Jaime Sumersille

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Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Santa Brunch, Ice Show, Hanukkah

Celebrate this December weekend with the Holiday Classic Ice Showa Winter Wonderland Party, or the Whaling Center's Yankee Whaler Holiday Party for throwback fun. Shake a tail feather with Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights at the Long Island Children's Museum, or head out for some children's theater like Mary PoppinsMadagascar, and these pretty Nutcrackers.

There are also holiday light shows and local homes lit up with holiday cheer, inflatables, and synchronized Christmas tunes. There's still time to visit a LI tree farm to cut down your own Christmas tree, and you can catch Santa at breakfasts all over Long Island or at these photo-op spots. Kids can also enjoy the kickoff of Hanukkah fetes and crafts this weekend.

Wallet feeling the pinch from all that holiday fun (and gift giving)? Check out these deals for hot kid destinations and services like the Rockettes and Sahara Sam's indoor water park. Warning: Many expire soon!

For the most fun per square inch, check the Mommy Poppins December GoList and Holiday Fun Guide. And don't forget to book those Christmas Eve and day feasts at these family-friendly Long Island restaurants!

Hanukkah Fun and Menorah Lightings for Long Island Families

Hanukkah festivities, crafts, and activities are underway across Long Island. Giant menorahs will be lit, dreidels spun, and latkes devoured.

You'll also find car parades, fire jugglers, ice skating events, and more. Here are some of the most fun Festival of Lights events for local families. Be sure to check out our Holiday Fun Guide for more events this month, and of course, the daily Event Calendar. Happy Hanukkah!

Long Island Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve & Day 2016

Hosting a holiday takes much preparation and energy. From shopping to cooking to staging, being a hostess is a daunting task. If you're looking for a break from slaving over the stove and cleaning dirty dishes, we've compiled a list of local restaurants that will serve you this Christmas, and even have some with kid-friendly menus, too. Please be sure to call ahead for reservations. And for more activities and events this month, check out our Holiday Guide.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Holiday Spectacular, West End Electric Light Parade, Dec. 10-11

Animals, lights, a snow globe and a life-sized Operation game are all part of the Holiday Spectacular at Plainview Hospital this weekend. Have a bright night at the West End Electric Light Parade in Long Beach. 

Winter is the perfect time to indulge in some theater. Take in a live performance of In the Nicholas of Time!FrostyThe Nutcracker or Scrooge.

And for the most fun per square inch, check the Mommy Poppins December GoList and the events calendar daily. 

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The Most Spectacular Holiday Light Displays on Long Island

Watch your little ones' faces light up as they see the glow coming off these spectacular holiday light shows across Long Island. That's not all! Most are full-on destination stops with hot cocoa, ice skating and photo ops with Santa and more.

And don't forget to also check out some of the Long Island homes with awesome holiday lights displays, as well as our Long Island Holiday Fun Guide.

12 Days of Christmas Events on Long Island

The weather outside might be turning frightful but the amount of Christmas events and activities available on Long Island are just delightful. Check out our list of 12 Days of Christmas Events on Long Island -- starting on December 1 -- and perhaps you'll even find a partridge in a pear tree!

And don't forget to also check out some of the Long Island homes with awesome holiday lights displays, as well as our Long Island Holiday Fun Guide.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Gingerbread Decorating, Sea Glass Ornaments Dec. 3-4

Stay warm and toasty in Freeport while the Holiday Boat Parade floats by. Get creative with candy at the Children's Museum of the East End's gingerbread house decorating event. Step back in time and learn how the Roosevelts spent Christmas at Sagamore Hill. Create a delicate Sea Glass Ornament or bright Menorah at the Whaling Museum.

There's plenty of holiday celebrations on the calendar to explore. Dine at breakfast with Santa, take in a live performance of The Nutcracker or ooh and ahh at spectacular light shows across Long Island. 

And for the most fun per square inch, check the Mommy Poppins December Go List and the events calendar daily. 

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The Nutcracker on Long Island

One of the most beloved stories ever told would have to be The Nutcracker, which is typically your child's first introduction to classical ballet. This fairy-tale about the beauty and magic of Christmas and the ways that love and joy can transform dreams into reality is always satisfying. This Tchaikovsky work of art is a lovely way to familiarize children to the delights of great theater and there’s no need to travel far to experience this wonderful and much-loved Christmas story. Here is a list of upcoming The Nutcracker performances on Long Island in 2015.

And be sure to take a look at our Long Island Holiday Fun Guide, including non-Nutcracker holiday shows.

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