Winter Bucket List 2017-18: Stay Warm With Exciting Local Activities

A plethora of holiday events and seasonal entertainment make the winter one of Long Island's most cherished seasons!

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Sledding is perfect fun for the entire family!

Photo by: Jean Delatete via Flickr. (CC BY-ND 2.0)

The leaves have all fallen, a chill has entered the air, and the first snow of the season has left a dusting across local towns.  Needless to say, winter has finally arrived here on Long Island!  The end of 2017 and first few months of 2018 is not a time for hunkering down, as the season is an exciting period where indoor and outdoor entertainment combine to create a magical time for local families.

Enjoying Long Island once is turns into a Winter Wonderland is as simple as choosing one of the endless number of activities that our home as to offer. From ice skating to holiday lighting ceremonies and light shows, there will always be something going on in a town near you. Plus, for those nights when it's best to stay warm by the fire, there are winter films, crafting projects, and family games to stay busy with.

It goes without saying that there are adventures waiting to be had for all Long Islanders, regardless of age or personal interests! Here's our Winter 2017-18 Bucket List to help you add a few things you might have missed on your own list!

Holiday Season Activities

Though the Winter solstice falls on December 21st, Long Islanders won't have to wait until then to start celebrating the season! The combination of Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year's in the span of just a few weeks means that it is absolutely the season to be jolly! Here are some of our favorite things to do in December:

Fun To Enjoy All Winter Long
Three full months of winter may seem like a long time, but with the activities to fit in before spring arrives, it's going to be quite the packed season! Whether you're looking to stay warm inside or enjoy the great outdoors, there is plenty to see and do!



  • Feel the rush of adrenaline by sledding down one of LI's best hills!
  • Prepare for battle with a rousing backyard snowball fight!
  • Ice skating is the perfect way to enjoy the winter atmosphere with the family or your special someone!
  • Bundle up during the next snowstorm and head out to build a snowman, igloo, or snow fort!
  • Help out a neighbor by shoveling his/her walkway and driveway after a snowstorm!

Holidays and Special Events: MLK Day, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, and More!
Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's may start off the winter strong, but there are a number of exciting holidays and events in the first few months of 2018 to look forward to!

Super Bowl

  • Cheer on your favorite team with some beer and wings at one of LI's best brew pubs!
  • Enjoy some lip-smacking appetizers during the big game with these easy recipes!

MLK Day & Black History Month

Valentine's Day Fun

St. Patrick's Day Entertainment

What does your Winter 2017-18 Bucket List look like? Let us know in the comments below!