Posted on 12/20/2019

The Ultimate Guide on How to Enjoy the Holidays in your Hampton, North Fork Vacation Rental Home

Thank you for choosing to spend your holiday with Luxury Beach Getaway. There is much to do in the Hamptons/North Fork of Long Island for all ages. A list of the best holiday events can be found below. And remember, if there is anything we can do to make your stay even more spectacular, please don’t hesitate to call- 631-433-0049.


Holiday Shopping & the Lionel Layout

Dates: Saturday, December 21st and Saturday, December 28th

Time: 10 am-4 pm

Location: 416 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, NY

Description: Visit the Historic Lionel Layout at Riverhead and complete your holiday train shopping in our gift shop! 

Cost: Admission is FREE.


Holiday Light Show

Dates: Friday, December 20th - Sunday, December 22nd

Times: 5-11 pm 

Location: Long Island Sports Park- 149 Edwards Ave, Calverton, NY

Phone: 631-698-6230

Description: Drive-through holiday light show.

Cost: $23 per car. Photo with Santa $22

Tickets can be purchased here:


Holiday Cookie Decorating Showdown 

Date: Friday, December 20th

Time: 3:30 pm

Location: Teen Center at the Patchogue-Medford Carnegie Library-160 West Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772

Description: Decorate cookies with a holiday spirit while competing to win! For Teens in Grades 6-12

Cost: Free


Elf the Musical- The Holiday Production 

Date: Friday, December 20th 

Time: 7 pm

Location: Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts- 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772

Description: Elf, The Musical has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. Content Advisory: May not be suitable for all ages. While there is no official rating system for live theatre, we encourage you to use your judgment based on age, maturity level, and subject matter. Other dates and times are available. 

Cost- Tickets range from $59 to $89. 


Holiday Gift Show 

Date: Until Sunday, December 22nd 

Time: 3 pm

Location: Topping Rose House- 1 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpke, Bridgehampton, New York 11932

Description: Southampton Soap Co. & friends 8th Annual Holiday Gift Show. Two winter weekends to shop beautiful gifts crafted by the East Ends finest artisans. Join us for our 8th Annual Holiday Gift Show at the historic Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, featuring the finest artists and makers from the East End for a stress-free, joyous, local shopping experience.  Bring a list, leave with a smile. After you have checked off your shopping list, you are free to enjoy brunch, lunch, appetizers and cocktails at Jean Georges restaurant to make this a truly festive and memorable holiday outing with friends. Want more? After lunch, book a massage or facial at the spa for an afternoon of self-love and self-care. Children can visit the craft table sponsored by Hamptons Macaroni Kid while parents shop. Among those showing their wares weekend TWO will be 8Knots, Camilla Wylie Ceramics, CHRONICLE WINES, CoopersTale, Designs by the Sea, DP Knives, MADE, NeoByzantine Gold, Hamptons Beach Glass, Hamptons Handpoured, Kenna Panton Glass Artist, Love for Mama, NUNA knits, Zitelle, Rebecca Dolber Jewelry I R.E.D,  Old York Farm, Two Jammin’ Chicks, The Wing It Project,  Pierpont Blossom Farms, and your favorite Southampton Soap Co.

Cost- Free


Extended Holiday Hours Museum Open 

Date: Thursday, December 26th 

Time: 11 am 

Location: Long Island Science Center- 40 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead, NY

Description: The science center will have special extended holiday hours. Come in and enjoy some family science fun!

Cost- Admission is $10.


Christmas Eve Celebration

Date: Tuesday, December 24th 

Time: 3 pm-midnight

Location: The Springs Tavern- 15 Fort Boulevard, East Hampton, NY 

Description: Join the Springs Tavern on Christmas Eve for drinks specials and a limited menu including "All You Can Eat Pasta" as we celebrate the Holiday Season.


Lords of 52nd Street X-mas – Legends of the Billy Joel Band

Date: Friday, Dec 20th

Time: Doors, bar & restaurant open at 6:30. Show at 8pm.

Location: Suffolk Theater- 118 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901

Description: Scenes from An Italian Restaurant, Moving Out, Only The Good Die Young, My Life - so many more... There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than with THE ACTUAL BAND that recorded Billy Joel's The Stranger, Turnstiles, 52nd Street, and more... Billy Joel's original hit-making band, the inimitable LORDS OF 52nd STREET! Richie Cannata, Liberty DeVitto, Russell Javors with David Clark handling piano & vocal duties -- THE LORDS OF 52nd STREET! Have yourself a merry little Xmas, Long Island!

Cost- Tickets range from $46-$49. There will be a $10 food and beverage minimum per person at all tables.


Christmas Prix Fixe Dinners

Date: Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th 

Time: 3 pm-close

Location: Bistro 72- 1830 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY

Description: Enjoy a 3-course Christmas Eve and Christmas Day prix fixe dinner with delicious entree options such as seafood linguini, honey glazed ham, filet mignon, roasted chicken, vegetable ravioli and much more. Enjoy family time without the worry of the Holiday Clean-Up! Tax and gratuity not included. Regular a la carte menu also is available. 

Cost: $59 per adult. $22.50 per child. 

Phone: Call 631.369.3325 for Reservations


Christmas Eve Dinner at Desmond’s

Date: Tuesday, December 24th

Time: 4-9 pm

Location: Desmond’s Restaurant and Pub- 5720 NY-25a, Wading River, NY 

Description: Celebrate Christmas Eve with Desmond’s where you can enjoy a carefree dinner with your family to ring in the holidays! Includes a three-course prix fixe menu. 

Cost: $44.95 Per Person + Tax & Gratuity

Phone: For reservations, please call 631-846-2335.

