Best Things To Do on Long Island in December 2021 With Kids

Take in the lights of the lighthouse during the Christmas season at Montauk Point Lighthouse. Photo courtesy of  the lighthouse
Take in the lights of the lighthouse during the Christmas season at Montauk Point Lighthouse. Photo courtesy of the lighthouse

Christmas lights and holiday activities are back this December, and that's just the beginning of things to do on Long Island this month.

From holiday lantern and light shows to spectacular immersive holiday displays, December on Long Island will not disappoint. Here are our favorite must-do events for the month, up to and including New Year's Eve.

Find more top December fun among these FREE Christmas activities. Discover Elf on the Shelf inspiration, and plenty more seasonal fun in our Holiday Guide for Long Island Families.

We’re adding more events to our Family Activity Calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently.

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PlayHooray at the Merrick Library
Merrick Library - 10:00 AM Pick
TMB Model Train Show
TMB Model Train Club - 11:00 AM Pick
Star Quest at The Whaling Museum
The Whaling Museum & Eduacation Center - 11:00 AM Pick
Maple Sugaring at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve - 11:00 AM Pick
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