'Tis the Season: 2018 Holiday Happenings

The Hook Mill is adorned with lights for the season. Durell Godfrey photos

The holiday season is in full swing. Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror, Christmas trees are lining the streets, and menorahs will soon be lighted. There is plenty to do to celebrate the coming of winter season and Hanukkah and Christmas, and, of course, many opportunities to shop. From gingerbread house activities for the kids to a wreath sale to benefit Fighting Chance, there is something for people of all ages. So browse our list of happenings from Southampton to Montauk — we'll be updating it as more events come in — and have a happy and healthy holiday season!

Thursday, November 29

HAMPTONS DOC FEST: Young Voices Program, open to students, faculty and family, 10:30 a.m. and noon; “Grit,” 2 p.m.; “For the Birds,” 4 p.m., with Q&A with Richard Miron, director; “Liyana,” 6 p.m.; opening night film, “Every Act Of Life,” 8 p.m., followed by Harris Yulin in conversation with Terrence McNally. Purchase tickets online at hamptonsdocfest.com, $15 adults, $13 senior citizens. Festival pass, including gala, $150, Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor. 

HOSPITAL FUND-RAISER: Holiday trunk show featuring Pave the Way with Jewelry by Joan Hornig, with 100 percent of the profits directly benefiting Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Ellen Hermanson Breast Center, or the Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center. Parrish Memorial Hall, 235 Herrick Road, Southampton, 1-4 p.m.

Friday, November 30

SOUVENIR SALE: The Hampton Classic Horse Show is offering an opportunity for some holiday shopping Friday and Saturday, showgrounds, Snake Hollow Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show's staff is also collecting food for the Sag Harbor Food Pantry. 

HAMPTONS DOC FEST: Top shorts program, 10:30 a.m.; “Left on Pearl,” 1:30 p.m., followed by Q&A with Susie Rivo, director; “Science Fair,” 3 p.m.; “Nothing Changes: Art for Hank’s Sake,” 5:30 p.m., followed by Q&A with Matthew Kaplowitz, director, and Andrea Levine; spotlight film, “Carmine Street Guitars,” 8 p.m., followed by Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan in conservation with Ron Mann, the director, and G.E. Smith, the guitarist. Tickets online at hamptonsdocfest.com, $15 adults, $13 senior citizens, spotlight film $25. Festival pass, including gala, $150. Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor.

TREE LIGHTING: Festive celebration with holiday favorites, seasonal cocktails, in the lounge at Baron’s Cove, Sag Harbor, 3 p.m.

SUPER SALE: Ladies Village Improvement Society’s Bargain Box open late for holiday shopping, 5:30-8 p.m.

MOTOWN HOLIDAY CONCERT: Rhonda Denet, featuring holiday hits released by Stevie Wonder and the Jackson 5, East Hampton Library, 6-7:30 p.m. Free.

FISHING TRIP: The Viking Fleet’s annual George’s Bank Christmas cod trip. $450 per person, leaves Montauk 7 p.m., returns Dec. 2, 10 p.m.

“CIRQUE DU FABULEUX”: Our Fabulous Variety Show performance, featuring an aerial artist, drag queens, dance routines, music numbers, and more, Guild Hall, East Hampton, $25 to $55 online at ourfabulousvarietyshow.org. Proceeds benefit performing arts scholarships and HUGS, 7:30 p.m. Also Dec. 1, 7:30 and Dec. 2, 2 p.m.

Saturday, December 1

FAIR: Sponsored by the Bridgehampton Association, St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Bridgehampton, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

WREATH SALE: Proceeds benefit the Amagansett Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Outdoors, weather permitting, otherwise in-doors, Amagansett Firehouse, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Local crafts, baked goods, gift basket boutique, “children only” room, costume jewelry, First Presbyterian Church of Southampton, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Luncheon, 11:30-1:30 p.m., $15 per adult, $10 children under 12.

GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP: $32 per house, members $20 per house. Registration required. Children’s Museum of the East End, Bridgehampton, 10 and 11 a.m. Again Dec. 8.

SANTA PARADE: Sponsored by East Hampton Chamber of Commerce, from Main Street to Herrick Park on Newtown Lane, 10 a.m. Santa at Eileen Fisher on Newtown Lane immediately after for pictures, free hot chocolate, cider, and donuts.

CARVERS HOLIDAY SHOW AND SALE: Suffolk County Historical Society presents Wooden Wonderland, ornaments, home decor, candles, baskets, rustic Santas and gnomes, wooden carvings, candles, hats and scarves, and more. Free admission, 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

FRIENDS BAZAAR: Ceramics, mosaic glass, leather goods, paintings, jewelry, woodcraftS, and more. Free admission. Ashawagh Hall, Springs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

HAMPTONS DOC FEST: “The Hello Girls: The 100-Year-Old Story of America’s First Female Soldiers,” 10:30 a.m.; “Ballet Now,” 12 p.m., followed by Q&A with Steven Cantor, the director; “Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me,” 2 p.m., followed by Q&A with Sam Pollard, the director, and Laurence Masion; “Strangers No More,” 4:30 p.m. followed by panel with Ron Simon, Roger Sherman, and Nigel Noble; Gala honoring Sheila Nevins, the filmmaker, with the 2018 Lumiere Career Achievement Award, 7:30 p.m. Tickets online at hamptonsdocfest.com, $15 adults, $13 senior citizens. Four-day pass, including gala, $150. Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor.

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS: The Moran Studio, Main Street, East Hampton, decorated like it was the 1800s, $5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Also Dec. 8, 15, and 22.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Christmas trees, wreaths, ornaments, homemade treats, train display, community coat drive, gift wrapping, and holiday gifts available at Groundworks, Montauk Highway, East Hampton, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Also Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.; ARF Hamptons van, 12-3 p.m.

SANTA’S ELVES WORKSHOP: Kid-friendly holiday craft, Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, 1-3 p.m.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND TREE LIGHTING: Cider served while kids visit with Santa, Hampton Library, Main Street, Bridgehampton, 2 p.m.

HOLIDAY LIGHT UP: Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, light up and sing along at the windmill on Long Wharf. Santa visit prior to the lighting, 3-5 p.m.

TREE LIGHTING: East Hampton Village tree lighting ceremony, carolers, reading of the Night Before Christmas, hot chocolate and cider, the Maidstone Inn, 4 p.m.

LIGHTING UP AMAGANSETT: The holiday season gets moving with a holiday stroll along Main Street, where shops will be open with extended hours and offer refreshments, each putting their own spin on the celebration. Refreshments at the Amagansett Firehouse, 4 p.m. Santa will arrive at 4:30. At 5, Santa and the Sweet Adelines will lead carolers to the big tree near the Long Island Rail Road station, where the Amagansett Village Improvement Society will host a lighting ceremony. At 5:30, High King, the town crier, will lead a historical tour toward Main Street's shops. There will be live music at the Amagansett Library and at Innersleeve Records, a wine tasting at Amagansett Wine and Spirits, and hot chocolate and cider at Grain Surfboards on Indian Wells Highway.  

JINGLE AND MINGLE: Appetizers, beverages, and music fund-raising “empty envelopes” raffle, $10 suggested donation, Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, 5-7 p.m.

WINTER BENEFIT: Small bites, wine, dancing, and auction items to raise awareness of the homeless community on the East End through Maureen's Haven, $50 on winterbenefit.brownpapertickets.com, Seasons of Southampton, 15 Prospect Place, 6-9 p.m.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: With cider, eggnog, cookies, and Mrs. Claus, East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society, Main Street, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

HANGING OF THE GREENS: With refreshments, East Hampton Presbyterian Church, 4-5 p.m.

