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Christmas & Hanukkah Events on Long Island Dec. 8-15


World’s Tallest Lego Menorah @ North Shore Jewish Center, 385 Old Town Rd, Port Jefferson Station
A14-foot menorah made of Legos on display! Ongoing

Live Reindeer @ Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury
Santa will be at the store every day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for pictures. Through 12.23

Holiday Snowflake Lighting @ Central Islip Public Library, 33 Hawthorne Ave, Central Islip
With Santa, live holiday music and free gifts for kids beginning at 7 p.m. 12.8


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Holiday Fair @ Temple Beth Chai, 870 Townline Rd., Hauppauge. 631-724-5807
Shop till you drop from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.! 12.8

A Celebration in Lights @ Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, 2 Chet Swezey Road, Center Moriches
A spectacular drive-thru light show from 6 to 9 p.m. 12.9

Tree of Lights Ceremony @ Glen Cove Hospital, 101 St. Andrews Lane., Glen Cove
At 4 p.m., a light will shine on a 25-foot evergreen tree for each individual honored or remembered. 12.9

Lighting of the Windmill @ Stony Brook University, Southampton Campus
Plus hot cocoa and holiday tunes  from 5 to 7 p.m. 12.9

A Night in Bethlehem @  Resurrection Lutheran Church, 420 Stewart Ave, Garden City. 516.746.4426.
A hands-on Holy Land experience through a re-created village. 12.9

Jewish Composers @ Frank & Camille’s
American Chamber Ensemble performs Bloch, Aaron Copland and George Gershwin, among others at 7:30 p.m. 12.10

Holiday Craft Show & Festivities @ Old Bethpage Restoration, Bethpage
With Candlelight Evenings. On 12.10, Santa  visits for tree lighting. 12.9-12.11

Holiday Boutique @ Deepwells Farm Historic Park, 497 Moriches Rd., St. James. 631-563-8551
Thirty artisans and vendors throughout the decorated 1845 farmhouse plus strolling musicians, raffles—and Santa at the St. James General Store. Through 12.9 to 12.11, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Gingerbread Decorating @ The Cupcake Corner, 62 New Hyde Park Rd., Garden City. 516-328-2253.
For the whole family from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. 12.9 to 12.11

Bad Santa Christmas Comedy Show @ Holiday Inn, Westbury
7:30 p.m. 12.10

Hanukkah & Christmas Songs @ Fulton Avenue School, 3252 Fulton Ave., Oceanside
Performance includes sing-a-longs! 8 to 10 p.m. 12.10

9/11 Responders Tree Lighting @ 9/11 Responders Remembered Park, Smithtown Boulevard & Gibbs Pond Rd., Hauppauge
At 5 p.m. stop by for hot chocolate, candy canes and live music. 12.10

Cookie Exchange @ Southampton Historical Museum, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton Village
Swap dozens of recipes and cookies. 12.10

Reenactment of the Flying Santa @ Fire Island Lighthouse, Fire Island
A free one-hour program at 11:30 a.m. with former lighthouse keeper Gottfried Mahler and his wife Marilyn, who were stationed here in 1953 when the original Flying Santa visited. 12.10

Hanukkah Song & Story Time @ Dolphin Book Shop, 299 Main St., Port Washington
Join Rabbi Jodie Siff and Cantor Schulmiller for songs and stories from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 12.10

Angels We Have Heard on High @ Our Lady of Grace, 666 Albin Ave., West Babylon
Angel-inspired carols and pop tunes, with organ and brass accompaniment at 8 p.m. 12.10

Gingerbread House Making Class @ Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton
12.10

Artisans Holiday Show @ Ashawagh Hall, 780 Springs Fireplace Rd.,  East Hampton
Special and unique gifts for holiday gift giving from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 12.10

Nutcracker Suite @ Patchogue Theatre, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. 631-207-1300. www.patchoguetheatre.com
Set to Tchaikovsky’s famous score. 12.10

Daddy/Daughter Cooking Workshop @ Oh My Girls, 140 Jericho Tpke., Syosset. 516-802-5800. www.ohmygirls.com
Learn healthy recipes that you will be happy to bring to the table for everyone! 12.10

Jingle Bell Walk @ Long Island Maritime Museum, 6 West Ave., West Sayville. www.limaritime.org
Families and their four-legged friends walk the museum grounds, children get a mini-holiday stocking to fill, Santa arrives via boat. 12.10

Gift Wrapping @ Barnes & Noble, East Northport
Volunteers wrap holiday purchases for a donation to homeless animals in need. 12.10 & 12.11, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Holiday Model Train Show @ Cradle of Aviation, 1 Davis Ave., Garden City
Featuring exhibits from local train clubs. 12.10 & 12.11

Christmas Family Festival @ Timber Point Country Club, 150 River Rd., Great River
Brunch and drinks for adults and Santa will be there along with a variety of children’s activities and musical entertainment for the kids. 12.11

Hanukkah Boutique @ North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttontown Rd., Syosset. 516-921-2282
A fabulous day of shopping from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with more than 30 vendors. 12.11

Breakfast w/ Santa & Bernie Williams @ Mulcahy’s—Wantagh, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 516-783-7500. www.muls.com
12.11

The Alef Bet of Being a Mensch @ Alan and Helene Rosenberg Jewish Discovery Museum, 74 Hauppauge Rd., Commack. 631-462-9800
A walk through the dictionary of the Hebrew Alef-Bet, plus the Tolerance Sovlanut Scale, and Glow in the Dark Torah Scroll. 12.11

