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Seasonal Celebrations, Menorah Lighting Ceremonies, News, Events, and More in December 7th's Newsletter!

Looking to get into the holiday spirit? Check out this week's newsletter update, which has all sorts of fun ways to make the season bright!


This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
December 7th, 2012
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They host a Happy Hour from 12-7PM each and every day, and they offer all sorts of savory specials during all NFL games, including 1/2 price appetizers, 2fers on Pints, Well Drinks, and House Wine, as well as wing specials!

If you're looking to kick back and relax with friends, and enjoy the game, or even just a cocktail, head over to Rockwell's, where you'll always be greated with a warm smile, and friends are always welcome.

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Dear Long Islander,

December is well under way, and it's starting to feel more like winter, with a chill in the air to greet us each Morning. This Saturday, the 8th, marks the first day of Chanukah, which will be celebrated with Menorah Lighting Ceremonies throughout Long Island, in addition to the countless other Holiday and Seasonal Events happening throughout the weekend, and upcoming weeks. No matter what puts you in the holiday spirit, there are ways to celebrate the season all week long, right here, on Long Island. 

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Get Going In Style - At Camelot Limos “Your Chariot Awaits”
With the holiday season upon us – Allow Camelot Specialty Limos to take you out in style.  Whether you are visiting the tree at Rockefeller Center, attending a holiday party, hitting the city with friends, or perhaps you are just treating yourself to well-deserved night out.  Camelot Limos has a vast assortment of Contemporary, SUV, and Exotic Limousines at your disposal; as well as Luxury Party Buses.  We also provide pick up and drop off ground transportation if you plan on having a few cocktails and need a safe ride home. This Holiday season go out and give yourself the very best gift - make memories that you will talk about for years to come. 
For more information, please visit their website, or call 516-731-5466.
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Menorah Lighting Ceremonies & Celebrations on Long Island
Celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights!
Celebrate the lighting of the Menorah for Chanukah, the Festival of Lights. The eight-day Jewish holiday begins at sundown on Saturday, December 8th.  The holiday commemorates the miracle of a day's worth of oil which somehow continued to burn for 8 days, lighting a temple and becoming a symbol of hope.   Jewish children receive gifts for Chanukah – often one gift for each of the eight nights of the holiday. Whether you spell it "Hanukah," "Hanukkah" or "Chanukah," the holiday is celebrated with these traditions.   Lighting the menorah - a candle is lit each of the eight nights to commemorate the miracle of the oil.  Spinning the dreidel - The four-sided top with Hebrew letters written on each side. Gelt, which are chocolate coins covered with tin foil, are part of this game. These are some of the many traditions of Chanukah - why not make visiting a local lighting ceremony a new tradition for your family this year?
Read this Article in Full on to Find a Local Menorah Lighting Near You!
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Frank Ohman's New York Dance Theatre
Don't Miss the Performance of the Season at Hofstra University!
Frank Ohman’s New York Dance Theatre presents its 30th season of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” at Hofstra University on December 10, 11, 17, 18 (six performances).   Ohman’s production is the largest Nutcracker on Long Island with added music, scenes, and dances, and has a cast of eighty children, semi-professional dancers, and professional guest artists.  Holiday family entertainment at its best…come experience the magic!

For more info & to purchase tickets, please visit their website, or call 631-462-0964 or 888-695-0888.
This Week's Best Long Island Events  

It’s time to get into the holiday spirit! Come celebrate with Bellmore’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Extravaganza from 6-10 PM Friday, December 7th! The lighting will be held at 7PM. Holiday music will be played while Santa visits! Horse and Carriage rides from 6-9PM. There will also be refreshment and carolers! Don’t miss out on an early start to Christmas!
If you like cars and giving back to the community head on down to Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island this Saturday, December 8th from 10:30 AM-10:30 PM! The car rally will commence at 10:30 am sharp at Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island, located at 65 South Service Road (Plainview) and will conclude at Grill 454 located in Commack.  Guests will enjoy a delicious lunch, beverages, music and raffle! Don’t forget to bring a new unwrapped toy to donate this holiday season!
Join the Arthritis Foundation on Saturday, December 8th at Hofstra University for their 3rd Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis! Starting at 8:30 AM  This year will feature a USATF- certified 5k timed Run, option to walk. Kids Reindeer Dash and a visit with Santa, music & entertainment, Medals for top finishers in several age groups, prizes for "Best Costume" – Child, Adult and Team,  and much more! Tickets are $25-$30. 
If you have a case of royal fever, now would be the perfect time to attend Santa Visits The Castle! Hosted at The Castle at Westhampton, Santa will be visiting The Castle Sunday December 9th from 4-6pm. Tickets $10 per child includes a visit with the Santa Claus plus a holiday craft! There will be mini manis & makeup by the Princess for $5 and complimentary hot chocolate and cookies! Tickets must be purchased in advance!

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