‘Tis the Season

With the holidays just around the corner, Long Island towns are beginning to celebrate. Check out where you can catch your local tree and menorah lighting!

Southampton Annual Parade of Lights & Christmas Tree Lighting – Saturday, November 24, 5 pm
Decorated fire trucks parade on the Main Streets in Southampton Village & Christmas Tree Lighting is at Agawam Park.

Big Duck Holiday Lighting – Wednesday, November 28, 7 pm
The festivities include a visit from Quackerjack along with duck carols, refreshments and the arrival of Santa Claus by the firetruck.

Jamesport Christmas Tree Lighting – Thursday, November 29, 6 pm
Tree lighting, caroling, hot chocolate. Santa arrives by fire truck. Free pictures with Santa. Sponsored by the Jamesport Fire Department and the Greater Jamesport Civic Association. George Young Community Center, South Jamesport Avenue, Jamesport.

Mattituck Tree lighting – Friday, November 30, 6 pm
Hot chocolate, cookies, caroling, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Raymond F. Nine Park, Main Road, Mattituck (in front of CVS). Hosted by the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce.

Santa Day in Mattituck – Saturday, December 1, 10 am
Enjoy a free movie with the kids at 10 a.m. at Mattituck Cinemas. Hot Chocolate, cookies and a visit with Santa after the movie. Mattituck Cinemas is located at 10095 Main Road #3, Mattituck. Sponsored by the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce

East Hampton Village Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Saturday, December 1, 4 pm
Following the Santa Parade at 10 am, the official lighting ceremony will kick off at 4 pm with live music, hot cocoa and refreshments, carolers, children’s activities, and the Grand Lighting of the Christmas Tree!

Greenport’s Parade of Lights and Christmas Tree Lighting – Saturday, December 1, 5 pm
The parade begins at Center and Main Streets proceeds down Main to Mitchell Park for holiday songs, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, tree lighting, free rides on the village carousel.

Flanders Tree Lighting – Saturday, December 1, 6 pm
Pictures with Santa (6 to 7 p.m.), bonfire and refreshments. Middle School Show Choir will perform. Raffles and prizes. Hosted by Truth Community Church, 46 Bell Avenue, Flanders.

Wading River Tree Lighting – Sunday, December 2, 4 pm
Stop by to put a letter in Santa’s mailbox, enjoy live DJ and dancing and more holiday fun! Come to see Santa and the firetrucks at The Shoppes at East Wind!

Community Menorah Lighting, Greenport – Sunday, December 2, 5 pm
Temple Israel celebrates Hannukah with a menorah lighting ceremony on the Peconic Riverfront.

Community Menorah Lighting, Greenport – Sunday, December 2, 4 pm
Menorah lighting in Mitchell Park, followed by a latke party at shul. Hosted by Congregation Tifereth Israel, Greenport.

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Orient – Friday, December 7, 6:30 pm
Orient Beach State Park’s annual holiday tree lighting ceremony. Oysterponds Elementary School students will entertain patrons with holiday songs while Santa lights the holiday tree.