Here's What's Happening in the Hamptons in December 2021
Updated: Dec 8, 2021
The Hamptons may be best known as a summer refuge, but there are plenty of community events and experiences to enjoy in the winter as well. Here's what's happening in the Hamptons every day of December 2021.
December 1: Lazy Point Walk
Join a three-mile walk and exploration around Napeague Harbor and get a bonus post tour of the historic D’Amico Studio (the Art Barge) and Archives Grounds.
December 2: Winter Card Making
Discover some secrets of handmade card-making in this workshop with specialized paper and embellishments.
December 3: Celebrate Chanukah
Celebrate the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights with a host of events, from the Menorah Parade and Shabbos Meal to a Kids Chanukah Disco.
December 4: Santa Parade
The annual holiday event returns with marching bands, firetrucks, and dune buggies as well as community floats, and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.
December 5: Close Up Magic + Menorahs
This will be a grand Chanukah Celebration for the entire community, featuring the lighting of a giant menorah, a close-up magic show, hot latkes and treats, and gifts and music for kids.
December 6: Jewelry Making Workshop
Use wire, beads, fused glass, and a Glowforge laser printer during this exciting workshop covering many jewelry-making techniques.
December 7: Keep Calm and Color On
Coloring—it’s not just for kids anymore! Spend a relaxing hour coloring and enjoying conversation. Come see some of the beautiful coloring book designs just for adults.
December 8: Fiber Arts Meet Up
Do you crochet, knit, felt, weave, embroider, quilt, macramé—or anything else that involves fabric, thread, or fiber? Then join this supportive group for some crafting, chatting, and sharing of ideas.
December 9: Lost Boys of Montauk Book Talk
Attend a lively discussion on the "Lost Boys of Montauk," which explores how a tragedy at sea still reverberates through this changing town.
December 10: Tour the Watermill Center
Go on an intimate guided tour of The Watermill Center and its manicured grounds and gardens, carefully curated art collection, and expansive study library.
December 11: Polar Bear Plunge
Brave the chilly ocean waters and take the plunge! All proceeds benefit local food pantry and assistance programs.
December 12: By Hand Artisan’s Gift Show
Explore a variety of wonderful and unique gifts handmade by your favorite local artisans. There will be fused glass, knits, wood crafts, sea glass, skincare and soaps, mosaics, jewelry, honey, and more.
December 13: Winter Holidays Video Contest
Every Long Islander has a favorite holiday tradition, from skating on the pond and light shows to cooking and hiking. Share yours with a video clip and/or vote for your favorite submission.
December 14: Healthy Eating for the Holidays
Learn how to enjoy your favorite seasonal treats while preventing weight gain, keeping your immune system healthy, and feeling your best.
December 15: Owls by the Light of the Moon
Listen for the whinnying sound of the Eastern Screech Owl or maybe even the hoot of the Great Horned Owl on this nighttime owl prowl that marks the beginning of our owls’ courtship season.
December 16: Meet the Authors
Join authors Robert and Christie Leigh Babirad for a virtual discussion of their newest book: A Christmas Heart, A Westhampton Beach Christmas.
December 17: Holiday Cabaret
Enjoy an intimate evening of cabaret to celebrate the holiday season with songs of love. Actress and singer Gloria Reuben will be accompanied by guitarist Pete Smith.
December 18: Bonac Lights Holiday Display
In addition to a festive holiday light display, there will be vendors, music, food, and crafts for the children.
December 19: Victorian Christmas at Moran Studio
From Christmas cards to decorated trees and Christmas crackers, many of our best-known Christmas traditions are products of the Victorian era. Discover the origins of many of today’s holiday customs.
December 20: Holiday Light Show
Billed as the largest drive-through light show in Suffolk County, the Riverhead Holiday Light Show is not to be missed. You can expect dozens of dazzling displays to delight the entire family.
December 21: Sunset Solstice Hike
Celebrate the first day of winter with a sunset hike through the forest up to North Pond. Look and listen for nocturnal creatures and enjoy some night vision activities.
December 22: Tai Chi for Seniors
Tai Chi has been called a "moving medication" by Harvard Medical School. De-stress while you gain internal and external balance with live online Tai Chi classes.
December 23: Cuban Salsa for Beginners
Have you ever wanted to learn to dance Salsa? Join this fun and exciting class for aspiring dancers.
December 24: Gingerbread House Party
All gingerbread house sales directly benefit the Children’s Museum of the East End. Each kit includes a pre-built house with an assortment of candy and icing decorations.
December 25: The Polar Express
Enjoy the new holiday classic film at the beautifully restored and updated Sag Harbor Cinema.
December 26: Seal Walk
Experience seals in their natural environment! A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to observe seals as well as many winter birds.
December 27: Painted Landscape Workshop
Celebrate winter break at the museum with creative workshops and visual arts. In this workshop, you will get to create winter landscape paintings with tempera paint.
December 28: 90 Years of Guild Hall
A selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper will showcase 90 years of Guild Hall’s commitment to collecting artists of the Eastern End of Long Island.
December 29: Earth Yoga
Join yoga instructor Amy Hess in the Nature Center for a one-hour morning class. Then feel free to explore the Wildlife Refuge.
December 30: Chess Club
Have fun learning chess fundamentals including basic checkmates, tactics to get ahead, and general winning strategies.
December 31: Game Day
Drop in for a New Year’s Eve Game Day! Teens, children, and families can enjoy giant Jenga, giant Connect 4, cornhole, board games, and more!
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