Weekend Events Guide: December 5th Edition

Has Black Friday/Cyber Week shopping worn you out? It’s time to de-stress and relax a little by enjoying some of the fun things going on in and around Garden City this weekend. Here’s your weekend events guide!


Saturday- Stop by the Garden City PTA fundraiser at Barnes & Noble on Old Country Rd from 10am-10pm. Just mention GC PTA at check out. There will be special family event from 10am-12pm, such as story time at noon. Gifts, toys and items from the coffee shop also count toward the fundraiser! Then head to Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza (dine in or take out) all day and mention GC PTA for them to receive credit. You can visit BN.COM/bookfairs from 12/5/15 to 12/10/15 by entering the bookfair ID 11737574 at checkout. See the flyer here. 


Running every day through January 3rd- The Holiday Lights Spectacular at Jones beach has over 150 beautiful displays. 5pm-10pm. Jones Beach, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. Monday-Thursday: $20/car, Friday-Sunday & Holidays: $25/car. Tuesdays second time through is free. Click here for more information.


Saturday- The Gifts of the Magi is at the Tilles Center at 2pm. Click here for tickets.  

Saturday- Adelphi Opera Theatre, 8pm. The talented singers of Adelphi Opera Theatre offer scenes, ensembles and arias from the world of opera and operetta. Western Stage, Concert Hall.

Saturday, Sunday- Santa and his reindeer will be at Hicks Nurseries. You can bring a letter to Santa and mail it there- you just may get a response in the mail! See the animated Christmas story, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or a snack, and pick up your Christmas tree. That’s surely one stop shopping! Santa will be at Hicks daily from 1pm-4pm and again from 5pm-8pm. Saturday and Sunday, the hours are 10am-1pm and 2pm-6pm through December 23rd. 100 Jericho Tpke, Westbury.

Sunday- Head to the 61st Annual Village Tree Lighting Ceremony for hot chocolate, chocolate chip cookies and Santa! The event will begin promptly at 3:30pm on the Village Green at the corner of Stewart and Hilton Aves. Garden City. 

Sunday- Need a tree? The Garden City Community Church Christmas Tree Sale and Bake Sale will take place from 8am-12pm.  Money to benefit the mission trip team. 245 Stewart Ave, at the corner of Whitehall Blvd., GC.

Sunday- Hofstra University’s “Stars on Sundays” series allows participants to use telescopes for star-gazing while learning about the universe from college astronomers. Hofstra invites kids of all ages to view Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus, star clusters, nebulae, & double stars with telescopes from the Hofstra Observatory. 4th floor, Berliner Hall, California Ave. & Huntington Place, S. of Hempstead Turnpike. Register here


Please email us at InsideGardenCity@gmail.com to have your event included in our guide. Thanks for reading! 

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