Holiday Happenings 2016

Thanksgiving Day 

November 24

TURKEY TROT: Three and six-mile races, co-sponsored by Keeshan Real Estate and East Hampton Town Parks and Recreation Department, starting and finishing at the Circle in Montauk, $10 in advance, $15 day of the race, registration 8 to 9:30 a.m., race 10 a.m. Information at 631-324-2417.

COMMUNITY DINNER: East Hampton Presbyterian Church. Free to all. Reservations required by Nov. 21 at 631-324-0711. Seating at 11:45 for noon dinner, takeout available at 11:30 a.m.

Friday, November 25

BOOK ANGELS: Design and make angels to decorate wrapped books as gifts for children in need. Hampton Library, Bridgehampton, drop in, all day. 

ADOPT-A-FAMILY: Collection of presents and gift cards for clients of the Retreat. All gifts due by Dec. 12. Call helpline 631-329-4398 for details. 

OPEN HOUSE: Cookies and cider, Marders Garden Shop, 120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Live music, 1-4 p.m. Birds of prey demonstration, 1-3 p.m. Also Nov. 26 and Nov. 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 26 only: Genesis Gospel Choir, 10 a.m.-noon. 

HIKE: Southampton Trails Preservation Society annual walk-it-off hike. Meet at the end of Round Pond Lane in Sag Harbor for a fast-paced hike. Registration required with Dai Dayton at 631-745-0689, 10 a.m.-noon

HOLIDAY MARKET: Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, noon-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with museum admission. On Friday, the market will have cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music while guests shop from vendors, meet authors, and bid on gifts at a silent auction, $200, members $150, 5-8 p.m.

ART FOR FAMILIES: Free with museum admission, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., also Saturday.

“IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE”: Live radio play by Joe Landry. Tickets $20 for adults, $10 for students under 21. Southampton Cultural Center, 29 Pond Lane, 7 p.m. Also Nov. 27 at 2 and 5 p.m.

Saturday, November 26

HOLIDAY FAIR: Baked goods, handmade items, Christmas decorations, toys, handmade rugs, and rummage sale. Refreshments will be sold. Montauk Community Church, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

PARTY: Holiday music, apple old fashionends, tour to rediscover the gardens. R.S.V.P. to events@longhouse.org or 631-329-3568. LongHouse Reserve, 133 Hand’s Creek Road, East Hampton, 2-4 p.m.

HOUSE AND GARDEN TOUR: East Hampton Historical Society, Tickets from 10 a.m. at Clinton Academy, East Hampton. $65 in advance, $75 day of tour, 1-4:30 p.m.

GIFT SHOW: Crafted by local artisans, Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons. Museum Archives, 2539-A Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton. Also Nov. 27, Dec. 3 and 4, 10 and 11, 17 and 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

HOLIDAY SALE: Friends of the Montauk Library, new and used books and holiday gifts. Montauk Library, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

EXHIBIT: “A Cavalcade of Antique Dolls and Toys,” through Dec. 31, Clinton Academy, East Hampton. Free. Saturdays, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sundays, noon-5 p.m. 

PUPPET SHOW: Goat on a Boat presents “The Legend of the Banana Kid.” Tickets $15. Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor, 11 a.m.

HOLIDAY MARKET: Amagansett Food Institute’s Buy Local, Give Local market with vendors like Amagansett Sea Salt Co., Anke’s Fit Bakery, Bonac Bees, and more, Amagansett Farmers Market, 367 Main Street, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

HORSE AND BUGGY RIDES: Part of Southampton Chamber of Commerce’s It’s a Wonderful Village promotion, from Southampton Arts Center, 25 Job’s Lane, 12:30-3:30 p.m. 

LIVE ANIMAL PRESENTATION: Lizards, turtles, and snakes with a Quogue Wildlife Refuge naturalist, Mashomack Preserve, Shelter Island, 1-2 p.m.

BASKETBALL FUND-RAISER: Three-on-three tournament to benefit First Lt. Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund, Shelter Island School, 33 North Ferry Road. Open to the public, 1 p.m. 

