Every Wednesday, Long Island Pulse’s editors plan your weekend. From Manhattan to Montauk these are our picks of the top events and offerings. Think of it as your weekend agenda. Share your weekend using the #LIPulseWeekends.
What: Vanderbilt Museum’s Annual Tree Lighting
Where: Vanderbilt Mansion Courtyard
When: Saturday, Nov. 28, 4pm
Why Go: What says holidays more than carols, cookies and hot cocoa? The Northport Chorale will sing Christmas carols, followed by the tree lighting. Santa and his missus will make an appearance and hot chocolate and cookies will be served, naturally. Go.
What: 8th Annual Lighting the Lighthouse
Where: Montauk Lighthouse
When: Saturday, Nov. 28, 4:30-7pm, rain date Dec. 5.
Why Go: The Lighthouse Committee of the Montauk Historical Society will have a special guest flip the switch to light the Montauk Lighthouse. Santa will be there for the big event, along with music and caroling. The white lights, hung by Looks Great Services, who specialize in decorating grand structures, will remain lit until January. Go.
What: Connetquot River Holiday Boat Parade
Where: View in Oakdale
When: Saturday, Nov. 28, 5:30pm, rain date Sunday, Nov. 29
Why Go: It’s time to switch gears into full-blown holiday mode and what better way to do that than with the Connetquot River Holiday Boat Parade. The View in Oakdale is a prime location to see the show. The parade begins at 5:30pm followed by a Grucci fireworks show, at 7pm. The View will serve complimentary hot cocoa and cookies to all guests and families. There may even be a special visit from the man himself, Santa Claus. Go.
What: Santa Parade
Where: Port Jefferson Rail Road Station
When: Saturday, Nov. 28, 3-4pm
Why Go: Get festive with the jolly old man and his elves. The parade starts at the railroad station and will end at the bottom of the hill at the Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce. Afterwards, take selfies with Santa. Go.