LIGHTING OF THE VINES: 15,000 LED lights illuminate winter vineyard rows at Wolffer Estate Vineyards, with festive holiday jazz, and hors d’oeuvres by Amagansett Food Institute, wine, and silent auction of holiday wreaths to benefit Fighting Chance, $75 for all guests 7 older, $35 for kids 1 to 6, 6-8 p.m.

WINTER CONCERT: Caroline Doctorow performs in the first of a winter concert series, $25, Bridgehampton Museum, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 2

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: Join the Springs Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for pancakes at the firehouse, $10 for adults, $5 for kids, 7-11 a.m.

WREATH MAKING: Marders, 120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, $65 for adults, $45 for children. Register and pay in advance, 10 a.m. Also Dec. 9.

HAMPTONS DOC FEST: “Making Montgomery Clift,” 11 a.m., followed by Q&A with Robert Anderson Clift and Hillary Demmon, directors; “Three Identifical Strangers,” 1 p.m., followed by Q&A with Tim Wardle, the director; “Jane Fonda in Five Acts,” 3 p.m., followed by Q&A with Susan Lacy, the director, and Jules Feiffer; “Moving Stories,” 6 p.m., followed by Q&A with Corneila Ravenal and Mike Sodersten; spotlight film, “To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor,” 8 p.m., followed by Q&A with Judith Kasen-Windsor. Tickets online at hamptonsdocfest.com, $15 adults, $13 senior citizens, $25 for spotlight film. Festival pass, including gala, $150. Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor.

SILVER TEA: Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with raffles, refreshments, baked goods, and Chinese auction, Ryan/Dempsey Hall, 77 Buell Lane, East Hampton, noon-3 p.m.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Exotic and useful wares by local artists and artisans and seasonal refreshments, to benefit the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station, at 160 Atlantic Avenue, noon-4 p.m.

WREATH WORKSHOP: With Diana Conklin of Everlastings by Diana. Take ribbons and decorative items, $35 includes materials and refreshments, R.S.V.P. to the Peconic Land Trust, Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton, 2-4 p.m.

TREE OF LIGHTS: Sponsored by East End Hospice. Spoken remembrances and music, Herrick Park gazebo, East Hampton, 2:30-4 p.m.

HOLIDAY CABARET: Seasonal favorites from the screen and stage, stories, and selections from the Great American Songbook with the vocalist Valerie diLorenzo with accompanist Christine Caderette, hosted by Friends of the Rogers Memorial Library, at the library, Coopers Farm Road, Southampton, 3 p.m.

HANUKKAH PARTY AND SHOPPING: Festive multi-generational programming and dinner with latkes prepared by Jason Weiner of Almond, Temple Adas Israel, Sag Harbor, 3-5:45 p.m.

MENORAHCADE: Cars will wind through the streets of East Hampton with menorahs on top to spread the light of Hanukkah. Motorcade leaves from the Chabad of the Hamptons, Woods Lane, 3:30 p.m. Menorah lighting in Herrick Park, Newtown Lane, 4 p.m.

MENORAH LIGHTING: Community candle lighting on the first night of Hanukkah, blessing and songs with Grindstone jelly donuts and hot cocoa, Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, 6 p.m.

Monday, December 3

HAMPTONS DOC FEST COMMUNITY DAY: Free screenings sponsored by Douglas Elliman of “Manry at Sea: In the Wake of a Dream,” noon, followed by Q&A with Steve Wystrach; “Pick of the Litter,” 2 p.m.; “The Last Race,” 4 p.m., followed by Q&A with Jack Handley, a Riverhead track champ; “Stand Up,” 5:30 p.m., followed by Q&A with Jennifer DeSane, Thomas O’Donoghuem and Paddlers for Humanity; “Free Solo,” 7:30 p.m. Reservations required at hamptonsdocfest.com. Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor. Cocktail and buffet reception sponsored by Douglas Elliman, from 5:30-7 p.m. in theater lobby.

DIY Ornaments: Teens can earn community service hours by creating ornaments, supplies provided, East Hampton Library, 4-6 p.m.