Holiday Craft & Gift Show @ Hofstra, Hempstead Tpke., Hempstead
Handmade and handpicked craft and gift vendors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 12.11

Pre-Chanukah Celebration of Israel @ North Shore Jewish Center, 385 Old Town Rd, Port Jefferson Station
Special guest political advisor Jason Turetsky plus Israeli music, singing and rejoicing over Israeli-style snacks. 12.11

Celebrating Jewish Food @ Great Neck Library, Great Neck
A Hanukkah program with Rabbi Gil Marks, author of Encyclopedia of Jewish Food. 12.11

Andy Cooney’s Classic Irish Christmas Show @ St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue
Andy and his band with “Ireland’s New King of Blarney,” George Casey and others. 12.11

Holiday Fair @ Jewish Center of the Hamptons, 44 Woods Lane, East Hampton
An amazing selection of books and gifts beginning at 9 a.m. plus activity booths for the entire family. 12.11.

Festival of Lights! @ Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
Learn about the history and traditions of Hanukkah and why people light candles on a menorah. Make your own hand painted wooden spool menorah. 12.11 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Tree Lighting & Parade @ Waverly Avenue/Horseblock Road, Farmingville
Parade begins at the Holtsville Firehouse and proceeds to the tree lighting at Triangle Park with Santa. Donations of canned food and coats collected. 12.11

Home for the Holidays @ Southampton Animal Shelter, 102 Old Riverhead Rd., Hampton Bays.
Pet photos with Santa, bake sale and face painting. Pet item donation requested. 12.11 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Hanukkah Boutique & Book Fair @ Temple Tikvah, 3315 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park
Featuring handcrafted jewelry, toys, books and gift items from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 12.11

Long Island Gay Men’s Chorus @ YMCA Boulton Center, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. www.boultoncenter.org
A “Pride and Joy” holiday concert with carols, standards and pop tunes. 12.11

Holiday Fair @ Hilton Long Island, 598 Broadhollow Road, Huntington. 631-724-5966
Browse and shop from a variety of vendors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 12.11

Holiday Boutique @ Congregation Beth-El, 99 Jerusalem Avenue, Massapequa. 516-541-0740
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. find the perfect gifts for everyone on your gift list. 12.11

Beer-Themed Gingerbread House Decorating Contest @ The Lark, 93 Larkfield Rd., East Northport. 631-262-9700. www.thelarkpubandgrub.com
Teams bring beer-themed decorations to embellish their creation for week-long voting. 12.13

An Irish Christmas @ YMCA Boulton Center, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. www.boultoncenter.org
With Eileen Ivers. 12.13 & 12.14

Holiday Concert @ Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 N. Service Rd., Dix Hills. 631-656-2148. www.dhpac.org
With the chamber orchestra, choir and vocal jazz ensemble. 12.14

Hanukkah Mall @ Young Israel of Long Beach, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with jewelry, toys, clothes and more plus raffles from 7 to 10 p.m. 12.14

Christmas-Themed Trivia Night @ The Lark, 93 Larkfield Rd., East Northport. 631-262-9700. www.thelarkpubandgrub.com
Win A Christmas Story Leg Lamp—it’s “a major award!” 12.14

Jewish Holiday Cooking @ Half Hollow Hills Community Library, Dix Hills Branch
With Jayne Cohen, author of Jewish Holiday Cooking, from 7-9 p.m. 12.14

Christmas Concert @ Holy Trinity Diocesan High School, Hicksville
Includes vocal choir, orchestra, band and a living nativity. 12.14 & 12.15 at 7:30 p.m.

Sisterhood Hanukkah Sale @ Temple Beth David, Commack
From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 12.14 & 12.15

The Wonder of Christmas @ Living Water Full Gospel Church, 24 Shade Tree Lane, Riverhead
Holiday extravaganza featuring Christmas standards, show features singers, actors and dancers. 12.15, 16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m. 12.18 at 3 p.m.

Cirque Le Masque “Noel” @ Patchogue Theatre,  71 East Main St., Patchogue. 631-207-1300. www.patchoguetheatre.com
Theatrical wizardry, comedic interactions and holiday cheer to set your yuletide spirit ablaze. 12.15 to 12.19

Waving in a Winter Wonderland @ Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
Wave in the winter with your very own “hand” made whimsical tree. Through 12.23

Poinsettia & Cyclamen Greenhouse Display @ Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay
Daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. plus great holiday gifts available. Through 12.30

A Christmas Carol @ Theatre Three,  412 Main St., Port Jefferson. 631-928-9100

Through 12.27

Holiday Light Show @ Camp Edey, 1500 Lakeview Ave., Bayport. 631-472-4037
A mile-long, wooded light spectacular with hot cocoa and a Santa meet-and-greet. Through 12.30

Winter Cheer @ Gallery North, 90 N. Country Rd., Setauket. 631-751-2676. www.gallerynorth.org
Works ranging from oil paintings to etchings to photographs, plus festive, unique items on sale. Through 12.23

From Earth Through Fire: A Holiday Event @ Phoenix Gallery, 139 South Country Rd., Bellport. 631-776-0811
Members from the glass and ceramics media groups of the Long Island Craft Guild have their work on display for the holiday season. Through 1.2

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