The Island Today: The top events for kids for the coming week

Grace McQuade

The Manhasset Children’s Holiday Spectacular

Saturday, Dec. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Bayview Civic Association, in partnership with the Manhasset Rotary and Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting the 23rd Annual Children’s Holiday Spectacular with a showing of the feature film “Incredibles 2.” Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Admission is $5 per person.  

Where: Bow Tie Cinemas, 430 Plandome Road, Manhasset
Tickets can be purchased at the following Manhasset locations: Nancy Morris Agency (22 Bayview Ave.), Moves in Motion (47 Manhasset Ave.) and Douglas Elliman (154 Plandome Road)

Brunch with Santa

Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Families are invited to join WBAB and WBLI for brunch with Santa Claus. In order to ensure that your child gets quality time with Santa, select your arrival time when you pre-register. Admission is free, but bring new, unwrapped toys to benefit the John Theissen Children’s Foundation.

Where: NYCB Live, Home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Grant Thornton VIP Lounge on the Event Level, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
Info & Registration: 516-231-4848 or 800-745-3000 or

Madison Theatre’s Annual Holiday Spectacular

Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m.

The seasonal event that turns the Madison Theatre into a “home for the holidays,” the 6th Annual Madison Theatre Holiday Spectacular will feature new songs and dances mixed in with favorite holiday tunes the whole family will enjoy.

Where: Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre
Info & Tickets: 516-323-4444 or

Merry, Very Victorian Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.

What are the origins of many Christmas and end-of-the-year traditions? Through storytelling, songs and demonstrations, children and their families can find out at this interactive evening of fun and discovery.  Advance tickets required: $15/$12 members; $10 children ages 7 to 17/$8 members; free for children 6 and under. 

Where: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
Info: 516-333-0048 or

Imagination Movers: Reindeer Party

Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.

The rock band for kids and the Emmy-winning stars of the hit TV series seen worldwide on the Disney Junior channel will perform their Reindeer Party show. 

Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington
Info & Tickets: 631-673-7300 or

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