Holiday happenings in Patchogue Village
BY NICOLE FUENTES
Thanksgiving has come and gone, marking the holiday season. Here are some local events occurring this December in the Village of Patchogue.
Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 1
Breakfast with Santa at St. Joseph’s College Danzi Athletic Center will include breakfast with Santa, activities and crafts from 10 a.m. to noon. Register online for $20.
Patchogue Menorah Lighting, Sunday, Dec. 2
Temple Beth-El asks the community to join them in prayer and song at the lighting of the menorah at Capital One Plaza on Main Street at 5 p.m. “The lighting of the candles is a symbol of our religious tradition and also a beautiful embrace of the entire community coming together to celebrate a Jewish holiday,” said Rabbi Felner, inviting the entire community to the celebration marking the first night of Hanukkah.
Santa’s 5K Toy Trot, Sunday, Dec. 2
The Kiwanis Club of Patchogue will once again host their annual toy trot run at Shorefront Park. The 5k will begin at 11 am., and will feature a heated tent, fast, certified course, live music, and complimentary beer and post-race food. The first 500 registrants will receive a long-sleeved Dri-FIT shirt and everyone is encouraged to dress up as their favorite holiday character. All participants are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the toy drive. For more information or to register, visit www.santas5ktoytrot.com.
Kris Kringle Mingle, Tuesday, Dec. 4
The Harbor Crab Co. will be hosting their annual Kris Kringle Mingle from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the restaurant, located on Division Street in Patchogue. For a $20 donation, tickets include food, raffle ticket and a heartwarming feeling, knowing that you put a smile on many families’ faces in the community. All proceeds will benefit the Kris Kringle Foundation. Additional raffles and a cash bar will be available. For more information or to purchase tickets, email info@email@example.com or call 631-207-1000.
Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 8
The Village Idiot Pub is hosting a breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their location on East Main Street. They are currently accepting reservations and, as always, encourage participants to bring a toy for the toy drive. This year’s donations will go to the sick and underprivileged kids from the John Theissen Foundation. Call 631-289-VIP1 for reservations.
Sounds of the Season, Saturday, Dec. 8
The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce is hosting a shopping event beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The event will feature a number of choral groups playing throughout Main Street as local shops and stores offer sales and specials.
Patchogue Garden Club Christmas House Tour, Sunday, Dec. 9
The Patchogue Garden Club’s House Tour, “Homes for the Holidays,” will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $25 per person, or two tickets for $40, at The Colony Shop and Tall Tree Florist. Tickets can also be purchased at the door that day in the Patchogue Arts Council’s gallery in Artspace, where the self-guided tour kicks off with five additional holiday homes. Proceeds will benefit Patchogue Village Beautification.
Holiday Concert & Community Sing-Along, Sunday, Dec. 9
The Congregational Church of Patchogue’s annual holiday concert will take place at the church, located on 95 East Main Street, at 7 p.m. The concert is free with a suggested $10 donation to help feed the hungry.
12 Days of Christmas free holiday parking, Monday, Dec. 10
The Village of Patchogue will again be offering free holiday parking for all spots on Main Street, every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. up until Christmas Day. Local shops and retailers also promise specials and deals during that time.
Breakfast with Santa, Sunday, Dec. 16
Drift 82 is hosting a breakfast with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon at their waterfront location. They are currently accepting reservations and, as always, encourage participants to bring a toy for the local toy drive. Call 631-714-4950 for reservations.
Alive After Five® Winter Wonderland, Thursday, Dec. 20
The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a holiday shopping-themed event accompanied by deals and specials at local retailers. The winner of the best-decorated storefront will also be chosen and presented an authentic “leg lamp” made famous by the movie classic, “A Christmas Story.” Judging will begin the week of Dec. 17.
Midnight on Main, Monday, Dec. 31
The third annual Midnight on Main will take place at 9 p.m. a little further west this year, in front of the new location of the Blue Point Brewery.
Patchogue Fire Department Tree Sale & Santa Run
The Patchogue Fire Department will be making their rounds with Santa atop their truck starting this weekend. Dates include the southeast portion of the district on Dec. 14 and 15, northwest area on Dec. 16 and 17, the northeast area on Dec. 18 and the southwest area on Dec. 19 and 21. Firefighters encourage anyone interested to come outside to see Santa wave from the truck and receive candy when they hear the sirens, beginning around 6 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 16 the rounds will begin at 4 p.m.
The Patchogue Fire Department Engine Company will also be selling Christmas trees at their headquarters on Jennings Avenue from now through Dec. 16, Monday-Friday from noon to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. All proceeds benefit the company.
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