9 Christmas Tree Lights to Kick Off the Holidays on Long Island
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Extravaganza
Bellmore Village Veterans Memorial, corner of Bedford Ave and Broadway/Pettit Ave, Bellmore
Friday, December 2, 6-10 p.m
Come out for an old-fashioned Christmas with a Live Nativity, horse and carriage rides, ·carriage rides through the community, festive holiday music, Christmas tree lighting, a visit from Santa and more!
Baldwin’s Tree Lighting Celebration
Baldwin Historical Society and Museum, 1980 Grand Ave., Baldwin
Sunday, December 4, 3:30-5 p.m
The Baldwin Chamber of Commerce proudly presents Baldwin’s Tree Lighting Celebration. Free refreshments, pony rides, visit with Santa when he comes in a Baldwin fire truck.
Annual Menorah and Christmas Tree lighting
Merrick Ave. and Broadcast Plaza, Merrick
Sunday, December 4, 5 p.m
The holiday season begins with the lighting of both the Christmas Tree and the Hanukkah Menorah. Refreshments will be served.
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
Friday, December 9, 6-8 p.m
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park will celebrate its annual holiday tree lighting this year with carolers singing on the south side of the Camellia Greenhouse, followed by the arrival of Santa Claus to light the holiday tree. Patrons can view the first floor of Coe Hall’s exquisite interior and enjoy the spectacular view of the poinsettia display in the main conservatory and meet Santa in the Hay Barn or enjoy refreshments in the cafe.
Brookhaven Christmas Tree Lighting
Holtsville Ecology Site, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville
Friday, December 2, 6 p.m
This annual Tree Lighting will feature costumed characters; free sweets and hot chocolate; musical entertainment; and a special appearance by Santa Claus, who will arrive by helicopter and then witness the countdown to lighting the tree.
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Bayard Cutting Arboretum, 440 Montauk Highway, Great River
Friday, December 2, 5:30 p.m
Join in the singing of traditional holiday carols as you await Santa’s arrival. Upon his arrival, Santa Claus will light the tree for the 2022 holiday season.
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Orient Beach State Park
Orient Beach State Park, 40000 Main Road (Route 25), Orient
Friday, December 2, 6:30 p.m
It’s a joyous occasion when visitors come to “Light Up the Season” at Orient Beach State Park’s annual holiday tree lighting ceremony. The tree is lit by Santa and he is available for pictures afterwards. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.
Village of Greenport Parade of Lights & Tree Lighting
Mitchell Park, Front Street, Greenport
Saturday, December 3, 5-7 p.m
The Christmas Parade of Lights is a special night for young and old in the Village of Greenport! The parade will descend from the corner of Main and Center Sts. and will continue through the village to Mitchell Park for the tree lighting.
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Belmont Lake State Park
Belmont Lake State Park, 625 Belmont Road, North Babylon
Saturday, December 3, 4-7 p.m
Patrons walk through a winter wonderland en route to the main tree lighting area on the front lawn of the Long Island State Park Headquarters building. In addition to holiday music and the tree lighting by Santa, followed by fireworks, there is an ice sculptor, juggler, holiday performances and refreshments. The public can visit with Santa Claus in the lobby of the Headquarters Building.
These event listings first appeared on NewYorkFamily.com.