The Island Today: The top events for kids for the coming week

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The Island Today: The top events for kids for the coming week

The 29th Annual Long Island Festival of Trees

Friday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Known for its spectacular array of designer-decorated trees and gingerbread village, this event features continuous live entertainment, Santa, a vendor marketplace, children’s activities and more. Tickets are $15 for adults ($10 LICM members) and $10 for children ages 2 to 12 ($6 LICM members).

Where: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City
Info & Tickets: 516-572-4111 or cradleofaviation.org

Holiday Kids Workshop: Gingerbread Man Ornament

Saturday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Now that it’s time to decorate your own Christmas tree, head to this free, hands-on holiday workshop where you and your child can assemble a gingerbread picture frame that doubles as a Christmas ornament.

Where: At Home Depot locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties, including the Westbury, Elmont, Syosset and Huntington stores / Info: call your local store or got to homedepot.com

An 1863 Thanksgiving

Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring the whole family to experience an old-fashioned Thanksgiving celebration at this living history museum that provides visitors with the unique opportunity to step back in time and experience life as it was on Long Island during the 19th century. 

Where: Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage Info: 516-572-8401 or obvrnassau.com

New Story Time: “Mickey Mouse Goes Christmas Shopping”

Saturday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m.

Children will delight in the charming story in which Mickey and Minnie Mouse take their nephews to a big department store for a day of holiday shopping they’ll never forget.

Where: Barnes and Noble, 1542 Northern Blvd., Manhasset or
91 Old Country Road, Carle Place | Info: 516-365-6723 (Manhasset) or
516-741-9850 (Carle Place) or barnesandnoble.com

Kids Theatre: “Who Took Tom the Turkey?”

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 25, 11:30 a.m.

Tom the Turkey is missing and everyone is a suspect: Paula Pilgrim, Chief Clumsy Bull, Peter Pumpkin and Maise Potato.  They must all work together to solve the mystery before the last Thursday of November or else the Great Autumn Feast will not occur. All tickets are $13. 

Where: Broadhollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
Info: 516-775-4420 or broadhollow.org

Special Performance of “The Nutcracker”

Saturday, Nov. 24, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 25, 2 p.m.

Presented by the Long Island Ballet Theatre, this production is suitable for children as young as 3 years old. Children ages 3 to 10 years may join the cast on stage for an on-stage reception at the Kingdom of the Sweets for a $10 donation.

Where: Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington
Info: 516-767-1384 or landmarkonmainstreet.org

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