Thrill to the Girl Scouts Of Suffolk County's Holiday Light Show. Photo courtesy of Mass Mutual of Greater Long Island
Thrill to the Girl Scouts Of Suffolk County's Holiday Light Show. Photo courtesy of Mass Mutual of Greater Long Island

Things To Do 0n Long Island this Weekend: Dickens Festival, Laurie Berkner, Tree Lightings

Experience the Chandlery of the 1800s as the Village of Port Jefferson magically transforms into the Dickensian era. Children can learn what it was like to live the privileged life during the 1930s in a Gold Coast mansion – and have fun doing it at the Vanderbilt Museum

View more than 60 trees decorated by different organizations as they light up Stony Brook Village. Best-selling artist Laurie Berkner will perform holiday hits at The Paramount. The unique Holiday Boat Parade showcases festively decorated vessels along Freeport's Nautical Mile.

Santa comes to Greenport; arriving at noon aboard a LIRR Greenport Scoot at the Railroad Museum of Long Island, as part of the village's month-long Holiday Festival.

See our Holiday Family Fun Guide for the best in seasonal entertainment, including our Christmas tree cutting guide, breakfast with Santa events, Hanukkah fun roundupice skating rinks and plenty of FREE events and activities. As always, our Event Calendar and December GoList are loaded with fun, daily happenings for Long Island kids.

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Places featured in this article:


Village of Port Jefferson - Village Center

Van Nostrand Theatre, Suffolk County Community College,

John Drew Theatre at Guild Hall

The Omni/Hampton Jitney

The Showplace at Bellmore Movies

Vanderbilt Mansion, Museum, Planetarium

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

Danfords Hotel, Marina & Spa

Centereach Fire Department Headquarters
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides