Hamptons Holiday 2016 Events Calendar

Irish Christmas in America.
Irish Christmas in America. Photo: David Schofield

Tis the season to have fun! The Hamptons are filled with great events from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. Meet Santa, see a show, take a tour and more.


Legends in Concert at Gateway Playhouse
Through 11/27. Featuring tributes to David Bowie, Whitney Houston, Justin Timberlake, Adele and ABBA. The Gateway Playhouse, 215 South Country Road, Bellport. 631-286-1133 thegateway.org

A Christmas Carol at Theatre Three
Through 12/30. The ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet to come visit once more as the beloved annual production of the Charles Dickens classic returns. Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson. 631-928-9100 theatrethree.com

23rd Annual Country Parlor Holiday Craft & Gift Show
11/25, 11/26, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; 11/27, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The North Fork’s holiday show of fine folk artists and craftspeople in the historic Naugles Barn. Shop for a handmade gift. Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead. 631-298-5292 hallockville.com

Hamptons Holiday Party & Market at Parrish Art Museum
11/25, 5 p.m. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music while shopping from exclusive vendors, meeting authors at the book signing, and bidding on the season’s unique gifts in a silent auction. Tickets start at $150 for museum members. 631-283-2118 parrishart.org

East Hampton Historical Society House Tour Cocktail Party
11/25, 6–8:30 p.m. Benefit preview party for the 2016 House & Garden Tour. Starts at $200, includes entry to the House Tour. Private residence. 631-324-6850 easthamptonhistory.org

Black Friday Concert at Martha Clara Vineyards
11/25, 7 p.m. Featuring Billboard Live Band. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door depending on availability. Tickets include a glass of wine. 21 and over. Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead. 631-298-0075 marthaclaravineyards.com

ARF Thanksgiving Adoption Fair
11/25–11/27. Music, vendors, baked goods, free giveaways, holiday photos and, most importantly, adoptable animals! Free admission for the family. Adoption fees waived for approved applicants through the support of Best Friends Animal Society and Zappos. ARF Adoption Center, 91 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott. 631.537.0400 arfhamptons.org

Marders Open House 2016
11/25–11/27. Homemade cookies, hot cider, demos and more. Marders, 120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton. marders.com

It’s A Wonderful Life
11/26, 3 p.m. A live radio play production. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main Street, Patchogue. 631-207-1313 patchoguetheatre.org

Shelter Island Turkey Plunge
11/26, 11 a.m. Take the plunge or pledge a plunger at the 7th Annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge. Proceeds benefit the Shelter Island Public  Library. Rain, snow or shine. Crescent Beach, Shelter Island. 631-749-0042 shelterislandpubliclibrary.org

Montauk Library Holiday Book Sale
11/26, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Gift books, art books, cookbooks, children’s books, decorations, jewelry and more. 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk. 631-668-3377 montauklibrary.org

Southampton Fire Truck Parade of Lights & Annual Tree Lighting
11/26, 4:30 p.m. Christmas Tree lighting with caroling; holiday reception follows. Agawam Park, Southampton. 631-283-0402 southamptonchamber.com

East Hampton Historical Society House Tour
11/26, 1–4:30 p.m. A tour of the area’s most splendid houses and gardens, ranging from Colonials to glass boxes. $65 in advance/$75 day of tour. Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-283-2494 southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org

A Charlie Brown Christmas at Patchogue Theatre
11/27, 1 p.m./4 p.m. Live production of the classic holiday special about Charlie Brown and his friends as they discover the true meaning of Christmas. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main Street, Patchogue. 631-207-1313 patchoguetheatre.org

Holiday Lighting of The Big Duck
11/30, 7 p.m. Annual lighting of the beloved Flanders attraction. Big Duck, 1012 Flanders Road, Flanders. bigduck.org


Stony Brook Southampton Lighting of The Windmill
12/2, 5–7 p.m. Refreshments, holiday treats, music and crafts for children. Watch an ice carving demonstration. The windmill is a National Literary Landmark—Tennessee Williams lived there during the summer of 1957—and an iconic sight during the holiday season in the Hamptons. Free, open to the public. Stony Brook Southampton, 39 Tuckahoe Road, Southampton. 631-632-5030 stonybrook.edu/southampton

Our Fabulous Variety Show Presents A New Christmas Carol
12/2, 12/3, 7:30 p.m.; 12/4, 2 p.m. A twist on the Dickens classic. Showstopping dance numbers, music and more. $15–$50. Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-594-2906 ourfabulousvarietyshow.org

Clara’s Dream: The Nutcracker at Patchogue Theatre
12/2–12/4. Presented by the American Dance Theatre of Long Island. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main Street, Patchogue. 631-207-1313 patchoguetheatre.org


East Hampton Village Santa Parade
12/3, 10 a.m. Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down… Hosted by the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce. Parade begins on Main Street and turns onto Newtown Lane. 631-324-0362 easthamptonchamber.com

Christmas Fair and Market at Scoville Hall
12/3, 10 a.m. Local vendors and artisans, kids activities, cookie decorating, Christmas décor and more. Scoville Hall, 17 Meeting House Lane, Amagansett. 631-318-0285

