Updated: Menorah Lighting, Fairs and Dickens Show Continue Holiday Celebrations

Because of the rain, Santa’s visit Friday night to the Huntington Holiday Spectacular is canceled.

The holiday celebrations continue over the next several days, and were kicked off Thursday in Huntington Station by  a tree lighting, and unveiling of a sign that includes a plaque honoring the late legendary Dolores Thompson.

A sign welcoming people to Huntington Station bears the image of Thompson, 94, who died in September, after decades of contributions to the hamlet’s well-being. The ceremony was at 946 New York Ave.,the northern edge of the hamlet, and was placed by the Huntington Station Business Improvement District.

Other holiday events in the next few days, including Christmas and Chanukah celebrations, are:

Saturday, Christmas Tea, Presbyterian Church of Sweet Hollow 3-5:30  p.m. Scones, tea, desserts, entertainment.

Christmas Tree lighting at Island Christian Church, 5:30 p.m. Free family activities include: a 30-minute Christmas Show with multiple showings, Ice Skating, Live Nativity with Animals, Storytime with Santa, Sleigh Rides with Caroling, Indoor Snowball Fights, Rudy the Mechanical Reindeer, Cookie Decorating, Write Letters to Soldiers, Face Painting, inflatables.

Greenlawn’s Meet at the Tree is set for 5:30-7 p.m.  at the Harborfields Public Library. A visit from Santa Claus, hot cocoa, and musical performances.

Gerald Charles Dickens delivers a one-man performance of his great-great-grandfather’s Christmas tale at Cinema Arts, at 7p.m., depicting all of the individual characters.

The Art League of Long Island is having its  58th Holiday Fine Art & Craft Fair on Saturday and Sunday,  at their art center in Dix Hills. The fair runs from 10am to 5pm at Vanderbilt Elementary school, 350 Deer Park Avenue in Dix Hills.

Sunday, the Huntington Historic Houses Tour.  This year’s tour will have five houses; one owned by the Ketewamoke Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The four remaining houses include the Fort Hill Estate, the Buffet House in Huntington, one in Cold Spring Harbor, and one in Huntington Bay. The tour will be headquartered in the Conklin Barn at 2 High St., Huntington. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Thursday is the Grand Menorah lighting, 5 pm., at 12 Wall St., Huntington. Fire show by Keith Leaf; Live Music with Toby Tobias.

The Huntington Holiday Spectacular continues on Wall Street until Jan.1.




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