FAMILY MOVIE: “March of the Wooden Soldiers” in 3-D, East Hampton Library, 1 p.m. 

CANDLELIGHT RECEPTION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, will be lit up and decorated for the holidays, cider and gingerbread cookies served. $10 for adults, free for members and children 17 and under. R.S.V.P. to Southampton Historical Museum, 4 p.m. Also Nov. 27.

PARADE OF LIGHTS: Fire trucks on Main Street and Job’s Lane, Southampton, 4:30 p.m., followed by tree lighting and caroling at Agawam Park, 5 p.m. Sponsored by Southampton Chamber of Commerce. Party follows with Santa visit and refreshments, Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane. 

MUSIC AND DANCING: The Royals: An Evening of Music and Dancing to benefit East End Hospice, $40. Loyal Order of the Moose, 51 Madison Street, Riverhead, 7-11 p.m. 

Monday, November 28

TOYS FOR TOTS: New unwrapped toys collected through Dec. 14. Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.’s office, 2302 Main Street, Suite A, Bridgehampton, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Wednesday, November 30

TREE LIGHTING: Caroling with Santa and Mrs. Claus, hot cocoa and cookies. Sponsored by Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce, in front of the Shelter Island Police Department, 6 p.m. 

BIG DUCK LIGHT-UP: With Santa visit, Route 24, Flanders, 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 1

TOY DRIVE: South Fork Natural History Museum will collect new, unwrapped toys for the Retreat. They may be dropped off at the museum, during open hours, Dec. 1 - 14. 

TREE SALE: Sag Harbor Lions Club Christmas tree sale, windmill, starting on or around Dec. 1 through Christmas.

FAMILY MOVIE: “The Polar Express.” Sign-up online or by calling. East Hampton Library, 4-5:40 p.m. 

HAMPTONS TAKE 2 FILM FESTIVAL: “Hearing Is Believing,” 2 p.m., “Saving Jamaica Bay,” 4:15 p.m., and “Mirrors to Windows: The Artist as Woman,” 6 p.m. Opening night film, “A Moment in Time: Hamptons Artists,” 8 p.m., preceded by wine reception and followed by Q&A with Lana Jokel, filmmaker. Tickets online at HT2FF.com, $15 adults, $13 senior citizens. Four-day pass, including gala, $150. Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor. 

DECORATING PARTY: And cookie swap for grades 7 through 12. Decorate the library, build a book tree, set up a menorah, and enjoy holiday cookies, John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor, 5-8 p.m.

SHOPPING: Ladies Night Out fund-raiser, $10. Hosted by Sag Harbor Ladies Auxiliary to benefit auxiliary and Sag Harbor Food Pantry. Sag Harbor Firehouse, Brick Kiln Road, 5-11 p.m. 

Friday, December 2

HAMPTONS TAKE 2 FILM FESTIVAL: “Bang! The Bert Berns Story,” 10 a.m., “Beauty and the Beer,” noon, “Do Not Resist,” 2:15 p.m., and “Uncle Gloria: One Helluva Ride!” at 4 p.m. Tribute to the P.B.S.”American Masters” series on writers, musicians, artists, and filmmakers. Begins with a screening of “Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future,” 6 p.m., followed by awards at 8 p.m. Screening of “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” 8:30 p.m. Tickets online at HT2FF.com, $15 adults, $13 senior citizens, or $25 for Friday night at 8. Four-day pass, including gala, $150. Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor. 

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Bridgehampton Museum, and gift sale at the Museum Archives, 2539-A Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, 5-7 p.m. Also Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

CUPCAKE WARS: Best prizes for teens who decorate the best cupcakes. Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton, 4-5 p.m. 

“HOW SCROOGE STOLE CHRISTMAS”: Our Fabulous Variety Show performance. Tickets $25 to $50 (onlineat ourfabulousvarietyshow.org). Guild Hall, East Hampton, 7:30 p.m. 

AMARYLLIS PLANTING: For kindergartners to third graders. Registration required at 631-668-3377, Montauk Library, 3:30-4:30 p.m. 

