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Events- Suffolk County Announces Family Friendly Holiday Events



Girl Scouts Holiday Light Show Returns to Smith Point County Park

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced the holiday events schedule for Suffolk County Department of Parks facilities this holiday season. After another successful year with strong attendance across all County parks, beaches and campgrounds, holiday events aim to continue to promote Suffolk’s robust network of pristine parks.

“As the holiday season approaches, we are proud to continue our tradition of offering family-friendly activities year-round at our cherished Suffolk County Parks,” said County Executive Bellone. “Many of these activities have become a staple of our community and we look forward to sharing the holiday joys with friends and loved ones this winter.”

The County Executive additionally announced that for the first time since the Girl Scout’s Holiday Light Show has been at Smith Point County Park, the show will include a Holiday Village hosted by J & B Restaurants. The village will feature a live Santa Claus, a photographer, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, bottle beverages, and snack items for sale, along with stuffed animals, Santa hats, assorted antlers, headbands, and light up items for sale. Additionally, the Holiday Village will serve as a drop-off point for non-perishable food items to be donated to Long Island Cares. 

Holiday Events Schedule as Follows:

November 24 – December 23

Santa Visits St. James General Store

St. James General Store, St. James, Every Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 PM — 4:00 PM:

Families can enjoy visiting with Santa Claus, shopping, and viewing many museum pieces that highlight the rooms. Artifacts from the Victorian time period line the shelves, mingled with the large assortment of merchandise for sale. There are displays of ledgers and old photographs in museum cases. The store is on the National Register of Historic Places.            

November 29 — December 30

15th Annual Girl Scouts Holiday Light Show

Smith Point County Park:

All proceeds of the drive-through show benefit children’s services. The Holiday Village will be back with Santa. Cost: $20/car; $40 for mini bus/RV; $70 for coach and school buses. No cash; Only credit/debit cards will be accepted for payment. For more information, visit www.holidaylightshow.org, email lightshow@gssc.us, or call (631) 543-6622.

December 1-2 & December 8-9

Deepwells Holiday Boutique

Deepwells Farm Mansion, St. James 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM:

Dozens of artisans create boutiques throughout the decorated 1845 Greek revival style farmhouse featuring hand-crafted gifts, stained glass, jewelry, handmade marionettes, dolls, painted Santas, pottery, floral arrangements, candles, organic soaps, Christmas ornaments, fiber arts, holiday items and more. Enjoy complementary hot cocoa and cookies in the beautifully decorated mansion and get a glimpse into the past while supporting The Deepwells Farm Historical Society.

December 1 and December 2

Christmas at Meadow Croft

Meadow Croft, Sayville 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM:

Join Meadow Croft Estate for Christmas music played on the grand piano, rooms beautifully decorated for Christmas, and learn some of the history of this historic home. Head on out to The Carriage House for St. Nicks workshop - visit with old St. Nick himself, have your picture taken, enjoy some cookies and cocoa and view the great train display! Visitors must stop at the main house first to get their pass to the Carriage House. Adults $5, Seniors and children $3.

December 2

Family Yuletide Day

Walt Whitman Birthplace, Huntington Station, 1:00 PM:

Event includes Holiday Sing-Along starting at 1p.m., followed by a visit with Santa, cookie decoration, face painting, ornament crafts, old-time games, and tours. Child Admission is $9. To register or for info: 631-427-5240, ext. 113 or educator@waltwhitman.org

December 8

‘Tis the Season’

Long Island Maritime Museum, West Sayville, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM:

The event celebrates the area’s Dutch heritage. Events include lantern tours, holiday ornament crafts, photos with Sinterklaas, hand bell ensemble, hot chocolate, and more. The museum will be collecting donations for Toys for Tots. Reservations are required. Admission is $5 per person and includes a gift for each child. Call 631-854-4974 for information.

December 8 and December 9

A White House Christmas Tradition Holiday House Tours 

Sagtikos Manor, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM (Tours leave every 15 minutes):

Experience Christmas at the White House through the eyes of some of America’s First Ladies. You will be escorted on a tour through the festively decorated first floor of the manor by costumed docents. Shop for seasonal greenery made by the Friends of the Manor Gardens and for holiday themed gifts in the gift shop. Space is limited and reservations are highly recommended. $25 adults, $20 seniors (60 and over) and students, $8 children (5-12). If paying by check, mail reservation form by 12/3/18. For tour day/times and mailing instructions visit the SagtikosManor website at: http://sagtikosmanor.org/  . If booking online and paying with credit card, reserve by 12/5/18. $30 at the door day of the event as space allows.

December 8 and December 9

Open House Tours, Yaphank Historic District.

19 Mill Rd, Yaphank, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM:

The Yaphank Historical Society In conjunction with Curtain Up Entertainment Presents An 1855 Christmas at the Hawkins House. The house will be decorated for the holiday, and the family will be busy with holiday tasks, having tea with friends, wrapping gifts and enjoying the season .Reserved Ticket Prices - - Adults: $15; Children 4-12: $8.00 Reservations are essential. Timed Tickets must be picked up at the Swezey-Avey House the day of your tour, prior to arriving at the Hawkins House. Complimentary refreshments will be served at the Swezey-Avey House. Call 631-924-4803 for more information


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