The Weekender November 25 – 26

1. Christmas House Long Island

When: Nov 24, 2023 through Jan 02, 2024 (daily)
Where: Broadway Commons, 358 North Broadway Commons, Hicksville, NY

If you are looking for an exciting and fun, indoor family holiday attraction, Christmas House opens on Friday, November 24 at the Broadway Commons in Hicksville. This unique 10-room, walk-through features interactive and imaginative experiences that will delight parents, grandparents and children of all ages. Walk through the North Pole where it’s actually snowing, and down the aisles of a Christmas themed Blockbuster Video store! Take a selfie with a Dancing Santa or lie down on a couch in the Christmas living room. There’s something for everyone!

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2. 2023 Port Jefferson Santa Parade & Visit

When: Sunday, November 26th at 3 PM
Where: Port Jefferson Village, Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY

Join us for a festive celebration at the Santa Parade on Main Street, starting at 3pm. Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit as cheerful floats and lively performers make their way through the heart of town. Following the parade, continue the merriment by visiting Santa himself at the Port Jefferson Village Center, located at 101 E. Broadway, where he’ll be spreading joy and taking wish-list requests until 6pm. Bring the family and create cherished memories in the enchanting atmosphere of Port Jefferson’s holiday festivities.


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3. Leftover Turkey Trail Trot 5K Run/Walk

When: Saturday, November 25th at 9:30 AM
Where: Bethpage Polo at the Park, Bethpage State Park Playground, Bethpage, NY

🍗 Who’s Got Room for Leftovers! 🥧 Hope you saved some room for post-Thanksgiving fun! Gather your running family at Bethpage State Park for the Leftover Turkey Trail Trot 5K Run/Walk on November 25, 2023, starting at 9:30 AM. Embrace the scenic trails, burn off those extra holiday calories, and revel in the camaraderie of fellow participants. Don’t forget to bring the little ones for the FREE Kiddie Dash, kicking off 30 minutes before the main event! As you cross the finish line, indulge in some well-deserved turkey trot swag and savor delectable treats from All Round Foods. It’s the perfect way to extend the holiday cheer and make the most of those delicious leftovers! 🏃🦃✨

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4. Owl Pond To Pleasure Drive Hike

When: Sunday, November 26th at 10 AM
Where: Pleasure Drive, North of NY 27 Exit 64, Long Island, NY

Embark on an adventure through the untouched beauty of the Paumanok Path, as we hike from Spinney Road to Pleasure Drive in Flanders. Join us at the meeting point on Pleasure Drive, just east of the intersection with Quogue Riverhead Road (NY 104), conveniently located just north of NY 27 Exit 64. This scenic trek offers a glimpse into the pristine landscapes of the region, providing a refreshing escape into nature. Lace up your hiking boots, breathe in the crisp air, and discover the serenity of this hidden gem along the Paumanok Path.


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5. Holiday Cheer – Paint and Sip Experience

When: Sunday, November 26th at 3 PM
Where: Muse Paintbar, 837 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, NY

Unleash your inner artist at our Paint and Sip event, where Muse Paintbar’s talented instructor will guide attendees in crafting their own canvas masterpiece. Join us for a delightful evening of creativity, laughter, and a touch of relaxation as you paint and sip in a vibrant and social atmosphere. Whether you’re a seasoned painter or just looking to try something new, this event promises a fun-filled experience for all. So, grab a brush, indulge in your favorite beverage, and let your artistic spirit flourish under the expert guidance of Muse Paintbar’s instructor. Cheers to a night of artistic expression and shared memories! 🎨🍷


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6. The 50/50 5K Run/Walk

When: Sunday, November 26th at 9:30 AM
Where: Sunken Meadow State Park, Parking Lot 3, Kings Park, NY

Prepare for a thrilling and rewarding experience at the 50/50 5K Run/Walk, taking place on November 26, 2023, at Sunken Meadow State Park – Field 3. This unique event sets itself apart with no awards or swag—just cold, hard CASH! Lace up your running shoes for a fun and challenging trail 5K, rain or shine, starting at 9:30 AM. The excitement doesn’t end at the finish line; high-quality bakery treats from All Round Foods await you, and there’s a chance to WIN BIG in the raffle starting at 10:35 AM. In 2022, we raffled off $1,500 CASH, including a whopping $500 check to one lucky winner. This year, the anticipation is even higher—be there for a shot at your share of the pot! Remember, you don’t need to be the fastest; you just need to be the luckiest. Plus, all proceeds go to the Never Stop Running Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit supporting athletic and charitable events that raise awareness and foster community involvement. Don’t miss out on the only race where anyone can be a winner! 🏃💰🎉

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