage Store, 101 Woodbury Road, Huntington
Shop with vintage Christmas ornaments and decorations. Walk down memory lane and experience Christmas past. Very visual - and fun!
Time: Open daily from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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New Year's Eve

Dec. 31
Library Cafe

274 Main St., Farmingdale
Phone: (516) 752-7678
Reservations are required; $60 a person; hot & cold buffet and open bar included.
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Post Office Cafe
130 West Main St., Babylon
Phone: (631) 669-9224
Price: $5 cover
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New Year's Day

Jan. 1
Library Café

274 Main St.
Farmingdale
Phone: (516) 752-7678
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Maxwell's
501 Main St.
Islip
Time: 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
Phone: (631) 210-0011
Website
Post Office Cafe
130 West Main St.
Babylon
Time: 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
Phone: (631) 669-9224
Website

PAST EVENTS

Patchogue Parade of Boats
Nov. 20
 - 5 p.m.-9 p.m. (preview the boats)
Nov. 21 - 6 p.m.
Location: Patchogue River (free viewing at Harbor Crab)
Phone: (631) 432-9088
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Lighting of Northport Village Christmas Tree & Caroling
Nov. 26

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Village Park
Sponsored by the Northport Fire Department and the Northport Chamber of Commerce
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Leg Lamp Lighting from ‘A Christmas Story’
Nov. 27
- Canceled
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Main Street, Northport
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Huntington 11th Annual Huntington Red, White & Blue Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting
Nov. 27

Location: Huntington Village
Time: Parade kicks off at 5:30 p.m.; tree lighting to follow
Price: Free
Info: The parade kicks off at the Big H Shopping Center on New York Avenue and will proceed north to Main Street and then west on Main Street to West Neck Road. The parade kicks off with Dancin’ Feet at the intersection of Main Street and Wall Street. The tree lighting will immediately follow!
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Connetquot River Christmas Boat Parade
Nov. 27

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Viewing Options:
Snapper Inn - reservations needed; pre-purchased $100 voucher
View - No reservations; $25 per car (max of 6 people)
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Light the Lighthouse
Nov. 27

Time: 4 p.m. (Sunset)
Location: Montauk Lighthouse.
Price: Free
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Christmas at the Light
Nov. 28

Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Montauk Lighthouse
Price: Free
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