Holiday Lightings & Other Fun Stuff

The good thing about living so close to other villages is that you have many options to attend holiday or community events if your schedule conflicts with the celebrations taking place in your own village.  Below is a list of area celebrations kicking off as early as this Saturday in Malverne which sounds like THE place to be for kids this weekend. 

Valley Stream Holiday Celebrations

Sunday, December 4th
Gingerbread House Project
Valley Stream Historical Society
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Pagan Fletcher Restoration
143 Hendrickson, VS
Activities: Decorative icing demo, vote for your favorite house, and win a prize
Saturday, December 10th
The Incorporated Village of Valley Stream Tree Lighting Ceremony
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Village Hall
Cost: Free!
Activities: Tree lighting and a visit from Santa Claus

Monday, December 12th

Friends of North Valley Stream
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Matthew Giglio Plaza @ Dutch Broadway/Corona Avenue
Activities: Performances by James A. Dever School jazz band, and Howell Road School Chorale

December 20

Menorah Lighting ceremony
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Rabbi Goldshmid of Chabad
(Corner of Sunrise Hwy and S. Franklin Ave. Green)



Saturday, December 3rd

The Lighting of Malverne
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tree lighting @ 5:15 p.m.
Location: Various – click here for the flyer

Activities: Breakfast with Santa (reservations required), Free movie with Santa (The Smurfs), bowling, storytime, local high school bands and choirs, Elf parade (how cool is this?), blessing of the Creche, free photos with Santa, horse and buggy rides, live nativity and choir, dance performances, ice sculpture, reindeer games, and much more.  (This sounds like an awesome event)

Tuesday, December 20th

Lighting of the Menorah
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Near the fountain


Saturday, December 4th

Winter Celebration on Atlantic Avenue
Time: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tree Lighting is @ 4:15 p.m.
Activities: Santa’s House, Caroling, horse-drawn sleigh, rides and more
Click here for complete info

Tuesday, December 20th

Lighting of the Menorah
Location: Unknown (I think it’s next to the movie theater on Merrick/Atlantic

Rockville Centre

Thursday, December 8th

Tree Lighting
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Village Green @ corner of Maple and Lee Avenues
Activities: Music and community fellowship will continue until Santa and his helpers arrive
Click here for additional info

Monday, December 19th

Chanukah Party
Time: 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: RVC Recreation Center

Pre-K through Elementary school age children are invited to attend and enjoy the festivities

I am still compiling information for Oceanside, Elmont, East Rockaway, and Baldwin.  If you have info, please share it with me at

Please confirm the details by clicking on the links to the flyers.

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