Tree Lighting Ceremonies on Long Island
Here’s where you can view Christmas tree lighting ceremonies on Long Island in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
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FREE Annual Brookhaven Town Tree Lighting
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 6, 6pm
WHERE: Holtsville Ecology Site, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville
WHAT: Enjoy holiday entertainment from local singers and dance groups, costume character meet n' greets, as well as Santa's arrival via helicopter!
WANT TO GO? 631-758-9664. brookhavenny.gov.
FREE Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, 4:15pm
WHERE: Belmont Lake State Park, 625 Belmont Road, North Babylon
WHAT: See Santa light the tree and then meet him inside the lobby. Families will also enjoy holiday music, fireworks, and entertainment including an ice sculptor and juggler.
WANT TO GO? 631-667-5055. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=88-25026.0.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, 5-7pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
WHAT: Santa Claus will light the Hatchery's tree at 5:30pm. Enjoy cookies, tea, and hot chocolate.
WANT TO GO? Free admission after 5pm; $10 suggested donation. 516-692-6768. cshfishhatchery.org.
FREE Islip Arts Council Annual Orphans Tree Lighting in Brookwood Hall
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: Brookwood Hall, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip
WHAT: Enjoy caroling by local school groups, scouts, and other presentations.
WANT TO GO?
FREE Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 8, 5pm
WHERE: Heritage Park in Mount Sinai , 633 Mount Sinai Coram Road, Mount Sinai
WHAT: Hot chocolate and cookies, Christmas carols, and Santa Claus await at the official lighting of the Heritage Trust Christmas Tree.
WANT TO GO? 631-509-0882. https://msheritagetrust.org/.
FREE The 40th Annual Holiday Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 8, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Ward Melville Heritage Organization's Educational & Cultural Center, 97P Main St., Stony Brook
WHAT: See 14-foot giant puppets on parade, hear live music, see a holiday train display, tell Santa what you want, and witness the tree lighting.
WANT TO GO? 631-689-5888. stonybrookvillage.com.
Main image: Christmas tree lightings are happening around Long Island.
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