Holiday happenings in Bellport Village
BY GLENN ROHRBACKER
The holidays are near and it’s time for some cheer. Here’s where to find it in Bellport.
Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 1
The Village of Bellport will hold their breakfast with Santa in the Community Center at 10 a.m. All guests are asked to bring a toy to be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area. There is a $5 entrance fee.
Parade and Tree Lighting, Saturday, Dec. 1
The annual holiday tree lighting will take place at the gazebo on the Village Green across from the Community Center at 6 p.m., just after the parade, which begins at 5:45 p.m. at the fire department.
Aside from the main events, the Gateway Playhouse performers will provide entertainment from the upcoming show “Beauty and the Beast.” Children will have a chance to meet Santa and tell him their Christmas wish, or send off their full Christmas lists in the mail. Hot chocolate will be served and books will be handed out to small children.
Officials at Village Hall said the tree lighting is a special event in the village because it is a small, intimate event that provides a true “hometown” feeling.
Christmas Bazaar, Saturday, Dec. 1
The Bellport United Methodist Church will hold their annual bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with handmade crafts, treats and clam chowder. There also may be an appearance by Santa.
Winter Cocktail Party, Saturday, Dec. 1
Phil and Debbie Grucci will host their annual cocktail party at their home from 5-8 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Bellport Boys and Girls Club.
Breakfast with Santa, Sunday, Dec. 9
The Bellport Country Club is holding their breakfast with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon. Parents can bring their child to meet Santa and enjoy music for $27 per adult and $15 per child. For reservations, call 631-286-4227.
Santa Run, Sunday, Dec. 16
The Bellport Fire Department will be taking Santa for a tour of the community to hand out candy canes starting at noon. The department will bring Santa through all of its districts to visit families. n
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