Nothing rings in the holiday season like a Christmas tree lighting! Check out these tree lightings around Long Island and kick off the holiday season the right way with your family.
Bellmore Village Veterans’ Memorial, corner of Bedford Ave & Broadway/Pettit Ave, Bellmore
Friday, December 2, 6-10pm
Come out for an Old Fashion Christmas featuring a Live Nativity, horse & carriage rides, ·trolley rides through the community, festive holiday music, Christmas Tree Lighting, a visit from Santa, and more!
Baldwin Historical Society & Museum, 1980 Grand Ave., Baldwin
Sunday, December 4, 3:30-5pm
Baldwin Chamber of Commerce proudly presents Baldwin’s Tree Lighting Celebration. Free refreshments, pony rides, visit with Santa as he comes in on a Baldwin firetruck.
Merrick Ave. and Broadcast Plaza, Merrick
Sunday, December 4, 5pm
Kick off the holiday season with the lighting of both the Christmas Tree and Hanukkah Menorah. Refreshments will be served.
Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
Friday, December 9, 6-8pm
The Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park will be celebrating its annual Holiday Tree Lighting this year with carolers singing on the south side of the Camelia Greenhouse followed by Santa Claus’ arrival to light the holiday tree. Patrons can view the first floor of Coe Hall’s exquisite interior and enjoy the view of the spectacular poinsettia display in the main greenhouse and meet Santa in the Hay Barn or enjoy refreshments in the café.
Holtsville Ecology Site, 249 Buckley Road, Hotsville
Friday, December 2, 6pm
This annual Tree Lighting will feature costumed characters; complimentary candy canes and hot chocolate; musical entertainment; and a special appearance by Santa Claus, who will arrive by helicopter, and then assist with the countdown to light the tree.
Bayard Cutting Arboretum, 440 Montauk Highway, Great River
Friday, December 2, 5:30pm
Join along in a sing-a-long of traditional holiday carols while awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus. Upon his arrival, Santa will light the tree for the 2022 holiday season.
Orient Beach State Park, 40000 Main Road (Route 25), Orient
Friday, December 2, 6:30pm
It is a joyous occasion when visitors come to” Light Up the Season” at the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Orient Beach State Park. The tree is lit by Santa and he is available for pictures afterwards. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.
Mitchell Park, Front Street, Greenport
Saturday, December 3, 5-7pm
The Christmas parade of lights is a special night for young and old in the Village of Greenport! The parade will step off from the corner of Main and Center St. and continue through the village to Mitchell Park for the tree lighting.
Belmont Lake State Park, 625 Belmont Road, North Babylon
Saturday, December 3, 4-7pm
Patrons walk through a winter wonderland on their way to the main area for the tree lighting on the front lawn of the Long Island State Park’s Headquarters Building. In addition to the holiday music and tree lighting by Santa Claus followed by fireworks there is an ice sculptor, juggler, holiday displays and refreshments. The public can visit with Santa inside the lobby of the Headquarters Building.
These event listings first appeared on NewYorkFamily.com.