City of Long Beach’s annual Christmas Tree lighting outside City Hall featuring carolers, children’s crafts, hot chocolate and a visit with Santa. Kennedy Plaza, Long Beach, longbeachny.gov 5 p.m. Nov. 30.
Milleridge Inn Tree Lighting featuring the Snow Sisters, Carolers and hot chocolate. Milleridge Inn, 585 North Broadway, Jericho. 6 p.m. Nov. 30.
The Colors of Christmas
Hear Christmas classics and greatest hits from your favorite R&B artists, including Peabo Bryson, Taylor Dayne, Jon Secada, and Deniece Williams. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville., tillescenter.org $55-$105. 8 p.m. Nov. 30.
We continue our tradition of ringing in the holiday season with Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, The Nutcracker. Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, madisontheatreny.org Nov. 30-Dec. 2.
Barnaby Saves Christmas
As our littlest elf and his reindeer friend set off on their journey to save Christmas, they meet some new friends along the way and learn the true meaning of Christmas, Hanukah, and the holiday season. Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson, theatrethree.com $10. Through Dec. 27.
A Christmas Carol
Follow the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of Christmas—past, present and future. Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson, theatrethree.com $20-$35. Through Dec. 29.
Jones Beach Magic Of Lights
It’s like driving around and looking at Christmas lights in your car except at the beach! Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, jonesbeach.com $20 per car. Dusk-10 p.m. Mon-Thurs, dusk-11 p.m. Fri-Sun. Through Dec. 30.
Smith Point Holiday Light Show
See the dazzling lights, amazing vignettes and holiday scenes on a one and a half mile trail. Smith Point County Park, William Floyd Parkway, Mastic Beach. $20 per car. Through Dec. 30.
White Christmas: The Musical
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Smithtown Performing Arts Center, 2 East Main St., Smithtown, smithtownpac.org Through Dec. 30.
Join Jenny and Frosty on their chilly adventures as they try to save the town of Chillsville from mean old Ethel Pierpot and her evil machine that will melt all the snow. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport, engemantheater.com Through Dec. 30.
Bayville Winter Wonderland and Haunted Christmas
In addition to the usual North Pole revelry, toy shop visiting, train rides and Santa meeting, this year the festivities include a Bayville Haunted Christmas option for those who’d perfer to meet Krampus, Santa’s demonic assistant. Bayville Adventure Park, 8 Bayville Ave., Bayville. bayvillewinterwonderland.com bayvillehauntedchristmas.com Through Jan. 1.
Sag Harbor Christmas Village
What would Christmas be without a tree lighting? Spend a joy-filled afternoon at Sag Harbor as local radio station WELJ provides loads of Christmas music and Santa arrives to start the festivities in a fire truck, all in preparation for the main event, the lighting of the Long Wharf Christmas Tree. Sag Harbor Village. sagharborchamber.com. Free. 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1.
Islip Christmas Parade
See who wins the best parade float, then join the community for the annual tree lighting in front of Islip Town Hall. Main Street, Islip. Free. 5 p.m. Dec. 1.
Freeport Tree Lighting with Mayor Robert Kennedy. At the Triangle, one block east of Village Hall, at the intersection of Sunrise Highway and Church Street. 5 p.m. Dec. 1.
Holiday Boat Parade
Missed the Patchogue and Sayville boat parades? See boats decorated with lights in Freeport after the village tree lighting. Ice carving, carolers, free hot chocolate and Santa included. Non-boat owners can ride in one of two commercial Party Boats, The Starstream & The Miss Freeport. Local restaurants offering Kids eat free specials from 5-7 p.m. and there’s a competition for best holiday lights. Nautical Mile, Freeport. Free. 6-8 p.m. Dec. 1.
Charles Dickens Festival
The Village of Port Jefferson will magically transform into the Dickensian era with streets filled with roaming characters such as Father Christmas, Dickens Mayor, Scrooge, the Town Crier and the beloved chimney sweeps. Check out portjeff.com/dickens-festival for map and full schedule. Downtown Port Jefferson. Free. Dec. 1, 2.
Holiday Tales at the Hearth
Join the holiday cheer at Hempstead House with a celebration of holiday traditions from around the world. Festive music will play, Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit, and special guest readers will share favorite stories by the library’s roaring fireplace. Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, sandspointconservancy.org 1-4 p.m. Dec. 2.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, thetheatreatwestbury.com 3 p.m. Dec. 3, 7 p.m. Dec. 17.
A Darlene Love Christmas
Since the early sixties, as part of Phil Spector’s wall of sound hit factory, this great lady has done it all…from major motion pictures like the highly successful Lethal Weapon series to Broadway hits like Hairspray and Grease. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue, patchoguetheatre.org $45-$75. 8 p.m. Dec. 7.
