The holiday season is in full effect, and there are celebrations all over the Island: Christmas tree lightings, festivals, a LEGO-menorah-building event, shows--even a weekend-long Charles Dickens festival, complete with period costumes, horse-and-carriage rides, and, of course, productions of The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol. And if you are ready for an outing to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree, we've got you covered. There are also some fun and educational non-holiday-oriented shows at the Long Island Children's Museum. And Saturday's National Cookie Day, don't you know? So cut the kids some slack this weekend, and while you're at it, take them to the Whaling Museum in Cold Spring Harbor for a Sea Cookie Workshop!
We've rounded up a list of the top events happening around the Island to suit whatever you're looking for--holiday themed or not.
And if you have a moment, check out the wonderful food drive that Mommy Poppins herself has spearheaded and Help Us Feed 10,000 NYC Children This Holiday Season. It's an easy process, and may be the start of an important discussion with your kids.