Tuesday, December 4

KIDS ACTIVITY: Create paper snowflakes; for children in grades six through eight, East Hampton Library, 4-5 p.m.

HOLIDAY STORY TIME: Children 2 to 4 invited to go in pajamas, John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor, 5:30 p.m. Also Dec. 11 and Dec. 18.

DINNER: Early American Festive Supper, featuring wild game, native dishes, and colonial holiday cheer, hosted by The Star’s East magazine and Almond restaurant, three-course, family style meal and entertainment, $45 including one beer or glass of wine, but not tax or gratuity. Reservations required, 631-537-5665.

Wednesday, December 5

KIDS ACTIVITY: Snowman cake pops for ages 4 and up, East Hampton Library, 4-5 p.m.

Thursday, December 6

GINGERBREAD WARS: Teams of two to three teens team up to make the best houses, East Hampton Library, 4-6 p.m.

Friday, December 7

KIDS ACTIVITY: Miniature “snowstorm” craft for ages 8 to 11 using household ingredients, East Hampton Library, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

LIGHTING UP THE CAMPUS: Stony Brook Southampton's annual lighting of the windmill. Refreshments, music, guided windmill ours, crafts, a photo booth sponsored by alumni, and a festive display by Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. In the student cafeteria at 39 Tuckahoe Road, Southampton, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Free to attend.

HOLIDAY COCKTAILS: Open bar with appetizers and light buffet hosted by the Southampton Business Alliance, $55, reserve before Dec. 1, the Social Club, 6-9 p.m.

“THE NUTCRACKER”: Hampton Ballet Theatre School, advance tickets $15-$45, $20-$50 at the door, Guild Hall, East Hampton, 7 p.m. Also Dec. 8, 1 and 7 p.m.; Dec. 9, 2 p.m.

JINGLE BELL HOP: Fund-raiser for St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic nursery school, with music, food, and raffles, $30 per person in advance, $35 at the door, happy hour pricing all night long, Salivar’s Clam and Chowder House, Montauk, 7-11 p.m.

Saturday, December 8

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE: Benefiting Human Resources of the Hamptons, minimum donation $25. Register by 9:30 a.m., Coopers’ Beach, Southampton Village; starts at 10 a.m. sharp.

HISTORIC INN TOUR: Free, self-guided tours sponsored by the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce. Pick up maps at the Huntting Inn, Main Street, East Hampton, 10 a.m. All inns will have hot drinks and treats.

MERRY MADOO: Holiday fair with Madoo-made gifts like fresh-cut greens from the garden and paper whites, garden tools, pottery, roasted chestnuts and marshmallows, hot cider, and vin chaud, Madoo Conservancy, 618 Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR: East Hampton Presbyterian Church, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

FOOD AND CRAFT BAZAAR: Homegrown for the Holidays, featuring 45 artists, food purveyors, and vendors, Hayground School, 151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

CRAFT FAIR: St. Michael’s Housing, 488 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

GINGERBREAD DECORATING: Workshop sponsored by Citarella, for children 5 to 12, $25, $20 for members, register online, Guild Hall, East Hampton, 11:30 a.m. 

HOLIDAY CRAFT MARKET: Local crafts and artisans, the Spur, 280 Elm Street, Southampton, noon-7 p.m.

HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR: Creative Edge Studio’s annual holiday dance showcase, $10, East Hampton High School, noon-1 p.m.

HORSE AND BUGGY RIDES: Part of Southampton Chamber of Commerce’s It’s a Wonderful Village promotion, from Southampton Village Hall, 23 Main Street, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

SANTA’S VISIT: Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton, 2-4 p.m.

COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE: Caroling, light refreshments, craft room for kids at Mashomack Preserve’s historic manor house, decorated for the holidays, 47 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island, 2-5 p.m.

COCKTAIL PARTY AND FUND-RAISER: Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and music, $30 in advance, $40 at the door, Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, 5-7 p.m.