Reenactment of the Flying Santa
Relive the days when Santa would visit the Fire Island Lighthouse keepers and their families by flying by in small plane. Fire Island Lighthouse, just east of Robert Moses State Park Field 5, Fire Island. fireislandlighthouse.com Free. 11 a.m. Dec. 8.
Electric Light Parade
Antique cars, fire trucks, floats and bicycles will be wrapped in Christmas lights for this delightful holiday event. Awards will be given to the most festive. Restaurants will be offering specials and kids activities after the parade. Hot Chocolate will be served throughout the parade route. Antique Fire truck rides will also be offered. Long Beach longbeachny.gov 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8.
A John Denver Christmas Show
Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon welcome in the holiday season with a special Christmas concert. The John Denver Christmas Show is a delightful blend of traditional Christmas music with some of your favorite John Denver hits and songs of the season! Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue, patchoguetheatre.org $35-$65. 8 p.m. Dec. 8.
Swing In The Holidays
Back again by popular demand, Madison Theatre’s 20-piece house band celebrates the Holidays with a high energy performance of seasonal favorites! Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, madisontheatreny.org 3 p.m. Dec. 9.
Long Island Concert Orchestra: A Classical Christmas
This festive concert will bring in the yuletide cheer with classical music selections from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” and Handel’s Messiah, John Rutter Christmas Carols, R. Vaughn Williams’ “Greensleeves,” and holiday favorites by LeRoy Anderson. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue, patchoguetheatre.org $29-$59. 3 p.m. Dec. 9.
A Carpenter’s Christmas
Based on the music of The Carpenters’ two holiday albums and Christmas variety shows, A Carpenters Christmas features singer and playwright Lisa Rock and her 6-piece band keeping The Carpenters’ holiday traditions alive with spot-on renditions of their unforgettable Christmas tunes. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport, engemantheater.com Free-$25. 8 p.m. Dec. 10.
Step Sistas – Happy Holidays
the Step Sistas are back with a holiday tap extravaganze. Watch the Step Sistas kick up their heels and tap dance into your hearts. The performance includes an audience participation portion. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington, landmarkonmainstreet.org Free. 2 p.m. Dec. 12.
The Eglevsky Ballet presents a special one-hour production of the timeless holiday classic, The Nutcracker. The production will feature innovative and exciting choreography. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville., tillescenter.org $48-$78. Dec. 14-16.
A classic holiday nutcracker…with a twist! Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor, baystreet.org. Dec. 14-16.
Last year, more than 1,000 people came out to show their holiday spirit and support for Toys of Hope! Downtown Farmingdale. 1 p.m. Dec. 15.
A Vintage Christmas
The lineup includes TheRealDC, Krem, Edwrds, Prophet, Edward JJ Jones, CoastalWolf, Stixside Music and Holdn. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville, revolutionliny.com $10-$15. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15.
Join Sun Records’ last recording artist, madman Jason D Williams on piano, who is often compared to his friend and mentor Jerry Lee Lewis; Gene Casey, the East End’s prodigal Rockabilly King; and Prentiss McNeill, member of the Drifters for 30 years for a Rocakbilly Xmas like none other! Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead, suffolktheater.com $39-$49. 8 p.m. Dec. 15.
Join Clara as she twirls at a Christmas party, battles the Queen Rat, and embarks on a magical journey to the Land of Sweets in this yuletide classic! Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach, whbpac.org $18. Dec. 15, 16.
With new songs and dances mixed in with your favorite holiday tunes, we will open the doors and take you through the many wonderful worlds of the holiday season. Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, madisontheatreny.org Dec. 15, 16.
Rockmare Before Christmas
Think The Nightmare Before Christmas, but with rock bands. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville, revolutionliny.com $10-$12. 4 p.m. Dec. 16.
A Christmas Carol
This newly adapted musical telling of the classic Dickens story comes to life on the Boulton stage. A holiday memory to treasure for the whole family! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore, boultoncenter.org $25. Dec. 21-23.
SantaCon Rockville Centre
Dress like Santa, an elf or something holiday related and spend the day spreading and drinking holiday cheer. Downtown Rockville Centre. 1 p.m. Dec. 22.
Post-Christmas Pub Crawl
Starts at Boss Crockers at noon. The crowd hits Bunker Hill at 1:30 p.m., Corry’s at 2:30 p.m., Wantagh Inn at 3:30 p.m. and Mulcahey’s at 4:30 p.m. Wantagh, muls.com Dec. 26.