Weekend Fun: Boat Parade, Dickens Fest, Menorah Workshop

Enjoy These Great Weekend Activities for Kids on Long Island, December 2-3
Celebrate a Victorian Christmas in Port Jefferson. Photo courtesy of the Charles Dickens Festival via Facebook

Light up the night this weekend at the Holiday Light Spectacular at the Holtsville Ecology Site, choo-choo on down to the Nassau Lionel Operating Engineers open house or stroll along the "City by the Sea" to take in the Long Beach Boardwalk Lights

Spend the holiday season in days of old at the Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson or watch the South Shore waters glow at the Holiday Boat Parade in Freeport. Join the festival of lights at the Whaling Museum and Education Center in Cold Spring Harbor, where patrons are invited to build a menorah.

With the ho-ho-holidays swiftly approaching, take a gander at our Long Island Holiday Guide. And don't forget, our Event Calendar is loaded with fun, daily happenings for Long Island kids. Our December GoList offers more great family events through the rest of the month. Don't see a great event here? Add it to our calendar yourself.