Long Island Kids' Activities December 22 and 23: The Nutcracker, Gingerbread Decorating, and Miracle on 34th Street the Musical

Things to Do for Kids and Families on Long Island the Weekend of December 22 and 23

It's the weekend before Christmas! If you celebrate, no doubt you've got lots of last-minute shopping to do. But the kiddies still need to be entertained. We've got you covered. Santa's at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery again, there's a great production of the Nutcracker at the LIU Tilles Center, the Cupcake Corner in Garden City's got gingerbread decorating, Take One Theatre has a couple of holiday productions this weekend, and the there's Family Sundays once again at the Nassau County Museum of Art. Check out our Holiday Fun Guide for more great things to do this holiday season.

Saturday

Santa at the Hatchery
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
11:00am - 3:00pm
general admission          
Visit with Santa and make holiday ornaments to hang on the Hatchery's Christmas tree.

Once Upon a Holiday
Take One Performing Arts, LLC
Ronkonkoma
1:00pm
$10 in advance/$12 at the door 
Take One Performing Arts presents an original holiday musical Once Upon a Holiday on December 15th, 22nd, 27th, and 29th at 1pm. Whatever holiday you celebrate you will enjoy this children's theater production. Ticket price includes a drink and snack. Call for reservations 631-569-2148.

Miracle on 34th Street, the Musical
Take One Performing Arts, LLC
Ronkonkoma
8:00pm
$15.00  
Take One Performing Arts presents Miracle on 34th Street, the Musical. The story you know and love from the movie is a wonderful holiday musical. Call for reservations 631-569-2148.

Sunday

Family Sundays at the Museum
Nassau County Museum of Art
Roslyn Harbor
1:00pm
Free with museum admission   
Now there's even more reason for families to plan the weekend around a visit to Nassau County Museum of Art. Each Sunday the museum offers a 1 p.m. docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and supervised art activities for the whole family beginning at 1:30 p.m. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Family Sundays at the Museum is free with museum admission, reservations are not needed. Weekends only there is a $2 parking fee (members, free).

Miracle on 34th Street, the Musical
Take One Performing Arts, LLC
Ronkonkoma
2:00pm
$15.00  
Take One Performing Arts presents Miracle on 34th Street, the Musical. The story you know and love from the movie is a wonderful holiday musical. Call for reservations 631-569-2148.

Saturday and Sunday

The Eglevsky Ballet's "The Nutcracker"
LIU Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
Greenvale
Friday, December 21, 2012 at 7 pm
Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 12 and 5pm
Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 1 pm
$25-$80               
The Eglevsky Ballet performs its production of Laszlo Berdo's The Nutcracker. This holiday favorite unites new choreography with Tchaikovsky's score. The Nutcracker by The Eglevsky Ballet is an annual treat for the families of Long Island, danced to the masterpiece Tchaikovsky, while bringing Clara's magical holiday journey to life.

Gingerbread Decorating
The Cupcake Corner
Garden City
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Join us again for a festive and fun gingerbread decorating session. Our assistants will be present to review instructions for assembly and decorating, serve you our famous homemade hot cocoa, provide you with instructions and materials to create Christmas ornaments, and your children will have fun listening to our elves read The Nutcracker and complete holiday crafts. Reservations and prepayment required, sessions begin promptly. Guests with fewer than 8 people will share a table. Pricing varies dependent upon item(s) chosen to decorate. Choose between a traditional gingerbread house with gingerbread cookies or a gingerbread cake with gingerbread cookies.

 

 

 

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