Skate With Santa Claus
A special Christmas Eve ice-skating session will feature a visit from the big man himself, Santa Claus, at Buckskill Winter Club in East Hampton on Saturday.
From 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., kids and teens can glide across the ice to a soundtrack of holiday tunes, and take pictures with Santa and his helpers. Refreshments including hot chocolate, cookies, and soup will be available for purchase.
Buckskill’s standard public-skating admission charge applies. For toddlers 4 and under, the rate is $15 or $20 with skate rental; for kids 5 to 16, admission is $25 or $34 with skate rental, and for adults and teens over 16, it’s $30 or $39 with skate rental.
For general skating, discount packs of five or 10 sessions are available. Friday nights are dedicated to teens, who can take advantage of a cheaper rate, $23 or $30 with skate rental, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. A full schedule of skate sessions and other programs is online at buckskillwinterclub.com.
More for Kids and Teens
All-ages New Year’s crafts, Wednesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Color Me Calm coloring session for teens, Wednesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Teen community service project, Wednesday, 2:30-4:30 p.m., 631-267-3810, amagansettlibrary.org.
East Hampton Library
Snow-globe decorating for teens, Monday, 3-4 p.m. Lego Club for kids 5 to 11, Monday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Hot cocoa and movies for teens, Tuesday, 2-4 p.m. New Year’s craft for kids 3 to 6, Tuesday, 3-4 p.m. Design and build tic-tac-toe game sets for kids 4 and up (with adult caregiver if under 7), Wednesday, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Fabric watercolor painting for kids 4 and up (with adult caregiver if under 7), next Thursday, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 631-324-0222, easthamptonlibrary.org.
Hampton Library, Bridgehampton
Drum making for kids 5 to 7, tomorrow, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Snowman bath bombs for kids in sixth grade and up, Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m. Rainbow jar experiment for kids 8 to 12, next Thursday, 4-5 p.m., 631-537-0015, myhamptonlibrary.org.
John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor
Board games for all ages, Tuesday, noon-2 p.m. Winter break Lego Day, Wednesday, noon-2 p.m. Pokemon games (take your own card game or Nintendo Switch), next Thursday, noon-2 p.m. Family games, Friday, Dec. 30, noon-2 p.m. Programs are for all ages and require adult caregiver for children under 10; 631-725-0049, johnjermain.org.
Nintendo Switch game day for kids 7 and up, Wednesday, 30-minute sessions between 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. “Frozen” film screening, next Thursday, 1-3 p.m., 631-668-3377, montauklibrary.org.
South Fork Natural History Museum, Bridgehampton
All-ages holiday vacation programs: Tracks, Scat, Who’s That? Monday, 10-11 a.m. Who Eats Who? Tuesday, 10-11 a.m. All-ages nature walk and scavenger hunt, Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. Where Do Bugs Go in Winter? next Thursday, 10-11 a.m. Winter Wonderland Walk, next Friday, 10-11 a.m., admission for all programs $10 children, $15 adults, free for museum members, 631-537-9735, sofo.org.