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Patch Guide: Lynbrook 2012 Holiday Festivities

Don't miss any of these festive events happening in the village this December.

Santa made his first stop of the holiday season in Lynbrook last Saturday, but it certainly won't be his last.

The village has a robust line-up of activities scheduled throughout the month of December for families to get caught-up in the spirit of the holidays. Here's a guide to all the merriment, so you and your loved ones don't miss out.

  • Barbershop Quartet: Dec. 1 From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Quatrain Barbershop Quartet performs at the Lynbrook Public Library.
  • Winter Celebration: Dec. 2. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., there will be carolers, horse-drawn sleigh rides, Santa's house and other festive activies happening along Atlantic Avenue. The tree lighting takes place at 5:15 p.m.)
  • Blessing of the Creche: Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. local officials and clergy will hold the annual blessing of the village's Nativity located at the corner of Merrick Road and Blake Avenue.
  • Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 8. Families can enjoy a delicious breakfast and have their photos taken with Santa at the Knights of Columbus located at 78 Hempstead Ave. during one of three seatings (8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.). Tickets are $10 each and are still available. They can be purchased at the Lynbrook Recreation Center inside Greis Park. For additional information, call 599-8000.
  • Menorah Lighting: Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Gather with local leaders and Jewish leaders to light the village's Menorah at  
  • Annual Christmas Rides: Dec. 15. From noon to 3 p.m., the Lynbrook Volunteer Fire Department will be giving rides for the kids on their fire engines in the Earle Avenue parking field.
  • Model Mania: Dec. 26-28 from 9 a.m. to noon. Kids can spend part of their winter break at Greis Park with Bricks 4 Kidz, building motorized machines and models, including special holiday-themed crafts and mini-models they can take home. Cost os $100 per child. Ages 5 and up. Register at www.Bricks4Kidz.com or call Ira at 516-569-8998.

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