Fairs and festivals are all over Long Island this fall and winter. Many are outdoor affairs, with food and drink vendors, family-friendly activities and live music. Admission is free unless otherwise noted.
CITY OF GLEN COVE TREE LIGHTING & MERRY TREE FESTIVAL
Activities in the Village Square downtown and "Tree of Light" tree lighting ceremony. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 2 (tree lighting begins at 4:45 p.m.). Glen Cove Village Square; 516-676-2004, glencoveny.gov.
Local artisans and unique holiday gifts, crafts and face painting for children and an opportunity to take photos with Santa. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2. Southold Town Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic; 631-765-5500, southoldhistorical.org.
CHARLES DICKENS FESTIVAL
Family-oriented celebration features parades, trolley and carriage rides, vendors, costumed characters from "A Christmas Carol," Victorian entertainment and more. Events occur throughout the day, check website for schedule and locations. Dec. 2-3. Port Jefferson Village; 631-473-4724, portjeff.com/dickens.
SMITHTOWN CRAFT FAIR
More than 100 exhibitors with arts, crafts and gift items. See handmade textiles, jewelry, painted wood signs, painted flower pots, soft sculpture, totes, pillows and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2-3. Smithtown East High School, 10 School St.; 631-846-1459, depasmarket.com.
Featuring a puppet processional parade with 14-foot puppets, a promenade of decorated holiday trees, live music, holiday trains display, a visit from Santa, holiday tree lighting. Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 3. Stony Brook Village Center, Main Street, Stony Brook; 631-751-2244, stonybrookvillage.com.
PSYCHIC, HEALER AND WELLNESS EXPO
Psychics, readings, holistic wellness, essential oils. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 3. Fire Island Vines, 17 E. Main St., Bay Shore; 516-639-6903.
HERITAGE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS OUTDOOR FESTIVAL
Walk the decorated grounds, view carolers, historical demonstrations, ornament decorating, take a winter hayride, make s’mores over an open fire. Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 9. Smithtown Historical Society, 239 E. Main St.; 631-265-6768, smithtownhistorical.org. Fee: $5.
NORTHPORT WINTER CRAFT FAIR
More than 150 exhibitors with arts, crafts and gift items. See handmade textiles, jewelry, painted wood signs, painted flowerpots, soft sculpture, totes, pillows and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 9-10. Northport High School, 154 Laurel Hill Rd.; 631-846-1459, depasmarket.com.
CENTRAL OPERATING LINES ALL GAUGE SWAP MEET
More than 90 vendors. Buy, sell or swap trains and parts. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 10. AMVETS Post 18, 141 Carleton Ave., East Islip; 631-563-0173, coltrains.com. Fee $5 ages 12 and older.
SELDEN CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR
More than 150 exhibitors with arts, crafts and gift items. See handmade textiles, jewelry, painted wood signs, painted flower pots, soft sculpture, totes and pillows. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 16-17. Newfield High School, 145 Marshall Dr., Selden; 631-846-1459, depasmarket.com.