Weekend Events Guide: December 12th Edition

The Countdown begins… Only 12 days of Christmas shopping left! If you are still looking for holiday gifts or just need to de-stress from the busy days of preparing, shopping and planning, we’ve got some great activities for you this weekend:

Friday- Join your neighbors and friends at the Garden City Christmas Holiday Spectacular on Seventh St. The event kicks off at 5pm and winds down at 10pm.  Elsa and Princess Anna will have a meet and greet from 6pm to 7pm, followed by a performance by Elsa at 7pm. Santa will make his way to Seventh St at 7:30pm. Head to TCBY for face painting and balloon animals. The band Fivestone will be performing Christmas music and the stores on Seventh St. will be open for business. Fire drums, carolers and beautiful new lighting promise to make the evening warm and bright. Don’t miss it!

Friday and repeating every night through January 4th- The Holiday Lights Spectacular at Jones Beach (west end). Over 2.5 miles of beautiful holiday scenes. There will also be pictures with Santa, a make your own S’mores station, refreshments, live performances by local school choirs, holiday music and more! 5pm to 10pm. Mon-Thur $20 per car. Friday-Sunday and Holidays $25 per car. Get more information here.

Friday, Saturday and every day until December 23rd, see Santa at the Roosevelt Field Mall. Click here for more information on dates and times and to schedule your appointment with Santa. Even Santa has an appointment calendar these days! 

Friday and Saturday- Celebrate a Night in Bethlehem at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Garden City. See what it was like in Jesus’ time- walk through Bethlehem, buy goods in the marketplace, visit the workshop and see the live manger. 7-9pm each night. 420 Stewart Ave. 

Saturday- See Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells based on the book by Barbara Park. Show starts at 2pm at the Tilles Center. Click here to buy tickets.


Saturday- Head to the Lakeshore Learning Center between 11am and 3pm for a different craft every Saturday. Click here to see what crafts are being made on specific dates. 2709 Hillside Ave, New Hyde Park. 516-616-9360. 

Sunday- The Garden City Community Church will hold a Christmas Candlelight Vesper Service and Carol Sing. Catch this beautiful concert of Christmas music at 4:30pm followed by an optional dinner in Gardner Hall. Located on Stewart Ave between Kensington Road and Whitehall Blvd.

Saturday- Have breakfast with Santa at the Garden City Hotel. 
Seatings at 8:30am and 11:am. 516-747-3000.

Sunday- Head to the Winter Concert at Adelphi’s Westermann Stage in Concert Hall. The Waldorf Choral Society performs Christmas and Hanukkah songs. The 70-voice Adelphi Chorus will perform holiday classics and choral masterworks. Enjoy carols and folksongs from around the world. 8pm. Tickets: $18-$20. Call 516-946-1540 or click here for more information.

Sunday- The Fresh Beat Band performs at the NYCB Theatre in Westbury. Click here for tickets. Shows at 12pm and 4pm. 


Thanks for reading http://www.InsideGardenCity.com. Please like us on Facebook. Have a great weekend! 

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