Aquebogue-Jamesport: Christmas at Hallockville Museum Farm

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a very nice long break, with lots of food and fun. This morning I began a holiday cleanse in preparation for the feast of Christmas!

Get some Christmas shopping done right around the corner! On Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Old Steeple Community Church in Aquebogue will be hosting their annual Christmas bazaar and luncheon. The bazaar includes selections of boxed homemade Christmas cookies, handmade crafts, gift items, holiday breads, jams, jellies, pickles, kitchen knives, lightly used articles and the raffle of a handmade quilt. Lunch can be ordered from a varied menu from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 722-3070 for more details.

Hallockville Museum Farm will host Christmas at Hallockville on Sunday, Dec. 5, from noon to 4 p.m., complete with music, crafts, food and more. The Hallock Homestead will be decorated as it would have been in Victorian times. Raffle tickets for a summer golf vacation or a winter ski vacation, complete with $1,000, can still be purchased! The winner will be announced at the Christmas celebration. For more details on the raffle and the celebration, call 298-5292, e-mail [email protected] or visit

The Wonder of Christmas show at Living Waters Church Theatre in Aquebogue will take place Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 9-11, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. Tickets for the Sunday matinee are already sold out, so don’t wait to get your tickets for this spectacular Christmas show. The dedication and talent within this small community are really amazing to behold. There are some gifted actors, dancers and performers who pour heart and soul into this Christmas show. It is not to be missed. To purchase your tickets in advance, call 722-4969. Tickets are $24 for adults and $19 for kids 17 and under and for seniors 55 and older. A portion of the proceeds benefits those less fortunate within our communities.

A huge thank-you to Living Waters Church for the amazing dramatic interactive experience of “A Night in Bethlehem.” The church was decorated inside and out as the town of Bethlehem, complete with a live donkey, a bustling inn, shops and the manger where Joseph and Mary proudly displayed their newborn son (a real baby)! The actors told the Christmas story while the children made Christmas crafts, took a picture with Santa and Buddy the Elf (Pastor Rick), and enjoyed delectable treats in the inn. This free event was an amazing gift to the entire community. My daughter Johanna’s eyes danced with delight as she expressed, “I will never forget this night!”