The 20th Annual Charles Dickens Festival
12/3–12/4. Performances, old-fashioned marketplace, carriage and trolley rides, lantern house tour and more in the waterside village will put you in the Old World spirit of the season. Port Jefferson Village. portjeff.com

Homegrown for the Holidays at Hayground School
12/3, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Local artists, food purveyors and vendors showcase their wares. Hayground School, 151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton. haygroundschool.org

6th Annual Wooden Wonderland: Suffolk County Historical Society Carvers’ Winter Sale
12/3, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Holiday show and sale featuring handmade carvings by local craftsmen. Santas, gnomes, ornaments, birds, fish and more. Free admission. Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 West Main Street, Riverhead. 631-727-2881 suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

6th Annual Friends Bazaar
12/3, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Handmade jewelry, ceramics, wood and steel sculpture, small furniture, photography and more, priced for every budget. Ashawagh Hall, corner Springs Fireplace Road and Old Stone Highway, Springs. 631-604-1462

Mooseltoe at Gateway Playhouse
12/3, noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. The holiday favorite, featuring the voices of Al Roker and Christopher Plummer, returns. The Gateway Playhouse, 215 South Country Road, Bellport. 631-286-1133 thegateway.org

Christmas in Cutchogue Holiday House Tour
12/3, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Festive, decorated homes of the North Fork will open their doors for the Holiday Tour this year. Wine tasting, appetizers and desserts. Each location paired with a vineyard, restaurant or business. Participating businesses include Touch of Venice, Castello Di Borghese, Lieb Cellars and more. $75 per ticket, advanced ticket purchase required. Meet at 1855 Depot Lane, Cutchogue. 631-735-9024

Southampton’s It’s a Wonderful Village!
12/3, 1–4 p.m. Come take a holiday stroll, dine, shop, enjoy carolers, music, hot chocolate, cookies and more as the streets and sidewalks fill with cheer. Enjoy a horse and buggy ride through the village and a visit from Santa himself! Horse and buggy rides will also take place on 12/12 and 12/19. Southampton Village. 631-283-0402 southamptonchamber.com

An Old-Fashioned Christmas on James Lane
12/3, 4:30 p.m. Candlelight Celebration of Home Sweet Home & the Mulford House. Free. Mulford House, 10 James Lane, East Hampton. easthamptonhistory.org

Sag Harbor Whaling Museum Annual Holiday Cocktail Party
12/3, 5–7 p.m. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, music with Steve Shaughnessy, one-of-a-kind ornaments and art for sale. Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-0770 sagharborwhalingmuseum.org

Westhampton Village Festival of Lights
12/3, 6 p.m. Ride the Westhampton Beach Holiday Trolley to events around the Village. Among the many activities and attractions, local stores host kids’ craft stations and holiday treat stations, carolers wander the streets, and Santa and Mrs. Claus entertain with stories and fun. Later that evening, Jews and Christians celebrate the holidays together at the annual Christmas tree and menorah lighting ceremony on the Village Green. Enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies. Village Green, Main Street, Westhampton Beach. 631-288-3337 whbcc.org

Festival Of Lights: Holiday Wreath Auction & Lighting of the Vines at Wölffer
12/3, 6–8 p.m. This lovely evening is a great night for the entire family. Featuring: a silent auction of holiday wreaths and other décor, designed by artists, designers and business owners throughout the community, benefiting Fighting Chance cancer counseling; lighting of vines with 15,000 LED lights; and holiday jazz by Vanessa Trouble. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and hard cider, mulled wine and more. $75 ages 13 and older/$35 kids 12 and under. Wölffer Estate Vineyard, 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack. 631-537-5106 wolffer.com

Greenport Shellabration
12/3–12/4, noon–4 p.m. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enjoy the fresh shellfish of Peconic Bay and North Fork wine. $20 general admission/$50 VIP. Greenport Village, Main Street, Greenport. 631-477-8803 greenportvillage.com


How the Big Duck Saved Christmas at Suffolk Theater
12/4, 1 p.m. The story of how Flanders’ Big Duck saved Christmas from a group of french fry-loving Canadian elves. Told by Santa with original background illustrations by beloved animator Don Duga. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-727-4343 suffolktheater.com

Holiday Open House & Santa’s Workshop at Havens House Museum
12/4, 1 p.m. Take a picture with Santa, create holiday gifts and ornaments and see the Shelter Island School art show. Havens House Museum, 16 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island. 631-249-0025 shelterislandhistorical.org


Emerson String Quartet at Staller Center
12/6, 8 p.m. The chamber ensemble performs. Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook. 631-632-ARTS stallercenter.com


Pechakucha Night Hamptons, Vol. 18 at Parrish Art Museum
12/9, 6 p.m. Presentations by East End locals in a “20 slides x 20 second each” format. $10. This event will sell out. Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. 631-283-2118 parrishart.org

