HAUPPAUGE, NY -(October 30, 2008)- There are lots of festive things to do on Long Island this Thanksgiving Day weekend while the kids have off from school or relatives are visiting from out of town. Some events and festivals focus on the holiday, including an Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving at Old Bethpage Village, while others get an early start on the winter holidays, and others are just fun. Following is a listing of events taking place over the four-day weekend. Check www.discoverlongisland.com for a complete listing of events: Thanksgiving Celebration Old Bethpage village takes you back in time this holiday season. The Thanksgiving Celebration features a demonstration of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner prepared in old fashioned wood burning stoves, beehive ovens and open hearths. 11/22/08 - 11/30/08 10am – 4pm Old Bethpage Village Restoration Round Swamp Road Old Bethpage, NY (516) 572-8400 Adults: $10; Children: $7; Seniors: $7 Brookhaven Brite Nites The Brookhaven Brite Nites is a must-see this holiday season. The 1.2 mile trail through the Holtsville Ecology Site is illuminated with tens of thousands of lights and light displays. Drive through the enchanting wonderland of lights and begin a new family tradition. 11/28/08 - 1/4/09 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Town of Brookhaven Holtsville Ecology Site 249 Buckley Rd. Holtsville, NY (631) 758-9664 $12 per carload 40th Annual Custom Car and Bike Show Rolling into its 40th year in the New York area, this Thanksgiving Weekend tradition continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Come out to see these phenomenal cars on display and pitted against one another for judging. 11/28/08 - 11/30/08 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum & Exhibition Center 1255 Hempstead Turnpike Uniondale, NY 11553-1200 (516) 794-9303 www.nassaucoliseum.com Parrish Presents Parrish Presents opens with a preview cocktail party on Friday November 28th where benefactors, patrons, sponsors and visitors can view and purchase items in the market, gift boutique and silent auction. The market will be brimming with treasures and the silent auction will entice discriminating bargain hunters with its designer items, jewelry and priceless antiques. 11/28/08 - 11/30/08 Please call for times The Parrish Art Museum 25 Job's Lane Southampton, NY (631) 283-2118 (631) 283-7006 www.parrishart.org $7 per person/Children under 18 free Long Island Festival of Trees This annual holiday-themed event features displays of designer decorated trees and holiday creations, plus vendors and children's activities. 11/28/08 - 11/30/08 Please call for times Long Island Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 101 James Doolittle Boulevard Uniondale, NY 11553 Nassau County (516) 794-3800 longislandinfo@marriott.com www.longislandmarriott.com Holiday Boutique The Deepwells Holiday Boutique will feature artists and craftspeople who will exhibit their wares. Stop by for a delightful shopping experience with unique jewelry, collectibles and gifts. Weekends. 11/29/08 - 12/7/08 10am – 4pm Deepwells Farm County Park Rt. 25A Moriches Rd. St. James, NY Suffolk County (631) 862-6080 Adults: $5; Children: free Santa Weekend Visits at the General Store Step back in time and enjoy the General Store for memorable items such as jams and jeffies, dolls, old fashioned candy, toys, seasonal gifts, and more. Plus visit and take pictures with Santa (weekends only). Bring your camera and enjoy the afternoon. 11/29/08 - 12/21/08 1pm – 4pm St. James General Store 516 Moriches Road St. James, NY Suffolk County (631) 862-8333 This is a free event Holiday Craft Show at Eisenhower Park Eisenhower Park presents the Holiday Craft Show. Vendors will be presenting arts and crafts items, gifts, and more. This event will take place in Field 8. 11/29/08 - 11/30/08 Eisenhower Park Hempstead Turnpike East Meadow, NY 11554 Nassau County (516) 572-0348 www.nassaucountyny.gov Please call for price Patchogue Christmas Parade The Christmas Parade on Main Street will have bands, floats, antique cars, and marching unities. The highlight of the parade is when Santa arrives at the end of the parade for all to see. Kids, bring your letters to Santa with stamped self-addressed envelopes and they will be collected and answered. 11/29/08 6 pm Christmas Parade on Main Street Main Street Patchogue, NY 11772 Suffolk County (631) 475-4302 This is a free event The Nutcracker Huntington Ballet Theatre's holiday extravaganza features a talented mixed cast of adult professionals and aspiring students in a delightful and child-friendly version of the classic ballet. Accessible to all age groups, this abridged program with narration runs for 75 minutes but retains all the pagentry and magic of the full-length original. 11/29/08 - 11/30/08 Please call for times Landmark on Main Street 232 Main Street Suite One Port Washington, NY 11050 (516) 767-1384 sharon@landmarkonmainstreet.org www.landmarkonmainstreet.org Adults: $25; Children: $20; Seniors: $20 Barnaby Saves Christmas Setting out to prove that they are not too small to help Santa, Barnaby, (Santa's littlest elf) and Franklynne, (his reindeer friend) stumble across the wicked S.B. Dombelbury, who is trying to ruin Christmas. On their journey, they enlist the help of some very special friends and learn the true meaning of Christmas, Hanukkah, and the holiday season. Now in its 5th year. 11/29/08 - 12/27/08 North Shore Theatre Three Productions 412 Main Street Port Jefferson, NY 11777 (631) 928-9202 Please call for times The Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission (LICVB&SC) was established in 1979 as the official tourism promotion agency for the destination’s travel and tourism industry. Based on Long Island in Hauppauge, NY, the LICVB&SC contributes to the economic development and quality of life on Long Island by promoting the region as a world-class destination for tourism, meetings and conventions, trade shows, sporting events, and related activities. For more information about Long Island, please contact the Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission by calling 1-877-586-6654 or visit www.discoverlongisland.com. Press Contact Email: kmatejka@discoverlongisland.com

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