8 Great Hamptons Happenings Over Thanksgiving Weekend


 There’s so much to do in the Hamptons for families, couples, kids, and nature lovers over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Here are my top picks for fun weekend plans:

It’s holiday season in the Hamptons! Don’t miss the Southampton Village lighting of the tree ceremony, November 25, 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm; Website: https://southamptonchamber.com ; 631.283.0402  Enjoy caroling by “VOSH” (Voices of Southampton High School). Join revelers at the Cultural Center for good cheer, a visit with Santa, refreshments and musical entertainment by piano students and the Prelude Overture String Ensemble. Sponsored by the Village Christmas Committee. Contact information: Karen Connolly info@southamptonchamber.com (631) 283-0402

The East Hampton Historical Society is proud to announce their 2017 House & Garden Tour, showcasing some of the finest examples of historical and modern architecture in the Hamptons. This year’s tour — consisting of five unique houses — is scheduled for Saturday, November 25, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The East Hampton Historical Society’s House Tour Committee has creatively selected five houses that express the unique spirit of living on the East End. Tickets to the self-guided 2017 East Hampton House & Garden Tour are $65 in advance and $75 on the day of the tour. Admission can be bought via 631-324-6850; Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street, on Friday, November 24, and Saturday, November 25, between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. http://www.easthamptonhistory.org

The Annual Family Holiday Fun Day Montauk on Sat, Nov 25th from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM at Montauk Yacht Club, 32 Star Island Road. Sponsored by The Montauk Chamber of Commerce hosted by and held at Montauk Yacht Club, this is a free event for youngsters to create holiday crafts and tree ornaments. Cider, cookies and plenty of good cheer are served. info@montaukchamber.com ;(631) 668-2428; http://www.montaukchamber.com

The 6th Annual Lighting of The Lighthouse will be held on Saturday, November 25th at 4pm. Enjoy a spectacular view of the lighthouse as it gets dark and the Christmas Lights are lit. There will be live music, caroling, and Santa will make an appearance. Visit Montauk’s Facebook page for information on all holiday events: www.facebook.com/pages/montauk-chamber-of-commerce/296102421861

Marders 38th Annual Open House, November 24, 25, & 26 9-5 daily. Homemade cookies and hot apple cider will be served in the Garden Shop to ring in the holiday season. Live music will be performed daily and much more. Location: 120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton; (631)537-3700

Direct From Las Vegas… Steven Tyler | Shania Twain | Sting | Katy Perry | Roy Orbison | Janis Joplin. With international acclaim and its storied history, Legends in Concert, is the pioneer of live tribute show! Featuring the best tribute artists in the industry, the high-octane hit show features amazing live performances, spectacular costumes and sets, thrilling choreography and the sensation you can only get in Las Vegas. Student Rush Price $35.  Fri, Nov 24, 20178:00 PM; Sat, Nov 25, 20178:00 PM, The Gateway, 215 South Country Road.  Box Office: boxoffice@thegateway.org; 6312861133

East Hampton Gardens Open House is the Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving with a Santa arrival on Saturday at noon! Address: 16 Gingerbread Ln, East Hampton,

Take the Plunge, or Pledge a Plunger at the 4th Annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach! Get ready to shiver on Nov. 25, with a frigid dip in the waters off Shelter Island. It’s all for a good cause, of course. Sponsored by the Friends of the Shelter Island Public Library, the annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge benefits the library. Participants can either register online or at the library (37 N. Ferry Road). Organizers ask that you raise a minimum of $25 for a plunge. Arrive at Crescent Beach (Sunset Beach parking lot) after 10 a.m. to check in. Crescent Beach parking lot. Saturday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m.; 631 749-0042