Santa Claus' schedule is jam packed this weekend. He'll make appearances at the parade in his honor in East Hampton, and then later he will arrive by fire truck on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. Find out where else the jolly old fellow will pop up Dec. 4 through Dec. 7, along with many other holiday events happening from Southampton to Montauk this weekend.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5
WINDMILL LIGHT-UP: Refreshments, holiday treats, music, and crafts for kids, Stony Brook Southampton, 5-7 p.m.
LOCAL FOODS GIFT MARKET: Sponsored by Amagansett Food Institute. Reception with vendors, Stony Brook Southampton campus, 5-7:30 p.m. Also Dec. 6.
PIZZA AND PAJAMA NIGHT: Reading of “Maisy Makes Gingerbread,” gingerbread making, and windmill lighting for kids of all ages, $10, free for members, by reservation at 537-8250, Children’s Museum of the East End, Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, 10 a.m.
CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA: Family teams of three to six will make boats from cardboard and duct tape, then a boat driver will attempt to paddle them from one end of the pool to the other, with pizza and prizes, information at 329-6884 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Y.M.C.A.-East Hampton RECenter, 6:30 p.m.
TOYS FOR TOTS: Montauk Rugby Football Club will collect unwrapped toys at its Christmas cocktail party, $60, South Fork Country Club, Amagansett, 7 p.m.
SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD LECTURE: Sean Barrett and Michael Doall of Dock to Dish, a community-supported fishery program in Montauk, Duke Lecture Hall, Stony Brook Southampton, 7:30 p.m.
JINGLE BELL HOP: Fund-raiser for St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church nursery school, with music, food, raffles, $30 in advance, $35 at door, East by Northeast restaurant, Montauk, 8 p.m.
PERFORMANCE: Our Fabulous Variety Show presents: "A Spectacular Christmas Carol,” a twist on the Dickens classic, $15-$50 at 594-2906, to benefit HUGS, Guild Hall, East Hampton, 7:30 p.m.
TRIVIA NIGHT: Fund-raiser for Children’s Museum of the East End, 50-50 raffle. $10 per player, up to five people per team, Townline BBQ, Sagaponack, Registration, 7 p.m., 8-10 p.m.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
BIRDING WALK: In search of wintering sea ducks, with South Fork Natural History Museum, Bridgehampton, 9 a.m. Reservations required at 537-9735 or http://sofo.org/
TREE LIGHTING: Topping Rose House, Bridgehampton, 6 p.m.
BAZAAR AND LUNCH: Southampton Presbyterian Church, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
SANTA PARADE: Toyland theme, sponsored by East Hampton Chamber of Commerce, on Main Street from Huntting Inn, East Hampton, 10 a.m.
CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: The food web or food chain, for ages 6 to 10, South Fork Natural History Museum, Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, 10 a.m. Registration required.
TREE WORKSHOP: $55 adults, $35 children, including materials, by reservation at 537-3700, Marders Garden Shop, 120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, 10 a.m.
FRIENDS BAZAAR: Arts and fine crafts, handmade goods, ceramics, photography, jewelry, and more, free, Ashawagh Hall, Springs, 10 a.m.
WREATH WORKSHOP: Register with Joanne Sohn, $95, $80 members, LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, 10 a.m.-noon.
ARTISANS DEMONSTRATION: Decoy carvers, knitters, rug hookers, quilters, free, Bridgehampton Historical Society’s Corwith House, Main Street, Bridgehampton, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP: $30 per house, $20 members, by reservation, Children’s Museum of the East End, Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, 10-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m.
BOUTIQUE AND TEA SHOPPE: Christ Episcopal Church, Sag Harbor, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
STORY TIME: for children 4 and up, Canio’s Books, Sag Harbor, 10:30 a.m.
GIFT SHOW: Work by local artisans, sponsored by Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons, Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 6 to Dec. 22, Bridgehampton Museum Archives Building, 2539-A Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Gardens of the British Working Class,” by Margaret Willes and “A Weaver’s Memoir,” by Jack Lenor Larsen, free, Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons, Bridgehampton Community House, 11 a.m.
LOCAL FOODS GIFT MARKET: Sponsored by Amagansett Food Institute, Student center cafeteria, Stony Brook Southampton campus, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
HAMPTONS TAKE 2 FILM FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., includes “Bending the Light,” by Michael Apted, 2 p.m.; “Afternoon of a Faun,” by Nancy Buirski, 4 p.m. Gala honoring Barbara Kopple with reception, interview, and screening of her Academy Awarding-winning film "Harlan County USA,” 7 p.m., Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor, films $15 adults, $13 seniors, gala $40, four day pass including gala, $125, online at HT2FF.com, Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor.
BOOK AND AUTHOR LUNCHEON: Featuring Susan Scarf Merrell and James McMullan. Sponsored by Friends of the John Jermain Library. Reservations required with Chris Tice at email@example.com or 725-3803 by Dec. 1, $50 per person, American Hotel, Sag Harbor, noon-2:30 p.m.
"IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE”: Carolers, music, horse and buggy rides, hot chocolate, cookies, and more, 1-4 p.m.; hayrides from Scorpion Farms at the Southampton Arts Centers, 25 Job’s Lane, 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Santa visit, Southampton Chamber of Commerce building, 76 Main Street, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
PERFORMANCE: Our Fabulous Variety Show presents "A Spectacular Christmas Carol,” a twist on the Dickens classic, $15 to $50 at 594-2906, to benefit HUGS, Guild Hall, East Hampton, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Also Dec. 7, 2 p.m.
