Here are some of the best places to meet Santa Claus in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 8, 5-7pm
WHERE: Safari Adventure, 1074 Pulaski St., Riverhead
WHAT: Visit with Santa, Queen Elsa, and others; hear The Polar Express read; make magican reindeer food; and write letters to the North Pole.
WANT TO GO? $9.99-$24.99. 631-727-4386. thesafariadventure.com.
FREE Annual Reenactment of the Flying Santa
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 9, 11:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Fire Island Lighthouse, Robert Moses State Park parking field 5, Fire Island
WHAT: Santa arrives at the lighthouse in this holiday event.
WANT TO GO? 631-661-4876. fireislandlighthouse.com.
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 10, 10am, 12pm, and 2pm
WHERE: Long Island Aquarium, 431 E. Main St., Riverhead
WHAT: Enjoy a buffet brunch in the Sea Star Ballroom, make a special take-home holiday keepsake, and capture a family photo with Santa.
WANT TO GO? $49.95; $24.95 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3. 631-208-9200. longislandaquarium.com.
Breakfast With Santa
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 10, 8am, 10am, and 12pm
WHERE: Heritage Center, 633 Mount Sinai Coram Road, Mount Sinai
WHAT: Ticket includes a full buffet breakfast, holiday music sing-along, and a picture with Santa. Reservations required.
WANT TO GO? $18; $13 children; free for children younger than 3. 631-384-8900. msheritagetrust.org.