Hot Spots: Holiday Cooking, Music Entertainment and More in the Latest Weekend Watch

This weekend is packed with hot spots to help you get into holiday spirit! Check out the details here!

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The holidays are quickly coming upon us! And, it’s even more apparent with all the talk about holiday pies, turkey trots and gingerbread. Check out the hot spots to get into holiday spirit here. There’s also music entertainment to enjoy!


Who: Holiday Pie Workshop At The Kitchen Co-op
Info: Take part in this 3-hour workshop where you’ll learn how to make the perfect pie crust, decorate your pie and make a great tasting and good-looking pie to take home and share with family and friends. Also, eat pie as you learn in this workshop.  
Cost: $65
Time & Place: 7PM, The Kitchen Co-op, 213 Broadway, Amityville – (631) 397-0197

Who: Styx At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: They’re one of the biggest album-rock bands of the late 70s with hits like ‘Lady,’ ‘Come Sail Away,’ ‘Babe’ and more.
Cost: $69.50
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200

Who: Full Dome Alternative Rock Show At Vanderbilt Museum And Planetarium
Info: Enjoy a rock music show featuring many special effects projected on the planetarium’s 60-foot dome. Rock bands featured include Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Daft, Punk, Smashing Pumpkins and more!
Cost: $9, $8 For Seniors And Students, $7 For Children 12 And Under
Time & Place: 9PM at Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport – (631) 854-5579


Who: Matthew’s Turkey Trot & Chicken Run At West Harbor Memorial Park
Info: This event benefits the Matthew Fetzer Foundation and their Holiday Toy Drive for children battling cancer. Kids can enjoy a chicken run event and the turkey trot follows after that. There will also be a bone marrow drive that you can sign up for.
Cost: $25 For Advance Purchased Ticket, $30 Day Of Event
Time & Place: 7:30AM Registration Begins, 9AM Chicken Run, 9:45AM Turkey Trot, West Harbor Memorial Park, W. Harbor Drive, Bayville

Who: Gingerbread Competition At The Chocolate Duck
Info: Enjoy the gingerbread competition! As a spectator you can also vote for your favorite edible structure inspired by Long Island.
Cost: Free For Spectators, $5 to $25 to Enter the Competition
Time & Place: 12PM to 5PM at The Chocolate Duck, 310 Main Street, Farmingdale – (516) 249-0887

Who: History of World Wrestling Entertainment At Bethpage Library
Info:  The author of “WWE Encyclopedia” will be on hand to take you on a journey through the history of wrestling with a multimedia presentation highlighting WWE’s greatest Legends, Superstars and moments. Copies of “WWE Encyclopedia Updated & Expanded” will also be available for sale with signing after purchase.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 2PM at Bethpage Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage – (516) 931-3907


Who: A Christmas Carol At Theatre Three
Info: Follow the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of Christmas – past, present and future. The show continues to run through Dec. 28.
Cost: $15 to $23
Time & Place: 3PM at Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson – (631) 928-9100

Who: America’s Got Talent At Westbury Music Fair
Info: Enjoy the show live! It’s complete with contestants offering incredible acts of singing, magic and comedy.
Cost: $49.50 to $79.50
Time & Place: 5PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200

Who: ZZ TOP At The Paramount
Info: They claim to be the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact. This Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Cost: $69.50 to $125
Time & Place: 8PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300

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