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Looking to fill your weekends up? No matter what it is that excites you, there are so many things to do in celebration of fall and the upcoming holiday season. Whether it means planning a date night, or day of family fun, we’ve found some of the best events happening on Long Island throughout November into December. So, be sure to check them out!

Great Beer Expo
November 2nd 
12:30PM-4:00PM & 5:30PM-9:00PM
NYCB Live at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale            Note: Guests 21 +            
It’s fall, which means football games, crisp days and cool nights, but more 
importantly, LONG ISLAND’S BEST BEER FEST. Featuring samplings from over 100 of the finest quality beers: hometown favorites, national award winning brews and international stand-outs, you won’t want to miss it. If beer is not your thing, not to worry because they’ll have a large selection 
of wines and ciders too. So, for a pay-one-price general admission ticket 
($45 per person), come enjoy endless samples and see why it’s 
Long Island’s longest-running and most highly-praised beer festival. 

The I love Chocolate Fest
November 9th & 10th
Walt Whitman Shops
10:00AM-6:00PM
Are you a chocolate lover? If so, then the 5th annual I Love Chocolate Festival will blow you away. Featuring over 50 exhibits, you’ll find chocolate covered everything: fudge, crepes, truffles, coffee, cake, ice cream…the list goes on. Besides delicious food, you can also enjoy local wine and spirits, live music and entertainment or you can shop the unique handmade crafts—chocolate candles, body lotions, soaps and more. They’ll even have a chocolate art 
exhibit and chocolate donut eating contest, plus interactive inflatable 
attractions for the kids. So, hurry up and get your tickets! Prices go up 
November 8th at 8PM. lovechocolatefest.com

Fish & Sips
November 15th
7:00PM-10:30PM
LI Aquarium (413 East Main Street, Riverhead)
Note: Guests 21+
Check-In at Sea Star
Looking for a memorable east end wine tasting event? This is the one to 
attend. For the 11th year in a row, the LI Aquarium celebrates the harvest with over 20 local wineries and craft beverage makers.  For just $54.95 per person, there will be tastings and purchase opportunities of delectable wines, craft beer, and other beverages accompanied by live music and delicious 
hors d’oeuvres. And, if you’re coming from afar, they’ll also have great 
hotel packages with the adjacent Hyatt Place. (Reservations required – 
call 631.208.9200, ext. 426 or book online at LongIslandAquarium.com)

 

patchogue Village Christmas Boat Parade
November 24th
6:00PM-8:00PM
Patchogue Riverfront
For the 26th year in a row, Patchogue will be hosting their annual river holiday boat parade. What’s better than watching dozens of decorated boats light up the water from your favorite riverfront establishments? If you’re looking for some of the best places to dine at while catching a glimpse of the parade: The Oar Steak & Seafood Grille, Off Key Tiki, Drift 82, Harbor Crab Co. and Island View Marina are it. Wether you choose a restaurant or public viewing location—Sandspit Park Beach & Marina or the Davis Park and Watch Hill Ferry Terminals, they’ll have live music and festivities at each.

 

Holiday Artisan 
Festival                November 30th
9:00AM-4:00PM
Nassau Suffolk Town Square
3394 Long Beach Road, Oceanside
Home to some of the best artists, creatives, designers and crafters
in the area, this makes finding the perfect holiday gift easy. It’s a
day filled with not only magical shopping, but, delicious food
and fun for the entire family. And, if you’re in the mood for a good laugh, now you’ll have it while Long Island native comedian, Jaime Roberts, hosts the festivals entertainment production.

30th Annual Long Island 
Festival of Trees
November 29th, 30th & December 1st            10:00AM-5:00PM
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City
Children $10 Adults $15
Start the holiday season off right! Here, they’ll have one-of-a-
kind designer-decorated trees and gingerbread houses for purchase or viewing. The day will include ongoing live entertainment, a Santa’s gift shop, vendor marketplace, indoor ice skating rink and Department 56 village. Bringing the kids?  Besides getting great photo ops with Santa, they get to decorate their own 
gingerbread cookie. Plus, all proceeds raised from the event will benefit the Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County and 
Cradle of Aviation Museum!

1880’s Thanksgiving at 
Old Bethpage Village 
Restoration
November 30th & December 1st     
10:00AM-4:00PM                1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage
There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday then to step back in time and experience Thanksgiving in the 1880’s. The day will 
feature traditional cooking demonstrations, fiddle music, historic legends and more. They’ll have wood-burning stoves, beehive ovens and hearths fired up as they prepare foods and baked goods from 19th century recipes. Then, for added entertainment, there will be children’s storytelling and methods on traditional food preservation. 

 

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