Snowman stands at the ice skating rink at the Bayville...

Snowman stands at the ice skating rink at the Bayville Winter Wonderland in Bayville, Dec. 5, 2015. Credit: Marisol Diaz

These holiday events, ranging from tree and menorah lightings to town, village and hamlet festivals, were scheduled as of press time; they are subject to unexpected postponement and/or cancellation. Some activities may require fees; please confirm events before setting out.



GLEN COVE Holiday festivities start at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Village Square, at School and Bridge Street, featuring horse and carriage rides, carolers, singers and dancers, along with a visit from Santa; the Christmas tree lighting follows at 4:30 p.m. Menorah lighting 4:45 p.m. Dec. 18 includes special fire show, Hanukkah dreidels, gelt, sufganiyot doughnuts and more at the Village Square.


BELLMORE Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Extravaganza, 6-10 p.m. Dec. 2, includes a visit from Santa, live Nativity, horse and buggy rides, holiday music and trolley rides through the community, at Bedford Avenue and Broadway.

EAST MEADOW Luminocity Festival, “Pure Magic” theme,, is a lit-up winter wonderland walk-through with illuminated works of art, including one-of-a-kind handmade sculptures, 4:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through Jan. 8 and Dec. 26-27, closed Nov. 24, Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1, at Eisenhower Park, 1899 Park Blvd. Tickets will be sold for timed admission entry; all attendees ages 3 and older must have a ticket. Fee $27 ages 13 and older, $19 ages 3-12. Parking is free (best parking is at lots 2 and 4. East Meadow Chamber of Commerce and Council of East Meadow Community Organizations will hold a holiday lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at Veterans Memorial Park, 1700 Prospect Ave. Community Association of Stewart Avenue and East Meadow Chamber of Commerce will host their annual holiday tree lighting and menorah lighting ceremony at 4 p.m. Dec. 9 at Carman Avenue and Lake Lane in Salisbury.

EAST ROCKAWAY The village’s annual tree lighting will take place at 5 p.m. Dec. 3 at East Rockaway Village Hall, 376 Atlantic Ave. There will be a menorah lighting at 6 p.m. Dec. 20 outside Village Hall.

ELMONT Elmont Chamber of Commerce will host a holiday tree lighting ceremony at Veterans Plaza, Hempstead Turnpike and Meacham Avenue, at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30. There will be a visit with Santa and entertainment by local dance schools.

FLORAL PARK Tree lighting and Christmas Festival, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 2 at Memorial Park, 2 Floral Pkwy., features caroling, holiday gift vendors, food and drink, and a visit from Santa. Tree light is at around 6 p.m.

FREEPORT Christmas tree lighting at 6 p.m. at Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd. The festivities continue at the Nautical Mile at 6:30 p.m. with a tree lighting at Woodcleft Esplanade, 205 Woodcleft Ave. The annual Lights Boat Parade is set to launch around 7 p.m. with viewing along Woodcleft Avenue between Front and Richmond streets, or sit dockside at Nautical Mile restaurants.

GARDEN CITY Holiday tree lighting at the gazebo on the village green, Stewart and Hilton avenues, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 4, with live entertainment. For the finale, Santa arrives on a fire truck. Menorah lighting at sundown Dec. 18.

HEMPSTEAD Christmas tree and menorah lightings 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Hempstead Village Hall, 99 James A. Garner Way, featuring dancers, singing, refreshments and Santa arriving by fire truck. The annual Kwanzaa celebration takes place at 5 p.m. Dec. 16, hosted by Deputy Supervisor Dorothy L. Goosby’s office. Features keynote speaker the Rev. Craig J. Wright, dancers and singers, and seven honorees light candles, one for each principle, in the Town Hall Pavilion, 1 Washington St.

LEVITTOWN Levittown Chamber of Commerce hosts a holiday lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at Veterans Memorial Park in front of the Levittown Public Library.

MALVERNE Tree lighting at the fountain and a parade with Santa and elves, face painting, ice sculptures and more along Hempstead Avenue, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 3.

