North Hempstead Town Board to host ‘Winter Wonderland’ at Clark Garden

North Hempstead Town Board to host ‘Winter Wonderland’ at Clark Garden
The outdoor trainset at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson.

Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board have announced that the town will be hosting the “Winter Wonderland Train and Light Show” from Dec. 17 to Dec. 21, both outside and inside the historic Clark House at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson. The event is free and will span five days.

Each day the events will include holiday lights in the garden, an outdoor steam locomotive donated by Willis Hobbies, and an indoor Garden Railway provided The Long Island Garden Railway Society with a display including old time steam trains, trolleys and a Christmas village.

The train set at the Clark House.

The Winter Wonderland kick off will be on Sunday, Dec. 17 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. The day’s events will include holiday story time with Bosworth and friends, free face painting and hot chocolate, American Idol Contestant Bryce Larson singing holiday songs by the fire, a photo booth, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor train displays, and light displays.

On Monday Dec. 18 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., dogs are welcomed to a ‘Winter Pawty’ at Clark Botanic Garden for a stroll through the Garden’s light and train displays and a chance to have your dog’s photo taken with Santa!

Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Jam Dance Studio of Great Neck will be teaching free holiday dance routines.

On Wednesday Dec. 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. there will be story telling by the fire with the Williston Park Library staff at the Clark House along with arts and crafts.

The final night of Winter Wonderland will be a kids’ disco dance party featuring DJ Kev Dee on Thursday, Dec. 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will also include free face painting, star gazing for the Winter Solstices with Hofstra University’s astronomy department, and a visit from Santa and the Albertson Fire Department.

The event is free of charge to residents. Clark Botanic Garden is located at 193 I.U. Willets Road in Albertson. For more information, call 311 or visit

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