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Winter Activities On Long Island

By Selina Yeung
Contributing Writer

Students who stay on Long Island over the winter break are always looking for new and fun activities. This winter, they should look no further than their own backyard.

For those who do not want to be in the snow, the Westbury Market Fair is a great indoor place to explore. This marketplace has over 100 vendors, so you are sure to find something you will like. “Everybody owns their own business, [there are] a lot of small business owners, which is great for the economy and community,” Brian Lunch, a small business owner, said. 

Photo by Jada Butler

The Westbury Market Fair, located at 960 Brush Hollow Road in Westbury, hosts special events all season, including car shows, home exploration, and international night. More information is available by calling 516-669-7541 or at

Want to take a picture with Santa this year? Last year, Santa appeared at Crescent Beach Club, a restaurant along the ocean open during the winter where your can eat with a seaside view. Located at 333 Bayville Avenue in Bayville, the is open for brunch, lunch and dinner from Thursday to Sunday. On Sunday, Dec. 10, they will host a brunch with Santa, with free pictures and face painting. Tickets for the brunch are $40 for adults and $20 for children. Reservations are required, and you can make yours at 516-628-3000.

Long Island is not all about shopping and taking scenic photos. You can choose your own Christmas tree. Cutting down the christmas tree of your choice to decorate can be a special holiday gift to yourself. 

Darts Christmas Tree Farm, with 500 trees, is one of the many places to find the perfect tree.  To cut down your own tree, it only costs $99.

The farm also has a gift shop and offers hayrides[are the rides free? If not, how much do they cost?]. Santa will be there for Christmas, and you can take photos or have a hug from Santa. The farm is at 2355 Main Bayview Road in Southold. For more information call 631-765-4148.

If you are looking for something fun and new to do this winter, Long Island has a lot of activities to offer.

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