6 Can’t Miss Weekend Events

Every week Long Island Pulse editors help you plan your weekend. From Montauk to Manhattan these are the events you can’t miss. Think of it as your weekend agenda. Share your weekend using #LIPulse.

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Lake Grove 

What: Ugly Christmas Sweater Day at Smith Haven Mall
Where: Smith Haven Mall, 313 Smith Haven Mall
When: Friday, Dec. 15
Why Go: Sport your ugliest sweater while doing your holiday shopping. Celebrate the national holiday by also taking a photo with Santa. Click to go


What: The Lords of 52nd Street Holiday Show
Where: The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St
When: Friday, Dec. 15, 8pm
Why Go: Billy Joel’s original band, The Lords of 52nd Street, will perform Billy Joel hits from the 70s and 80s as well as holiday classics. The doors, bar and restaurant open at 6:30pm. Click to go

Franklin Square 

What: The Franklin Square Holiday Gift and Craft Fair
Where: VFW Hall, 68 Lincoln Rd
When: Saturday, Dec. 16, 9am-4pm
Why Go: The Franklin Square Holiday Gift and Craft show returns for the season. Featuring dozens of craft and merchandise vendors selling jewelry, clothing, handmade soap and crafts, there is sure to be something for everyone on your list. Click to go


What: SantaCon Long Island Holiday Bar Crawl
Where: Main Street
When: Saturday, Dec. 16, 12pm
Why Go: Back by popular demand, SantaCon will hit Farmingdale’s best bars and eateries to raise money for those in need during the holidays through a partnership with Toys of Hope. Click to go


What: Chanukah on Main Street
Where: Brightwaters Canal
When: Sunday, Dec. 17, 5:30pm
Why Go: Join the town of Brightwaters as it honors the Fire Department who will assist the town in a Grand Chocolate Gelt drop. Enjoy sizzling latkes, delicious donuts, dreidel giveaways, hot chocolate and fun for the whole family. Click to go


What: Santa’s Village Holiday Craft Vendor Fair
Where: Academy Sport Complex, 875 Conklin St
When: Sunday, Dec. 17, 2-6pm
Why Go: Last minute shoppers and holiday lovers must check out Santa’s Village Craft Vendor Fair for crafts and homemade gifts. Bring the kids along to meet Santa and take a free photo with him, his reindeer and Mr. Snowman. Click to go