MERRICK The Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Merrick hosts a menorah lighting at 4 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Merrick Long Island Rail Road station, Merrick Avenue and Sunrise Highway, with a 12-foot menorah, music, dancing, hot latkes and doughnuts. A car parade begins from Hewlett and Merrick avenues at 3:15 p.m. featuring decorated fire trucks and antique cars.

MINEOLA Village tree lighting at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 on Jericho Turnpike in front of Village Hall.

ROCKVILLE CENTRE Tree-lighting ceremony is 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the village green on Maple Avenue; Santa, Frosty and Rudolph will visit.

WANTAGH Jones Beach State Park’s annual drive-thru light show, Magic of Lights, magicof, features themed light displays and digital animations including Prehistoric Christmas, the all-new BigFoot Monster Truck display and Barbie. Also stop in the Jolly Holiday Village to see the Illuminating Mega Trees, take pictures with Santa, purchase concessions and more; Nov. 18-Dec. 30. Fee $25/$30 per vehicle in advance and $35 at the gate; 5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; $40 at the gate: 5-11 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Guests are encouraged to buy tickets in advance for a contactless experience. Print out a letter to drop in the Santa mailbox.

WEST HEMPSTEAD Tree and menorah lighting 3-5 p.m. Dec. 4 at Hall’s Pond Park, 671 Nassau Blvd. Features music, children’s craft, cookies, hot chocolate and Santa.

Sisters Chana, left, and Yehudis Heber of Brookville celebrate Hanukkah at...

Sisters Chana, left, and Yehudis Heber of Brookville celebrate Hanukkah at the 20th annual menorah lighting at Village Square in Glen Cove in 2021. Credit: Jeff Bachner


LONG BEACH Take a walk along the Long Beach boardwalk and experience a nautical-themed holiday light display, dusk-11 p.m. daily, Dec. 2 through mid-January, from Long Beach to National boulevards. Tree lighting takes place at dusk Dec. 2 at Kennedy Plaza, 1 W. Chester St. Menorah lighting is at dusk Dec. 19. Check out the stores along Park Avenue for more holiday lights. At dusk Dec. 10, view the electric light parade down West Beech Street on the West End.


MANHASSET Annual tree lighting 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at Mary Jane Davies Green, Plandome Road. Menorah lighting 3 p.m. Dec. 18 at same location.

NEW HYDE PARK Village tree lighting 3 p.m. Nov. 26, at Marcus Christ Hall, 1420 Jericho Tpke.

PORT WASHINGTON Holiday Magic takes place Nov. 26 in the hamlet along Main Street, Port and Manorhaven boulevards, with dozens of stores and restaurants offering holiday specials and discounts. There will be outdoor entertainment along Main Street, where a free trolley ride is available to shoppers. Starting at noon, Santa travels by fire truck along Port Washington Boulevard, Main Street, Shore Road and Manorhaven Boulevard; he’ll be at the Long Island Rail Road station on Main Street, 1-3 p.m. to welcome shoppers to take a selfie.

ROSLYN HARBOR The NYC Winter Lantern Festival Drive-Thru Adventure at the Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., winterlantern
, features more than 50 acres of Chinese lanterns and holiday lights with the theme of “space.” Runs 5-9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Jan. 8. Open Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, closed Thanksgiving Day. Fee $50 per car (plus $5 service fee).

WESTBURY Tree lighting 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Village Recreation Center, 348 Post Ave., features carolers and other live seasonal music. Santa arrives by fire truck. Tree lighting 5 p.m. Dec. 9 at the “Yes We Can” Community Center, 141 Garden St. featuring a visit from Santa.


