Every Christmas holiday should bring good spirits and cheer and many of the classics help to do that! On Long Island, there are plenty of holiday performances, musicals and more to enjoy! Check out where the hot spots are for this Friday and the weekend to get into holiday spirit!
FRIDAY – DECEMBER 13, 2013
Who: Bayville Adventure Park’s Winter Wonderland
Info: Walk through a winter wonderland and meet Santa! There’s also outdoor mini golf, skating, a train ride, a fun house, and rope-bridge climbing to enjoy.
Time & Place: 6PM to 10PM at Bayville Adventure Park, 8 Bayville Avenue, Bayville – (516) 624-7433
Who: Holiday Movie – A Christmas Story At Sayville Library
Info: Enjoy the screening of a classic family movie about a young boy who must convince his parents that a toy rifle is the only gift that will make Christmas worthwhile.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM at Sayville Library, 88 Greene Avenue, Sayville – (631) 589-4440
Who: Shrek The Musical At CM Performing Arts Center
Info: Come see everyone’s favorite ogre come to life on stage. Through his journey, we learn what makes a real friendship and true love. Enjoy the performance with singing, dancing and breathtaking scenery. The performance continues to run through Jan. 5.
Cost: $20 to $27
Time & Place: 7:30PM at CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Highway, Oakdale – (631) 218-2810
SATURDAY – DECEMBER 14, 2013
Who: Barnaby Saves Christmas At Theatre Three
Info: Enjoy this wonderful holiday treat where a little elf and his reindeer friend set off to save Christmas! They meet friends along the journey and learn about the true meaning of Christmas, Hanukah, and the holiday season.
Time & Place: 11AM at Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson – (631) 928-9100
Who: A Rockapella Christmas at YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
Info: Enjoy holiday favorites performed by a doo-wop capella quartet made up of Brown University graduates. The group has traveled around the globe performing.
Time & Place: 8PM at YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore – (631) 969-1101
Who: Christmas On Broadway At The Suffolk Theater
Info: Enjoy a musical performance of holiday and Broadway show tunes performed by multi-talented singers and dancers.
Cost: $40 For Advance Ticket, $50 At The Door
Time & Place: 8PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343
SUNDAY – DECEMBER 15, 2013
Who: Shoemaker And His Christmas Elves At Van Nostrand Theatre
Info: Enjoy a yuletide spin on the classic Brothers’ Grimm fairy tale about a shoemaker who is poor and the magical elves that help him find out the true meaning of Christmas. It’s a heartwarming holiday musical.
Time & Place: 1PM, 3PM at Van Nostrand Theatre, Suffolk County Community College, Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood – (631) 851-6589
Who: The Minstrel Players Present Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” At Trinity Episcopal Church
Info: Enjoy a performance of the classic Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” presented by The Minstrel Players of Northport.
Cost: $20 For Adults, $15 For Seniors and Children
Time & Place: 3PM at Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Main Street, Northport – (631) 732-2926
Who: Gavin DeGraw Presented By WALK 97.5 At The Paramount
Info: American musician and singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw will perform live. He’s produced hits like “Best I Ever Had,” “Chariot,” “Follow Through,” “I Don’t Want to Be,” and others.
Cost: $30 to $60
Time & Place: 8PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300
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