Hot Spots: Holiday Lights, Performances and More in the Latest Weekly Watch

Looking for entertainment and holiday fun on Long Island to kick start your December? Check out the hot spots here!

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December is officially here and that means holiday festivities will be in full blast on Long Island! Check out the various holiday events, from a holiday light show to tasting of holiday delectables. There are also performances to enjoy this week, including Megadeth, Kenny Rogers, Dennis Miller and others. Check out the details here!


Who: Live Reindeer At Hicks Nurseries
Info: To help everyone get into holiday spirit, get a view of Santa’s live reindeers at Hicks Nurseries. They will be there until Christmas Eve, every day during store hours.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 8AM to 9PM at Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury – (516) 334-0066

Who: Girl Scouts Of Suffolk County Annual Holiday Light Show
Info: Enjoy a mile-long wooded trail decorated with spectacular holiday lights. After the holiday light show, warm up at the Holiday Village, where you can take photos with Santa, visit the Hall of Trees, and enjoy hot cocoa and snacks. Proceeds from the event go to benefit Girl Scout programs and outreach services. The holiday light show continues to run through Dec. 30 (closed Dec. 24 & 25).
Cost: $12 Per Car on Monday – Thursday, $15 Per Car on Friday - Sunday
Time & Place: 5PM to 9PM at Camp Edey, 1500 Lakeview Avenue, Bayport – (631) 472-1625


Who: Megadeth At The Paramount
Info: The Megadeth Super Collider Tour will be perform metal band music. Megadeth was a lead metal band in the ‘80s and ‘90s, selling over 38 million albums worldwide. Their most recent studio album ‘Super Collider’ was released in June.
Cost: $44.50 to $99.50
Time & Place: 8PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300

Who: Holiday Tea – Seasonal Serenity At Baldwin Library
Info: Join Chef Barbara Sheridan in celebrating the holiday with a hot cup of tea and a delectable menu of special tea sandwiches, scones, tea bread and holiday trifle. There are also recipes to take home. Register in advance.
Cost: $3
Time & Place: 7PM to 8:45PM at Baldwin Library, 2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin – (516) 223-6228


Who: Kenny Rogers – Christmas & Hits Tour At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: The heartwarming annual show offers traditional and original holiday songs such as ‘Silent Night,’ ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow,’ ‘White Christmas,’ ‘O Holy Night’ and others. Mr. Rogers will be accompanied by local choirs and children chosen to be part of the production.
Cost: $39.50 to $49.50
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200

Who: Baseball Legend Keith Hernandez At The Wine Guy, Wine & Spirits
Info: Come on by to meet baseball legend Keith Hernandez. He’ll be available for photos and you can also receive a bottle of Rough Rider Whiskey signed by Hernandez.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 5:30PM to 7:30PM at The Wine Guy, Wine & Spirits, 220 West Main Street, Smithtown – (631) 780-6200


Who: Ovations Dance Repertory – The Nutcracker Suite At Patchogue Theatre For The Performing Arts
Info:  Enjoy this full-length production of a classic with a live 25 piece orchestra band. Ovations Dance Repertory is joined by Atlantic Wind Symphony in this production.
Cost: $10 to $15
Time & Place: 10:30AM or 2PM at Patchogue Theatre For The Performing Arts, 71 East Main Street, Patchogue – (631) 207-1313

Who: The Paramount Comedy Series Presents Dennis Miller
Info: Enjoy American stand-up comic Dennis Miller live!
Cost: $59.50 to $99.50
Time & Place: 8PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300

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