DINNER AND LIVE RADIO PLAY: “A Christmas Carol,” with 5 p.m. dinner at Le Chef on Job’s Lane; show at 7 p.m. at South­ampton Cultural Center. Tickets $59, to benefit Rogers Memorial Library. Also Dec. 3 at 2, 5, and 7 p.m., and Dec. 4 at 2 and 5 p.m.

STOP-MOTION ANIMATION: Workshop night, with cocktails. $10, members free. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, 6-8 p.m.

“THE NEW CHRISTMAS CAROL”: Our Fabulous Variety Show performance, Guild Hall, East Hampton. Tickets $25 to $50 online at ourfabulousvarietyshow.org. Proceeds benefit performing arts scholarships and HUGS, 7:30 p.m. Also Dec. 3, 7:30, and Dec. 4, 2 p.m. 

Saturday, December 3

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: First Presbyterian Church of Southampton, local crafts and baked goods, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

FAIR: Sponsored by the Bridgehampton Association, St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Bridgehampton, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

WREATH SALE: Proceeds benefit the Amagansett Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Outdoors, weather permitting, otherwise indoors, Amagansett Firehouse, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CRAFT FAIR: Springs Presbyterian Church, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 

OPEN STUDIO: For teens. Free with museum admission, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, 10 a.m.-noon. 

FOOD AND CRAFT BAZAAR: Home for the Holidays, local artists, food purveyors, and vendors, Hayground School, 151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

FRIENDS BAZAAR: Arts and fine crafts, handmade goods, ceramics, photography, jewelry, handbags. Free admission. Ashawagh Hall, Springs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP: Children’s Museum of the East End, Bridgehampton. $32 per house, members $20 per house. Registration required. 10-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m. 

STOP-MOTION ANIMATION: With instructors from the Good School, $95. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

HAMPTONS TAKE 2 FILM FESTIVAL: Includes “Pele, My Paradise,” 11 a.m., “Obit,” 1 p.m., “Pickle,” 3 p.m., and “Life Animated,” 5 p.m. HT2FF honors filmmaker Alex Gibney with Career Achievement Award at 7 p.m. gala, followed by screening of his latest film, “Zero Days,” 8:30 and Q&A. Tickets online at HT2FF.com, $15 adults, $13 senior citizens, or $50 for Saturday night. Four-day pass, including gala, $150. Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor.

SANTA PARADE: Sponsored by East Hampton Chamber of Commerce, from Huntting Inn, Main Street, to Newtown Lane, ending at railroad station, 10 a.m. Santa will greet kids at Huntting Inn between 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. 

SANTA VISIT & CRAFTS: Santa photo op, collection of canned and shelf staple foods for local food pantries. Children can make holiday cards for veterans at Walter Reed Hospital. Doughnuts and warm apple cider. Suggested $2 donation per photo for food pantries. Rowdy Hall restaurant, East Hampton, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Originally had been scheduled for Dec. 10.  

BOOK TALK: Jeffrey Sussman, author of “Max Baer and Barney Ross: Jewish Heroes of Boxing,” East Hampton Library, 1-3 p.m. 

IT’S A WONDERFUL VILLAGE: Stroll through Southampton, carolers, hot chocolate, cookies, horse and buggy rides, 1-4 p.m. Santa visit, Chamber of Commerce building, 76 Main Street, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

SNOW GLOBES: Craft for kindergartners to fifth graders. Registration required at 631-668-3377. Montauk Library, 2-3 p.m. 

MRS. CLAUS: She will attend the East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society open house, Main Street, 2-4 p.m.

tREES OF LIGHTS: Sponsored by East End Hospice. Shelter Island Library, 37 North Ferry Road, 2:30 p.m. 

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Baritone Ron Meixsell and soprano Julie Anne Meixsell, Christian Science Church, 70 Cameron Street, Southampton, 3 p.m. 

HOLIDAY LIGHT UP: Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, light up and sing along at the windmill on Long Wharf. Santa visit prior to the lighting, 3-5 p.m. 