BAYVILLE Walk around an outdoor holiday Winter Wonderland, 8 Bayville Ave., surrounded by decorations and lights. Attractions at Bayville Adventure Park include ice skating, Toy Factory Fun House walk-through, photos with Santa and a letter sent to your child from Santa. Santa is behind a plexiglass barrier for safety. Holiday Express train ride, Christmas tree forest and holiday character meet-and-greet as well as holiday arts and crafts. Opens 3-9 p.m. Nov. 26 through Jan. 1. For adults, there’s Haunted Christmas. Fee $23.75, $20.75 ages 8 and younger, extra fee for Santa visit. Reserved-time entry; buy tickets in advance, bayville

MASSAPEQUA PARK The holiday season begins with the lighting of the village Christmas tree and menorah at 5 p.m. Nov. 26 at Massapequa Park Village Square. Enjoy entertainment at the Showmobile and an appearance by Santa.

OYSTER BAY Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., holds its annual holiday tree lighting with Santa at 6 p.m. Dec. 9. The park will be open 5:30-8 p.m. Experience the magic at Planting Fields with Home for the Holidays in Coe Hall, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 9-12 and Dec. 16-19. View the historic 1920s Tudor revival estate decked out in the holiday fashion, enjoy a mug of cocoa while listening to live jazz and watching the roaring fire in the fireplace. Fee $40, $20 ages 7-17, free ages 6 and younger, $100 family (two adults and two children).



AMITYVILLE Annual Christmas tree lighting is 5 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Village Triangle, Broadway and Park Avenue, with carols, hot chocolate and Santa.

BABYLON Babylon Village’s Old-Fashioned Night of Shopping is 5-9 p.m. Dec. 2 (rain date is Dec. 9), featuring carolers, hot chocolate and cookies at many downtown stores, along with a visit from Santa. Stop by the decorated Nathaniel Conklin House, 280 Deer Park Ave., for an informal tour 6-9 p.m. The village tree lighting is 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at Argyle Lake Park.

DEER PARK Holiday festival and Christmas tree lighting is 2-6 p.m. Nov. 19 at Tanger Outlets Deer Park. Afternoon of festive activities for the family, including holiday music on the Tanger stage. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at 2 p.m. escorted by the Deer Park Fire Department.

LINDENHURST Babylon Town Holiday Drive-Thru Experience, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1-3; decorations, holiday lights and a mailbox for letters to Santa. Babylon Town Hall Park, 200 E. Sunrise Hwy.; free with nonperishable-food donation.

NORTH BABYLON Santa and his helpers light tree at Belmont Lake State Park, 4:15-6 p.m. Dec. 3. Activities include an ice-sculpting demonstration, music, magic show, juggler, and food and merchandise vendors; tree lighting and fireworks are finale.

WYANDANCH Christmas Tree Lighting is 6 p.m. Dec. 1, George Simms Plaza, with refreshments.

Oranges speckled with cloves and evergreen create an eye-catching centerpiece...

Oranges speckled with cloves and evergreen create an eye-catching centerpiece in the home of Erin Gill and Jacob Fish for the 38th Annual Candlelight House Tour, sponsored by the Three Village Historical Society in Setauket, in 2016. Credit: Daniel Brennan


EAST SETAUKET Annual Three Village Electric Light Parade starts along Main Street at 5 p.m. Dec. 11. View holiday floats with bright lights and holiday themes and, of course, Santa. See the Christmas story come to life with costumed characters and live animals at the drive-through live Nativity scene, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 9-10. Hosted by Stony Brook Christian Assembly, 400 Nicolls Rd.

FARMINGVILLE Annual lighting of the menorah at 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, with entertainment, hot latkes and doughnuts.

HOLTSVILLE Annual lighting of the Christmas tree at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at Holtsville Ecology Center, 249 Buckley Rd. Enjoy entertainment and characters strolling while waiting for Santa to arrive by helicopter. Costumed character meet-and-greets start at 5:30 p.m.

LAKE GROVE Christmas House, christmashouselong, is a family-friendly, indoor walk-through experience featuring 10 themed rooms, including Snow Room with real indoor snow, Light Show Room and North Pole Room, at the Smith Haven Mall, Routes 25 and 347, 313 Smith Haven Mall, 3:30 p.m.-closing weekdays; 11 a.m.-closing weekends through Jan. 5. Fee Monday-Thursday $24.99 adults, $19.99 ages 4-10; free younger than 3; Friday-Sunday: $29.99 adults, $24.99 ages 4-10; free younger than 3.

