There is much fun to be had by the entire family in East Hampton this Holiday season. Here are some great events that embrace the spirit of the season. Both parents and kids will enjoy.
1. The in East Hampton Village is on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. The Parade goes down Main Street and continues up Newtown Lane. Children can meet and talk to Santa at the on Main Street after the parade. After meeting Santa, be sure to stay for a special treat.
2. exhibit at the also begins on Saturday. The exhibit will run for three weekends: on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit will feature interesting toys, dolls, and postcards generally ranging from 1820 to 1950. Included in the exhibit are an antique big wheel bicycle, torpedo pedal car, and sleigh.
3. The at the will be fun for the whole family on Sunday. The party is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be candle lighting and songs, Chanukah Light-Up Show by renowned magician and juggler Keith Leaf, light-up dreidels, balloon making, face painting and more. The party is open to the entire community. The entrance fee is just a donation of non-perishable canned or boxed food for the local food pantries. The Mitzvah Project for Chanukah is to bring an unwrapped children's toys for donation to the children at .
4. A production of will be present by the Hampton Ballet Theatre School at . The classic is loved by kids and adults alike. Shows start on Dec. 10 and continue through the afternoon of Dec. 12. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for kids. Reservations are recommended.
5. Kids have another chance to see at the on Dec. 12 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Anytime there's a Santa, it's a real kid pleaser.
6. at the in Sag Harbor should be lots of fun for the whole family on Dec. 11. Buy crafts and other gifts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be games and the kids can have their photos taken with Kris Kringle once again.
7. Bring the entire family to celebrate the at on Dec. 12. From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Santa will spread his jolliness with cookie decorating for the kids and wine tasting for the adults. Then from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. will be the tree lighting, caroling, "Twas the night before Christmas," and more fun. The inn has asked those attending to bring an unwrapped toy to support Toys for Tots
8. There will be a Christmas themed Storytime and Craft at the on Dec. 14 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. It's free but sign-up is required. Call the library to reserve your child's spot.
9. Also at is Celtic Christmas, a Celtic music show performed by Cherish the Ladies. The show is Thursday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at the box office before the show but reservations are recommended.
10. Have dinner and a movie with the kids. and have joined up to offer a fun holiday treat for the family on Dec. 19. First at Guild Hall, see a screening of It's a Wonderful Life, starring James Stewart at 3 p.m. Then, head over to Rowdy Hall for dinner. Vouchers can be purchased at Guild Hall or Rowdy Hall, $25 for adults, $15 for kids.