Next week Christmas arrives and Long Island is in high gear with all the spectacular winter holiday shows and events to enjoy. If you’re done with all your holiday shopping, make sure to come out and enjoy shows and events like the Nassau County Christmas Village, NEFCU’s Holiday Dreams On Ice show, the Jingle Boom Holiday Bash At The Main Street Gallery in Huntington, The Vendettas’ performing a Rock and Roll Holiday Spectacular show at Bay Street Theater and much more! Find the events to stay entertained all weekend long right here with Hot Spots: Weekend Watch!
FRIDAY – DECEMBER 19, 2014
Who: Nassau County Christmas Village
Info: Come have some holiday fun at this event held on Milburn Lake behind the Coral House. Activities include fire pit with s’mores, arts and crafts in a heated tent, holiday music, horse and buggy rides and more! The event continues all weekend long.
Cost: Free Events
Time & Place: 4PM to 8PM (Friday), 12PM to 8pm (Saturday), 12PM to 6PM (Sunday) behind the The Coral House, 70 Milburn Avenue, Baldwin – (516) 223-6500
Who: Bayville Adventure Park Winter Wonderland
Info: This winter wonderland features arcade games, indoor rock climbing, mini golf and rope courses, ice skating, a light show, Santa visiting and more! It’s an attraction the entire family can enjoy this holiday season.
Time & Place: 6PM to 10PM Bayville Adventure Park, 8 Bayville Avenue, Bayville – (516) 624-7433
Who: WLNG’s A Rockin’ Rockabilly Christmas At The Suffolk Theater
Info: Come celebrate the holidays rockin’! It’s a flash back to the Old Time Rock ‘N’ Roll Shows with old time favorites and new ones. The event features the talents of Jason D. Williams playing in the style of Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks, a guest appearance by Bobby Volkman, and “The Traditions,” Long Island’s premiere Doo-Wop group singing Doo-Wop versions of Christmas carols.
Time & Place: 8PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343
SATURDAY – DECEMBER 20, 2014
Who: Cracked – An Exciting New Take On Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker
Info: This performance, featuring the professional dancers of the NOMAD Contemporary Ballet and a pre-professional company of dancers puts an exciting new twist on Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Come celebrate the season with this holiday classic!
Cost: $25 to $65
Time & Place: 2PM or 7PM at Chaminade High School, 340 Jackson Avenue, Mineola – (516) 248-6420
Who: NEFCU’s Holiday Dreams On Ice At Twin Rinks Ice Center
Info: Come enjoy this holiday ice skating spectacular and fireworks display show. The show stars local and national skaters, along with Santa and his skating elves, who come together to light their Christmas tree and celebrate the holiday season.
Cost: Free Event – Free Admission for Stand-Room Only; Limited $30 Tickets For Bleacher Seats and $100 Tickets for Seating VIP Party Pass
Time & Place: 5:30PM to 6:30PM at Twin Rinks Ice Center, 200 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow
Who: Jingle Boom Holiday Bash At The Main Street Gallery
Info: Enjoy live music, poetry, craft beer, sweet treats and an ugly sweater contest down at the Main Street Gallery at the Huntington Arts Council.
Cost: Free, $5 Suggested Donation
Time & Place: 6PM to 10PM at The Main Street Gallery, 213 Main Street, Huntington
SUNDAY – DECEMBER 21, 2014
Who: Lumiere Ballet – The Nutcracker At SUNY Old Westbury
Info: Come enjoy the holiday ballet classic by Tchaikovsky adapted from the story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffman.
Cost: $30, $25 For Seniors And Children
Time & Place: 2PM at SUNY Old Westbury, 223 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury – (631) 586-2921
Who: Disney’s Mary Poppins At BroadHollow’s BayWay Arts Center In East Islip
Info: Come enjoy this musical set in Edwardian London and based on a series of children’s books by P.L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film, involving a governess with magical abilities.|
Cost: $15 to $22
Time & Place: 2:30PM or 6:30PM at BayWay Arts Center in East Islip, 265 E, Main Street, East Islip – (631) 581-2700
Who: The Vendettas Rock and Roll Holiday Spectacular At Bay Street Theater
Info: The show features one of Long Island’s favorite Rockabilly bands. Rock to holiday hits and plenty of Roots Rock and Roll, which The Vendettas are known for. The show also features The Holiday Horns, pianist Mike Ryan and vocalist Erin Doherty.
Time & Place: 7PM at Bay Street Theater, One Bay Street, Sag Harbor – (631) 725-9500
To check out all of the Nightlife Events happening on Long Island, check out the LongIsland.com Events Calendar, or, head over to our Nightlife Section for Happy Hour Happenings all week long! If you're looking for some local insight on the best things to do on LI, or want to share your favorite Nightlife Hot Spots, check out the Nightlife Forum, and see what the locals have to say!
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