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East End Holiday Open Houses, Christmas Fairs, Winter Festivals And More

Nicole Barylski

Winterfest will include horse and carriage rides. (Photo: www.facebook.com)

Looking for something festive to do this weekend?

The St. Michael's Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, December 9 in St. Michael's Community Room (488 Montauk Highway, Amagansett). From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. attendees can peruse through local crafts and gifts, holiday cookies, jewelry, candles, clothing, natural cleansers, lotion's and much more.

The Amagansett Presbyterian Church Holiday Fair at Scoville Hall (17 Meeting House Lane, Amagansett) will be held on Saturday, December 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fairgoers can expect local vendors and artisans, silver tea, bake sale, and a craft table.

Westhampton Beach Chamber of Commerce is inviting you to take a trip around the world and revel in seasonal celebrations during Winterfest on Saturday, December 9. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. experience the magic of Italy, Polynesia, Santorini, Mexico, Germany, France, Israel, Japan, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, the UK, Canada, and the US with exotic bites, holiday classics, a visit from Santa, horse and carriage rides, marshmallow roasting, face painting, ornament crafts, and other exciting holiday activities. Festivities will take place on the Village Green, as well as at Westhampton Free Library, SugarDaddy Toy Store, and more. You can also take a free trolley to Buoy One and Mill Road House to sample craft been and great food. For more information, visit www.facebook.com. NOTE: This event has been postponed due to the impending snow storm.

Railroad Museum of Long Island (416 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, www.rmli.org) is hosting a Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10. Festivities start at 11:30 a.m. and will include a visit from Santa daily at 12 p.m. Admission is free.

Southampton Country Holiday is presenting It's A Wonderful Village on Saturday, December 9, starting at 12:30 p.m. The afternoon will include horse and buggy rides at Southampton Arts Center and Santa visits with light refreshments at the Rogers Memorial Library. For more information, visit southamptonchamber.com.

Mashomack Preserve's annual Holiday Open House at Bass Creek Cottage (79 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island, 631-749-4219, www.nature.org) is Saturday, December 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. Attendees will enjoy mulled cider, eggnog, a nature craft activity for kids, seasonal tunes, and a tour Mashomack's 19th century Victorian mansion which is quite the sight in its holiday greens.

The 66th annual Riverhead Lions Club Parade and The 18th Annual Bonfire will take place on Saturday, December 9 at 3 p.m. The merry march will commence at the corner of Osborne Avenue at West Main Street in Riverhead and will proceed east on Main Street to McDermott Avenue and return west to the Peconic River parking lot where attendees will enjoy a bonfire and can snap a pic with Santa in the impressive Gingerbread House. For more information, visit riverheadbid.com.

East Hampton Fire House (1 Cedar Street, East Hampton) will have a Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 10 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will include a delicious buffet breakfast and a special visit from Santa, with all proceeds supporting the East Hampton High School Baseball Team's Spring Training Trip. Admission is $10 per person and free for kids 5 and under.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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