PARTY: Clay Art Guild’s members meeting, potluck, and gift exchange, for anyone interested in getting involved, Bridgehampton Museum Archives, 5-7 p.m.

UGLY SWEATER PARTY: Southampton History Museum, with food, drinks, music in the decorated Rogers Mansion, $65 in advance, $80 at the door, $35 in advance for those 21 to 35, $45 at the door, 17 Meeting House Lane, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

DINNER BENEFIT: Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton with the celebrity chef Jean-Georges, for the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center, $200 per person, reservations online at bhccrc.org or at 917-741-6257, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 9

WREATH MAKING: $65 for adults, $45 for children, register and pay in advance, Marders, 120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, 10 a.m.

CHORAL CONCERT: The Choral Society of the Hamptons, “Going for Baroque,” $30 or $35 at the door, children $10 or $15 at the door, preferred seating $75, Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, 3 and 5:30 p.m.

Monday, December 10

PARTY: Sponsored by the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt. Refreshments, treats and a cash bar. Location not available at press time.

Wednesday, December 12

SANTA TALK: “Santa Claus: The True Story of the Jolly Old Elf,” cider and cookie to follow. Rogers Memorial Library, Coopers Farm Lane, Southampton, noon.

SENIOR CITIZENS HOLIDAY PARTY: A piano player will play traditional holiday music and refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. by Dec. 6, Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, 2-4 p.m.

COMMUNITY SOUP DINNER: Sponsored by the East Hampton Clericus, with soups from local restaurants, free for all, Most Holy Trinity Parish Hall, 5-7 p.m.

EVENING OF SONG: A service with choir and bells, Southampton Presbyterian Church, 5 p.m.

Thursday, December 13

FAMILY MOVIE: “The Polar Express,” East Hampton, 4-5:30 p.m.

COOKIE EXCHANGE: Steps to making better sugar cookies with Elizabeth Yastrzemski. Take two or three dozen cookies made from scratch, $5 for Southampton History Museum members, $10 for non-members. R.S.V.P., Rogers Mansion, 4-5:30 p.m.

Friday, December 14

BLOOD DRIVE: Bridgehampton Fire Department, 64 School Street, Bridgehampton, 2-8 p.m.

STORY TIME AND CRAFT: “Olivia the Pig” holiday stories, for children 3 and up, East Hampton Library, 3:30-4 p.m.

DANCE PERFORMANCE: “Mixed Nuts,” classic holiday tale with a twist, by students of Studio 3 in Bridgehampton, $25, Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor, 7 p.m. Also Dec. 15, 7 p.m., and Dec. 16, 1 p.m.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE: Family activity, Montauk Library, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

LANTERN TOUR: With Hugh King, town crier, sponsored by the East Hampton Historical Society, reservations required at 631-324-6850, $15 per person, start at Clinton Academy, Main Street, East Hampton, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday, December 15

GIFT SHOW: By Hand Artisans Gift Show, Ashawagh Hall, Springs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

SEAL WALK: South Fork Natural History Museum walk at Cupsogue Beach County Park, Westhampton Beach, 12:30 p.m., advanced reservations required, free for members, $10 per adult for non-members, $7.50 children 3 to 12.

CONCERT: Choir and bell choir performance, Old Whalers Church, Sag Harbor, 4 p.m.

COOKIE DECORATING: Gingerbread cookie decorating, Hampton Library, Main Street, Bridgehampton, noon. Space is limited.

HORSE AND BUGGY RIDES: Part of Southampton Chamber of Commerce’s It’s a Wonderful Village promotion, from Southampton Village Hall, 23 Main Street, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

HOLIDAY TREE FOR THE BIRDS: Bird-friendly decorations using seeds, suet, and dried fruits, take a shoebox, $5 materials fee, Advanced reservations required, South Fork Natural History Museum, Bridgehampton, 1 p.m.