LAKE RONKONKOMA Festival of Trees and Lights, sponsored by the Fathers’ Club, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 10, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 11. Features craft vendors, basket raffles, live entertainment and Santa. Sachem North High School, 212 Smith Rd.; 631-848-4855. Fee $2, free ages 6 and younger.

MOUNT SINAI Drink hot chocolate, listen to carols and visit with Santa at the lighting of the Christmas tree at 5 p.m. Dec. 4 at Heritage Park, 633 Mount Sinai-Coram Rd.

PATCHOGUE Annual Christmas Holiday Parade of Boats is set to sail at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 on Patchogue River. On Nov. 26, Small Business Saturday, retailers offer discounts in the village. Santa will be at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., for free photos. Holiday parade at 6 p.m., followed by Santa lighting tree at Capitol One Bank.

PORT JEFFERSON Indoor Festival of Trees at the Port Jefferson Village Center, 101-A E. Broadway, 631-802-2160, daily 9 a.m.-close, Dec. 1-Jan. 2 (closed Dec. 25). Santa rides down Main Street in the parade at 3 p.m. Nov. 27. Annual Charles Dickens Festival, /dickens, is Dec. 3-4 with costumed characters from “A Christmas Carol,” ice skating at the Village Center, magic shows, live entertainment and more.

PORT JEFFERSON STATION Christmas tree lighting and visit with Santa is 6-8 p.m. Dec. 3 at Port Jefferson Terryville Chamber of Commerce Train Car, intersection of Routes 112 and 347. Refreshments served and a photo op with Santa will be available. Menorah lighting ceremony 4-5 p.m. Dec. 18, same location; refreshments served.

RIDGE Santa comes to Longwood Estate, Longwood Road and Smith Road, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 3. Children can deliver letters to Santa (include return address) and have family or friends take photos. Enjoy the train display, take a sleigh ride and have a cup of hot chocolate. Fee $5 for ages 12 and younger, free ages 13 and older.

ROCKY POINT Rocky Point Chamber and Revitalization organizations invite visitor to Broadway to watch the annual Christmas tree lighting at 6 p.m. Dec. 3. Enjoy Christmas caroling and hot chocolate.

RONKONKOMA Observe Hanukkah with a menorah lighting at Raynor Park, 174 Ronkonkoma Ave., 7 p.m. Dec. 18.

SETAUKET Three Village Historical Society,, holds its annual Candlelight House Tour, Dec. 2-3, showcasing four decorated homes. Fee Dec. 2, 6-9 p.m., tour only, $90; 6-9 p.m. tour with buffet reception at Old Field Club, 9-11 p.m., $175; Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., tour only, $70; breakfast 8:30-10:30 a.m. with house tour 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $120; email with ticket pickup instructions and map will be sent out after online purchase.

SHIRLEY Annual Girl Scouts of Suffolk County’s drive-through holiday-themed light show and the Enchanted Forest,
, walk-through (weekends only) in a heated tent is at Smith Point County Park,
1 William Floyd Pkwy., Nov. 26-Dec. 30 (closed Dec. 24-25). Fee $25 per car at the gate; $22 online. Enchanted Forest admission plus light show: $40 online, $50 at the gate. Enchanted Forest only: $10 online, $15 at the gate; payment at the gate can be made with debit or credit cards only (no cash).

STONY BROOK Bundle up to stroll the Holiday Tree Competition at the Village Center on Main Street, Dec. 4-Jan. 1, featuring dozens of decorated trees. Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 4, Legends & Spies puppet procession; Santa listens to children’s wishes; holiday train display at Wiggs Opticians; carolers and live music. Holiday tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. on the Village Green.

WADING RIVER Brunch with Santa at Desmond’s Restaurant at East Wind Long Island, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18. Fee $49.95 per person, $34.95 ages 3-10. Call 631-846-2335 to reserve.

