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Five Family-Friendly Long Island Christmas Events You Won’t Want to Miss

Posted at Fri, Dec 14, 2018 1:00 PM

Christmas is fast approaching and all over Long Island communities are getting ready to celebrate in their own unique ways. There’s plenty to see and do as a family this month, so we here at Westbury Toyota have put together a quick list of some of the best family-friendly holiday events you can find right here at home. From light shows to festivals, we’ve got you covered, so take some time to mark your calendar!

Bayville Winter Wonderland and Haunted Christmas

There’s a little bit of a spooky twist with this holiday festival – Krampus is going to attend! Taking place at Bayville Adventure Park, you and your family will be able to enjoy a ride on the Holiday Express train, pay a visit to Santa’s workshop, and of course meet Santa himself. In addition, there will be a funhouse, ice skating, and plenty of food and drinks. The Bayville Winter Wonderland is open every weekend in December and even for a few days after Christmas.

For anyone who wants to walk on the wild side, you can get the full “Haunted Christmas” experience by going to meet Krampus. Be advised – this event is probably better suited for older kids and people who enjoy being scared. It’s open to everyone during select weekends all December long.

Jones Beach Magic of Lights

Christmas just isn’t Christmas if you can’t enjoy some amazing light displays! Fortunately, the good people of Jones Beach have put up a truly remarkable show. For the reasonable price of $20 per car, you can cruise along for more than a mile and take in the fantastic light displays and animations. The Magic of Lights is open every day until December 30th (weather permitting) and runs from dusk until 10:00 P.M. from Sunday to Thursday and from dusk until 11:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday. For more information, check out the Jones Beach official website.

Holiday Spectacular at Madison Theatre

Madison Theatre at Molloy College will let you experience different Christmas “worlds” this month, including but not limited to:

  • Magical Toy Land, where the toys come alive to interact with everyone.
  • Winter Wonderland, where you’ll be regaled with some of the most popular Christmas and Hanukkah songs.
  • A Holiday Party, where children will be delighted to see Rudolph and Frosty.

Throughout the entire experience you’ll be able to enjoy traditional Christmas carols mixed in with some lively dance numbers that really turn it into a party! There will also be an abundance of holiday costumes, scenery, and activities for everyone to enjoy. If this sounds like something your entire family would love to see, you can learn more at the Holiday Spectacular website.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

If you grew up watching Charlie Brown’s Christmas adventures and want your kids to have the same experience, why not head on over to NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, December 14? The live performance will capture all the charming nostalgia of the cartoon from your youth, as well as deliver the true message of Christmas to everyone watching. This is a great way to celebrate the real meaning of the season with the entire family, so call and book your tickets today!

Barnaby Saves Christmas

If you want to take your kids to some fun holiday plays, Theatre Three in Port Jefferson might just have what you’re looking for. You and your family can watch the antics of Barnaby the littlest elf as he and his reindeer friend embark on a quest to save Christmas while meeting up with new friends as they go. In addition to educating kids about the deeper meaning of Christmas, the play also shares information about Hanukkah and other elements of this festive season.

Christmas Means Family

There’s nothing more comforting about Christmas than spending it with family. By checking out some of these local holiday events, you’ll be giving your children fond memories for years to come. Make this Christmas one to cherish by sampling the wholesome, fun, and truly celebratory Christmas festivals and activities we’ve shared here!

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