Visit this link to view the full menu:


New Years Eve Laugh, Dine and Dance 2020 at Suffolk Theater

Date: Tuesday, December 31st 

Time: Doors, bar and restaurant open at 6:30 p.m., event at 8 p.m.

Location: Suffolk Theater- 118 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY

Description: Ring in the New Year at Suffolk Theater. A night of dining, dancing, laughter and elegant fun will start the year off right! The night will include a hilarious lineup of comedians presented by Long Island Comedy, live music by DJ Phil, and exquisite cuisine from Chef Noah (additional fee). A live broadcast of the ball-drop will be shown on a giant full-stage projection screen and a champagne toast will begin the year. Happy New Year from your friends at Suffolk Theater. A special menu will be announced shortly.

Cost: Tickets start at $49 and can be purchased online. There will be a $10 food and beverage minimum per person at all tables. The purchase of a ticket to this invite includes admission to Suffolk Theater’s New Years’ Eve After Hours Dance Party.


New Year’s Eve Dinner at Desmond’s

Date: Tuesday, December 31st

Time: 5-10 pm

Location: Desmond’s Restaurant and Pub- 5720 NY-25a, Wading River, NY 

Description: A quiet New Year’s Eve Dinner with the entire family before ringing in the New Year with an exquisite three-course prix fixe dinner!

Cost: $49.95 per person + Tax & Gratuity

Phone: Please call 631-846-2335 to reserve.

Visit this link to view the full menu:


New Year’s Eve Gala in the Grand Ballroom 

Date: Tuesday, December 31st- Wednesday, January 1st

Time: 8-10 pm

Location: Desmond’s Restaurant and Pub- 5720 NY-25a, Wading River, NY 

Description: Ring in the New Year in style at Desmond’s. The event includes 5 hours of premium bar service, passed hors d’oeuvres, a hot and cold buffet, champagne toast at midnight, live simulcast of Times Square, party hats, noisemakers, horns, entertainment by Tommy’s Tune DJ Entertainment

(Must be 21 or older with a valid ID required.

Cost: $125 All-inclusive per person 

Phone: For reservations, please call 631-284-4568.


Fishes & Wishes - Family Friendly New Year's Eve Party

Date: Tuesday, Dec 31st

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Long Island Aquarium- 431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 

Description: Bring the kids and join the Long Island Aquarium for their annual Fishes & Wishes New Year’s Eve Celebration!  There will be great food and lots of family fun, plus entertainment you won’t find anywhere else, including a Meet & Greet by one of our adorable Penguins! Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, buffet dinner (including beer and wine), a DJ and dancing, crafts for the kids, dessert including an ice cream bar, plus a mock-Midnight champagne and sparkling cider toast (at 10:30pm), and of course the beauty of the Aquarium at night.

Cost: Children 3-12: $60 (Members: $55), Adults (13+): $99 (Members: $89), Children 2 & Under: $5

Phone: Reservations required – call 631.208.9200, ext. 426 or book online


New Years Craft Extravaganza

Date: Friday, December 27th

Time: Morning session- 10 am-12 pm, Afternoon session- 1-3 p.m.

Location: Long Island Maritime Museum- 88 West Avenue, West Sayville, NY

Description: Are you excited for 2020? Looking for a children's program during the holiday break? Look no further! Join the Long Island Maritime Museum for their first-ever New Years Craft Extravaganza! Create a countdown clock, celebration slime and your very own New Years’ headband to take home! The program is designed for children in grades K through 5. Each session is limited to 25 participants. Students should wear art appropriate clothing. 

Cost: Class is $15 each per child on a first-come, first-serve basis. LIMM members should receive a 10% discount. 

Phone: Preregistration is required- classes fill up quickly! Contact Erin at or 631-854-4974 to register. 


New Year's Eve with Matt Marshak

Date: Tuesday, Dec 31 

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Bistro 72-1830 West Main Street, Riverhead, New York 

Description: Back by popular demand Matt Marshak is joining Bistro 72 to ring in the new year! Two seating's of fine dining, and live performances by Long Island's own funk-jazz sensation, Matt Marshak, and piano impresario Ed Pisano. The evening begins with the piano stylings of Ed Pisano from 5PM - 9PM, and our Early Seating, a three-course dinner served from 5PM – 7:30PM. Reservations for our Regular Seating, a five-course dinner, start at 7:30PM and will continue into the New Year (1AM). Matt Marshak picks things up with his funk-jazz style from 9PM – 1AM, and then it's glasses and flutes clinking as we ring in the New Year! Guitarist/Singer-Songwriter Matt Marshak incorporates everything from funk and jazz to his latest Americana singer- songwriter material. Joining Matt are Jon Preddice on guitar/cello, Chris Marshak on drums, Pat Falco on bass. Marshak brings a unique, one of a kind, handcrafted style of guitar playing. A truly eclectic blend of jazz, urban groove, pop, funk, r&b, world beat, and much more. His style and sound have led him across the globe performing at some of the world's biggest jazz festivals.

Cost: $55 for three-course dinner (+tax, gratuity not included) $95f for five-course dinner (+tax, gratuity not included)

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Phone: For table reservations or more details on this exciting evening, call 631.369.3325.


New Years Eve Class with Michael Watson and Alex Burst

Date: Tuesday, Dec 31st

Time: 5:30pm

Location: Mandala Yoga Center for Healing Arts-10 Amagansett Square, Amagansett, NY 

Description: Join Michael and Alex for an unforgettable end to 2019. Through this intentional, themed yoga practice, guided by the breath, prepare to release that which no longer serves you; creating space for all you desire in 2020. Leave with a whole new sense of clarity, abundance and gratitude. Open to all levels.

Cost: By donation