MRS. CLAUS VISIT: Ladies Village Improvement Society headquarters, Main Street, East Hampton, 2-4 p.m.
TREE OF LIGHTS: Sponsored by East End Hospice, Shelter Island Library, 37 North Ferry Road, 2:30 p.m.
EAST END CLASSIC BOAT SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE and drawing for 2014 raffle boat, Community Boat Shop, Bluff Road, Amagansett, 3-5 p.m.
SANTA VISIT: Santa arrives at windmill on Long Wharf by fire truck, followed by village light-up sponsored by Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, 3-5 p.m.
TREE-LIGHTING and SANTA VISIT: Hampton Library, Bridgehampton, 3-5 p.m.
GALLERY TALK: Christina Strassfield on the permanent collection exhibition, free with $7 museum admission, Guild Hall, East Hampton, 3 p.m.
OPEN HOUSE: Party and raffle drawing, 4:30, East End Classic Boat Society, Boat Shop, Bluff Road, Amagansett, 3-5 p.m.
HEARTHSIDE CHEER: Hors d’oeuvres, sweets, open bar, $50 in advance, $60 at door, by reservation with Southampton Historical Society and Museums at 283-2494, Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
FULL MOON HIKE: Vineyard Field, behind South Fork Natural History Museum, Bridgehampton, co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, 6 p.m. Reservations at 537-9735 or sofo.org
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: Wreath auction and lighting of vines, jazz by Vanessa Trouble, hors d’oeuvres, wine and hard cider, mulled wine, $75 for 13 and older, $35 for kids under 12, Wolffer Estate Vineyard, 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack, 6-8 p.m.
PIANO RECITAL: Daria Rabotkina, Rising Stars Piano Series, $15 adults, free for students, Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, 7 p.m.
OWL WALK: Listen for the Eastern Screech owl and great horned owl, South Fork Natural History Museum, Bridgehampton, 7 p.m. Reservations at 537-9735 or sofo.org
CONTRA DANCE: Traditional barn dance for all ages, preview 7:45 p.m., Water Mill Community House, 8-11 p.m.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: Pancakes, buffet style, $10 adults, $5 kids, Springs Firehouse, Fort Pond Boulevard, 7-11 a.m.
WREATH WORKSHOP: $55 adults, $35 children including materials. Reservations required at 537-3700. Marders Garden Shop, 120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, 10 a.m.
OWL STORY TIME: For children 3 to 5 by reservation at 537-9735, $5, members free, South Fork Natural History Museum, Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, 10 a.m.
HAMPTONS TAKE 2 FILM FESTIVAL: Includes “Ballet” by Jody Lee Lipes, 2:30 p.m., “TWA Flight 800,” by Kristina Borjesson, 5 p.m., “Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight,” by Wendy Keys, 7:30 p.m. $15 adults, $13 seniors, Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
TABLE TALK: Carmen Adriana on giving a great toast, coffee and refreshments form the Golden Pear, free, Guild Hall, East Hampton, 11 a.m.
FAMILY SEAL WALK: Reservations at 668-5000, $4 adults, $3 kids 3 to 17, free for those under 3, Montauk Point State Park, 1 p.m.
OPEN HOUSE: Santa visit, hot chocolate and cookies, student art show, holiday crafts, book-signing by Patricia Shillingburg. Shelter Island Historical Society’s Havens House Museum & Barn, 16 South Ferry Road, 1-4 p.m.
SILVER TEA: Silent auction, raffles, baked goods, refreshments, Ryan-Dempsey Parish Hall, Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Buell Lane, East Hampton, noon-3 p.m.
BRUNCH: Benefit Choral Society of the Hamptons, $225 per person by reservation with Bridgehampton Inn restaurant, 1 p.m.
HOLIDAY CONCERT: Choral Society of the Hamptons presents “Celebrate With Bach and Mendelssohn,” $30 in advance at 204-9402 or choralsocietyofthehamptons.com, Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, 3 and 5:30 p.m.
HOLIDAY DINNER: For senior citizens, free by reservation at 668-5695, Montauk Firehouse, 1-5 p.m.
FAMILY CONCERT: “Songs of the Season” with Robin Greenstein and Stuart Marcus, Amagansett Library, 2 p.m.
CHRISTMAS ON THE GREEN: Santa visits the windmill, Montauk Highway, Water Mill, 2 p.m.
WREATH WORKSHOP: Taught Diana Conklin of Everlastings by Diana, using evergreens, dried flowers, seedpods, and berries, $30, take ribbons. Reservations at 283-3196 ext. 19, Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton, 2-4 p.m.
TREE OF LIGHTS: Sponsored by East End Hospice, Herrick Park gazebo, East Hampton, 2:30 p.m.
TREE LIGHTING: Free music, Santa visit, cookie decorating, refreshments, nonperishables collected for East Hampton Food Pantry; unwrapped gifts for Toys for Tots, followed by dinner at the Living Room at c/o the Maidstone, $42 plus tax and gratuity, 207 Main Street, East Hampton, 4-6 p.m.
HOLIDAY PARTY: Benefit Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton, with hors d’oeuvres,martini bar, wine, raffle, and music by Mamalee Rose and Friends, $50 in advance at 324-5560, $60 at door, the Palm restaurant, Huntting Inn, East Hampton, 6-8 p.m.