'Tis the Season 2017 Guide

Here are some holiday events across Long Island. Please check before heading out, as dates and times are subject to change.

Jones Beach Light Show
Nov. 17 - Dec. 31

Location: Ocean Parkway, Jones Beach
Time: Sunday-Thursday until 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday until 11 p.m.
Price: $25/vehicle Monday-Thursday; $30/vehicle Friday-Sunday
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Magic Polar Express Ride
Nov. 23 - Dec. 23
Location: Riverhead or Southampton
Time: Monday-Friday - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Weekends - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Price: $53
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Forest Lane Lights
Nov. 23 - Jan. 1, 2018
Location: 5 Forest Lane, Coram, NY
Time: After 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. nightly; Dec. 16 - Santa night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Price: Free - donations are accepted for breast cancer research
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TMB Train Club Open House
Nov. 25 & 26; Dec. 9 & 10; Jan. 6, 7, 20, 21; Feb. 3 & 4
Location: 120 Schmitt Blvd. Farmingdale, NY 11735
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: Free
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Girl Scouts' Holiday Light Show
Dec. 1 - 30 (closed Dec. 24 & 25)
Location: Smith Point County Park, Shirley
Time: Monday to Thursday - 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Friday to Sunday - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; week of Dec. 18 - 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Price: $20/car; $40/van; $70/bus
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Live Drive Through Navity
Dec. 2 & 3; Dec. 8 & 9
Location: Stony Brook Christian Assembly, 400 Nicholls Road, East Setauket
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: Free
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Railroad Museum of Long Island's Holiday Open Houses
Dec. 2 & 3
Location: 440 4th St., Greenport
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.*
Price: Free

Dec. 9 & 10
Location: 416 Griffing Ave., Riverhead
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.*
Price: Free
*Santa arrives at noon

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Tree Lighting & Santa Visit
Dec. 8
Location: Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Price: Free
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Nutcracker Ballet
Dec. 8 - 10
Location: Guild Hall of East Hampton, 158 Main St., East Hampton
Time: Dec. 8 - 7 p.m.; Dec. 9 - 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Dec. 10 - 2 p.m.
Price: $20-$50
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Re-enactment of the Flying Santa
Dec. 9
Location: Fire Island Lighthouse, Robert Moses State Park, Field # 5
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Price: Free
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Electric Light Parade
Dec. 9
Location: Long Beach (starts at Ohio Avenue)
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Price: Free
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Dutch Christmas
Dec. 9
Location: The LI Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave., West Sayville
Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: $5 (reservations required)
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Bizarre Haunted Flea Market
Dec. 9 & 10
Location: Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Time: Dec. 9 - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Dec. 10 - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: $15 (tickets required)
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Hands On Hanukkah
Dec. 10
Location: Smith Haven Mall
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: Free
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Three Village Electric Parade
Dec. 10
Location: Starts at Emma Clark Library/Setauket School, 1134 Main St. in E. Setauket, proceeds down Main Street to the Brookhaven Kiwanis Park
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Price: n/a
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Eglevsky ballet presents 'The Nutcracker'
Dec. 16 & 17
Location: Tilles Center
Time: 12/16 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.; 12/17 at 2 p.m.
Price: starting at $48
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Long Island Gay Men's Chorus: Winter Concert
Dec. 15 &16
Location: 12/15 - Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City; 12/16 - Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook
Time: 8 p.m.
Price: $27
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Seiskaya Ballet Nutcracker Performances 
Dec. 15 - Dec. 18
Location: Staller Center for the Arts
Time: Friday/Monday - 7 p.m.; Saturday - 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Sunday - 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Price: Adults - $40; Children - $34
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Long Beach Landmarks 2017 Holiday Candlelight House Tour
Dec. 16
Location: Long Beach - Kennedy Plaza
Time: 2 p.m.
Price: $35
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Frank Ohman's New York Dance Theatre presents 'The Nutcracker'
Dec. 16 & 17
Location: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, Hofstra University
Time: 12 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Price: Adults $42; Children $32
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Church Unleashed's Polar Express
Dec. 23
Location:  Church Unleashed in Commack
Time: 3 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Price: Free
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Candlelight Evenings
Dec. 26 - Dec. 30
Location: Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: $12
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Past Events

Light the Lighthouse
Nov. 25
Location: Montauk Lighthouse
Time: Dusk (approximately 4 p.m.)
Price: Free Admission
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Santa at the Lighthouse
Nov. 26
Location: Montauk Lighthouse
Time: 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Price: Adults $6.50; Children 12 and under Free
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Long Island Festival of Trees
Nov. 24 - Nov. 26
Location: Cradle of Aviation Museum
One Davis Avenue
Garden City, NY
Time: Friday/Saturday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: $15 adults; $10 children under 12
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Connetquot River Boat Parade
Nov. 25
Location: Viewing locations - 
Snapper Inn
View
Oakdale Yacht
Nicoll's Point Marina
Vanderbit's Wharf
Great River Town Ramp
Timber Point

Time: 5:30 p.m. parade; 7 p.m. fireworks
Price: n/a
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Leg Lamp Lighting
Nov. 25
Location: Main Streetin Northport
Time: 6 p.m.
Price: n/a
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The Big Duck Lighting
Nov. 29
Location: The Big Duck, Route 24, Flanders
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: Free
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St. James Model Railroad Club Holiday Train Display
Dec. 1 - 3
Location: Mills Pond House, St. James
Time: Dec. 1 - 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Dec. 2 & 3 - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: $2/adults; 50 cents/kids (donation)
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Long Beach Tree Lighting
Dec.1
Location: Kennedy Plaza, 1 West Chester St., Long Beach
Time: 4 p.m. kickoff; lighting at 6 p.m.
Price: n/a
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Brookhaven Town Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec. 1
Location: Holtsville Ecology Site, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville
Time: 6 p.m.
Price: n/a
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Santacon Run & Roll for the Kids
Dec. 2
Location: Eisenhower State Park, East Meadow
Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Price: $25 to run; Free to walk and roll
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Freeport Boat Parade
Dec. 2
Location: Nautical Mile, Freeport
Time: 7 p.m. to 10 pm.
Price: Grab a reservation to view from a steam boat. $10/adults; $5/kids
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7th Annual Wooden Wonderland
Dec. 2
Location: Suffolk Historical Society, 300 West Main St., Riverhead
Time: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Price: Free
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Ugly Sweater Beer & Yoga
Dec. 2
Location: Great South Bay Brewery, 25 Drexel Drive, Bay Shore
Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; sign-in at 9 a.m.
Price: $20 (plus taxes/fees)
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Holiday Festival in Stony Brook Village
Dec. 3
Location: Stony Brook Village Center, 111 Main St., Stony Brook
Time: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Price: Free
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Charles Dickens Festival
Dec. 2 &3
Location: Village of Port Jefferson
Time: Event times vary
Price: n/a
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