As we're getting closer and closer to the holiday, it's time to seriously think about places to eat on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day on Long Island, New York. If you want to make sure that you get that reservation for you and yours, you'll have to hurry up and decide where you want to eat. Luckily, there are a number of restaurants that are open on those days. Read about them in Christmas Day & Christmas Eve Dinners at Restaurants on Long Island, make a decision. Then sit back and relax while you're served, and you won't have to worry about washing the dishes afterwards.
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The Town of North Hempstead presents its annual FREE Winter Wonderland in Clark Botanic Garden 193 I.U. Willets Road, Albertson, New York on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on both days.
This cost-free event will include a wide variety of fun events for the kids including snowflake crafts, holiday music, as well as cookie decoration, and an impressive train display. Come to this 12-acre winter wonderland.
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You don't have to travel all the way into Manhattan to enjoy a great celebration for New Year's Eve. From elegant events to those with lots of dancing and delicious food, there's plenty to do on Long Island, New York on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Find out where you can celebrate.
Check out my article, New Year's Eve on Long Island to learn about some great parties, some excellent hotel deals for locals --so you don't have to drive home after the celebration-- , a Gatsby-style gala and much more. From Nassau to Suffolk, there are many opportunities to enjoy the last day of 2013 as we ring in the New Year 2014.
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The Bayville Chamber of Commerce and the Incorporated Village of Bayville presents the Annual Bayville Winter Festival on Saturday, December 7, 2013. It kicks off with a FREE Breakfast Buffet with Santa from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Bayville Firehouse, 258 Bayville Avenue. The breakfast includes a free framed 5" x 7" holiday photo with Santa.
There will be carriage rides courtesy of the Village of Bayville from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., leaving from the parking lot of the firehouse.
Then at 4 p.m., DiDi Maxx Productions will entertain the kids at the Bayville Commons with games, magic and a variety of activities until 5:30 p.m., when the Locust Valley High School Holiday Band and Carolers will perform for a half-hour.
At 6 p.m., the tree lighting ceremonies will begin.
There will be FREE refreshments served at the Commons starting at 4 p.m. Throughout the day, holiday wreaths and poinsettias will be on sale.
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Christmas isn't that far off, and it's time to take the kids to see Santa. Where to find him on Long Island, New York? There are lots of places, from malls to tree farms and more. Check out Where To Take The Kids To See Santa Claus on Long Island, NY to learn about some great places for children to see jolly old Saint Nick, from places in Nassau to those in Suffolk County.
For more things to see and do in Nassau and Suffolk this month, please visit December Calendar of Events on Long Island - 2013.
It's that time of year again: Nassau and Suffolk Counties brim with places to see Christmas tree lightings. From holiday light shows to tree lightings in shopping centers and more, find out where you and yours can see trees with adornments that bring some light into this cold wintry season.
Please visit Christmas Tree & Menorah Lightings on Long Island.. with my apologies for not getting the menorah lightings up in time. Thanksgivukkah came so early this year!
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Sayville's 7th annual Miracle on Main Street will take place today from 5 p.m to 9 p.m. on Main Street and South Maint Street. This family experience includes a Christmas tree lighting, photos with Santa, holiday movies in the street, downtown shopping, live reindeer and live performances from the BelAirs St. John's Handbell Choir, the Long Island Brass Guild and others. There will be kids' rides including carousel rides, a puppet show, model train exhibit, Toys for Tots collection but eh U.S. Marines, and the Sayville Jewish Community Center will be selling traditional Judaica holiday items. More info: www.sayville.com/events.asp
Also happening today is the Holiday Spectacular with Santa from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Holtsville Ecology Center, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville, New York, (631) 758-9664. Admission fee: $3 per person, children three and under enter for FREE. All proceeds go to pay for veterinary care and food for the animals who live at the center. Take a photo with Santa, look at the Christmas displays, and shop. Note: this event is today and tomorrow, as well as December 6 through the 8th, and December 13th through the 15th, from 4 to 9 p.m. all days.
To find out more about what's going on this month, please visit December Calendar of Events on Long Island.