Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for December 7 through December 9

Expect another fun-filled weekend on Long Island with holiday events, theater productions and more!

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The carolers are out, holiday productions are hitting the stage and Christmas tree lighting festivities continue on Long Island this weekend! On Friday, head out to enjoy the annual Bellmore Christmas tree lighting event as well as the tree lighting event at Planting Fields Arboretum. There is also the screening of Vertigo at Sayville Public Library on Friday. On Saturday, enjoy a night of comedy. There’s the production of Murder At The Howard Johnson’s at Studio Theatre and a performance by the Comedy Club at Theatre Three. There’s also the production of The Nutcracker with the South Shore Symphony Orchestra at South Side High School. On Sunday, enjoy the afternoon watching a performance by The Devotions at the Connetquot Public Library or a production of the Charles Dickens classic of “A Christmas Carol” by the Minstrel Players. On Sunday evening, enjoy a performance by the Vienna Boys Choir at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. Check out the details below!


Who: Annual Bellmore Christmas Tree Lighting And Holiday Extravaganza
Info: Come out and enjoy the annual tree lighting event in Bellmore Village. There will be a visit from Santa, carolers, holiday music, horse and carriage rides, trolley rides and refreshments. The event is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores.
Cost: Free Event (small fee for rides and refreshments)
Time & Place: 6PM to 10PM (Tree Lighting at 7PM) at Veteran’s Memorial at the corner of Bedford and Broadway in Bellmore Village, Bellmore – (516) 679-1875

Who: Annual Tree Lighting At Planting Fields Arboretum
Info: It’s the eighth annual tree lighting event at Planting Fields Arboretum. Santa will make a visit and there will be the lighting of an evergreen tree. Coe Hall Mansion is also open. Planting Fields Arboretum is a historic state park. Enjoy 409 acres of greenhouses, rolling lawns, a formal garden, woodland paths and plant collections.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 5PM to 8PM at Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay – (516) 922-8678

Who: Screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Classic Film, Vertigo, At Sayville Public Library
Info: Film historia Irene Eckert will be present at this screening of the film Vertigo. She will lead a discussion on the film after the screening. Vertigo is a film set in San Francisco. A retired detective is hired by an old college friend to follow his wife when there is suspicion that she is possessed by the spirit of her mad ancestor.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 6:30PM to 8:30PM at Sayville Public Library, 88 Green Street, Sayville – (631) 589-4440


Who: The Nutcracker Production With South Shore Symphony Orchestra
Info: The production of The Nutcracker is a Tchaikovsky classic ballet performance. The performance will include the South Shore Symphony Orchestra and Leggz LTD Dance. Reservation is required.
Cost: $24
Time & Place: 5PM at South Side High School, 140 Shephard Street, Rockville Centre – (516) 766-7171

Who: Murder At The Howard Johnson’s At Studio Theatre
Info: This quirky suspense comedy will keep you entertained on Saturday evening. It tells the story of a love triangle taking place at a Howard Johnson motor inn.
Cost: $15 to $25
Time & Place: 8PM at Studio Theatre, 141 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst – (631) 226-8400

Who: The Comedy Club At Theatre Three
Info: This comedy series show is hosted by Maria Walsh. Get laughing with “America’s Naughtiest Mommy.”
Cost: $25
Time & Place: 10:30PM to 12AM at Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson – (631) 928-9100


Who: The Devotions At Connetquot Public Library
Info: Following an appearance at the Westbury Music Fair, the Devotions are at the public library for a performance that will raise your holiday spirit. Enjoy doo-wop tunes and their nifty style. They’ll have hits from the 50s and 60s, including “Rip Van Winkle” and others.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 2PM to 3:30PM at Connetquot Public Library, 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia – (631) 567-5079

Who: The Minstrel Players’ Production of Charles Dickens’ Classic, “A Christmas Carol”
Info: For the Minstrel Players Theatre Company of Northport’s seventh holiday production, it will present the Charles Dickens’ classic of “A Christmas Carol.” The production is directed by Debbie Palen. The performance takes place at Houghton Hall – Trinity Episcopal Church.
Cost: $12 to $15
Time & Place: 3PM at Houghto Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Main Street, Northport – (631) 732-2926

Who: Vienna Boys Choir At Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
Info: Enjoy an evening watching and listening to the magnificent harmonies of the members of the Vienna Boys Choir. It will include classical masterpieces, pop songs, medieval changes and holiday favorites.
Cost: $55 to $85
Time & Place: 7:30PM at The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach – (631) 288-1500

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