The South Asian Times

06 December 2019 10:32 AM

Best of Long Island holiday season events

The holiday season on Long Island is filled with lights and festivities. Here are a few you may wish to visit.... 

FROSTY

Nov. 23-Dec. 29, various times. This family friendly show tells the story of Jenny and Frosty and their adventures as they try to save the town of Chillsville from Ethel Pierpot and her evil machine that will melt all the snow.

WHERE John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport

INFO 631-261-2900, engemantheater.com, $15

POLAR EXPRESS/NORTH FORK TROLLEY RIDE

Weekends and select weekdays from Nov. 29-Dec. 23. Families can take a trolley ride to the "North Pole," inspired by the classic children's book by Chris Van Allsburg (and a 2004 movie starring Tom Hanks). For children 2 and older.

WHERE All trips depart from The All-Star Bowling Alley, 96 Main Rd., Riverhead

INFO 631-369-3031, $57 a person, tickets available at northforktrolley.com.

'TIS THE SEASON

Dec. 7, 4-7 p.m. This celebration of Sayville's history includes a holiday lantern tour, crafts, face painting and music.

WHERE Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave., West Sayville.

INFO 631-854-4974, limaritime.org, $5 per person.

VANDERBILT MANSION'S FESTIVE HOLIDAY DINNERS

Dec. 7, seatings at 6 and 8 p.m. Enjoy a meal in the Gold Coast mansion, which will be decked out in holiday finery. Includes a guided tour of the Vanderbilt Museum.

WHERE 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport

INFO 631-854-5579, vanderbiltmuseum.org, $150 a person, $135 for members, reservations required.

Father Christmas of the North Pole and Wading River in the Annual Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson.  Credit: Marisol Diaz

24TH ANNUAL CHARLES DICKENS FESTIVAL

Dec. 7-8. Port Jefferson's annual salute to the prolific British author includes trolley and carriage rides, costumed characters from "A Christmas Carol," Victorian entertainment, magic shows and a giant puppet parade.

INFO 631-473-4724, 631-473-1414, portjeff.com; most events are free.

(Source: newsday.com)

Update: 02 Dec, 2019

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