Competitive figure skaters perform at Gateway's Holiday Spectacular on Ice...

Competitive figure skaters perform at Gateway's Holiday Spectacular on Ice this New Year's weekend.  Credit: Gateway's Holiday Spectacular on Ice

It's time to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another. Whether spending it with friends or family, there are plenty of exciting events happening on Long Island to ring in the new year. From spotting seals on a nature walk to festive dinners at a local restaurant, here are fun things to do to welcome 2022.

FISHES AND WISHES

The Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead is holding its annual...

The Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead is holding its annual "Fishes & Wishes New Year's Eve Party" to ring in the new year.  Credit: Darlene Puntillo

The Fishes and Wishes New Year's Eve Celebration at the Long Island Aquarium includes a cocktail hour, dessert and ice cream bar, crafts, music, mock midnight toast and a buffet dinner from 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Dec. 31. $130, $75 children 3-12, $5 ages 2 and younger.

INFO: 431 E. Main St., Riverhead; 631-208-9200 ext. 426, longislandaquarium.com

URBAN AIR LAKE GROVE ADVENTURE PARK

Have a day of fun at the Adventure Park featuring wall to wall trampolines, an obstacle course in the sky, Spin Zone bumper cars, an inflatable landing pad perched below a series of trampolines, the Runway Tumble Track and the Slam Dunk Zone,10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 31, starting from $24.99 and $13.99 for ages 5 and younger, for reservations visit urbanairtrampolinepark.com.

INFO: Urban Air 3147 Middle Country Rd., Lake Grove, 631-861-4125.

HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR ON ICE

The Gateway's Holiday Spectacular on Ice, to be held at...

The Gateway's Holiday Spectacular on Ice, to be held at the Patchogue Theatre this season.  Credit: Gateway's Holiday Spectacular on Ice

The Gateway presents a musical celebration the whole family can enjoy that features figure skating to classic holiday songs on Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. and Jan. 1 at 4 p.m. at The Patchogue Theatre. Tickets start at $29.50.

INFO: 71 E. Main St., Patchogue; 631-286-1133, thegateway.org

SEAL WALKS

Spot seals at Cupsogue Beach in Westhampton Beach, more things to do this...

Spot seals at Cupsogue Beach in Westhampton Beach, more things to do this weekend.  Credit: THE RIVERHEAD FOUNDATION FOR MAR

Take a 1.2-mile seal walk hosted by the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island to end 2021. Participants should meet 15 minutes before departure at the Western end of Dune Road and facial coverings must be worn at all times. Walk starts at 9:45 a.m. on Dec. 31 also 11:45 a.m. Jan. 2 at Cupsogue Beach County Park. $5 donation, $3 donation for children under 18. Registration is required, walk is 1 to 1.5 hours, suitable for children. INFO: Cupsogue Beach County Park, Dune Road, Westhampton; 631-319-6003, cresli.org/seals

NEW YEAR'S EVE BOWLING CELEBRATION

The All Star Bowling in Riverhead is hosting a bowling...

The All Star Bowling in Riverhead is hosting a bowling bash this holiday. 

The New Year's Eve Family party at The All Star in Riverhead includes unlimited bowling, food, soda and juice, party favors, sparkling cider or Champagne with New Year’s toast. Kids can also enjoy face painting and a balloon artist on Dec. 31 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. $44.95, $29.95 per child on main lanes and $49.95, $34.95 per child on VIP lanes.

Adults can also join the fun with unlimited bowling, a pizza, a pitcher of beer or soda and party favors on Dec. 31 from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (six people per lane, $195 per lane.)

INFO: The All Star, 96 Main Rd., Riverhead, 631-998-3565, theallstar.com

BAYVILLE WINTER WONDERLAND

The Bayville Winter Wonderland in Bayville.

The Bayville Winter Wonderland in Bayville. Credit: Marisol Diaz

Celebrate at Bayville Winter Wonderland's New Year's Eve party. Visitors can choose from two festive events happening at the park. The Shipwreck Tavern will include a toy factory fun house, holiday express train ride, holiday miniature golf and lights, meet and greet with holiday characters. Lunch party on Dec. 31 will run 2 to 4 p.m. ($34.95 adults and older children, $24.95 younger than 12) The dinner party on Dec. 31 will run 6 to 8 p.m. ($39.95 adults and older children, $29.95 younger than 12.)

There will also be an ice cream party at Beaches and Cream offering the same family-fun activities with different food menus. Lunch party on Dec. 31 at Beaches runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ($26.95 adults and older children, $18.95 younger than 12). The dinner party at Beaches on Dec. 31 will run 5:30 to 7 p.m. ($31.95 adults and older children, $23.95 younger than 12.)