TREE LIGHTING AND SANTA: Sponsored by Bridgehampton Lions Club. Open house with Bridgehampton School band, cookies, and cider. Hampton Library, Bridgehampton, 3-5 p.m.

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS: Candlelight celebration at Home, Sweet Home Museum and Mulford House, James Lane, East Hampton, plus hayride. Sponsored by East Hampton Historical Society, free. Start at Clinton Academy, Main Street, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

COCKTAIL PARTY AND FUND-RAISER: Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and jazz by Steve Shaughnessy on bass. A piece created by Bob Weinstein for the occasion will be on display, $25 per person. Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, 5-7 p.m.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: Holiday wreath auction, lighting of the vines, photos with Santa available. Shelter Island Historical Society’s Havens House Museum, 16 South Ferry Road, 1-4 p.m.

HOLIDAY DINNER: Wreath auction, lighting of the vines, jazz, hors d’oeuvres, mulled wine, Wolffer Estate Vineyards, Sagaponack. $75, $35 for children under 6. Proceeds from wreath auction benefit Fighting Chance, 6-8 p.m. 

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Scoville Hall of Presbyterian Church, Meeting House Lane, Amagansett, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunday, December 4

SANTA BREAKFAST: Buffet style breakfast with Santa, $10 at the door, kids under 5 eat free, Springs Firehouse, 7-11 a.m.

WREATH MAKING: Hosted by Marders, 120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, $55 for adults, $45 for children. Register and pay in advance, 10 a.m. 

TABLE TALK: Alyana Smith on Native American healing techniques. Free, reservations encouraged. Guild Hall, East Hampton, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

HAMPTONS TAKE 2 FILM FESTIVAL: Series finishes with “One Big Home,” 11 a.m., “In Search of Israeli Cuisine,” 1 p.m., “Uncle Howard,” 3:30 p.m., and “Command and Control,” 5:30 p.m. Tickets online at HT2FF.com, $15 adults, $13 senior citizens. Four-day pass, including gala, $150. Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor.

SILVER TEA: Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church 57th annual event, with raffles, refreshments, baked goods, and Chinese auction, Ryan/Dempsey Hall, 77 Buell Lane, East Hampton, noon-3 p.m. 

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Shopping at Santa’s Workshop, photos with Santa available. Shelter Island Historical Society’s Havens House Museum, 16 South Ferry Road, 1-4 p.m.

HOLIDAY DINNER: For senior citizens, with live music. Free. Reservations required at 631-668-5695. Montauk Firehouse, 1-5 p.m.

BILINGUAL GALLERY TALK: And art workshop for families. Free with museum admission. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, 2 p.m.

WREATH WORKSHOP: Sponsored by Peconic Land Trust. Led by Diana Conklin of Everlastings by Diana. Bring ribbons and decorative items, $30 per person, Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton, 2-4 p.m. 

TREE OF LIGHTS: Sponsored by East End Hospice. Gazebo, Herrick Park, East Hampton Village, 2:30 p.m. 

HOLIDAY CONCERT: “Music for the Festive Season,” Choral Society of the Hamptons, Mark Mangini, conductor. Tickets $30 in advance, 631-204-9402 or choralsocietyofthehamptons.org; $35 at the door. Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, 3 and 5:30 p.m., followed by free reception.

HAMPTONS HOLIDAY CABARET: Starring Valerie diLorenzo and Peter Pece. Reservations at 631-287-7730. Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton, 3-4 p.m.

TREE LIGHTING: Santa appearance, children’s choir, cookie decorating, c/o the Maidstone, Main Street, East Hampton, 4-6 p.m.

BOOK AND AUTHOR LUNCH: Tom Clavin and Friends of the John Jermain Memorial Library, $55. Reservations with Chris Tice at 631-725-3803 or ecitchris@aol.com. American Hotel, Sag Harbor, 12-2:30 p.m. 

