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Annual lighting of the Big Duck

The event will include a visit from Quakerjack of the L.I. Ducks, duck carols led by Riverhead Middle School show choir and Santa Claus on a fire truck. Refreshments will also be served

Jamesport Fire Department Tree Lighting

The holiday tree in Jamesport will be lit on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at the gazebo at Main Road and South Jamesport Avenue –across the street from the Jamesport Meeting House.

Santa will arrive by fire truck to visit with children after the tree lighting, enjoy cookies and cocoa.

Downtown Riverhead’s Annual Holiday Bonfire + Parade

Frosty temps are no match for Downtown Riverhead’s Annual Holiday Parade + Bonfire. No matter what holidays you celebrate, all are welcome to join us!

Watch the Riverhead Lions Club 70th Annual Holiday Parade kickoff at Osborn Avenue and West Main Street, march east along Main Street and looping south to the Peconic Riverfront, where the Riverhead BID’s 22nd Annual bonfire awaits. Enjoy free hot chocolate and a community campfire that crackles, pops and lights the winter sky.

Santa awaits in the town’s Gingerbread House, stop by to hand him your wish list and snap a photo with the jolly fella!

BYOT (bring your own thermos), complimentary hot cocoa and goods accompany smiles and cheer at our downtown holiday celebration.

Parade 3PM
Bonfire and Santa House 4-6PM

Riverhead Holiday Tree Lighting

Enjoy the first-ever Riverhead holiday tree lighting event!

The event will kick-off with a 3:30 Goat on a Boat puppet show and other family-friendly activities. Cider and other goodies will be available. At 4:15 p.m the Riverhead Middle School and High School choirs will perform as well as East End Disabilities and more.

The tree lighting will be held at 5 p.m.

LongHouse Illuminated: See the Garden in a Different Light

Visit LongHouse after dark to see the grounds in a new way on garden walks dotted with luminaria and sparkling sculptures. Carol singers will welcome you along the path as you take in the beauty of the trees and flora in winter. Warm up in the market pavilion with seasonal treats and hot beverages offered by nearby booths.

Ticketed event. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec 17th. 4:30p – 6p & 6:30p – 8p

East Hampton Gardens Holiday Open House

Please join East Hampton Gardens’ kick-off to the holiday season with our annual holiday open house.  Santa will be arriving on Saturday at noon. We will be serving cider, hot chocolate, and sweets. Come shop our beautiful selection of ornaments, and holiday decor.

Historic Christmas at Hallockville

Experience old-fashioned North Fork holiday traditions during the Historic Christmas at Hallockville on Sunday, December 4 from 12:00 to 3:30 p.m. Holiday displays in three historic residences on the 28-acre preserved farm will be staffed by costumed docents welcoming guests and sharing stories of past holiday celebrations. Historic Christmas at Hallockville is free and open to the public as the Museum Farm’s holiday gift to the community.

The Hallock Homestead, a mid-eighteenth-century structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will be decorated for a Victorian Christmas. Visitors may tour the residence while enjoying the aromas of holiday treats being baked in an antique wood stove as they learn how Christmas came to the North Fork primarily as a secular celebration.

At the Cichanowicz Farmhouse, guests will enjoy a Christmas Eve celebration as it would have been experienced by Polish immigrants to the North Fork in the 1930s, when the house was built. In Polish culture, Christmas Eve is a major holiday, highlighted by a special dinner, gift-giving and other traditions.

The Hudson-Sydlowski House will feature a display of dollhouses from the museum’s collection decked-out for the holidays. The exhibit will also include a two Victorian dollhouses loaned by Bonnie Zulli as well as a Christmas dollhouse, a miniature farmstand and several room vitrines loaned by Jeff Hallock and Debbie Bowen created by their parents, Norman and Joan Hallock.

Country Parlor Holiday Folk Art & Gift Show

The North Fork’s most unique holiday show of fine folk artists and craftspeople. Country Parlor Holiday Folk Art and Gift Show returns to the North Fork for just one special weekend – Friday, November 25 through Sunday, November 27.

Visit Hallockville Museum Farm and experience the transformation of its historic Naugles Barn into a holiday wonderland and unique shopping experience. The Hallockville Country Parlor features exclusively handcrafted gift items, artwork, and holiday décor created by local artisans and craftspeople. Among the array of beautiful, authentic handmade items will be pottery; baskets; tree ornaments; quilted, knit, and woven apparel and home décor; paintings; candles; soaps; and much more!

Holiday Festival on Main Street Eastport

Stroll down Main street, shop at our small businesses and stop by for some festive holiday activities. We will be lighting the tree on Main Street, Santa will be coming by with the Eastport FD and carols will be sung!

