Holiday Lightings & Other Fun Stuff

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'Tis that time of year for holiday cheer, holiday tree lightings, caroling, and all that other holiday stuff.  Hopefully we'll get a little snow this year so the kids can go out and make snow Angels on Christmas morning unlike last year.

There are a host of activities going on right here in Valley Stream and neighboring villages beginning Friday.  Who needs to head to Rockefeller Center for the countries 2nd most excited tree lighting aside from the White House lighting?

Valley Stream Tree Lighting
Friday, November 30th
Village Hall Green

Children's Activities & More
Time: 5 p.m.
Santa arrives at 5 p.m. along with a host of other activities that include movies, writing letters to Santa (but he's right there...), cookies and other refreshments will be served.

Gingerbread House Contest
Pagan Fletcher Restoration to host annual event December 1st from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Decorative demo at 2 p.m.  FREE (donations accepted)

Something exciting is being planned for the end of December right here in our very own village.  I can't wait to share once details are confirmed.


Lynbrook Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 24th
Time: 8:30 a.m. Santa Clause arrives on Earle Avenue Parking Field #8
10 a.m. Children's Movie@ Lynbrook United Artist Theatre (Merrick Road)

Lynbrook Winterfest & Tree Lighting
Sunday, December 2nd
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Santa's House, caroling, horse drawn sleigh, rides and more
I don't know for sure, but I will assume this event takes place on Atlantic or either Greis Park. Check back for updates.

Lynbrook Blessing of the Creche
Monday, December 3rd
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Merrick Road & Blake Avenue

Lynbrook Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 8th
Knight's of Columbus - 78 Hempstead Avenue
Three Seatings - 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m, and 12:30 p.m.
Call (516) 599-8300
Space is limited so don't delay!

Lynbrook Blessing of the Menorah
Saturday, December 8th
Time: 7 p.m.
Location unknown

Lynbrook Fire Department Annual Christmas Rides
Saturday, December 15th
Time: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Earle Avenue Parking Field #8
One of my blog followers attended this event last year and couldn't thank me enough for letting her know about this.  I think I'll try and take the kids this year as well.


Saturday, December 1st
Time: 4:45 p.m.
Location: Hempstead Avenue/LIRR Train Station

Opening ceremony followed by a parade featuring Santa and his elves!  Hay Rides (huh?), horse and buggy rides, and live entertainment.  There is also a breakfast with Santa and bowling event.  For more details, call Malverne Village Hall at (516) 599-1200.  
Although I have never been, this event has a fabulous reputation.  I even hear that Central High School performed at the event last year.  

Rockville Centre

Holiday Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 6th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Village Green @ the corner of Maple & Lee Avenues, Rockville Centre
The official opening of the Holiday Season begins with the annual Village Tree Lighting Ceremony. Music & community fellowship will continue until the arrival of Santa Claus and his helpers

Chanukah Party
(Pre-K through Elementary Age)
Monday, December 10th
Time:  5 p.m.
I took my kids to this event last year to educate them a but on the Jewish culture.  My daughter's Kindergarten class was learning about various holiday traditions so it was a perfect fit.  Get there on time because the party moves fast.  Last year they had a fabulous magician.  They has snacks too which we kinda missed.

Sunday, December 16th
John A. Anderson Recreation Center
Time: 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $6/person (Tickets available 11/19 - 12/15 until tickets are all sold)
Adults and children are invited to enjoy a breakfast of juice, milk, rolls, bagels, cereal, and pancakes served by Santa’s Elves. You can build “Cupid’s Community Friendship Chain” and send your last minute wishes to Santa via “Reindeer Express Mail.”   After eating Vixen’s fixens, chat with Santa in Prancer’s Playland.  Don’t forget your camera - Rudolph & Frosty will be there too!  

Nassau County Events

If you want to see a real reindeer, stop by now until December 23rd.  Children's Animated Christmas Story is Open!  -  The FREE animated Christmas story "Something Special for Santa," is open during store hours until December 24th. Don't forget to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank.

They have an absolutely AMAZING holiday lineup you do not want to miss.  Santa will be there weekends for photos and wish lists; movie nights which include "Elf on the Shelf," "Rudolph" and more on the 4th, 6th, 11th, and 13th; crafts, breakfasts, and so much more.

Every weekend beginning Saturday, December 1st!  Click the link above for complete details.

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