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A Guide to Holiday Events on Long Island 2022

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A Guide to Holiday Events on Long Island 2022

LUMINOCITY FESTIVAL

These unique light installations will blow you away! Bring the kids and have a jolly good time. Eisenhower Park, 1899 Park Blvd., East Meadow, luminocityfestival.com $19-$68. Nov. 9-Jan. 8.

A CHRISTMAS STORY

This musical is based on the beloved movie in which 9-year-old Ralphie Parker only wants one thing for Christmas: an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport, engemantheater.com/achristmasstory $80-$85. Nov. 17-Dec. 31.

MAGIC OF LIGHTS

Drive through this annual magical lights spectacular using stunning LED technology to light up your holiday season. Jones Beach State Park, 150 Bay Pkwy., Wantagh, jonesbeach.com $25-$30 per vehicle. Nov. 18-Dec. 30.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Enjoy this fun, interactive version of Charles Dickens’ classic adapted by Christopher Parks of Experiential Theater Company. Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, licm.org $15. Nov. 25-Dec. 30.

SHIMMERING SOLSTICE

This walk-through holiday lights show at Old Westbury Gardens is bound to dazzle you with its many meandering pathways and gardens of colorful lights. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury, shimmeringsolstice.com $19.95-$80. Nov. 25-Jan. 1.

THE WIZARDS OF WINTER

A Holiday Rock Event for the whole family featuring former members of classic rock groups Def Leppard, Rainbow, and Blue Öyster Cult, performing a holiday rock opera titled “The Christmas Dream”, Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue, patchoguetheatre.org $39-$69. 7 p.m. Nov. 27. 

CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY WONDERLAND

A must-see holiday event featuring dazzling acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer, performed by today’s greatest circus performers to a musical mix of timeless seasonal favorites. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, tillescenter.org $59-$99.50. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30.

BARNABY SAVES CHRISTMAS

Come join Santa, Barnaby, Franklynne and all of their friends for a wonderful holiday treat. The littlest elf and his reindeer friend set off on their journey to save Christmas, meeting some new friends along the way and learning the true meaning of Christmas, Hanukah, and the holiday season. Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson, theatrethreetickets.com $10. Nov. 30-Dec. 23.

DEBBIE GIBSON

Winterlicious: An Evening of Holiday & Hits. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $29.50-$59.50. 8 p.m. Dec. 1.

THE NUTCRACKER 

International ballet stars and gifted young dancers from all over the metropolitan area come together for a magical performance with The South Shore Symphony accompanying. Madison Theatre at Molloy University, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, madisontheatreny.org $40-$50. Dec. 2-4.

THE NUTCRACKER 

Talented student dancers of Diamond Performance Group, under the direction of Morgan Stinnett and produced by Malorie Irizarry, will perform alongside a diverse group of incredible professional dancers. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue, patchoguetheatre.org $45-$60. 5 p.m. Dec. 3, 1 p.m. Dec. 4.

LAURIE BERKNER

This holiday concert will feature all your Christmast favorites, including songs from the album A Laurie Berkner Christmas. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $19.50-$87.5. 11 a.m. Dec. 4.

THE BEACH BOYS
‘Tis the season to rock out at a holiday show performed by The Beach Boys. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com, $88.00-$355.90, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6.

JUDY COLLINS: HOLIDAYS AND HITS 

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Judy Collins will perform her Holiday & Hits concert. The Christmas show will feature a program of holiday classics, songs from Judy’s latest album, Spellbound, and beloved songs culled from her six-decade career. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington, landmarkonmainstreet.org, $60-$70, 8 p.m. Dec. 8

ROCKAPELLA CHRISTMAS

With buckets of catchy original pop songs and complete contemporary revisions of sparkling Motown, pop, and soul classics, this Rockapella has always been the one to watch. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead, suffolktheater.com, $39-$59, 6 p.m. Dec 11. 

KENNY G THE MIRACLES HOLIDAY AND HITS TOUR 

This best-selling smooth jazz will perform a holiday show. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, thetheatreatwestbury.com, $53-$357.75, 8 p.m. Dec. 15.

DARREN CRISS – A VERY DARREN CRISSMAS 

Darren Criss, a multi-faceted artist with an illustrious career spanning television, film, music and stage, will perform a holiday show. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com, $55.75-$235.35, 8 p.m. Dec. 15.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA: IN THE CHRISTMAS MOOD 

The legendary Glenn Miller, one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders in the Swing Era of the 1930s and ‘40s, will perform a holiday show. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington, landmarkonmainstreet.org, $38-$48, 8 p.m. Dec. 16. 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue, patchoguetheatre.org Dec. 16-28.

DAMIEN SNEED’S JOY TO THE WORLD 

Sit back and enjoy Damien Sneed’s original arrangements of gospel, jazz, and classical favorites. This performance features a cast of 10 singers and musicians performing well-known holiday classics. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach, whbpac.org, $51-$76, 8 p.m. Dec. 17.

THE NUTCRACKER 

Choreographed by Maurice Brandon Curry and featuring a live orchestra under the baton of Eglevsky Ballet’s musical director, David Bernard. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, tillescenter.org $49-$89. Dec. 17, 18.

ELF THE MUSICAL 

Enjoy the musical version of the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Madison Theatre at Molloy University, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, madisontheatreny.org $40-$65. Dec. 17-23.

MICHAEL CARBONARO

Lies On Stage. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $30-$99.50. 8 p.m. Dec. 18.

SAL VALENTINETTI

Christmas Comes To Town. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $20-$49.50. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22.

LUANN DE LESSEPS “A VERY COUNTESS CHRISTMAS” 

Countess Luann de Lesseps is an original cast member of one of the most successful franchises in television history, The Real Housewives of New York City. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $45.25-$273.08, 8 p.m. Dec. 23.

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