Long Island Holiday Festivities

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 BAYVILLE WINTER WONDERLAND 

8 Bayville Avenue (open until January 1st)

During the holiday season, Bayville Adventure Park turns into the Winter Wonderland. With many attractions from ice skating, Santa axe throwing, and a Christmas tree forest to meeting Santa and three Christmas haunted attractions, Bayville has it all and more to fill your weekend plans. Keep in mind admission tickets are reservation timed entries. Ticket prices start at $25.75 for adults and $21.75 for children (plus add-ons). bayvillewinterwonderland.com for tickets and information. 

 26th ANNUAL DICKENS FESTIVAL at Village of Port Jefferson 

101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson ~ December 3-4 | 10am-5pm

In preparation for winter and the holiday season, the town of Port Jefferson offers a unique festival in honor of Charles Dickens and the Victorian Era. Actors will roam the streets in Victorian costumes, performances and concerts will be held at the Village Center. Visit Portjeff.com to see the full event schedule. 

 BRUNCH WITH SANTA at Long Island Aquarium 

431 East Main Street, RiverheadSunday, December 4th; Seating times: 10am, 12pm & 2pm

Brunch with Santa is a must on your to-do list to get in the holiday spirit and celebrate. Come enjoy a delicious brunch in the waterfront Sea Star Ballroom. After, you can walk next door and visit the aquarium! Make this a day the kids will never forget. 

Pricing for the event  Adults : $64.95 (members $58.45), Children 3-12 : $34.95 (members $31.45), Children 2 & under : $10. Visit longislandaquarium.com for more information and reservations. 

 DRIVE – THRU CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOWS 

RIVERHEAD HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW ~ 2549 Splish Splash Drive, Calverton

Friday, November 18 – Friday, December 31st; Weekdays & Sunday: 5pm-9pm; Fridays & Saturdays: 5pm-11pm ~ Price : $25 Carload

Go to holidaylightshow.com for a list of other locations and tickets.


JONES BEACH MAGIC OF LIGHTS ~ 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh

Friday November 18th- Friday, December 30thPrice : $25 – $35/Carload

For tickets, go to magicoflights.com/events/jonesbeach/ 


GIRL SCOUTS OF SUFFOLK LIGHT SHOW ~ William Floyd Pkwy, Shirley

Saturday, November 26th – Friday, December 30th; Monday – Thursday open until 9pm, Friday & Saturday Open until 10pm. Price : $22-25/Car; $42-45/Mini bus or RV; $72-75/School Bus, Coach Bus or Trolley

To purchase, go to gssc.us/en/event (Save $ and use Coupon Code : HOLIDAY22 or FESTIVE22)


CELEBRATE CHANUKAH AT THE CHAI CENTER ~ 501 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills 

December 5th 9:30am-11:30am ~ Price : $12pp

For all ages! Celebrate Chanukah at The Chai Center with arts & crafts, games and activities! Decorate donuts, Sand art, Finding Judah the Maccabee, and making special Chanukah candles!