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Coming Up: Santa Parade, Hamptons Take 2 Film Festival

Christmas celebrations throughout East Hampton happening this weekend.

Santa Parade Credit: Michael Heller
Santa Parade Credit: Michael Heller
Here's what's coming up the week of Dec. 2. 

MONDAY

Add your events to our calendar. 

TUESDAY

Town Board: The East Hampton Town Board will hold a work session at Town Hall at 10 a.m.

Zoning Board: The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals will hold at meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Screening: The John Drew Theater and the Naked Stage presents "Elysian Fields," a new play by Chris Phillips, at Guild Hall at 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Design Review Board: The East Hampton Village Design Review Board will meet in the conference room at Village Hall at 5 p.m.

Speaking Shakespeare Final Showcase: Guild Hall's Education Department presents the final class of Speaking Shakespeare on the John Drew Theatre stage at 7 p.m. This night features 3 scenes and 3 monologues from Shakespeare's best - and the work of the students and teachers Morgan and Tristan Vaughan. All are invited to a reception following the short performance.

THURSDAY

Village Board: The East Hampton Village Board will hold its monthly work session at the Emergency Services Building at 11 a.m.

AIDS - Then and Now: Southampton Hospital will recognize World AIDS Day on Dec. 5 at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. A panel discussion with guest speakers will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a cash bar reception with light fare at 6 p.m., and film screening of David France’s "How to Survive a Plague" at 7 p.m. While you’re there, enter the raffle for a free massage at The Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute at Southampton Hospital and buy a discounted copy of The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience. The evening is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. 

Movie Screening: The Friends of the Montauk Library will screen "Kings of Summer," a coming-of-age comedy that was a critically acclaimed nominee at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, at the library at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. 

Town Board: The East Hampton Town Board will meet at Town Hall at 7 p.m.

Benefit Concert: A concert benefitting Mark Schmitt, an East Hampton native who suffered a traumatic brain injury, will be held at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett at 8 p.m. The Montauk Project, Soak Hides, Olde Sake, and Belly Fire. Price: $10 donation.

FRIDAY 

Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival: The sixth annual Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival showcases 22 films from Friday through Sunday at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, with Q&As after every film, and Audience Award. Check the calendar for screening times. 

The Holiday SpectacularOur Fabulous Variety Show for the third annual Holiday Spectacular, featuring show stopping dance numbers, holiday favorites and even Santa Claus on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Meet Santa from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. Hosted by John Mingione from 106.1 WBLI with radio supporting radio as proceeds from the event will benefit 88.3 WPPB.

SATURDAY

Santa Parade: The annual Santa parade, hosted by the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce, marches down Main Street and up Newtown Lane at 10 a.m. Santa will greet children at the Huntting Inn after the parade. Theme this year is a "Disney Holiday." 

GROUNDWORKS @ Hrens Holiday Open House: GROUNDWORKS will hold an open house in East Hampton. Santa Claus will be on hand, cut and live trees for sale, the gift shop will be open, and a live nativity scene will be set up for select hours. A "snow village" will also be set up. Complimentary gingerbread cookies, eggnog and cider will be served. 

Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival: The sixth annual Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival showcases 22 films from Friday through Sunday at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, with Q&As after every film, and Audience Award. Check the calendar for screening times. 

Friends Bazaar: Art & fine crafts, small batch artisanal food products, items of quality large and small for every budget at the third annual Friends Bazaar. Ceramics, jewelry, wood and steel sculpture, paintings, photography, cards, accessories, skin products, and more. Starts at 10 a.m.

St. Lukes Annual Christmas Fair: The St. Lukes Christmas Fair will include plants, gifts, vendors, free hot chocolate, crafts for the kids, and free raffle for children with Elf on the Shelf book as the prize. Soup and hot dogs for sale. Starts at 10 a.m.

LONGHOUSE Holiday Wreath Making Workshop: Florence Rewinski will once again harvest an abundant variety of greens from LongHouse Reserve’s foliage to offer a unique workshop in holiday wreath making. Register in advance. Price: $80

LVIS Old Fashioned Holiday Celebration: The Ladies Village Improvement Society invites children and adults to the free annual Old Fashioned Holiday Celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served and Mrs. Santa will be there to greet you. Enjoy the spectacular dollhouse decorated for Christmas and do your holiday shopping at our Bargain Books and Bargain Box Thrift Shops. Parking in adjacent Village lot.

Holiday Open House: The East End Classic Boat Society will hold a Holiday Open House from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Community Boat Shop in Amagansett, with a raffle drawing at 4:30 p.m. for the boat built this year, a Goeller dinghy.

PET PALS with Cornell: Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils and mice — enjoy a hands-on visit with small animals you might have as a pet at Amagansett Library at 3:30 p.m. Learn about each animal's characteristics and needs such as what they like to eat and where they like to live. 

The Holiday SpectacularOur Fabulous Variety Show for the third annual Holiday Spectacular, featuring show stopping dance numbers, holiday favorites and even Santa Claus on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Meet Santa from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. Hosted by John Mingione from 106.1 WBLI with radio supporting radio as proceeds from the event will benefit 88.3 WPPB.

SUNDAY


Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival: The sixth annual Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival showcases 22 films from Friday through Sunday at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, with Q&As after every film, and Audience Award. Check the calendar for screening times. 

Tree Lighting: c/o The Maidstone and The Living Room Restaurant in East Hampton will present the annual tree lighting on from 4 to 6 p.m.  The tree lighting event will feature festive activities such as live holiday music from local choir, visits with Santa, cookie decorating, holiday refreshments and more. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the East Hampton Food Pantry. There will also be a toy drive for Toys for Tots. A collection box will be available for new unwrapped toys throughout the holiday season. Beginning at 6:45 p.m. both the a la carte menu and a Swedish Christmas Table menu will be offered in the dining room.

Harbor Bells Christmas Concert: Harbor Bells, an English Hand Bell Choir, will hold an annual Christmas concert at St. Andrew's Church in Sag Harbor at 4 p.m. The choir always collects canned goods for the local food pantries and gives a donation to the various pantries to give back to the community. 

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