Sunday, December 16

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: East Hampton Presbyterian Church, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

LESSONS AND CAROLS: Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, 10:30 a.m.

PARTY: To benefit the Sag Harbor Partnership, celebrating first responders, with cookies, cider, and caroling. Free to attend, but register in advance at sagharborpartnership.org. Christ Episcopal Church, Sag Harbor. Santa will arrive at 4 p.m. “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be shown at 5 p.m.

HARBOR BELLS: Handbell concert, free-will offerings and donations collected, St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Sag Harbor, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, December 18

KIDS ACTIVITY: Elf cupcakes to take home; for children 4 and up, East Hampton Library, 4-5 p.m.

Wednesday, December 19

COOKIE EXCHANGE: Take a dozen or more cookies or dessert bars to share, cider and hot cocoa served, Rogers Memorial Library, Coopers Farm Lane, Southampton, noon. Advanced registration required by Dec. 18.

HOLIDAY MUGS DECORATING: For high school students, East Hampton Library, 3-5 p.m.

Thursday, December 20

WINTER CRAFT: Family program, East Hampton Library, 4-5 p.m.

HOLIDAY CONCERT: Caroline Doctorow performs seasonal songs, John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor, 7-8:15 p.m.

Friday, December 21

KIDS ACTIVITY: Sparkly icicle decorations for ages 4 and up, Hampton Library, Bridgehampton, 4 p.m.

HOLIDAY MOVIE: “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” Hampton Library, Bridgehampton, 6:30 p.m.

CHRISTMAS SERVICE: A shared ministry with Springs and Amagansett Presbyterian Church, hosted by the East Hampton Presbyterian Church, with music by the vocalists Suzanne Nicoletti and Christine Cadarette, Bob Stern on violin, Peter Martin Weiss on bass, and Jane Hastay on piano, 7-8 p.m.

Saturday, December 22

HORSE AND BUGGY RIDES: Part of Southampton Chamber of Commerce’s It’s a Wonderful Village promotion, from Southampton Village Hall, 23 Main Street, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

HOLIDAY CONCERT: East End Youth Quartet, holiday and classical music for all ages, Rogers Memorial Library, Coopers Farm Lane, Southampton, 2 p.m.

FAMILY MOVIE: “Polar Express,” with popcorn, John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor, 2-4 p.m.

Monday, December 24

KIDS CLUB: Drop-off program during the holiday break with themed crafts and activities at the Children’s Museum of the East End, Bridgehampton, all week except for Christmas, $50 per child for museum members, $65 per day for non-members, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

For Christmas Eve and Christmas morning services, see The Star’s Dec. 20 issue or visit our website.

Thursday, December 27

KIDS ACTIVITY: Festive puppet craft for children 4 and up, East Hampton Library, 1-2 p.m.

Friday, December 28

KIDS CRAFT: Snowflake stamps, for children 4 and up, East Hampton Library, 2-3 p.m.

KIDS ACTIVITY: New Year slime for children 4 and up, Hampton Library, Main Street, 4 p.m.

Saturday, December 29

CANDLELIGHT RECEPTION: In the decorated Rogers Mansion, with refreshments, $10 for adults, free for members and children 17 and under, R.S.V.P. to the Southampton History Museum, 4-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 1

POLAR BEAR PLUNGES: Main Beach, East Hampton, 1 p.m., sponsored by Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter and organized by East Hampton Hurricanes and East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad, to benefit East Hampton Food Pantry, registration 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $35. Beach Lane, Wainscott, 2:30 p.m., to benefit L’Arche Long Island, $20 suggested donation. Run from Seafood Shop on Route 27 to the beach, 2 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Gurney’s, Montauk, 9:30 a.m., to benefit the Retreat.

SEAL WALK: Montauk Point State Park, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Reservations required at 631-668-5000. 

The East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad helps organize the East Hampton Polar Bear Plunge at Main Beach.Durell Godfrey