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The following is the News-Review’s annual listing of holiday services hosted by local churches. READ
One-of-a-kind ornaments, home goods, ceramics, greeting cards and jewelry are among the holiday gifts on display at the East End Arts’ Annual Holiday Gift Boutique. READ
The Long Island Sports Park was aglow during the opening night of the inaugural Riverhead Holiday Light Show Friday.
The drive-through light show — billed as the largest in Suffolk County — features about two miles of large illuminated displays such as a snowflake tunnel and an ice palace. The displays are also synchronized to music on the radio. READ
Dilan Godines, 7, poses alongside 3-month-old Mike and Christopher, 7, and Briana Lopez, 2.
The stage at Living Water Full Gospel Church in Aquebogue was lined with lights, trees and snow in advance of the annual Christmas show Dec. 22. READ
The Shoppes at East Wind, decked out with wreaths, garland and lights, is celebrating its first holiday shopping season with a nearly full complement of shops and eateries.
And if you stop by the Shoppes at East Wind in Wading River on or before Dec. 19 your children can drop their letters in the “Letters to Santa Mailbox” at the shoppes entrance. Santa will even write back, if a return address is included on the envelope.
Riverhead’s holiday parade and bonfire were held Sunday, a day late due to Saturday’s snowstorm, but it still drew several hundred to downtown Riverhead. READ
My son is spoiled.
I talked a big game before he was born. “Any kid of mine better get used to hearing the word no,” I’d say. “I’m going to limit the TV, the toys and the sweets.”
Then my wife gave birth to him three years ago and he’s been calling the shots ever since.