INFO: 8 Bayville Ave., Bayville, 516-628-8697, bayvillewinterwonderland.com

THE MANSION AT GLEN COVE

Guests can take part in a cocktail hour, festive dinner and dance party at The Mansion at Glen Cove on Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. ($192 per person).

INFO: 200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, 516-751-5623, eventbrite.com, themansionatglencove.com

FAMILY SKATE AT UNITED SKATES

Roller skaters at United Skates, which hosts birthday parties, events and...

Roller skaters at United Skates, which hosts birthday parties, events and more.  Credit: Andrew Theodorakis

Families can skate the night away at the United Skates New Year's Eve bash. The party includes skate rental, unlimited pizza and soda, light rope necklace, chips, cookies, noisemakers and dancing from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. $25 if you purchase tickets before Dec. 28; $28 if you purchase after Dec. 28.

INFO: 1276 Hicksville Rd., Seaford, 516-795-5474, unitedskates.com

LILY'S NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY

Dance the night away at Lily Flanagan's in Babylon. 

Dance the night away at Lily Flanagan's in Babylon.  Credit: Charles Eckert

Head to Babylon for light bites, a DJ, dancing and an open bar at Lily Flanagan's Pub on Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. ($75 per person).

INFO: 345 Deer Park Ave., Babylon, call for reservations, 631-539-0816, lilyflanaganspub.com

GURNEY'S MONTAUK

The interior of Scarpetta Beach restaurant at Gurney's Montauk.

The interior of Scarpetta Beach restaurant at Gurney's Montauk. Credit: Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a dining experience at Scarpetta with an option to join the New Year’s Eve party that follows. First seating is 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 31 for $125; second seating is 9-10:30 p.m. on Dec. 31 for $175; $75 extra for first seating guests and $50 extra for second seating guests to join the New Year’s Eve party. The night will include live music, passed hors d’oeuvres, a premium open bar and toast to the New Year with a glass of Champagne, starting at 8 p.m. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend.

INFO: 290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk, 631-668-2345, gurneysresorts.com

NEW YEAR'S LAUGHIN' EVE

The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead is hosting a Laughin' New...

The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead is hosting a Laughin' New Year's Eve event this holiday. Credit: Brittany Wait

Dine and dance along with a stand-up comedy lineup including Rich Walker, Maria Walsh and Chris Roach at The Suffolk Theater. Show starts at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31. Tickets start at $55; additional $15 for after party. All patrons must show proof of vaccination for COVID-19. Guests between ages 5 and 12 are required to show proof of at least one dose of the vaccine.

INFO: 118 E. Main St., Riverhead; 631-727-4343, suffolktheater.com

The laughs will keep coming at the Argyle Theatre's comedy night, where seasoned pros John Larocchia and Stevie G.B. will perform before headliner Rob Falcone. The shows are at 6 and 8 p.m. on Dec. 31. Tickets are $48. Per the current New York State mandate, patrons over age 12 must present proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results within 72 hours prior to entering the theatre. A matching photo ID is required for both options. Masks are also required, unless eating or drinking.

INFO: 34 W. Main St., Babylon; 631-230-3500, argyletheatre.com

NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA AT EAST WIND

The East Wind Long Island will be hosting an end of the year gala on Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. The event will include noisemakers, live DJ, 5-hour premium bar service, passed hors d’oeuvres, hot and cold buffet and a Champagne toast at midnight. Guests must be 21 and older. $125 per person or $595 overnight package with room includes tickets to the gala and an overnight stay with late checkout.

INFO: 5720 NY-25A, Wading River; 631-929-3500, eastwindlongisland.com

THE STEPHEN TALKHOUSE

Liz Regan, the lead singer for the band Hello Brooklyn,...

Liz Regan, the lead singer for the band Hello Brooklyn, sings to the crowd at Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett. Credit: Ian J. Stark

If you're hanging on the East end this holiday, check out Hello Brooklyn ($50) at 10 p.m. on Dec. 31 at The Stephen Talkhouse. For ages 21 and older.

INFO: 161 Main St., 631-267-3117, stephentalkhouse.com

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE PIERMONT

Guests can choose between two New Year's Eve parties at the Piermont to toast 2022. Dance to some of the top DJs and enjoy a cocktail party, dinner buffet station, live countdown to ball drop, favors, and open bar on Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. ($155 per person) Or celebrate the New Year with that '70s Band. This bash includes a full cocktail hour, three-course dinner, dancing, live countdown to ball drop, favors and an open bar on Dec. 31 from 7:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. ($175 per person).

INFO: 494 Fire Island Ave., Babylon, thepiermontny.com