Hamptons Event Highlights: December 5–9, 2019

Mrs. Claus (Juliette Parker) and Santa (Dan Rattiner) leading the 2018 East Hampton Santa Parade,
Mrs. Claus (Juliette Parker) and Santa (Dan Rattiner) in the East Hampton Santa Parade, Photo: Carole Blankman Ginsburg

Have a look at just some of the fun and exciting events happening in the Hamptons this weekend, December 5–9, 2019. Make sure to call ahead or check the website links below prior to each event, as some may get rescheduled or cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Find more exciting Hamptons, North Fork and kids events happening this weekend and beyond at DansPapers.com/Events.

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East Hampton Santa Parade & Lighting of the Windmill
Saturday, December 7, 2:30–8:30 p.m.

Here comes Santa Claus, right down East Hampton Main Street in the annual parade officially kicking off the village’s holiday season. Beginning at 2:30 p.m., Mr. and Mrs. Claus lead festive floats and colorful characters from the First Presbyterian Church to Hook Windmill for the yearly holiday lighting at 3:45 p.m. Explore local shops from 4–8:30 p.m. to discover wonderful gifts for the whole family in the East Hampton Holiday Night Market.

Throughout East Hampton Village, 631-324-0362, easthamptonchamber.com

"No Fear No Favor"
“No Fear No Favor,” Image: Courtesy Hamptons Doc Fest

Hamptons Doc Fest
December 5–9, Times vary

The 12th annual Hamptons Doc Fest lineup brings Hamptons audiences five days of diverse documentaries, discussions, panels, media labs, award ceremonies and celebrations. The festival features dozens of films, including Very Ralph, Gay Chorus Deep South, 17 Blocks, No Fear No FavorCitizen K and David Crosby: Remember My Name. Tickets are $15.

Bay Street Theater and Southampton Arts Center. hamptonsdocfest.com

The Wölffer Estate Lighting of the Vines
The Wölffer Estate Lighting of the Vines, Photo: Daniel Gonzalez

Wölffer Estate Lighting of the Vines
Saturday, December 7, 6 p.m.

The stunning event, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, features the lighting of Wölffer Estate Vineyard’s vines with 15,000 LED lights, plus plenty of wine and hors d’oeuvres, live jazz by Vanessa Trouble and a silent wreath auction benefiting The Retreat, a local domestic violence prevention agency. Tickets are $95 and $35 for children ages 1–6.

Wölffer Estate Vineyard, 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack. 631-537-5106, wolffer.com

Five friends cheering on good news.
Image: iStock

Maureen’s Haven Winter Benefit
Saturday, December 7, 6 p.m.

Show your support for Maureen’s Haven Homeless Outreach at the second annual Winter Benefit, a night filled with music, dancing, tasty bites, refreshing pours and fabulous auction prizes. Tickets are $50 and help Maureen’s Haven provide food, shelter and medical consultation to the East End’s homeless population through the cold winter and spring months.

Seasons of Southampton, 15 Prospect Street, Southampton. 631-727-6831, maureenshaven.com

Christmas presents
Image: Svetlana Kolpakova/123RF

Amagansett Life-Saving Station Holiday Bazaar 
Sunday, December 8, noon–4 p.m.

Peruse exotic and useful wares by East End artisans to support the Amagansett Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station’s historic 1902 building and educational programs. Take care of all your holiday shopping with HAMPTONS Handpoured candles, birdhouses and trays by Michael Cinque, Plan Bee Balms, Essence to Essence natural skin and beauty products, jewelry by Eleni Prieston, posters by Scott Bluedorn, skateboards from Grain Surfboards, Godiva chocolates and more. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

Amagansett Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station, 160 Atlantic Avenue, Amagansett. 917-912-9595, amagansettlss.org

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