YAPHANK On Dec. 3, the Ladies Auxiliary and fire department sponsor a parade, tree lighting and craft fair starting at 3 p.m. The parade starts at 4:30 p.m. at Yaphank Avenue on Main Street and ends at the firehouse; rain date is Dec. 4.

Young dancers help kick off the holiday season at the...

Young dancers help kick off the holiday season at the start of Huntington's Annual Holiday Parade in 2018. Credit: Danielle Silverman


CENTERPORT Bright Lights at Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., vanderbilt, features holiday lights, themed displays, festive food, music and Santa, , 5-8 p.m. Nov. 26 and 5-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Dec.3-Dec. 18, and 5-8 p.m. Dec. 22. Fee: $25, $15 ages 12 and younger.

COLD SPRING HARBOR: Santa will light the tree at the fish hatchery and aquarium, 1660 Rte. 25A, at 5 p.m. Dec. 3; 516-692-6768, cshfishhatchery .org. Fee $10 suggested donation per family.

COMMACK AND DIX HILLS Grand menorah lighting as Hanukkah begins, Dec. 18. Parade starts at 5 p.m. at Chabad of Mid-Suffolk, 318 Veterans Hwy., Commack. The Grand menorah lighting will follow at 6:30 p.m. at The Chai Center, 501 Vanderbilt Pkwy. There will be live music, doughnuts and more.

GREENLAWN Menorah lighting ceremony, 6 p.m. Dec. 20, at the front circle, Harborfields Library, 31 Broadway; Christmas tree lighting takes place 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 3, same location. Sponsored by Greenlawn Civic Association.

HUNTINGTON Annual holiday parade is 5 p.m. Nov. 26 on New York Avenue at the Big H Shopping Center and ends at Heckscher Park. After the parade, a holiday festival takes over Heckscher Park, featuring the tree lighting, live entertainment and a visit with Santa.

NORTHPORT Christmas tree lighting and caroling by Northport Chorale in Northport Village park, 7 p.m. Nov. 25. Also view festively decorated fire trucks, Santa and Mrs. Claus and Santa’s helpers. At 7 p.m. Nov. 26 see the “Christmas Story” Leg Lamp lighting at Firefly Artist, 91 Main St.


BAY SHORE Old-fashioned winter festival on Main Street at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 26 features strolling Charles Dickens-era characters, caroling and a tree lighting near the bandshell. Children will get a chance to visit Santa and Frosty, who arrive by fire truck. Make a special stop 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 26 to visit St. Nicholas at the annual Snowflake Sale at the Bay Shore Historical Society’s Gibson-Mack-Holt House, 22 Maple Ave. On Dec. 11 after sunset (5 p.m.) see “Light the Night,” with more than 12,000 luminaries aglow.

BLUE POINT Menorah lighting at the base of Nicoll’s Road at 5 p.m. Dec. 18.

EAST ISLIP Town of Islip Holiday Festival and Market kicks off the Holiday Light Show with a walk-through, noon-8 p.m. Dec. 3. The drive-through Holiday Light Show runs 5-8 p.m. Dec. 6, 8-9, 13, 15-16, 20, 22, 27, 29; both events are free at Brookwood Hall Park, 50 Irish Lane, weather permitting.

HOLBROOK Main Street menorah lighting at 6 p.m. Dec. 18.

ISLANDIA A Christmas festival begins at 4 p.m. Dec. 3 with holiday sweets and hot chocolate, candy canes, cookies and a visit from Santa, followed by a tree lighting at 5 p.m. at Islandia Village Hall, 1100 Old Nichols Rd. Open to residents of Islandia only.

ISLIP Festivities include a visit from Santa, a light parade and Christmas tree lighting on the front lawn of Town Hall, 655 Main St., 5 p.m. Dec. 3. Parade begins at Ocean Avenue and ends at Town Hall. Menorah lighting ceremony is 5 p.m. Dec. 19 at the same location.

