With 20 days until Christmas, it's time to get serious about holiday shopping, and with the many holiday fairs happening between Montauk and Southampton, it should be somewhat easy to do. Check out all the fairs, and more holiday festivities, like the Santa Parade and "The Nutcracker" performances, happening around town:
Friday, December 6
TREE LIGHTING: Holiday music, seasonal cocktails, donation of a hat, gloves, scarf, or socks requested for Maureen’s Haven Homeless Outreach Program, in the lounge at Baron’s Cove, Sag Harbor, 3 p.m.-9 p.m.
ORNAMENT MAKING: For grades two through five, registration required, John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor, 4 p.m.
Hoiliday Party: East Hampton Town Democratic Committee, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, starting at $50, ehdems.com, Hedges Inn, East Hampton, 6-9 p.m.
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. 7, 1 and 7 p.m.; Dec. 8, 2 p.m.
JINGLE BELL HOP: Fund-raiser for St. Therese of Lisieux nursery school, with music, food, and raffles, $30 per person in advance, $35 at the door, happy hour pricing all night long, Clam and Chowder House at Salivar’s, Montauk, 7-11 p.m.
HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR: Our Fabulous Variety Show production featuring 50 performers, 5 to 85, alongside professional singers and dancers, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, $25 online at whbpac.org, 7 p.m. Also Dec. 7, 2 and 7 p.m.
“FROZEN JR.”: Black Box Performance Project musical based on the Disney film, $15, Southampton Cultural Center, 7 p.m. Also Dec. 7, 3 and 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 7
HOLIDAY FAIR: Sponsored by the Bridgehampton Association, St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Bridgehampton, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
WREATH SALE: Amagansett Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary, at the firehouse, Main Street, Amagansett, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Local crafts, baked goods, and more, First Presbyterian Church of Southampton, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $15 per adult, $10 children under 12.
UP-CYCLE workshop: Teens craft program using discarded books to make evergreen trees, $10, Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton, 10:15 p.m.
MERRY MADOO: Holiday fair with Madoo-made gifts like fresh-cut greens from the garden and paperwhites, garden tools, pottery, roasted chestnuts, and marshmallows, hot cider, and vin chaud, Madoo Conservancy, 618 Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
HOMEGROWN FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Artisanal food and craft bazaar featuring 50 vendors, Hayground School, 151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
CARVERS HOLIDAY SHOW AND SALE: Suffolk County Historical Society presents Wooden Wonderland, ornaments, home décor, candles, baskets, rustic Santas and gnomes, wooden carvings, candles, hats and scarves, and more, 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
FRIENDS BAZAAR: Ceramics, mosaic glass, leather goods, paintings, jewelry, woodcrafts, and more, Ashawagh Hall, Springs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
VICTORIAN CHrISTMAS: Thomas and Mary Nimmo Moran Studio, Main Street, East Hampton, decorated as it was the 1800s, $5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Also Dec. 4, 21, 28.
GINGERBREAD DECORATING: Workshop sponsored by Citarella for children 5 to 12, $20, $15 for members, register online, Guild Hall, East Hampton, 11:30 a.m.
SANTA PARADE: Sponsored by East Hampton Chamber of Commerce, with the theme “journey to the North Pole,” from East Hampton Presbyterian Church, Main Street, to Hook Mill, 2:30 p.m., followed by lightings of Hook Mill and Christmas tree at the Maidstone Hotel.
CHILDREN’S CRAFTS: Snowman Mason jars, 1 p.m., candy cane body scrub for tweens and teens, 3 p.m., Montauk Library.
HOLIDAY MARKET: Local crafts and artisans, early bird tickets $10, $20 for regular tickets, the Spur, 280 Elm Street, Southampton, 1-7 p.m., members only, noon-1 p.m. Also Dec. 8.
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. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
HOLIDAY CONCERT: Caroline Doctorow, East Hampton Library, 1-2:30 p.m.
SANTA’S ELVES WORKSHOP: Kid-friendly holiday craft, Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, 1-3 p.m.
HORSE AND BUGGY RIDES: Part of Southampton Chamber of Commerce’s It’s a Wonderful Village promotion, from Chamber office, 76. Main Street, 1-4 p.m., Santa’s Visit, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
OPEN HOUSE: With cider, eggnog, cookies, and Mrs. Claus, East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society, Main Street, 2-4 p.m.
HOLIDAY MARKET: East Hampton Chamber of Commerce sponsors outdoor vendor sale on Newtown Lane, which will be closed from Park Place to Main Street, 4-8:30 p.m.
HEARTHSIDE CHEER: Food, drinks, music, and a designer tree auction to benefit the Southampton History Museum, $65, $35 for 21 to 35 years old. Tickets online at southamptonhistory.org, $80 the day of, tickets go offline Dec. 6, Rogers Mansion, Southampton, 5-7 p.m.
COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING: Carols, cookie decorating, and snacks, the Maidstone Hotel, East Hampton, 5-7 p.m.
HOLIDAY PARTY: Bridgehampton Museum’s annual members holiday party, the Corwith House, Bridgehampton, 5-7 p.m.
COCKTAIL PARTY AND FUND-RAISER: Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music in the decorated Sage Parlor, $30 in advance, $40 at the door, Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, 5-7 p.m.
HOLIDAY PARTY: Hors d’oeuvres and live music for the Shelter Island Historical Society, $10 donation per person, 5-7 p.m. R.S.V.P. by Dec. 4.
ORNAMENT PAINTING: With Caroline Chriss, a local artist, Serena & Lily Design Shop, 332 Montauk Highway, Wainscott, 5-7 p.m.
LIGHTING OF THE VINES: With festive jazz by Vanessa Trouble, and hors d’oeuvres, wine, and silent auction of holiday wreaths to benefit the Retreat, $95 for all guests 7 and older, $35 for kids 1 to 6, Wolffer Estate Vineyards, Sagaponack, 6-8 p.m.
Sunday, December 8
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: pancakes and pictures, $10 adults, $5 for kids, Springs Fire Department, Fort Pond Boulevard, 7-11 a.m.
SEAL WALK: Three miles round trip to seal haul-out spot, advance reservations required at 631-668-5000, meet at the Montauk Point State Park Office in the lower parking lot near the playground, 10 a.m.
WREATH MAKING: $85 for adults, $65 for children; register and pay in advance, Marders, 120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Also Dec. 1, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
CHILDREN’S WREATH WORKSHOP: With Donna Cuomo, $45 per person, the Clubhouse, Wainscott, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Space limited.
RACE: Every Day’s a Beach Day 5K, donate a nonperishable food item for local food pantries, hosted by Westhampton Beach Brewing Company, Westhampton Beach, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
SILVER TEA: 60th anniversary fund-raiser with raffles, refreshments, baked goods, and paper auction, Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church Parish Hall, 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, 160 Atlantic Avenue, noon-4 p.m.
PET TOY WORKSHOP: Ages 13 and up can earn community service credits making donations for the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Amagansett Library, 1:30 p.m. Email [email protected]
WREATH WORKSHOP: With Diana Conklin of Everlastings by Diana. Take ribbons and decorative items, $40 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, with spoken remembrances and music, Herrick Park gazebo, East Hampton, 2:30 p.m.
CAROLS IN CANDLELIGHT: Chancel and handbell choir, First Presbyterian Church of Southampton, 2 South Main Street, 5 p.m.
CHORAL CONCERT: Choral Society of the Hamptons, “Offerings of Celebration and Renewal of Old and New,” $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.