TREE LIGHTING: Lights of Love celebration, sponsored by Springs Improvement Society, donations to benefit scholarship fund, Ashawagh Hall green, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, December 6

HOLIDAY MUSIC: For children up to 5 years old, with Lori Hubbard, Montauk Library, 11:45 a.m.

CUPCAKE DECORATING: Children decorate prebaked holiday cupcakes. Sign-up online or by phone, East Hampton Library, 4-5 p.m. 

Wednesday, December 7

CHRISTMAS TEA AND AUCTION: Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, 3-5 p.m. 

SOAP MAKING: Children 4 and older make holiday-themed scented soaps with fillers and little erasers. Sign-up online or by phone, East Hampton Library, 4-5 p.m. 

DECORATING WORKSHOP: For children ages 5 and up. Decorate a cookie tower and make holiday cookies. Limited to 15 families. Registration required 631-725-0049. John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor, 5-6:30 p.m.

N.Y.C. BUS TRIP: Reservations required at 631-283-0774. $29. Departs Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton, at 8:15 a.m; leaves Manhattan at 5:30 p.m.

N.Y.C. BUS TRIP: Annual “do your own thing” trip to Manhattan sponsored by Friends of the John Jermain Memorial Library. $35. Reservations and details with Margaret at 631-725-3235. Leaves Sag Harbor at 7:30 a.m.; leaves Manhattan at 7 p.m. 

Friday, December 9

WREATH ART: Children 4 and up will make them. Sign-up online or by phone, East Hampton Library, 4-5 p.m. 

“THE NUTCRACKER”: Hampton Ballet Theater School. Advance tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children under 12, or $30 and $25 at the door. (Premium and group seating available.) John Drew Theater, Guild Hall, East Hampton, 7 p.m. Also Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.

PECHAKUCHA NIGHT: Rapid-fire presentations by 10 creative East End residents, $10, free for members, students, and children. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, 6 p.m.

JINGLE BELL HOP: Fund-raiser for St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic nursery school in Montauk. Music, food, and raffles. Tickets and venue to be announced, 631-668-2200, 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 10

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE: Benefiting Human Resources of the Hamptons. Minimum donation $25. Registration 9:30 a.m., Cooper’s Beach, Southampton Village; starts at 10 a.m. sharp. 

GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP: Children’s Museum of the East End, Bridgehampton. $32 per house, or $20 per house members. Registration required, 10-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m.

HOLIDAY STROLL: East Hampton Village shops will serve refreshments. Sponsored by East Hampton Chamber of Commerce. Free. Noon-5 p.m. Santa visit at Rowdy Hall, 10 a.m.-noon.

GINGERBREAD COOKIE 

DECORATING: For all ages. Limited space; reservations at 631-537-0015. Hampton Library, Bridgehampton, noon.

OPEN STUDIO: For Families. Free with admission. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Also Dec. 17 and 31. 

GINGERBREAD DECORATING: Workshop sponsored by Citarella, $20, $15 members. Register online, Guild Hall, East Hampton, 11:30 a.m.

MOVIE: “Cafe Society,” East Hampton Library, 1-3 p.m. 

IT’S A WONDERFUL VILLAGE: Horse and buggy rides, from Southampton Arts Center, 25 Job’s Lane, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Santa visit and refreshments, Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Cooper’s Farm Road, 2-4 p.m. 

FOR THE BIRDS: Make bird friendly decorations using dried fruits, suet, and seeds. Registration required. $7 adults, $5 children, plus $3 materials fee. South Fork Natural History Museum, Bridgehampton, 3 p.m.

HARBOR BELLS: Handbell concert, free-will offerings and donations collected for Bridgehampton Food Pantry, Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, 4 p.m. 

TREE LIGHTING: Santa on hand for photos; decorating of cookies and ornaments. Mulled wine, hot cider, and baked goods available. All proceeds benefit the Shelter Island Historical Society, Chequit Inn, 23 Grand Avenue, Shelter Island Heights, 4-6 p.m. 

BOAT SHOP OPEN HOUSE: Party and raffle drawing, 4:30 p.m., East End Classic Boat Society. Free. Raffle is five for $20 or $5 each, day of. Bluff Road, Amagansett, 4-6 p.m. 

