It's that time of year again! Now that we are into December, Christmas is on its way and communities all over Long Island are getting into the festive spirit. There are plenty of celebrations to attend, both family friendly and for a more mature crowd, so if you are looking for ways to bring in the holiday season, keep on reading. We here at Westbury Toyota have put together a short list of five Christmas Events taking place right here on Long Island that are sure to capture the spirit of the season!
If you have ever wanted to take a cruise with your family without having to go too far from home, now is the time! The Meet & Greet Cruise with Santa takes place on Saturday, December 14th with the ship leaving Sapphire Yacht Charters in Freeport at 1 P.M. In addition to the lovely scenery of the South Shore, passengers will be able to enjoy a professional DJ, heated cabins, free light food and snacks, a cash bar, and of course Santa! Do not forget to bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots charity.
The Long Island Aquarium is definitely feeling the spirit of the season and to that end is hosting a brunch with Santa as the special guest on December 15th. This event runs from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. in the aquarium’s waterfront Sea Star Ballroom and will feature a mouthwatering buffet brunch. Children will be able to make holiday keepsakes that they can take home with them and once the meal is over, families can have their picture taken with the big man himself. You can make a day out of this, too, because the brunch fee includes admission to the rest of the aquarium.
Taking place right here in Westbury is the Santa 5K, hosted by the Long Island Road Runner’s Club. On Sunday, December 22nd, you, your family, and your friends can all participate. This is a rain or shine event complete with awards in many different categories. All participants can enjoy hot chocolate, coffee, and bagels, as well as take their chances with a raffle and the 50/50. For more information, visit the website.
Featuring the talents of Broadway designers and performers, the Madison Christmas Spectacular is a traditional concert that will have everyone singing along with the most cherished holiday tunes while enjoying spectacular choreographed theatrical numbers. This is a family-friendly event that will take place on Saturday, December 21st and Sunday, December 22nd at The Madison Theatre at Molloy College in Rockville Centre.
On Sunday, December 15, be sure to bring the entire family to Osprey’s Dominion in Peconic for the Very Merry North Fork Christmas! In addition to a delicious breakfast buffet, there will be caroling and crafts for everyone to participate in. Irish dancers will perform to traditional holiday music and the entire family can crowd together with Santa for memorable family holiday photos. For more information, be sure to check the event website.
As you can see, there’s no shortage of things to do this month right here on home soil. Whether you’re looking for an outing for you and your family, you and your friends, or a mixture of both, there is plenty to do without having to travel too far. Be sure to check out one of the events we listed above or better yet, check out a couple. Enjoy Christmas by partaking in local community holiday spirit and happy holidays from all of us here at Westbury Toyota!