Local Holiday Happenings

It's hard to believe that the holidays are almost upon us, but as we fall into November here are some local events to put you in the spirit!


Nutcracker Magic on Middle | Saturday, November 19 | 6:30PM | 587 Middle Rd.


Hosted by Bayport's American Ballet Studio the outdoor event includes highlights from their popular Nutcracker performance, music, games, hot chocolate, food, holiday gift shopping, and face painting. There will be photo opportunities with Santa and the Nutcracker characters.






Patchogue River Holiday Boat Parade Preview | Saturday, November 19 | Harbor Crab

Come down to the Harbor Crab Restaurant in Patchogue to preview the 2022 Holiday Boat Parade entries, where you can vote for your favorite festive display the night before the parade.

27th Annual Holiday Boat Parade | Sunday November 20 | 6PM | Patchogue River

27th annual Christmas/Holiday boat parade on the Patchogue River starts at 6PM. This year's theme is A Winter Wonderland. There is free public viewing at Sandspit Park (Davis Park Ferry Terminal) and FINS (Watch Hill terminal) as well as all the waterfront restaurants.

Have a boat you’d like to enter in the parade? Click here to register!


15th Annual Smiles Turkey Trot |Thursday, November 24 | 8:30AM | Corey Beach

A 5k Fun Run, 1.5 mile non-competitive Run/Walk, and a Kid’s Fun Run to benefit charities on Long Island that assist families and help children. The race starts and finishes at Corey Beach Park and winds through the beautiful town of Blue Point. Registration is limited to 1000 runners.

The Kids Run starts at 8:30am for children 10 years old and under. Turkey headbands for all kids race participants.

The 5k and 1.5 mile run starts at 9am. Long sleeve technical shirts for all pre-registered 5k and Walk participants at designated pick up times.

Awards for 5k race: A Pumpkin Pie will be given to first five male and female 5k finishers

Registration information: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 5K & Walk $20, Kids' Fun Run $10. There is a price increase after Oct. 19, 2022 ($22) and again after November 1 ($25 and $15).

Register here.


South Shore Winter Market | Saturday, December 3 | 9AM - 3PM | Bayport Flower Houses

Every Saturday from December until March visit the winter farmers market housed at the Bayport Flower Houses. Filled with local craft vendors and artisan foods, the South Shore Market is a one stop shop for all your holiday gifts.



Meadowcroft’s Christmas on the Bay | Saturday - Sunday, December 3 - 4 | 12PM - 4PM

Hosted by the Bayport-Blue Point Heritage Association at the historical John E. Roosevelt Estate of Meadowcroft (Located on Middle Road between Bayport and Sayville)

Featuring Victorian/Edwardian Christmas Decorations • Refreshments • Raffle for Decorations • Music on the Roosevelt Grand Piano • Special Holiday Exhibits • Pictures with Old St. Nick


Meadowcroft’s Christmastime Aglow | Saturday, December 3 | 6PM - 8PM

An intimate guided tour of the Meadowcroft estate in all its Christmas glory as part of the Heritage's Christmas on the Bay celebration. Refreshments will be served. Limited to 50 guests, tickets are $25/per person


Chamber of Commerce Tree Lighting | Monday, December 5th | 5:30PM | BBPHS

Join the Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce for their annual community tree lighting with music by the BPP Arts Department, hot chocolate and a surprise visit by Santa.




Chamber of Commerce Menorah Lighting | Sunday, December 18th | 5PM | Chamber Park

Join the Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce as Rabbi Jessica Rosenthal ushers in the first night of Chanukah with the annual menorah lighting.



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