OAKDALE Celebrate the Festival of Lights with a menorah lighting at the Oakdale Long Island Rail Road station, at Oakdale-Bohemia Road and Montauk Boulevard, 8 p.m. Dec. 18, followed by a menorah lighting at B’nai Israel Reform Temple, 67 Oakdale Rd.

SAYVILLE Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce hosts holiday events with a holiday parade, 10-11 a.m. Nov. 26 (rain date Nov. 27). The parade begins at Handsome Avenue and continues east on Main Street to Lincoln Avenue. After the parade a Winter Wonderland is 11 a.m.-3 p.m., featuring a trolley, an ice-skating rink, Santa and a carousel. Stores and restaurants will have specials and giveaways on Main and South Main streets, and Railroad, Candee and Gillette avenues as well as Main Street in West Sayville. Miracle on Main is 5-9 p.m. with a gingerbread house competition, ice carving, live reindeer, Santa, Dickens characters, caroling and other entertainment. The tree lighting is at Sparrow Park at 6:30 p.m. with a visit from Santa.


KINGS PARK Christmas tree lighting is 4:15 p.m. Dec. 3 at Veterans Plaza, Smithtown Library-Kings Park Branch, 1 Church St. Menorah lighting is 11 a.m. Dec. 18 at the same location.

NESCONSET Holiday lighting, 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at Nesconset Gazebo on Smithtown Boulevard, features refreshments, entertainment and a visit from Santa. Celebrate the start of the holiday season with the tree and menorah lightings.

NISSEQUOGUE Tree lighting is 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Nissequogue Fire Department, 643 Moriches Rd., St. James.

SMITHTOWN Suffolk Winter Lantern Festival is 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday through Jan. 8. Walk the decorated grounds of Smithtown Historical Society, featuring lanterns and displays ranging from mushrooms and flowers to farm animals to dinosaurs. Fee $24 ages 13 and older, $14 ages 3-12. 239 E. Main St., 631-265-6768,

ST. JAMES Holiday Toy and Gift Drive with Santa at St. James Firehouse, 533 N. Country Rd. (Rte. 25A) is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3. Santa will be available for a photo with kids. There will be holiday music throughout the day (Smithtown High School Chamber Choir performs) and a mailbox to drop a letter to Santa. Free admission with unwrapped gift; drop off toys and gift cards early at TD Bank, 621 Lake Ave. Christmas tree lighting and a visit with Santa at Deepwells Farm County Park, Route 25A and Moriches Road, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3, with hot chocolate and cookies. Menorah lighting begins at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18 and continues for eight nights at The Triangle at Lake Avenue, Moriches Road and Route 25A.

Tractors are driven in the annual Santa Parade on Newtown...

Tractors are driven in the annual Santa Parade on Newtown Lane in East Hampton in 2016. Credit: Gordon M. Grant


CALVERTON Riverhead Holiday Light Show, a drive-through at Splish Splash, 2549 Splish Splash Dr., features dazzling, larger-than-life holiday-themed displays, Nov. 20, Nov. 24-27, Dec. 1-4, Dec. 8-11, Dec. 15-31. Fee $25; no gate sales; tickets can be purchased online. Brunch with Santa at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp, 1774 Sound Ave.; Four seatings: 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 3-4, Dec. 10-11. Take a photo with Santa, decorate your own cake, do arts and crafts and watch a holiday movie; reservations required. Fee $20, children, $15, adults.

CUTCHOGUE Annual Christmas tree lighting and caroling hosted by The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 on the Village Green, Route 25 at Cases Lane, and enjoy Mattituck-Cutchogue High School Select Chorus followed by refreshments outside the Village Garage. Free tours of buildings decorated for the holidays.

EAST HAMPTON Aglow: A Holiday Experience, a self-guided tour, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 10 at Moran Studio, 229 Main St. Tour the studio decorated for a festive Victorian Christmas. Enjoy live music, meet Santa on his sleigh for a photo; small children can make a craft. Preregistration required at; no drop-ins permitted. Fee $10, $5 ages 15 and younger. East Hampton Historical Society is also hosting a Victorian Christmas at Moran Studio 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 18. The exhibit features decorated holiday trees, festive décor, period clothing, antique postcards, silver and period toys; preregistration preferred. Fee $5 admission.

