Updated: Santa. Dreidels. Music. Meals. More. It’s the Season for Holidays Celebrations

Holiday celebrations are underway, with everything from parades to tree lighting to Christmas teas and music on the schedule.

These are just a few of the scheduled events around Huntington. If we’ve missed you and you want to be included in updates, please email us the details.

Nov. 18

Walt Whitman High School will have its holiday fine arts and crafts fair from 10 am.-5 p.m.

It’s time for Santaport, Centerport United Methodist Church, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. White elephant items, crafts, toys, gift baskets, etc.

Huntington Assembly of God is having a harvest dinner at 5 p.m. for all those in the community who need community, a home-cooked meal and faith.

Nov. 19

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is hosting a Thanksgiving interfaith worship service  at 7 p.m. Participants are asked to provide gift cards for fast-food restaurants to donate to the homeless.  109 Browns Road, Huntington.

Nov. 20

The Sorrentino Family Foundation will be holding its 15th Annual Turkey Giveaway from 9AM – 6PM at 627 New York Avenue in Huntington. Consider donating if able. If you or someone you know may be in need of a turkey for Thanksgiving, vouchers are available. For more information, email [email protected].

Nov. 23

The Townwide Fund’s Thanks4Giving 4 Miler gets underway at 9 a.m. at  American Legion Hall 1 Mill Dam Road, Huntington.

The Four Mile Run draws more than 2,000 runners and the Family Fun Run is popular with school-age kids and families. Costumed runners add to the festive atmosphere and the morning is always a great success!

Every entry represents a donation to the Townwide Fund of Huntington.

Central Church on Main Street will offer a community meal at 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Contact  [email protected] for more information.

Nov. 24

Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Northport. 7 p.m. at the Village Park, sponsored by Northport Village, the Northport Fire Department, and the Northport Chamber of Commerce.

Nov. 25

Town of Huntington’s big Winter Wonderland electric parade and tree lighting. The parade steps off at 5:30 p.m. from the Big H shopping center, heads north to Huntingon Village, then west on Main. Lights, music and sirens, lots of sirens. Followed by the countdown to the tree lighting on Wall Street. Roads along the parade route will be closed beginning at 4 pm. See the calendar for music, Santa visits and other events.

The annual Northport Leg Lamp Lighting commences at 6:30 p.m. and re-enactment of scenes from the 1983 movie, A Christmas Story. Music and dancing. GoFundMe to support this free event.

Nov. 26 

South Huntington School District is having its 2023 Winter Wonderland featuring ice skating, story time, crafts, petting zoo, FREE family portraits, music, food trucks, bounce rides, and the annual Christmas tree & menorah lighting! All at Stimson Middle School, from 12:30-4:30pm.

Nov. 30

Christmas with Sal Valintinetti at the Paramount, 8 p.m.

The Huntington Station BID lights a tree at 946 New York Ave., and unveils a new welcome sign.

Dec. 2

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.

Dec. 3

Help keep Huntington’s history alive for future generations
through “Highlights of Historic Huntington”. 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.

Dec. 6

Learn about the nuno felting technique and make a tree from wool rowing and other fiber. Workshop at the Conklin Barn, 6-8:30 p.m. Register.

Dec. 7 

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

Dec. 8

Explore the Victorian origins of many modern holiday traditions, through the Whaling Museum. View historic buildings along Main Street in Cold Spring Harbor and discover how local families gathered for Thanksgiving, made merry at Christmas, and rang in the New Year – and how those celebrations would have been very different for whalers out at sea! Recommended for ages 12+ .

Dec. 10

Chanukah Wonderland at Walt Whitman Shops. Bring the whole family. 4 p.m. at  Bloomingdale Court. Camaraderie and celebrate the Holiday of Chanukah in style. Dreidel Painting, Doughnut Decorating, Face Painting, Giant Menorah Lighting, Build Your Own Menorah, Balloon Designing, Chanukah Gelt, Chanukah Arts & Crafts, music, family entertainment, and much more. No charge. RSVP suggested. www.Melvillechabad.com/chanukah. For more information call the Melville Chabad Center (631) 385-2424.

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will be stopping along Main Street in Northport from 3:30 to 5 p.m.


Celebrate Chanukah starting at 6 p.m. at the Harborfields Public Library in Greenlawn. Games, snacks, music; sing with Rabbi Jeff Clopper. Menorah lighting outside at 6:45 p.m.

Hosted by the East Northport Jewish Center, a menorah lighting is set for 7-8 p.m. at the Northport Village Park.

Dec. 23 

The Centerport Fire Department will be conducting Operation Candy Cane, transporting Santa around the community. See the flyer above for the location of Santa Stops.

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