LIVE NATIVITY: Students from youth groups and live animals tell the story of Christmas. Southampton Presbyterian Church, 4:30 p.m.

HEARTHSIDE CHEER: Hors d’oeuvres, sweets, and open bar, sponsored by Southampton Historical Society, $60, members $50. Reservations required. Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, 5:30 p.m. 

EAST END SPECIAL PLAYERS: “Trouble in Jamaica: A Stinking, Dirty Musical,” Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor, 7 p.m. Tickets $75 for reserved seating, $50 general public, $30 students. Buy online at eastendspecialplayers.com. 

DINNER BENEFIT: Dine at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton with celebrity chef Jean-Georges, benefit Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center, $175 per person. Reservations at 631-237-1946, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 11

TABLE TALK: Monte Farber and Amy Zerner on “The Enchanted World of Creativity, Color, and Clairvoyance.” Free, reservations suggested, Guild Hall, East Hampton, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

CAROLING: Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, 3:30-5 p.m. Soup dinner to follow with Santa visit. 

Monday, December 12

PARTY: Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt. Refreshments, treats, and a cash bar. Free. Location not available at press time. R.S.V.P. to greenbeltnews@aol.com or 631-745-0689, 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, December 13

HOLIDAY PARTY: For seniors, with refreshments. Free but reservations by phone required by Dec. 6 with Southampton Historical Museum. Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, 1:30 p.m. 

BLOOD DRIVE: Sag Harbor Firehouse, Brick Kiln Road, 2-8 p.m.

HOLIDAY CRAFTS: Simple but creative crafts for ages 17 and up with refreshments. Free, but registration required. Hampton Library, Bridgehampton, 631-537-0015, 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, December 14

BLOOD DRIVE: Bridgehampton Firehouse, School Street, 2-8 p.m.

BATH BOMBS: Children in grades six to eight make holiday bath bombs as gifts. Sign-up online or by phone, East Hampton Library, 4-5 p.m. 

MOONLIGHT HIKE: Full moon hike, one hour, leisurely paced. Jean Dodds, 631-599-2391, leads. Vineyard Field behind South Fork Natural History Museum, Bridgehampton. Refreshments in the moonshine follow, 6-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 15

COOKIE EXCHANGE: Southampton Historical Museum’s annual event. Bring two to three dozen cookies. Kathleen King, former owner of Tate’s Bake Shop, will give a short talk. $15 per person. R.S.V.P.s required. Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, 4 p.m.

BALLET: Classic holiday songs, elaborate costumes, and a visit with Santa’s elves during a “Santa’s workshop ballet” for children 3 and up. Sign-up online or by phone. East Hampton Library, 4-5 p.m.

Friday, December 16

MOVIE: “White Christmas,” East Hampton Library, 1-3 p.m. 

ARTISTS’ VIEW: “Artists Choose Artists” gallery talk, $10, members, children, and students free. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, 6 p.m. 

LANTERN TOUR: With Hugh King, town crier, sponsored by East Hampton Historical Society Call 631-324-6850 for reservations. $15 per person, start at Clinton Academy, Main Street, East Hampton, 6:30-8 p.m.

DANCE PERFORMANCE: “Mixed Nuts,” a classic holiday tale with a twist, by students of STUDIO 3 in Bridgehampton. Tickets $25, senior citizens and children under 10, $20. Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor, 7 p.m. Also Saturday, 7 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. 

CHRISTMAS SHOW: “Revel in Your Spirits” with Sarah Conway and the Playful Souls, $15 cover charge, Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett, 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 17

ARTISAN GIFT SHOW: Unique gifts handmade by local artisans, Free admission, Ashawagh Hall, 780 Springs-Fireplace Road, Springs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

IT’S A WONDERFUL VILLAGE: Horse and buggy rides, from Southampton Arts Center, 25 Job’s Lane, 12:30-3:30 p.m. 