EAST QUOGUE Head to the first Holiday on Main, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 3 (rain date Dec. 4). The lighting of the Christmas tree takes place at 5 p.m. on Main Street followed by music, crafts, children’s crafts and photos with Santa.

FLANDERS The annual ceremony to light the Holiday Big Duck takes place at 7 p.m. Nov. 30. See Santa and listen to carolers.

GREENPORT The annual village Parade of Lights starts at 5 p.m. Dec. 3 (rain date is Dec. 4) at Main and Front Streets, ending at Mitchell Park. Attendees will see Santa and Mrs. Claus aboard a decorated antique fire truck. Immediately after the parade, join the tree lighting, caroling and Christmas characters in Mitchell Park, where hot chocolate will be served; there will be photo opportunities. Congregation Tifereth Israel hosts a menorah lighting at 5 p.m. Dec. 18 at Mitchell Park with songs, prayers and a welcoming message.

MONTAUK Lighting of the Montauk Point Lighthouse takes place 4 p.m. Nov. 26, rain or shine.

ORIENT Santa lights the tree at Orient Beach State Park, 40000 Main Rd., at 6 p.m. Dec. 2. The park is open 5:30-8 p.m.

PECONIC Southold Historical Society’s annual Holiday Fair is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3 at Southold Town Recreation Center on Peconic Lane. There will be vendors, local artisans, crafts for children and a holiday gift basket auction, plus visits with Santa 11 a.m.-1 p.m., a bake sale and cafe.

RIVERHEAD Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., is hosting a Country Parlor Holiday Folk Art & Gift Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 25-27, offering handcrafted gifts, artwork, holiday décor and more. Santa opens the Peconic Christmas bonfire with a parade starting at 3 p.m. Dec. 10 (rain date Dec. 20) from Osborn Avenue and West Main Street, then east along Main Street, and looping south to Peconic Riverfront. At 4 p.m., a bonfire will be lit in the riverfront parking lot. Children can meet and greet Santa, 5-7 p.m. Free hot chocolate, cookies and live music.

SAG HARBOR Temple Adas Israel will host a menorah lighting at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 on Long Wharf Village Pier in Sag Harbor. The congregation will sing blessings and festive songs.

SHELTER ISLAND Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce will host its annual tree lighting in front of the Shelter Island Police Department, 44 N. Ferry Rd., at 5 p.m. Dec. 6.

SOUTHAMPTON Hearthside Cheer at Southampton Inn, 91 Hill St., 5-7 p.m. Dec. 1, is holding the Southampton History Museum’s annual holiday party with appetizers and a special drink prepared by Claude’s Restaurant. A silent auction of tabletop holiday trees, created by well-known designers, will be offered along with a traditional singalong; reservations are required, southampton or 631-283-2494. Fee $50 per person, $90 couple. Enjoy the holiday season at the Rogers Mansion, Southampton History Museum, 17 Meeting House Lane, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 14, with a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus along with a singalong of favorite carols. Refreshments will be served; free, reserve.

SOUTHOLD Candlelight Holiday Tours and Tree Lighting at Southold Historical Museum, 55200 Rte. 25 (Main Road and Maple Lane), 631-765-5500, southoldhistorical .org, 3-6 p.m. Nov. 25, features historic houses including the 18th century Thomas Moore House and the Victorian Ann Currie-Bell House; buildings will be decorated. Watch live demonstrations of carpentry, blacksmithing, basket weaving, print shop and fiber arts in various locations. Visit Santa in the barn; children can enjoy games on the lawn with Santa’s helper; live music. Museum Christmas tree lighting is at 5 p.m.; refreshments are available for purchase. Fee Donation.

Compiled by Keri Wall-Treudler, Lynn Petry, Dorothy Guadagno-Levin, LaToya Rodriguez and Daniel Variano

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