Now that the weather is getting colder and the village centers are decorated to the nine, it's time to take your kids, and pets, for their annual photos with Santa Claus. Here are 10 options for your family.
1. The rolls into East Hampton Village on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. St. Nicholas will be on his red sleigh with all the reindeer and lots of friends marching along side him from various East Hampton Town organizations.
2. After the parade, slide on over to the , where the will direct Santa for some photographs with kids.
3. Also on Saturday, will head to the in Sag Harbor to greet those who have been nice from 2 to 4 p.m. At 5 p.m., the village trees will light-up in an event sponsored by the .
4. What would a be without St. Nick himself? Get your holiday shopping done early at the bazaar on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., while Santa takes pictures with the kids. Christmas wreaths, ornaments, homemade treats and more will all be for sale.
5. Santa will surely be riding on one of the firetrucks in the Parade of Lights in Southampton on Saturday at about 4:45 p.m. Fire departments trucks from all over a lit up and honking away in this parade, before the Christmas tree lighting at Agawam Park.
6. At the start of the , will host Santa Claus on Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Children of all ages can have their photo taken with Santa for a donation to East Hampton Food Pantries of at least $2. Additional contributions of boxed or canned food will be accepted. donuts and apple cider will be served.
7. Mrs. Claus will make an appearance on Dec. 10 at none other than the . She'll be at the holiday party from 2 to 4 p.m., where kids can have some treats and check out the all done up for the holiday. Parents can even do a little Christmas shopping at the and .
8. If your pet wants to give Santa a list of treats he wants this year, , 118 Old Country Road, in Westhampton on Dec. 10, starting at 10 a.m. The cost is $10.
9. On Dec. 11, heads to Montauk, where he will be hosted by the . Children can tell him what they want for Christmas, starting at 1 p.m.
10. The at does an annual that always brings out the jolly old fellow. He'll decorate cookies with the kids on Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. Coffee, hot cocoa, hot cider, and Grog will be served. At 5 p.m., Brad Beyer will perform on the piano, the tree will be lit and the Choir will perform holiday songs for a sing-along.