Hampton Bays Tree Lighting

Hot Cocoa, S’mores & Refreshments, Taco Truck, Gift Bags for the Kids. Take a Picture with Santa, Sammy’s Lights on Wheels,SH Animal Shelter – Adopt your forever friend, Friends of the Library Tree Lighting @ 5:30 PM. 

Please donate  an unwrapped Toy for the HBFD Stuff a Truck Toy Drive for Ronald McDonald House

Holiday Market

Join us for the first annual Holiday Market at Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Farm Brewery.

Browse and shop from unique local vendors as they present decorations, ornaments, custom signs, clothing, stained glass, wellness products, custom yoga mats, sweets and baked goods and plants. This event offers handcrafted and handmade items to give as a gift or treat yourself to. While you shop, the kids will be entertained with face painting and crafts available for a nominal fee.

Hot beverages and snacks will be available for purchase as well. There is no admission to the event, however, we are collecting a $5 donation for parking – part of the proceeds will go to a local animal rescue for vet bills and food.

From 12-4 shop or grab a snack while you listen to holiday tunes and other jazz selections from Somewhat Jazz, a group of Riverhead teachers and alumni. All in a scenic farm setting, on the East End of Long Island, where the North Fork wine country begins.

North Fork’s 3rd Annual Festival of Trees

The third annual North Fork Festival of Trees hosted by the Center for Advocacy, Support & Transformation (CAST) will transform Treiber Farms in Peconic into a winter wonderland with beautifully designed trees decorated by artists, businesses and North Fork locals.

This year, 27 trees and 12-14 decorated wreaths will be auctioned for charity, and guests can bid on silent auction items including a giant homemade gingerbread house made by Jessica Shearman of NoFo Baker. 

New this year is a Merry Marketplace filled with handmade items and crafts for purchase, including woodworking creations from students at Southold High School. There’s also a tasty-sounding Cookie Cottage and Santa himself will visit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children 6+. You can purchase tickets in advance online here.

10th Annual Holiday Craft Fair in Southold

The Auxiliary of the Southold American Legion Griswold Terry Glover Post 803 will host its 10th annual Holiday Craft Fair inside the Legion Hall located at 51655 Main Rd. in Southold. More than 25 vendors will showcase beautifully-handcrafted items, scrumptious home-baked goods, and other specialty items perfect for holiday gifting.

Admission is free. Raffle tickets will be offered for sale for a chance to win a bountiful Thanksgiving gift basket and a 50/50 cash prize. Hotdogs and homemade chili will be available for purchase.

East Hampton Village Santa Parade

East Hampton Chamber of Commerce invites you to their annual Santa Parade, beginning at 10:00am, Saturday December 3 on Main Street in the Village of East Hampton.

For more information, www.easthamptonchamber.com or call 631-324-0362

Lighting the Light in Montauk

Please join us as our annual tradition returns! The festivities will begin at around dusk on Saturday, with holiday music and the ever-popular lighting of the lighthouse.

On Sunday, Santa makes his traditional pre-holiday visit to Montauk Point. Come and tell him what you’re hoping to find under your Christmas tree!

Light the Lighthouse — Sunset-approximately 4pm

Christmas at the Light — 11am-3pm

These events are our holiday gift to the community. There is no charge to enter.

Santa Brunch at the Sea Star Ballroom

Celebrate the season at our annual Santa Brunch! Enjoy a delicious brunch served family-style in the waterfront Sea Star Ballroom, and take along a camera to capture a family photo with Santa! The kids will make a special take-home holiday keepsake!

Don’t forget to leave time to enjoy the Aquarium before and/or after your seating time, included with your brunch fee!

Price: Children 3-12: $34.95 (Members: $31.45)
Adults: $64.95 (Members: $58.45)
Children 2 & Under: $10

Seating Times: 10:00am, 12:00pm & 2:00pm

Santa Brunch Menu:
Assorted Danish, Bagels, Muffins & Crumb Cakes
Fresh Seasonal Fruit Display
Caprese Salad
Caesar Salad
Carving Station: Roast Turkey Breast with Gravy and Cranberry Relish
Hot Breakfast Dishes: Scrambled Eggs; Breakfast Sausage; Applewood Smoked Bacon; Breakfast Potatoes; French Toast Casserole with Warm Berry Compote
Hot Lunch Dishes: New Orleans Chicken; Teriyaki Glazed Faroe Islands Salmon; Penne A la Vodka; Macaroni & Cheese
Made to Order Omelet Station: Eggs, Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Tomato, Cheese, Ham and Turkey
“Build your own” Yogurt parfait station: Plain and Vanilla Yogurt, Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Assorted Dry Fruits, Granola and Honey
Dessert Station: Chocolate, Vanilla and Rice Puddings, Assorted Cookies, Brownies, Cakes and Jell-O

Reservations required- call 631.208.9200 ext 426.