Irish Christmas in America at Patchogue Theatre
12/9, 8 p.m. A magical night of Irish music, vocals and dance to celebrate the holiday. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main Street, Patchogue. 631-207-1313 patchoguetheatre.org

Hampton Ballet Theatre School Presents The Nutcracker
12/9–12/11. The annual production of The Hampton Ballet Theatre School’s Nutcracker will be performed at Guild Hall, 158 East Main Street, Southampton. hamptonballettheatreschool.com


Kathleen King’s Cookie Exchange at Rogers Mansion
12/10, 4–5 p.m. Here’s a cookie exchange you’ll never forget! Swap dozens of recipes and cookies while enjoying cheese, crackers and wine and cider. The founder of Tate’s Bake Shop, Kathleen King, will give a short talk. Space is limited. $15 per person. Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. 631-283-2494 southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org

Horse and Buggy Rides in Southampton Village
12/10, 12/17, 12:30 p.m. Santa visit, light refreshments, horse and buggy rides. Southampton Arts Center and Rogers Memorial Library, 25 Jobs Lane/91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton. 631-283-0402 southamptonchamber.com

Santacon Pub Crawl 2016
12/10, 7 p.m. Get out your red suit and hat. It’s time for the third annual Riverhead holiday pub crawl. $10. Main Street, Riverhead. 631-727-4343 suffolktheater.com

Citarella Holiday Gingerbread House Family Workshop at Guild Hall
12/10, 11:30 a.m. Decorate a beautiful gingerbread house under the guidance of the professionals from Citarella. $20 per house. Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-0806 guildhall.org

Hearthside Cheer at Rogers Mansion
12/10, 5:30 p.m. Celebrate the holiday season in style at the historic Captain Albert Rogers Mansion, built in 1843. The mansion will be filled with wonderful hors d’oeuvres, sweets, an open bar, music from a live piano player and more. Colorful antique holiday decorations will be on display. $50 in advance/$60 at the door. Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. 631-283-2494 southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org

Ovations Presents The Nutcracker Suite at Patchogue Theatre
12/10–12/11. The classic ballet performed with full orchestra. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main Street, Patchogue. 631-207-1313 patchoguetheatre.org


Santa Brunch at Long Island Aquarium
12/11, 10 a.m.; noon; 2 p.m, Enjoy a delicious brunch and make a special holiday keepsake. Take a photo with Santa, then spend the day among the watery wonders of the Aquarium. Long Island Aquarium, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-208-9200 longislandaquarium.com


The Nutcracker at Whbpac
12/13. Presented by the Peconic Ballet Theatre. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. 631-288-1500 whbpac.org

Senior Holiday Party at Rogers Mansion
12/13, 1:30 p.m. Celebrate the holidays with Southampton seniors. Refreshments will be served. Discount in the gift shop. Free, reservations required. Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. 631-283-2494 southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org


Holiday Lantern Tour with Hugh King at Clinton Academy
12/16, 6:30 p.m. Lantern tour of Main Street that will include historical houses decorated for Christmas. $15, reservations required. Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-6850 easthamptonhistory.org

WLNG’s Rockabilly Christmas 2016
12/16, 8 p.m. Featuring Jason D. Williams, Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks and Prentiss McNeil. Sponsored by WLNG. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-727-4343 suffolktheater.com

Seiskaya Ballet’s Nutcracker at The Staller Center
12/16–12/18. One of Long Island’s most lavish productions of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet returns to the Staller Center. Choreographed by the famous Valia Seiskaya, this spectacular show has been crafted by acclaimed artists and dancers from all over the world, making for a holiday tradition to be enjoyed year after year. Staller Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook. nutcrackerballet.com

Studio 3 Presents Mixed Nuts: A Classic Holiday Nutcracker
12/16–12/18. This twist on the classic Nutcracker features local children ages 7–18. It’s Nutcracker meets How the Grinch Stole Christmas, with ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and acrobatics. Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts, 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor. 631-537-2008 dancestudio3.com


Camp SoulGrow Christmas Spectacular at Gurney’s
12/17, 2 p.m. Two hours of holiday fun and celebrations for kids and their parents. Gurney’s Montauk, 290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk. 631-668-2345 campsoulgrow.org

Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals Holiday Show at Suffolk Theater
12/17, 8 p.m. The band presents a special holiday concert. $50 and up. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-727-4343 suffolktheater.com


It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at Suffolk Theater
12/18, 6 p.m. Did you know that every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings? Directed by Cindy Clifford. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-727-4343 suffolktheater.com


Candlelight Tour of Rogers Mansion
12/31, 4 p.m. It’s time to bid a fond farewell to 2017. Celebrate the end of the year and take advantage of the last opportunity to view the year’s exhibit. Enjoy light refreshments. Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. 631-283-2494 southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org

New Year’s Eve Laugh, Dine and Dance at Suffolk Theater
12/31, 8 p.m. Featuring comedy, dancing and complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-727-4343 suffolktheater.com

New Year’s Eve After Hours Dance Party at Suffolk Theater
12/31, 10 p.m. DJ and dancing. Complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-727-4343 suffolktheater.com

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