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From Riverhead to Orient to Montauk

The Eastern End of Long Island, New York City’s backyard beach getaway, offers a variety of fun activities for all ages and interests. From Riverhead to Greenport to Montauk, there are the Hamptons, North Fork farms and vineyards, breweries, scenic beaches, and stunning views. From tall ship festivals to music festivals to drag racing events, to the Long Island Aquarium, Splish Splash, and the Parrish Art Museum, there’s something for everyone.

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East Hampton Village Holiday Celebration

The East Hampton Holiday Celebration begins with Santa touching down in Herrick Park via Helicopter at 10 a.m., courtesy of the PBA. Santa’s arrival will be accompanied by the Dressen’s food truck providing free doughnuts and hot cocoa to all of Santa’s fans. The annual Santa Parade will follow at 11 a.m. featuring floats from community groups, marching bands and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus on the holiday sleigh. Following the parade, a complimentary holiday movie will be screened at the Regal theater on Main Street at 1 p.m. Mrs. Claus will be greeting visitors at the Ladies Village Improvement Society from 2 – 4 p.m.

An exciting new addition to the Holiday Celebration is the first annual Village Holiday Market. Held on the front lawn of East Hampton Village Hall at the corner of Huntting Lane and Main Street, the market will offer an array of holiday greenery, decorations and treats as well as an assortment of specially crafted gingerbread houses from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. East Hampton Kitchen will offer homemade holiday cookie tins and seasonal soups available for purchase. Gingerbread house replicas of Mulford Farm, Village Hall and candy land will be on display and raffled off at the Holiday Market at 4:30 p.m. by Mayor Larsen. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at The Palm, White’s Pharmacy and The Monogram shop where the gingerbread houses will be on display. Proceeds from the Holiday Market will be donated to the East Hampton Food Pantry. The Holiday Market is funded by the East Hampton Village Foundation.

The lawn of The Hunting Inn on Main Street will be transformed into an ice skating rink offering complimentary ice skating, including skates, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., made possible by Landry’s. The East Hampton middle school choral group, the Bonnettes, will perform a concert of holiday favorites at 3:45 p.m. on the Village Hall lawn. Additionally, John Pappas, Cittanouva, Tutto Caffe and The Palm will offer lunch and dinner specials in honor of the holiday kick off. The ARF adoption truck will be parked behind Village Hall with dogs, cats, puppies and kittens available for adoption into their forever homes. Finally to cap off the holiday celebration there will be a tree lighting adjacent from the East Hampton post office on Gay Lane at 5p.m.

LVIS Easter Egg Hunt in East Hampton

The annual Easter Egg Hunt, usually held on the Saturday before Easter, always attracts a large crowd of eager kids, parents, and grandparents. Younger children scamper in a designated area seeking candy-filled eggs, while the older children search on the rest of the LVIS grounds. Prizes are given to those who find one of several golden eggs, and the Easter bunny is always present for photo-ops. Thousands of eggs are placed throughout the grounds by our member volunteers, and somehow, no matter how many eggs we add each year, they manage to disappear in no time!

After the hunt, be sure to stop in at The LVIS Book Shop – we have great, inexpensive children’s books.