OPERA: The Met: Live in HD, “Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin.” Tickets $22, $20 members, $15 students, Guild Hall, East Hampton, 1 p.m.

MOVIE: “Florence Foster Jenkins,” East Hampton Library, 1-3 p.m. 

GINGERBREAD HOUSES: For families. Registration required at 631-668-3377, Montauk Library, Saturday, 2-3 p.m.

OLD FARM ROAD CLEANUP: Help clean up Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Road, Sagaponack. Bring gloves; bags provided. Information at 631-599-2391, 8-9 a.m.

Sunday, December 18

LESSONS AND CAROLS: Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, 10:30 a.m.

HANUKKAH PARTY: L’Chaim to Hanukkah Fair, Temple Adas Israel, Sag Harbor, 3 p.m.

TEA PARTY: Annie Cooper Boyd House and Museum, Main Street, Sag Harbor, 

3-5 p.m.

CHOIR CONCERT: Adult and children’s choirs and recorder ensemble. Refreshments. Donations for Montauk Food Pantry accepted. St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, Montauk, 4 p.m. 

CRYSTAL SNOWFLAKES: Watch crystals form and learn about crystalization. Ages 8-12. Registration required. John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor, 2 p.m.

HARBOR BELLS: Handbell concert, free-will offerings and donations collected for Sag Harbor Food Pantry, St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Sag Harbor, 4 p.m. 

Thursday, December 22

FAMILY MOVIE: “The BFG.” Sign-up online or by phone, East Hampton Library, 2-4 p.m. 

Saturday, December 24

CANDLELIGHTING: Community invited, Long Wharf windmill, Sag Harbor, 6 p.m.

ROAST SUCKLING PIG: Dinner served with caramelized apples and spaetzle for $31, portion of revenues will go to the Pajama Program. A la carte menu also available, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Almond, One Ocean Road, Bridgehampton, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

For Christmas Eve and Christmas morning services see The Star’s Dec. 22 issue or visit our website.

Monday, December 26

FAMILY MOVIE: “The Secret Life of Pets.” Sign-up online or by phone. East Hampton Library, 1:30-4:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, December 27

ART PROGRAM: Children 4 and up can discover how van Gogh, Magritte, and other artists painted wild and imaginative night scenes. Sign-up online or by phone. East Hampton Library, 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, December 28

ART PROGRAM: Children 4 and up create winter wonderland using glitter, felt, and other materials. Sign-up online or by phone. East Hampton Library, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 29

FAMILY MOVIE: “Pete’s Dragon.” Sign-up online or by phone. East Hampton Library, 2-4 p.m. 

Friday, December 30

HATS OFF TO NEW YEAR’S EVE: For children 4 and up. Make your own New Year’s Eve hat. Hampton Library, Bridgehampton, 4 p.m.

Saturday, December 31

PUPPET SHOW: Goat on a Boat presents “The Doubtful Sprout,” $15. Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor, 11 a.m.

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY: For kids of all ages. Experience a countdown to 12 o’clock without having to stay up late. Games, music, and surprises. Register in advance at 631-725-0049. John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor, 11:15 a.m.-noon.

CANDLELIGHT RECEPTION: Guided tours at Rogers Mansion, Southampton, light refreshments. Registration required. $20 adults, $15 members and children under 17, 4 p.m. 

CANDLELIGHT RECEPTION: $20 for adults, $15 members, free for children 17 and under. Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, 4-5 p.m.

Sunday, January 1

POLAR BEAR PLUNGES: Main Beach, East Hampton, 1 p.m., sponsored by East Hampton Y.M.C.A. RECenter and organized by East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad, to benefit East Hampton Food Pantry, registration 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $35. Another to benefit Phoenix House, Beach Lane, Wainscott, $20 suggested donation, sponsored by Seafood Shop, 2:30 p.m. Meet at the Seafood Shop for a run to the beach by 1:50 p.m. And another, Gurney’s, Montauk, 10:30 a.m. Complimentary hot beverages, to benefit the Retreat.

Photos by Durell Godfrey, 

Stained glass by Romany Kramoris